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by James Pasto   I was not one of those kids who sang on the street corners. I didn't have a good voice and by my teen years I tended to hang out less than I did when I was younger. But I remember the kids singing in the park during the day or on cold fall nights around fire-lit barrel. Just like in the movies, as the saying goes. In doing...

By Eric Vo Record   With almost four decades of service as a town councilor, Robert F. Parisi is a well-known and respected person in town — a stark contrast to how he was treated when he was first elected to the Town Council in the '70s. "I had a miserable beginning in the Republican party. They didn't like me," Parisi said, grinning....

This month, the Watertown Sons of Italy Lodge Piave Fiume #1036, an affiliate Lodge of the National Order Sons of Italy in America, distributed nearly $10,000 to deserving high school graduates and local charities.   These donations were made possible by the on­going fundraising efforts by the Sons of Italy throughout the year, including fun...

Joe Auciello, who attended culinary school at Newbury College, previously ran Francesca's Kitchen in Arlington and has worked at other restaurants in the area.   In December 2015, he opened Wood + Fire in Melrose, featuring a more streamlined menu and dishes that use flour and sauces imported from Naples, plus fresh ingredients like mozzarel...

For the last 30 years, Dominic Carnevale has faithfully planted flowers for the Memorial Day weekend in two large cement urns in front of the Vittori-Rocci Post.   That ritual was rudely interrupted last week when Carnevale showed up with his flowers only to find the two urns gone, presumably stolen.   Read more   Source: ...

Director Suzanne Bergeron will audition actors at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday Sept. 23 and 24, for Italian American Reconciliation, by John Patrick Shanley, at the wheelchair accessible Your Theatre, Inc. at St. Martin's Church, 136 Rivet St., New Bedford. Parking and entrance located at rear of church on County Street. Auditions will consist of...

by Brian Mccready   East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr. and Paul Criscuolo, President of the Columbus Day Committee of Greater New Haven have announced that the Grand Marshals for this year's Columbus Day Parade are East Haven resident Pio Sgrignari and David McDermott of McDermott Auto Group.   Mayor Maturo is the Honorary Chairman o...

by Eric Asimov   Wine is now made in all 50 states, though few suggest much of it is any good. But on a hillside just outside this small town in central Vermont, a little east of the Killington ski resort, Deirdre Heekin makes wines under the label La Garagista that are so soulful and delicious, they challenge crucial assumptions long taken...

by Nicholas Dello Russo   There was never a shortage of doctors in the North End, they were on every corner, up one flight. Most were Italian/American but some were Jewish, left over from when the North End had a substantial Jewish population.   Common wisdom was, if you were only a little bit sick you went to one of the Italians but...

by Arthur A. Lauretano   The Friends Of The North End sponsored a viewing this week of the new movie "Boston's North End – An Italian American Story", at the Sons Of Italy hall in Winchester, MA.    The film tells the story of the Italian immigrant migration to Boston's North End from the late 1800's to the current time. Featured...

By Sheryl Julian At Molinari's, a friendly new restaurant in Adams Village in Dorchester, don't expect small portions or those delicate Northern Italian specialties so trendy right now. Owner Jeffrey Cincotta's roots are of the red-sauce, abbondanza ("plenty") variety. Plates here are heaping, as if you were at Nonna's table.   That's where...

The Pescosolido Family Scholarship Foundation, will award scholarships for study at accredited and acceptable educational institutions in Italy for the 20th straight year.CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION - CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS   Interested and qualified students who wish to participate in this learning experience are invited to app...