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To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, the Consulate General of Italy in Boston and the MIT Mobile Experience Lab, in partnership with COMITES (Committee of Italians Abroad) of Boston, has developed Memory Traces: A Collection of Italian Memories of Boston. Boston's Italian community dates back to 1860, when the first imm...

The third-generation owner of a Norwich business and a New York Times best-selling author are the 2014 Italians of the Year. Doug Demicco, 56, of Oakdale, and novelist Wally Lamb, a former English teacher at Norwich Free Academy, will be honored by the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich at an October banquet in Groton.   &nb...

The museum's 10th annual Christmas exhibition opens Monday, Dec. 1, and features Nativity scenes from Italy inspired by Italian crèche custom and heritage.   The show features crèches from many regions of Italy, including a large Neapolitan diorama, and works by Italian artists in North America. The museum's Christmas exhibitions, renowned f...

As you walk down Hanover St. in Boston, the smells of just-baked focaccia meld with freshly pulled shots of espresso. Outside Mike's Pastry, there's a line of cannoli-craving people reminiscent of Schwartz's. And friends outside Italian restaurant The Daily Catch greet each other with buongiorno instead of hello.   Boston's North End is the...

by Ellen Bhang   At Waltham's beloved Il Capriccio Ristorante e Bar, wine director Jan Novak curates pours made from grapes that are tried and true, even if their names may not be familiar. The veteran professional loves to recommend a 2012 southern Italian unoaked red that hails from Puglia.   Crafted by Tenute Rubino on a 125-acre e...

by Elise Balzotti   In the eyes of a passerby, the small Caffè Paolina, tucked discreetly in the corner of a quaint strip mall on Swampscott's main road, does not beckon customers in. Once inside, however, diners feel an unusual sense of comfort and welcome.   Greeted by the proprietor, herself, in a true Calabrese fashion, with open...

Marie Lacobelle will be honored Friday as West Haven's Italian-American of the Year. Lacobelle, the daughter of an immigrant father from the Campania town of Cerreto Sannita in the province of Benevento, Italy, and a New Haven-born Italian-American mother, is known for her civic-mindedness and her propensity to give back to the city.  ...

by Chad Lawhorn Gelato. Sorbet. Cannoli. Am I showing off my bilingual skills here? Of course. Am I pointing to stains on my tie? Well, yes, but neither of those are really the point. I'm mainly working up to tell you that a new dessert shop — with a specialty in Italian dishes — is coming to downtown Lawrence.   Lawrence businessman Dan Bl...

St. Stephen's Church on Hanover Street will be hosting a free showing of the highly anticipated documentary, Boston's North End: An Italian American Story. The event is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, November 5th, doors open at 6:30pm, reservations are required and can be made by visiting NorthEndBoston.org, or by calling (617) 87...

Salve a tutti! Hello everyone! Welcome to our new podcast in Italian for all those interested in learning a little of the bella lingua, or for all Italians coming for a visit. Click on the link below to listen to the podcast:Benvenuti a Boston!   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

Dear Friends of Italy, October is the ITALIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH; Let's celebrate the kick off together on October 1st at the Massachusetts State House at 10:30am.   Out of a rich calendar, I would like to bring to your attention three events in particular. On October 4th there will be the International Conference on "GALILEO AND SUNSP...

Tufts University, Romance Languages: Italian Language Lecturer (Non-tenure-track)   Full-time Lecturer of Italian beginning September 1, 2015. The Department of Romance Languages is seeking a full-time lecturer in Italian to teach all levels of language (three courses per semester). Review of applications begins November 17, 2014, and conti...