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For longtime Boston singer, guitarist and songwriter Sal Baglio, the round trip is only complete when you come "Home Again." Baglio returns to East Boston to perform at ZUMIX on November 5th at 7:00PM. Monies raised from the concert will support the work of ZUMIX, ZUMIX empowers young people to build successful futures for themselves, transforming...

Neighborhood Italian restaurant Tonino, one of this season’s most anticipated, is now open in Jamaica Plain, at 669A Centre St.. Co-founders Luke Fetbroth (an alum of Tres Gatos, Sarma, and Giulia) and Claire Makley live in Jamaica Plain, and, together with partners David Doyle and Mari Pérez-Alers, have sought to evoke the cozy neighborhood bars a...

At Boston, we do stars, but in my dream job, we’d size up restaurants using only Randy Jackson–isms, which I’ve admired since American Idol’s heyday for their sneaky precision and sweep. Bistro with shaky recipes? “A little pitchy for me, dawg.” Half-baked Scampo rip-off? “If you sing Lydia, you gotta bring Lydia.” Meanwhile, you’d keep a hedgy “Yo...

A new sculpture honoring New Haven’s Italian American community is one step closer to coming to Wooster Square now that the Elicker Administration has formally submitted plans to the Board of Alders for a public artwork to replace the long-gone Christopher Columbus statue. That Wooster Square sculpture proposal was listed as a so-called “communicat...

Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 5:00 PM. The Cabot, 286 Cabot St, Beverly, MA. Get your tickets now! "The Uncle Louie Variety Show" has been making audiences laugh for years with its hilarious and unique take on growing up as an Italian-American. The show is composed of two dynamic comedians, Lou Greco and Carlo Russo, who have gained international pop...

When: Fri, October 28, 2022 from7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: I AM Books 124 Salem Street Boston, MA 02113 United States - What: Silvia Bottinelli and Diana Garvin explore the material politics of food in Italy, from fascism to today. In their new books, authors Silvia Bottinelli and Diana Garvin unpack the recent politics and histories of Italian fo...

Sen. Joe Vitale (D-19th Dist), in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus Council 6571, has honored two local residents for their service to the community. At the 18th-annual Italian American Heritage flag raising, held recently at Woodbridge Town Hall, Nicole Fancera was honored as “Ms. Italian America,” while Joseph Ragucci took the honor of “It...

As an ex-New Englander, I had long heard about Al Forno down in Providence. Known for its great pizza and rustic Italian cuisine. Al Forno was on my must try list but never happened while I live in Massachusetts. Fast forward 20 years later and I’m visiting friends in Providence and of course, we’re going to try and dine at Al Forno. Reservations a...

Thursday October 27, 2022 — 6:30 p.m. EST. I AM Books, 124 Salem St., Boston MA 02113 (Register Here). This event will feature several speakers who worked with and knew Anthony, including Prof. James Pasto (Boston University), James Peltz (SUNY Press), and Tommy Damigella (North End Historical Society). Anthony V. Riccio (1952-2022) was the author...

Just as abruptly as Mayor Joe Ganim had a 60-year-old statue of Christopher Columbus removed from Seaside Park over two years ago and placed in an old horse barn there, his administration last week relocated the bronze monument to the Circulo Sportivo Italian American Club. Where the statue, donated in 1965 by representatives of the local Italian c...

A tiny, darkened hallway tucked away at Kidcity children’s museum leads to a new and cozy, wondrous room that evokes a piazza in Melilli, Sicily, just before dusk. A faux marble fountain of dolphins leaping high into the air seem frozen in time as the smell of coffee wafts from a cafe in the corner, and royal green handkerchiefs, scattered on the s...

Before the Ime Udoka suspension and the Robert Williams surgery, there was Danilo Gallinari’s injury. It’s been a rough stretch for the Boston Celtics, but it all began with the news that Gallinari had torn his ACL while playing for the Italian national team at EuroBasket. Boston signed Gallinari to a two-year deal at the start of free agency with...