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A movement started by Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishioners to override the wishes of the Roman Catholic Diocese has picked up supporters in high places, and organizers say they've talked with legal experts who have given them hope that they have legal standing to challenge any future demolition orders.   Mayor Joe Petty, At-large City Counc...

When:Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PMWhere: Metacomet Country Club | 500 Veterans Memorial Park, East Providence, RI 02914Costs: Members $20, Non-members $30 - Advance ticket purchase required. Join us for a book discussion and presentation of Daughters, Dads and the Path Through Grief: Tales from Italian America with Drs. Lorrai...

"On Being Italian: A Story of Food, Family and Faith," the latest offering in The Republican Heritage book series, lives up to its title at a special event on Saturday afternoon. The book will be available for sale at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church's A Taste of Italy on Saturday, 4:30 to 8 p.m., at the school auditorium at 36 Margaret St. in...

By Brad Petrishen Seventy-five years ago today, the fallout on U.S. immigrants from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor began. The FBI, on orders from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, began rounding up Japanese people deemed "potentially dangerous," more than 100,000 of whom ended up in internment camps.   But while the story of Japane...

When: Thursday, May 23, 2013 — Noon to 7 p.m.Where: Giardini di Sole — Suite B-17, 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA [map] Free parking is accessible from the Albany Street entrance. Join Giardini di Sole as they bring the Bella Vita to Boston with their Spring Open House. Enjoy conviviality, lively refreshments, delightful door prizes and spec...

Italians have an old Latin expression about wine: in vino veritas (in wine, there is truth). On Saturday, January 24th, 2015, The Wine ConneXtion, located in North Andover, MA, will share with its guests the truth about Italian wine during its complimentary tasting, "Italy Uncorked" led by Ciro Pirone, the Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beve...

By Janelle Nanos I'm an Italian by marriage, and every meal with my extended family ends with stories of Grandpa Mario, a first-generation Italian-American who lived his life fast and bold. After attaining financial success, he often spent lavishly on his friends and loved ones.   He was a good Catholic, but was so notoriously impatient tha...

A century may have passed since Sebastiano and Salvatore Furnari came from Santa Maria di Licodia, Cantania to settle down in Massachusetts, but the Furnari name still stands strong in Andover. Children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a legacy extends to the aptly dubbed Furnari Farm Lane (formerly Cypress Lane) in Andover, complete wi...

American chef Mario Batali shares the ingredients to a good book in a 1 p.m. Writers on a New England Stage program Sunday at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St.   He will share details from "Mario Batali Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from across the USA," which features tasty recipes from San Diego fish tacos to Boston cream pie....

At their December meeting, look members of the Wakefield Sons of Italy collected a trunk-load of care package items for our troops overseas. Toiletries, site snacks, games and other items were brought to Helping our Troops in Stoneham. Helping our Troops is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting soldiers from Massachusetts. This is a new cause for t...

Giornata internazionale delle donne in memoria di Rita Levi Montalcini - grande scienziata, attivista per i diritti delle donne e premio Nobel per la medicina nel 1986, scomparsa lo scorso dicembre. Succede a Boston, la capitale mondiale della ricerca, dove quest'anno l'8 marzo avra' un significato speciale: rendere un tributo ai meriti scientifici...

By Alana Melanson Five generations of Ann Pacetti's family have been involved with the Cristoforo Colombo Regina Elena Lodge No. 169, Order Sons of Italy in America, beginning with her grandmother and continuing today with numerous grandchildren.   Pacetti, 91, who currently serves as treasurer, has been a part of the Fitchburg lodge for at...