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As a finance major, Nadia Mattivi understands the value of managing risk and investing wisely. That also applies in her hockey career. The Italian women’s national team defender took a risk when she joined the Boston University women’s hockey team to become the first European skater in Terriers history in 2019/20. Her decision to invest in herself...

Pizza is way more than just pizza to Anthony Giordano, owner of Anna’s Vesuviano mobile pizza trailer. It’s an edible symbol of cultures colliding to create something incredibly delicious. And even though his family comes from Naples, Italy, he says we shouldn’t just credit the Italians for inventing pizza. There’s one specialty pizza on his menu t...

“My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy” is a hysterical show that is running at Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury through Sunday. Steve Solomon is the comedian/actor in this comedic solo tour de force. The first matinee performance of “My Mother’s Italian…” was packed with 272 audience members who heartily enjoyed the performance...

Thursday, Nov 10 - 7PM | 41 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA. RSVP Here. “Aida” is Verdi’s grandest operatic spectacle, and one of his greatest musical achievements. From its premiere onward, the opera has remained a key staple of the repertoire -for 150 years! The powerful tale of forbidden love and political intrigue set in the exotic locale of ancien...

Federico Perandin came to the U.S. from Padua, Italy in 2016 and is now bringing the traditional food of his homeland to Westport. Perandin opened Il Pastaficio at 135 Post Road East on Oct. 21, expanding on his other location in Cos Cob. Walking into the market, and soon-to-be restaurant, patrons are greeted with Italian classics, including panett...

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by Stefano and Tsedenia Kiros to open an Italian restaurant called Via Cannuccia at 1739 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester - the former home of an Italian bakery. The couple plan "a casual Italian restaurant," their attorney, Andrew Upton told the board. Stefano Kiros was born in Rome and went to culinary...

On a sweeping bend on the short stretch of road between Litchfield and Bantam stands a sturdy block of mansion with a sign out front. Made of rough-cut stone and backed by its own pond, the house has the permanence of geology, like it’s always been there. The mind wonders about the old stories contained in those sturdy walls even as you walk into i...

Owning and operating a restaurant is nothing new for Giuseppe Cinque. Cinque, now owner of Strada Gastrobar, first started in the restaurant business while still living in Naples, Italy. With his latest venture, he has turned his attention to Milford, a place he now calls home. "I grew up near Napoli, a very touristic city, so I was around restaura...

Strolling through the cobblestone streets and brick buildings of Portland can sometimes make you feel like you are right in Europe. Wander down Wharf Street and you could convince yourself you’re in Bologna. This may elicit a feeling in you that makes you crave some authentic Italian cuisine. We may not be in Europe but we do have cozy and authenti...

Despite heartened pleas from community residents and Italian heritage groups to save the Christopher Columbus statue, only two people offered to buy it from the city, and at less than 10% of its appraised value. In light of the lack of interested buyers, the city is reissuing its request for proposals, as approved by the Providence Board of Parks C...

A towering Christopher Columbus statue in Worcester has again proven to be one of the most potent political forces in the city, dividing the city council and driving hostility between local ethnic communities. The Worcester City Council Tuesday voted against having a discussion about the removal of the Washington Square monument, which stands outsi...

Hungry commuters now have another option before hopping a train at Back Bay: Parm, an Italian-American restaurant, opens Tuesday on Dartmouth Street opposite the station. Parm’s menu brims with Italian-American comfort classics. Appetizers include buffalo cucumbers, pizza knots, mozzarella sticks, and crispy zucchini. Chicken, eggplant, and meatbal...