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The following letter was sent to the MIT community today by President L. Rafael Reif. To the members of the MIT community, I write to announce three encouraging and related steps in our ongoing efforts to make MIT more welcoming and inclusive. First, this summer, I asked Institute Community and Equity Officer John Dozier and Vice President for Huma...

Salem residents will have a pair of holidays to recognize on the second Monday in October after a resolution to name the day Indigenous Peoples' Day in the city narrowly passed the Salem City Council Thursday night. While all City Councilors who spoke were in favor of adding to Indigenous Peoples' Day to the Salem calendar at some point in the year...

Having had the Christopher Columbus statue taken down in Seaside Park, Mayor Joe Ganim indicated this week he wants no role in its future. Friday marked the end of the 45-day window the Parks Commission gave Ganim to restore the likeness of the Italian explorer to its pedestal. But in a statement Wednesday to The Connecticut Post, the mayor claimed...

The city’s Columbus statue is likely to still be in McCabe Park when Columbus Day arrives, but city leaders will soon be negotiating with a private Italian-American association to relocate it. New Britain’s statue is one of the last in Connecticut still on public land, and has become a focal point for debate about Columbus' legacy. In the wak...

A contradiction: it is misguided and unfair to judge historical figures under contemporary standards; yet historical judgement is virtually all that modernity offers us to measure human action. Christopher Columbus and his statue in front of Worcester’s Union Station epitomize the dilemma Columbus’ long shadow sheds on the exploration of the Americ...

On Monday night, the Board of Alders met to discuss concerns over the Board of Education’s redesignation of Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day and unanimously voted to establish Italian Heritage Day as an official city holiday on the second Monday of October. Local community members and activists around the country have long called for the ren...

Friday, Sep 25, 2020 at 8:30 PM. Roundabout Diner and Lounge, 580 Portsmouth Traffic Circle, Portsmouth, NH, 03801. Get tickets here. Frank is an Italian-American who is best known for playing the recurring role of “Georgie the Bartender” in The Sopranos. Frank is also well known for his star role in The Godfathers of Comedy. Frank has starred in n...

As the air begins to chill, and the days grow shorter and shorter, it’s the perfect time of year to snuggle up with a good book— and if you love to read about your Italian American heritage and culture, Nicola Orichuia of Boston’s I AM Books is the man to help you pick the perfect page-turner! I AM Books is Boston’s first—and only—bookstore created...

Good-bye, Columbus Day. Hello, Italian Heritage Day. Starting this year, the city-recognized holiday on the second Monday in October will no longer be named after the 15th-century European explorer whom many Italian-Americans celebrated as a heroic, cultural icon, and whom critics lambasted as an enslaver of Indigenous peoples and an emblem of viol...

Making your way up the driveway to the garage door of Tony Liotta’s house on North Quincy on a chilly September afternoon, you can already smell his latest labor of love. Like any good Italian, within minutes of stepping into his kitchen, whether an old friend or a stranger, he’s served you homemade olive oil and bread, and his dish of the day, hot...

Most of us don’t think of buildings beyond their mere function. Whether they’re made of steel, stone, concrete or glass, they provide us with places to live, learn, work, heal and have fun, and that’s about it, right? But have you ever considered how buildings can flow with us, taking us from stress to rest while getting us from point A to point B?...

The recent controversy surrounding the taking down of varied statuary around the country in the climate of hyper-political correctness is developing a nasty tone. What is troublesome is the mob rule mentality and its vandalic approach. Rather than differentiating between right and wrong, the debate has become about ending all monuments to the past...