NEWS FROM : NEW ENGLAND  

Frank Pendola cooks with his soul. He has no fancy training or culinary school behind his enterprises, which include the supper club Nostrano tucked into the basement of his Town Hill home and Frankie’s BBQ at the Hollywood Casino Raceway in Bangor. But, Pendola grew up in one of the best environments for cooks: an Italian neighborhood. The Niagara...

Richard Lenzi, author of “Facing Toward the Dawn: the Italian Anarchists of New London,” will bring the little-known history of the Fort Trumbull anarchists to life in a talk hosted by New London Landmarks on Thursday evening. "New London's Fort Trumbull neighborhood gave rise to a unique, resilient and deep-rooted anarchist movement," Lenzi said i...

La Terza Classe, a bluegrass band from Naples, Italy, named for third-class passengers on the Titanic, will perform at Lake St. George Brewing Company, 4 Marshall Shore Road, Liberty, on Sunday, September 29, at 4 p.m. There is no charge. Formed in Naples in 2012, La Terza Classe started out playing traditional and original American folk songs on t...

Former Selectwoman and state Rep. Marie Parente has died. “Marie Parente was a trailblazer,” said friend and former Milford Selectman John Seaver, who served on the board after Parente was elected to the Statehouse. The lifelong Milford resident died Friday of natural causes after a brief illness, family members said. She was 91. A dedicated public...

“Goodbye Irpinia”, il primo Paper novel al mondo, sarà presentato negli Stati Uniti il prossimo venerdì 1 novembre nel corso di “IDEA BOSTON”, Festival del libro italiano nel Massachusetts. L’evento è ideato da Nicola Orichuia di “I am books”, unica libreria italo-americana negli Usa. Mike J. Pilla condividerà il palco alle 15.20 ora locale con i g...

Two signs at the southern and western entrances to the city now proudly proclaim its relationship with Sister City Tremosine sul Garda in Italy. The 3-foot by 4-foot signs were installed Tuesday near the signs marking the  North Adams border — one at Hardman Industrial Park and other near Harriman & West Airport. The two communities have been in th...

Chef Luciano Canova has raised the bar for fine Italian dining in Rhode Island, taking his high standards and homemade Italian recipes to Johnston. I told two friends who had eaten at Trattoria Romana in Lincoln and they both described the restaurant as “authentic.” They moment you walk through the door, you know that you are in a special place, a...

I got a find for you. I’m sure many have beaten me to the punch, but Rustico, which has been open for some 15 months in some incarnation, provided my wife and I, and even our little dude Cooper, with our best meal in several months. Rustico -- pronounced Roo-stico -- first started offering takeout brick-oven pizza along with salads, sandwiches and...

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana (known simply “Pepe’s” to its legions of fans) opened in  New Haven, Connecticut, in 1925 and has long been heralded as one of the very best pizza establishments in the country. A pioneer of the coal-burning oven, rather than Italy's traditional wood and the gas common to U.S., Pepe’s is perhaps best known for inventi...

The Greater Middletown Concert Association will open its 2019-2020 concert season at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 28 with a performance by New York’s acclaimed singer Anna Maria Villa and her Anna Maria Villa Quintet, presenting “The Italian-American Songbook”. All four concerts will be held in Middletown’s newly-named Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center, 20...

Un valdagnese alla guida del dipartimento di medicina di Harvard. Non è un sogno, ma una bella realtà che porta la firma di Maurizio Fava. Un’eccellenza che affonda le radici nella città laniera con gli studi al ginnasio del liceo “Trissino” e la passione per il basket nata con la “Virtus Valdagno”. A 63 anni, dopo una carriera costellata di succes...

Saturday October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS - 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. A beautiful young French girl walks into a bar, nervously lights a cigarette, and begs the bartender for help in finding her missing artist brother. In a moment of weakness, the bartender–a drifter named Caesar Stiles with a damaged past and a Sicilian family c...