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In the 1980s, after a decade of working in Vermont on planning and development issues, I became concerned that not enough was being done to revitalize our villages and town centers or to prevent the proliferation of unplanned development out into the countryside. I had witnessed a new era of shopping-mall development sapping the life out of downtow...

When three teenagers set out 10 years ago to transform the way people think about classical music, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble never could have imagined the success they would soon have when they formed Il Volo. The Italian trio, who met on an Italian TV show in 2009 and were the first Italian artists to sign with an Americ...

For Michael Altieri, owning a restaurant on Mineral Spring Avenue feels like a return to his roots, said the lifelong North Providence resident and one of the co-owners of the newly opened Parma Bar and Grille. “I get a rush from seeing people satisfied from the product we put out,” Altieri told The Breeze, adding that he loves the positive energy...

Judge Frank Caprio, explaining the ("If I catch you") Italian hand gesture. Hand gestures are a powerful tool that has been a large part of Italian culture. Around 250 specific hand gestures have been identified, with the belief that they originated from a long history of Italy being invaded by many other countries. Given that there was no common l...

Last week, Middletown welcomed a new restaurant to College Street: Stella D’Oro. The charming, family-owned Italian eatery is a mere five minute walk from campus, nestled between the bustle of Main Street and the quiet stretch of houses leading up to Wesleyan. “Me and my father own this place,” co-owner Esmir Cecunjanin told The Argus. “He handles...

A Massachusetts Italian-American association filed an open meeting law complaint against the Danvers Human Rights and Inclusion Committee. The Italian-American Alliance made the complaint to the Attorney General’s office over what they perceived as secretive meetings about changing having the town change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peopl...

In a large Italian-American family, says Christopher Di Mezzo, there’s a tradition of learning to speak your mind without making other people too angry. It’s one of the ways growing up in Rome has helped him get off to a strong start in his career in politics. Di Mezzo earlier this month became the Vermont state director of former New York Mayor Mi...

Nick crocheted while taking the train through Europe. Elena hurt her knee in Brazil. Because of those two events, there’s a new café overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Gusto Italian Café opened just after Christmas, and the weeks since have been a whirlwind for Nick and Elena Gagliardi. Their breakfast-and-lunch restaurant has been more popular than t...

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is the new Roman-style pizza at the new home of Pizzeria Marzano. The pizzeria Monday at 1315 East Main St., the former home of Back to Earth health market, and featured a new style of pizza that owner Jon Eucalitto, 33, has been working months to perfect. The pizza dough is rolled out and proofed over a perio...

Kathleen Silvia left her position on the School Committee this week after 42 years of almost uninterrupted service to the city she loved. “It was a difficult decision, but I did it for medical reasons,” she told The Daily News on Tuesday. “I loved working on the committee, but it was time to give someone else a chance at it.” Silvia has been unable...

Geno Auriemma’s latest restaurant project has opened in the former Cavey’s space in Manchester, CT featuring modern twists on Italian favorites. “Our family has always loved the historic Cavey’s building and we worked hard to keep much of its character as we planned the layout and design for the new Cafe Aura,” Auriemma said. UConn women’s basketba...

Saturday February 8. 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. I AM BOOKS - 189 North Street - BOSTON, MA 02113. Being a Singer: The Art, Craft, and Science provides the solutions you need to make practical, consistent changes in your singing. This book pulls back the curtain on how singing actually works, from cognition to anatomy to your amazing hearing system and even...