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They collect. Joe Bella and Rich Padova collect with purpose and zeal. Bella’s movie star photos and posters number in the hundreds. Padova’s presidential election swag, memorabilia and torch parade lanterns could fill a room. But their items on display in the St. Alfio Society exhibit at the Lawrence Heritage State Park’s visitor center go deeper...

Police are investigating after a Christopher Columbus monument was vandalized in Waltham over the weekend. Words spray painted in red were scrawled across the front of the stone monument located on Waltham Common. One woman took it upon herself to start cleaning it up. She said the Italian community there has to deal with issues like this every yea...

It's been two long years, but the annual Bridgeport Columbus Day Parade returned to the city on Sunday. "We're coming back and we're coming back strong. And it's going to be a great day," said Chris Caruso, spokesperson for the parade and a former state representative, ahead of Sunday's festivities. The annual celebration is organized by the Counci...

What better way to celebrate Italian Heritage Month than with a little bocce and a lot of food, and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno got some of both when he accepted an invitation to one of the few private bocce courts in Western Mass. on Saturday.   Tomasso and Anthony Mancuso, a father-and-son team who built a regulation-sized bocce court in the...

Thursday, October 20, 2022. 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Druker Auditorium - 330 Homer Street, Newton, Massachusetts. Chiara Durazzini, artistic director and co-founder of the Commedia dell’Arte troupe Pazzi Lazzi, will talk about the history and characteristics of Commedia dell’Arte through its iconography and show some physicality typical of its characters....

Da LaPosta is one of those rare reasons why it is worth driving out of the city for dinner, if you live downtown. As soon as the first dish arrives you see the passion of the chef and owner, Mario LaPosta. Everything is made from scratch, the bread, the cheeses, the sauces—everything. The restaurant is marketed as a pizzeria, but it is so much more...

A connection between Southern Italy and downtown Boston has formed with the opening of Kicco Italian Coffee. The new 1,300-square-foot cafe inside the North Station at TD Garden aims to provide a fully Neapolitan Italian experience where coffee and flavors are concerned, with ingredients and foods shipped directly from Italy and a coffee program st...

This year’s festival was a big success with groups traveling in on buses from Connecticut and Massachusetts. The day began with the Padre Pio Garden being blessed by Farther Flavio. This garden was built last year with the help of Spirit of Hope of Johnston. The garden is circular, about 30-feet diameter, with a custom steal sculpture of Padre Pio....

Avon's local Italian club is hosting its annual celebration starting Friday that honos all things Italian. Prince Thomas of Savoy (PTS) — the Italian-American club located in Avon — will host its second annual “town-wide” Italian festival called "La Festa Italiana." This two-day event is at the club’s facilities at 32 Old Farms Rd. Avon. The first...

The Italian American Alliance (IAA), led by CEO Dom Amara and President Jim DiStefano, will host the first annual Italian American Cultural Celebration on Monday, Oct. 10 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at The Tall Ship East Boston, 1 East Pier Drive, Pier One, in East Boston. The event will celebrate Italian-American culture and feature Italian food, fun acti...

The annual march, rebranded last year as the Italian Heritage Parade, will step off Monday at noon from St. Joseph’s Church on Broadway. The route takes participants through Washington Square and down Thames Street before turning onto Memorial Boulevard. It will end at the statue of Christopher Columbus at the intersection of Bellevue Avenue. Membe...

For 25 years, Worcester hosted an annual Columbus Day parade, with the last one held in 2018. This year, the parade returns and has been reimagined under the direction of a new committee and leadership. The Italian Heritage Parade will take place on Sunday with over fifty contingents consisting of floats and community groups marching down Shrewsbur...