NEWS FROM : NEW ENGLAND  

Michael Fiandaca married Mary Vinciguerra at Portsmouth's Immaculate Conception Church the day after Valentine's Day in 1942 while on leave from the military. The couple looks hopeful and happy in their wedding portrait. They were in the middle of a world war, but their close-knit family connections would sustain them, as is evidenced by their cont...

The Langham, a historic hotel in One Post Office Square situated in a former Federal Reserve Bank, will reopen this June after a lengthy renovation, and it will do so with an Italian restaurant called Grana. The restaurant will initially be open for breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch. Grana (which means “grain” in Italian, although there is also...

Durham’s authentic Italian restaurant Ciao Italia Ristorante + Mercato rebranded to Ciao Trattoria and Wine Bar and rolled out its updated menu this week. The challenges of running a restaurant in the climate of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have led owner Doug Clark to rebrand the restaurant and its style to both accommodate the Durham commu...

Sbarro is scheduled to reopen in Café Square at the Holyoke Mall after the coronavirus pandemic shut the location down in Holyoke. The pizza by the slice restaurant, Sbarro, will reopen in March. Sbarro is best known for its original XL New York style pizza, as well as other Italian food such as pasta and Stromboli. “We are excited to be reopening...

The recommendation by a city of Providence committee: the Christopher Columbus statue must go. For good. The statue had stood next to Elmwood Avenue in South Providence until last Summer. That's when the mayor had it temporarily removed and put in storage after it became a lightning rod for the social unrest sweeping the country. The at-first tempo...

The question of whether or not to rename the Columbus Elementary School had many residents tuning in the most recent School Committee meeting. The discussion, however, was pushed back to early March. “Clearly people thought we might be changing it,” member Pauline Van der Kloot said during the Feb. 8 meeting, in reference to e-mails and letters she...

For Carl Jung, a name was not just a name. In his 1960 book “Synchronicity,” the Swiss psychiatrist proposed that what you’re called may have a determining effect on your whole life, structuring your behaviors and your outlook in ways that resemble a secret compulsion. Someone called Herr Gross (“Mr. Tall,” in German) probably “suffers from delusio...

This month on Italics Dean Anthony Tamburri speaks with Berardo Paradiso and Ilaria Costa, president and executive director, respectively, of the Italian American Committee on Education (IACE). IACE is a New York-based nonprofit organization founded in 1975 by Angelo Gimondo to promote the study of the Italian language and culture within the tri-st...

Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport has been named the next chaplain of Legatus International, a Catholic business leaders’ association with over 100 chapters in the U.S. and Canada. “Legatus is blessed to have Bishop Caggiano as International Chaplain, empowering our chapters and members with Christian ethics and values as they navigate the missio...

Growing up in New Haven, Evelyn Rossetti-Ryan was always interested in the many aspects of education and communication. She loved poetry, learning new languages, connecting with people, and raising awareness for various causes. “From the time I was a young child, I knew I wanted to be involved in education,” says Evelyn, who now lives in East Haven...

For fans of New Haven-style apizza, the perfectly-charred delicacy is as "Connecticut" as apple pie is American. The love for apizza in Connecticut is so grand that two New Haven legislators are looking at adopting pizza as the official food of the state. Proposed House Bill 5656 - drafted by Rep. Patricia Dillon, 92nd District and Sen. Gary Winfie...

A Connecticut restaurant owner and her daughter were shocked and relieved to have been delivered a "godsend" from "The Barstool Fund", in the form of a one-year commitment to their business, they excitedly told "Fox & Friends" Tuesday. Jacqueline Kelsey, owner of "La Vita" restaurant, told co-host Brian Kilmeade that she rushed to get her daughter...