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A restaurant that’s been a hit in Franklin County for a generation and also has a location in Essex is making its next big move in a new spot on Shelburne Road. What is the place? Mimmo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant opened in St. Albans in 1995 and remains a fixture in the Franklin County city. Owner Domenico "Mimmo" Spano — it's pronounced mee-mo, by th...

Il 29 settembre scorso Deborah Jean Elsbree Del Sesto ha terminato il suo incarico presso il Consolato Onorario a Providence, per raggiunti limiti di età. A darne notizia è il Consolato generale d’Italia a Boston che dalla stessa data è tornato ad occuparsi direttamente delle pratiche dei connazionali residenti in Rhode Island. Finchè non sarà nomi...

After a successful debut last year, the IDEA Boston festival returns this fall for another two days packed with literature, culture, and ideas. Taking place in Cambridge, Mass., on Nov. 1-2, 2019, the Italian-inspired literary and cultural festival will feature over 25 events and 60 guest speakers from all across the United States and Italy, and wi...

1.5 million Italian Americans served in the armed forces during World War II, amounting to some 10% of American soldiers in all. This is where the Santoro Family comes in. in an extraordinary act of patriotism, eight Italian American brothers enlisted after Pearl Harbor and fought for our country, with seven of them serving overseas at once. They w...

Lifelong resident and Common Council Minority Leader Sebastian N. Giuliano, a Republican, said his extensive experience leading the city from 2005-11 makes him a natural to slide into the city’s top job if elected in November. The former three-term mayor, 67, announced his candidacy in mid-May. “I know the job, the learning curve is nonexistent and...

The term “comfort food” means different things to different people. But if you’re the type who believes feeding the soul along with the body is best accomplished with deep bowls of carb goodness covered in savory sauces (and maybe some cheese), then Presto Craft Kitchen on Manchester’s West Side is your new go-to spot. Not only is the food deliciou...

Researchers at MIT have proven Leonardo da Vinci correct yet again, this time involving his design for what would have been at the time a revolutionary bridge. Although clients rejected da Vinci's work at the time, over 500 years later, the researchers proved that his bridge would have worked. The famed Renaissance man made his living working with...

Former state Sen. Billy Ciotto has won many awards during his long life, but now he has one named after himself. Ciotto this week became the first recipient of the Biagio "Billy'' Ciotto Public Service Award, which will be presented every year now that its namesake has received the honor. Ciotto and his friends gathered at a meeting of the Rocky...

Friday October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. For the travelers coming to Sicily on the Grand Tour, the encounter with the luxuriant vegetation of the Mediterranean was as aesthetically and emotionally moving as the sight of the classical ruins they had come to view, an encounter that was almost always enhan...

Friday October 25, 2019. Regent Theatre,7 Medford St, Arlington, MA 02474. For tickets click here. Joe Avati - 20th Anniversary Tour. There’s no mistaking the Italian culture – their proud traditions are certainly something to be celebrated and that’s precisely what Joe Avati is doing. He is celebrating a magnificent milestone – 20 years in comedy....

American Italian Women’s annual awards luncheon will be held Oct. 27 at Anthony’s Ocean View restaurant. The honorees for the Distinguished American Italian Woman Award are Kristin Mancini and Victoria Verderame. Kristin is the Districtwide World Language Coach for the Branford Public Schools. She works in classrooms alongside teachers of Spanish,...

This year’s Michael A. Nazzaro Community Service Award was presented to Fernando “Freddy” & Joseph “Peppi” Giangregorio at Friday evening’s reception by the North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee.  The Committee recognized Freddy & Peppi for their dedication to our neighborhood, our city, and the Italian American community of Massachusetts. T...