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 In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Cambridge, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. 1. Giulia Topping the list is Giulia. Located at 1682 Massachusetts Ave. in Peabody, the Italian spot is...

At work and on his own time, Nick Casella is working to find aid for families and organizations concerned with helping chronically ill children. With Health Insurance Associates, Nick has been helping people navigate Medicare and Social Security matters from the same Washington Avenue location since 1999. Though the office is moving to State Street...

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea invites the public to come explore the Italian American story in Rhode Island at the new State Archives exhibition, “Andiamo! Italians Make Their Mark in Rhode Island.” Rhode Island has the highest population of Italian Americans per capita in the United States, according to the most recent American Community Sur...

Honoring a 91-year-old tradition, members of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast committee are preparing for Westerly's annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which falls on Sunday, July 14, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. As they do each year, the members have begun the task of raising funds to help defray the expenses associated wit...

Forum Lodge #391 — Sons and Daughters of Italy in America recently awarded Anna M. Ripa Memorial Scholarships to three Aquidneck Island public high school 2019 graduates. In addition to maintaining a B average or better in their studies and intending to enter university in the fall of 2019, the applicants, who all took part in various activities an...

More than 150 rare and exotic cars from across the world were on display in West Hartford on Sunday, as a part of the annual Concorso Ferrari and Friends event. The car show celebrates exotic Italian automobiles and raises awareness for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC). Lamborginis, Maseratis, Ferraris and Paganis made their way dow...

Salvatore Macchia, Professor of Composition and String Bass at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named chair of the Department of Music and Dance, effective July 1, 2019. He followsRoberta M. Marvin, who recently completed her three-year appointment as chair. Macchia, who recently celebrated his 40th season with the department, is w...

My name is Frank Lorenzo. I am an Executive Board Member of the Italian American One Voice Coalition (www.iaovc.org). The Italian American One Voice Coalition is a nationwide group whose mission is to combat negative stereotypes of Italian Americans in the media and to defend our heritage. The Italian-American residents of Massachusetts have a fund...

After 53 years in the business, Tony & Lucille’s restaurant, a multi-generational family anchor in Wooster Square, will serve its last dinner Sunday night. It is part of the evolving landscape on Wooster Street where some iconic places have changed hands, although longtime businesses continue to draw crowds to New Haven’s Little Italy. Tony Sacco,...

When it comes to restaurants with flowery plating, pretentious locales and sky-high prices, Chef Mike Fucci doesn’t mince words. “Enough of the obnoxious foofy crap that goes on a plate,” he said. “I’ve done fine dining, I’ve done it all, and the one thing I’ve come to terms with in my life is that people want the basics.” Which is what he aims to...

Sam Luzzi now has a unique rejoinder, should he need one, to offer his high school friends. "I definitely have something I can say if my friends give me any trouble — I can tell them I'm the top dog," Luzzi said Wednesday during an interview at Westerly High School. On Tuesday night, during the school's baccalaureate service, Luzzi was named the fi...

Promuovere la lingua italiana attraverso l’arte. Questo l’obiettivo del Consolato generale d’Italia a Boston che, insieme al Casit, ha organizzato per la prima volta in New England un Italian Day presso l’Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.  Qui, riporta il Consolato, 25 studenti della Springfield Central High School hanno avuto modo di apprezzare l’a...