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Area staple Micalizzi's Italian Ice celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Stratford over the weekend. Micalizzi's Stratford opened in the former home of Parad-ice Cream at 3600 Main Street at Paradise Green. Miccalizzi's owner Jay Piccirillo has teamed up with the owners of Zack's Frozen Yogurt to open the new location, according to...

Rizzoli, an ancient Italian fish preserves company announces the opening of an operational office in the United States of America, in Norwalk in Connecticut, alongside a new logistics center in New Jersey, in a strategic position near the port of New York. In the new American branch, coordinated by the Italian foreign commercial management, a team...

When: Sun, June 26, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT - Where: I AM Books, 124 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113 - What: CARMEN MARSICO & ZAFARÁN explore music from the Mediterranean with a focus on the region of Basilicata as well as Gypsy migration patterns. Award winning Italian vocalist, songwriter and dancer Carmen Marsico hails from the mountaino...

The Norwich Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee awarded four students $1,000 scholarships recently. The recipients are Sophia Boras of Saint Bernard High School, Danielle Toppa of Norwich Free Academy, Julia Beaupre of Montville High School and Olivia Busher of Saint Bernard High School. The scholarship fund was established by The Italian Herit...

On Friday, the Providence City Council and City Archives dedicated a new monument to U.S. Army Infantry soldier, Private 1st Class Carlo Lafazia, killed in action during World War I. Lafazia was born in 1897 to Italian immigrants who settled on Admiral Street in Providence’s Elmhurst/Wanskuck neighborhood. Lafazia enlisted in the U.S. Army’s 16th I...

Evangelista Donatelli,  known to many friends and customers as Vange or Vangie, liked to sit in a white plastic lawn chair on the sidewalk facing Congress Street and wave and talk to people passing by his longtime Munjoy Hill tailor shop. Donatelli, who opened Donatelli’s Custom Tailor Shop in 1972, died on May 16. He was 84. He was a master tailor...

Joseph Giancola was one the most important figures in Rutland’s modern history, according to city leaders who remembered the local businessman this week. “Without Joe Giancola and his wife, there’s no Paramount Theatre,” said Paul Gallo, who worked with Giancola on the effort to restore the theater. “It never would have happened.” Giancola, who die...

You didn’t take shortcuts in Anastasia “Gina” DiNatale’s kitchen, whether it was peeling the garlic or making tomato sauce from scratch. When she went food shopping, “she never went with a shopping list,” said her daughter, Giuliana Maravalle, who does much of the cooking in her daughter’s and son-in-law’s new restaurant, Nonna Gina’s Prepared Food...

When: Thu, June 2, 2022 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT - Where: I AM Books, 124 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113 The Italian Prisoner is an engrossing tale of wartime love, family secrets, and a young woman’s struggle to chart her own course at an inflection point in American history. This debut work of inspired by a true but little-known story involvin...

There’s no lack of pizza styles in Greater Boston — wood-fired, Neapolitan-inspired pies; South Shore-style bar pizza; floppy New York slices; Detroit-style “squares”; New England Greek (think [insert town here] House of Pizza); and even beach pizza. But Si Cara, a restaurant opening early this summer in Cambridge’s Central Square, is giving the re...

With the cost of airfare soaring and COVID restrictions still in place for some international travel, it’s comforting to know that we can enjoy an authentic taste of Italy within a few miles of home. Because of supply chain issues, and the ever-increasing cost of ingredients and difficulty attracting competent staff, it has become extremely challen...

“Could the daughter of a Sicilian shoemaker brought up in New England go on to lead a major capital city — even if she was a little square, and a Republican?” “Absolutely,” was the overwhelming answer from the voters. Antonina “Ann” Uccello turned 100 years old on May 19, 2022. Fifty-five years ago, she achieved the most impossible of political vic...