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It’s an ancient game loved for its simplicity, friendly competition, and openness to all. It has been documented in a painting found inside an Egyptian tomb dating to 5200 B.C., though it may have been around before that. The game appears to have spread from Egypt to Palestine and Asia Minor, where it was picked up by the Greeks then passed to the...

Boston’s Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is set to open its big Reston Station location Nov. 2. The 13,000-square-foot restaurant is at 1902 Reston Metro Plaza, and will be open for lunch, dinner and brunch. Its menu leans into Northern Italian dishes, but with “steakhouse” in the name, there is plenty for serious carnivores, including a 20-oun...

“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent,” but no one could accuse actor and playwright Chazz Palminteri of having squandered an ounce of it. The accomplished multihyphenate brought a revival of his one-man show, “A Bronx Tale,” to the sold-out Emerson Colonial Theater on Oct. 9. The filled seats were an excellent reminder of why “A Bronx Tale”...

The City Council is scheduled to reignite the debate on the Christopher Columbus statue Tuesday night, as District 4 Councilor Sarai Rivera is requesting the city manager organize a “diverse community discussion to determine the best course of action for removing the Christopher Columbus statue from any public space.” “It is a very hurtful and oppr...

Tucked into the smallest state of the nation, you will find historic Federal Hill in Providence, Rhode Island. In the early 1900s, Federal Hill experienced an influx of Italian immigrants and it became one of the most populated Italian settlements. Known to residents as “The Hill” or “Little Hill,” this central neighborhood spanning Atwells Avenue...

The air is cool and crisp, the leaves are colorful, and you can get pumpkin-spice everything. But that’s not why we are excited for October. It is because October is Italian Heritage Month – a time for Italian Americans to embrace traditions, family memories, and yes, foods! Speaking of food, we enjoyed preparing a pasta dinner for members of the l...

An international fashion house has opened its first outlet store in New England, which is only its second retail store in the state. Luxury brand Versace has opened at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets. The Italian company is known for “fashion and lifestyle products including haute couture, prêt-à-porter, accessories, jewelry, watches, eyewear,...

You may call it a sub, a hoagie, or a grinder, but a national magazine has ranked the best place to get one in the state as Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe.  Food & Wine magazine last week published a list of the best fast foods in each state. For Connecticut, Nardelli's came out on top.  The grinder shop, with 16 locations around the state and two more...

Earlier this month, on Oct. 9, Giovanni Battista Scalabrini, founder of the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo (commonly known as the Scalabrini Fathers) and Missionary Sisters of St. Charles, was canonized. His life and deeds have been highlighted in many publications so, rather than reiterate these facts, we are glad to share some episodes abou...

The Pirandello Lyceum is hosting their annual Italian Sing Along - Cantiamo Insieme, with famed accordionist Elio LoRusso. Eat appetizers, a main course, dessert, coffee. Cash Bar. Donation $40. Wednesday, October 26th at 6:00 P.M. at: Stefanelli's Restaurant - 119 South Main Street - Middleton, MA. Questions? Contact Domenic Amara at domamara@aol....

“Italy USA 1922 2022” CETIS inaugural lecture by David Forgacs, NYU. Friday, October 28 - 5:30 PM - Gasson Hall 100, Boston College, MA.  The Center for Transatlantic Italian Studies (CETIS) aims to explore the relationship between Italy and the United States through the promotion of scholarly research from a plurality of academic and cultural stan...

Chef Danilo Mongillo continues to bring his vision of Italy to Milford with the newly opened Strega Market. On the same block as the Strega restaurant he opened after the pandemic had closed his original location in Branford, the Market showcases the same sauces and ingredients used just two doors down, as well as sought-after tastes of home for It...