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It’s been the site of countless outdoor concerts and the host of dignitaries and politicians alike, but there's more to the story of a Georgian Colonial on the market in Stonington. The street where this sprawling estate sits is named after the owner. Located on 91 Sergio Franchi Drive, the property is owned by the family of Sergio Franchi, a late...

The IAA is pleased to announce this presentation: “OUT OF MT. RUSHMORE’S SHADOW”. The Luigi Del Bianco Story. The Zoom presentation will be made available on Tuesday, November 9, at 7:00 pm. The cost of the presentation is $10/per person. To culminate “October is Italian Heritage Month”, the IAA is pleased to announce a Zoom presentation featuring...

Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, but the Crescendo Period Instrument Orchestra and its founding artistic director, Christine Gevert, are already preparing a feast of musical comfort food to be served at Saint James Place in Great Barrington October 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Trinity Church in Lakeville, Connecticut, October 30 at 4 p.m.  And Gevert...

A local World War I veteran billed as an “Italian-American hero” will be honored with a new memorial after a vandalization over the summer. City Councilman David Salvatore used those words in describing Carlo Lafazia, a Providence native who served as private 1st class in the 16th Infantry Regiment. Landing on French soil in 1917, Lafazia and his b...

The Italian American Alliance opposes discrimination against all people. We proudly promote our Italian heritage which includes the Great Admiral Christopher Columbus. On October 6, without warning to anyone but the media and a contingent of indigenous people, Acting Mayor Kim Janey proclaimed that Boston would celebrate Indigenous People’s Day ins...

West Haven's iconic Zuppardi's Apizza is expanding with plans to open a prep kitchen with a takeout storefront in Ansonia, the owners announced this week. "We are excited to announce that our newest addition to the Zuppardi's family business is finally developing in Ansonia, CT!" reads a post on the Zuppardi's Facebook page. "Our Ansonia space is...

Inching closer to our reopening: let's get this party started! After a long summer of patiently waiting to get all the required permits, we're happy to report that construction work is finally under way at 124 Salem Street and the reopening of I AM Books is on the horizon! We may have a better idea of when we’ll actually open in a couple of weeks....

The Western Massachusetts Italian Cultural Center in Springfield Sunday revived the concept of the neighborhood block party. A throwback to the days when each neighborhood celebrated its own identity. Although Sunday’s event was smaller than block parties of the past, 22News learned it could be just the start of a new era in neighborliness here in...

Greenwich, Connecticut, has long needed both a high quality steakhouse and a fine Italian restaurant. Macelleria, which debuted in  Pelham, New York, two years ago, with a second in Armonk, has managed to provide both to this suburban city on the Gold Coast within one splendid-looking space. Owner Tony Lala is one of those Albanian immigrants who w...

Westies Care founder and President Phil Liscio has been chosen as the city’s Italian American of the Year, and will be honored at a celebration this week, according officials. Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and the West Haven Italian Heritage Committee will present the annual award at noon Oct. 15 at City Hall, the city said in a release. The award is given...

The Christopher Columbus statue outside of Worcester’s Union Station was covered in red paint for the second time since June 2020. According to the Worcester Police Department, someone threw red paint onto the statue, which faces the Washington Square rotary, sometime early Wednesday morning before walking away. An investigation is underway, offici...

The spiky-haired, sunglass-wearing chef was in town getting his Guy Fieri’s Boston Kitchen + Bar ready for opening recently, and he brought the excitement. He is putting the finishing touches on the menu, but you can be sure that the food will be delicious. His wife is from Rhode Island, and he has been through the area a lot recently and is really...