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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...

Sponsored by the Saint Joseph Society of Boston July 28th—30th, 2013 Saint Joseph Society - 467 Hanover Street - Boston, MA 02133 - (617) 720-1368   Begun in 1925, the St. Joseph Feast is an annual authentic festival in the North End featuring processions, parades, strolling singers, marching bands, live entertainment and th...

by Stephen Peterson   It has sat empty for several years, but plans are to reopen a new restaurant/lounge at the site of the former Villa Capri off Route 1A. Joseph F. Frisoni Jr. of Foxboro has bought the property and plans to open a 168-seat Italian/American restaurant called Angelina's as soon as December. Selectmen Tuesday night ap...

Six university students who reside in the Tri-State area have received National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships. The students are Giovanni Iaboni of Bethany, Ct., Jade Bonacolta of Upper Saddle River, N.J., Angela Capranzano of Glendale, N.Y., Daniel Graziano of Amawalk, N.Y., Paul Lindseth of New York, N.Y., and Samuel Pellegrino C...

The first North End procession of the season was held on Sunday June 1st, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano. Starting at Saint Leonard Church, devotees marched with the Italian American Band through the neighborhood streets.   In 1905, a group of ten immigrants from Anzano, Italy founded the Madonna di Anzano Society that continues today. The i...