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The Modern Language Department at Central Connecticut State Universitywill offer a graduate course in Italian taught completely onlinein the Spring Semester of 2015, January 12—May 9: ITAL 560-C01 - ADVANCED WRITTEN ITALIANWritten communication in Italian, linguistic analysis, and study of stylistic varietiesCNR 40767Pre-requisites: Graduate...

by Pete Fontaine   "This is without question one of the highlights of my career," Mayor Joseph Polisena said Monday evening following the historic signing of Johnston's Sister City partnership with Panni, Italy. "This begins a very special relationship with a very special town."   Polisena emceed a night of extraordinary pomp and circ...

by Micheal P. Lombardo   I was asked by members of the Centennial Committee of the Christopher Columbus Lodge #216 Order of the Sons of Italy to write a history of the Lodge since its inception in 1913. In conducting my research I have discovered that few documents seem to exist, most having been lost, damaged or destroyed as a result o...

By Stephanie Schorow   WHO'S IN CHARGE Raso's Bar & Grille was launched in 2005 by lifelong Medford resident Richard Raso, who had previously run a canteen business and wanted to open a restaurant. He did, and largely built it himself. He just couldn't figure out what to call the place and ended up using his family name. With him from th...

Al Marotta's roots in the South End run deep. That's far from a figurative observation. One of Marotta's passions, and the former city councilman and state representative has many, is tending the fig tree his father, Salvatore, planted at his childhood home on Preston Street.   That was about 1950, when the Sicilian expat rose early eve...

By Emily Greenberg It's Sunday morning in Panton and Alessandra Rellini, owner of Agricola Farm, is running around the property directing cars to the slush-covered parking lot. The sound of grunting pigs, squawking chickens and bleating sheep emanates from the 100-year-old barn. Rellini greets new and returning guests as if she knows them each per...

When: Sunday, May 19, 2013 — 5 p.m.Where: Dante Alighieri Society — 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA [map] Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, the Coro-Dante presents an all-Verdi concert on May 19.   Read more     Fonte: Bostoniano  

Celebrity Chef Mary Ann Esposito, creator and host of the PBS series, Ciao Italia, television's longest running cooking show will return to the North End for a day of fun and interactive cooking demonstrations, recipe sharing during 94th Annual Saint Anthony's Feast in the North End of Boston. Mary Ann will once again take you on a culinary journe...

Vincent Gagliardi brushed his mustache briefly with his finger, thought to himself and then looked over at his friend Andy DeLucia. "That guy right there is the glue that holds this whole team together," Gagliardi said about DeLucia. "He's the man."   The elder DeLucia, seated at a table overlooking the East Haven Italian American Club'...

The Venice Ghetto: 500 Years of Life. Film at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Venice Ghetto - Thursday, May 12, 5:30 pm - Museum of Fine Arts - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston. Click here for more information   The rich story of the Jews of Venice is celebrated in this charmi...

The Monroe Chamber of Commerce awarded Roberto's Restaurant, Monroe, Business of The Year for 2016, during the Chamber's recent Annual Meeting. The award is given every year to the business that not only supports the community but other businesses in town as well. It is a true example of a successful and responsible business.   In 1982, Luig...

By Derek Carson Since he was 17 years old, Scott Sanfilippo wanted to open a pasta shop. Now he'll finally get that chance. Sanfilippo is the owner of DiBuono Homemade Ravioli, which, should everything go according to plan, will be opening on Main Street in mid-February, just in time for Valentine's Day. The pasta shop will sell homemade froz...