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It's hard to believe that a clerical error blossomed into one the biggest names in hospitality across the country. Legend has it that in 1926, just six years after arriving to New York from Parma, Pio Bozzi andJohn Ganzi wanted to register their Second Avenue restaurant after their hometown.   Their heavy accents gave the cleric registering...

Al Scaia says that he was not interested in history when he was young, but that changed sometime after he received a present from his mother and father.   "I did not like history in school, but my parents gave me a 16 mm movie camera. Something must have happened to me. When I went to college at St Michael's, I started shooting footage every...

"A room of My Own," a recent off-Broadway success that's now at Seven Angels Theatre with much of its original cast, is an old-fashioned melodrama — not far removed from "I Remember Mama" — about the daily struggles of a tight-knit, loud-mouthed family.   That the family swears and farts volubly doesn't make it seem any more realistic, or an...

Quando, più di dieci anni fa, Cosimo Malesci, toscano di Portoferraio, si laureò in Ingegneria oceanografica al Mit di Boston, sognava di costruire droni sottomarini capaci di mimetizzarsi tra i pesci. Ma la vita, si sa, spesso ha progetti diversi. Soprattutto se cerchi di cavalcare tecnologie in rapida evoluzione.   E così Cosimo, insieme al fra...

Negri Bossi North America, which sells injection molding presses made in Italy by Negri Bossi SpA, is building a technical center in Plymouth this year to grow in the automotive sector. President Tony Firth said the facility in Plymouth will accommodate a sales office, warehouse and showroom for demonstrating Negri Bossi injection molding mach...

He's been off at college for a couple of months now, and we've grown wistful for the always impressive spectacle of our Teenage Bottomless Pit at the dinner table. So it was our pleasure to have him along for our most recent dining excursion. Looking for a location that would please all three of us and be easy to get to on our way to return him to...

The Greater New Haven Sons of Italy Lodge #37 will hold the 4th annual ladies luncheon from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Italian American Social Club, 40 Hamre Lane, Branford, according to a release.   The male members of the lodge will prepare and serve the food, the release said. The cost is $35 per person. Seating is limited to the first...

The 11th annual Southington Italian-American Festival, benefiting Southington Community Services and Southington Community Cultural Arts, is set for July 24-26. The festival on Center Street, sponsored by the Sons of Italy and the Southington Unico Club, will begin at 5 p.m. July 24 and end at 6 p.m. July 26.   This is the first year th...

Date & Time: Friday, August 19, at 8PMWhere: The Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MACost: Only $42, checks made payable to OSIARSVP: Dr. Dean Saluti, 617-285-6565 or djsaluti@aol.comParking: Free parking on the street and at city lots   Don't Miss the "O Sole Trio" Performance at the Stoneham Theatre. "A Grand Lodge OSIA...

Eataly Boston is still on track for a late 2016 opening, and it's been a long time coming. Back in November 2013, news first came out that the Eataly team (which includes the B&B Hospitality Group — Joe Bastianich, Lidia Bastianich, and Mario Batali) had been eyeing Boston real estate for more than a year, including spots in the Quincy Market a...

Luigi Pirandello Lyceum & Boston Bel Canto Opera present 20th Annual Italian Opera Concert. Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm. The concert features the debut performances by mezzo-soprano Felicia Gavilanes and baritone David Kravitz. Other soloists: Lisa Correnti (soprano), Michelle Trainor (sopran...

When: Sunday, January 12, 2014-2:30 p.m.Where: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts-41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MAThe renowned Boston Bel Canto Opera Company, artistically directed by Bradley Pennington, will present arias and ensembles from Italian operas on January 12, 2014. Pennington will also present artistic piano arrangements. This exc...