NEWS FROM : NEW ENGLAND  

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...

The Milford Columbus Committee on Aug. 16 announced the 2022 award recipients for Italian-American of the Year, as well as the 2022 scholarship recipients. The announcement comes in advance of the committee’s 2022 Dinner Dance on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford. Ticket sales for the Dinner Dance raise funds for the yearly s...

The Torrington Chapter of UNICO National and the City of Torrington will hold its annual Columbus/Italian Mayor of the Day celebration at 9 a.m. Oct. 12 in the Coe Memorial Park Civic Center. This year's recipient of the Italian Mayor of the Day is Victor M. Muschell, who serves as counsel for the Torrington City Council, and has served his communi...

Look to Mill River Park this weekend to get your pizza and pasta fix. The "That's Amore" Italian Street Festival, presented by the Italian Center of Stamford, is going on this weekend from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 8 and 9. The event is promoting "food, music and fun for the entire family." This is the first time the event has gone on in two years ...

Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and the West Haven Italian Heritage Committee will honor the city’s “Mr. Soccer” as the “primo italiano” at the 23rd annual Italian Heritage Celebration. West Haven Youth Soccer League President John Vinci, a proud ambassador of his rich Italian heritage, will receive the Italian American of the Year award at noon Friday at Cit...

A call for unity and action!  That’s the message of Keynote Speaker Virginia Gardner, President of the Italian American Alliance – National, at the Conference of Italian American Organizations in Connecticut, hosted by the Italian-American Defense League.  Gardner began her speech by jokingly pointing out how “Anglo” her last name by marriage is, b...