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Before COVID-19, every summer Boston’s North End would show its true colors - green, white and red. 2019 marked 100 years of Saint Anthony’s Feast, a four-day celebration at the end of August said to be the largest in New England, the feast of all feasts. The heart of the feast is a sacred ritual brought here by immigrants from the southern Italy h...

A Neapolitan pizza restaurant is coming to Hallowell, headlining three major business changes to the city’s downtown. Taking up residence in the former Joyce’s building at 192 Water St., Bruno’s Wood-Fired Pizzeria is planning to open in mid-May. Meanwhile, Maine Local Market is planning to open April 3 in the former location of Scrummy Afters Cand...

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Biagio “Billy’' Ciotto, a former deputy motor vehicles commissioner who became one of the most colorful state senators in a career that spanned seven decades in the state and federal governments, died Saturday at his home in Wethersfield after an extended illness. He was 91. An old-school Italian Democrat who lived a full life, Ciotto was known for...

To mark the septcentennial of Dante Alighieri’s death, the Dante Society of America is spearheading an ambitious podcast series that highlights the myriad ways in which the ‘Divine Comedy’ continues to resonate with modern readers.  Seven hundred years on, an urbanite contemplating how the pandemic magnified the difficulties of living in a concrete...

Just ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the Valley’s most popular fine-dining restauranteurs opened a little Italian spot in Longmeadow. Posto by The Federal is located in The Longmeadow Shops and serves “old-school new Italian” dishes. While Posto and The Federal share the same executive chef, Michael Presnal, Posto is more casual than the Aga...

There's a new fine-dining restaurant in JFK Crossing that opened in the space left empty when Brothers Restaurant closed on Harvard Street amid the pandemic. The chef behind the new restaurant is Simon Restrepo, the executive chef of Boston's award-winning Scampo (working alongside Brookline native chef Lydia Shire). Vello Restaurant and Bar quietl...

A popular Fairfield County eatery has come up with a unique mix of made-from-scratch Italian and American cuisine while adding a little fun with bowling alleys and bocce ball courts. Don't think about your regular bowling alley scene when you think of Pinstripes of Norwalk, instead, think let's get dressed up and go bowling while we dine on some pr...

I grew up in Augusta. My family lived on the east side of the Kennebec river. Our house was on School Street. So, my first introduction to this Maine meal staple was at Whipper's on Bangor Street, just a short walk down the hill. As a kid, I started with the classic version of a Maine Italian, very similar to the one in the picture above. Then I mo...

During the month of March, New Canaan Library celebrates “One Author New Canaan” and the literary works of award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson with programming that relates to themes found throughout her work. Brooklyn, as it was in decades past and present, is the setting for a great deal of Jacqueline Woodson’s books. Join professional photog...

Born Ella Rose Tambussi in 1919, in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, Grasso’s parent’s both were Italian immigrants. Grasso worked her way up the state political ranks, elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1952, then becoming the first female Floor Leader of the House in 1955 and in 1958, elected the Secretary of State of Connecticut,...

Francesco Caprio, known as Frank Caprio (conceived November 23, 1936) is the boss metropolitan adjudicator in Providence, Rhode Island, and the previous Chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Governors. His legal work is broadcast on the TV program Caught in Providence.  In 2017, recordings showing his court became famous online, with more than 15 m...