NEWS FROM : NEW ENGLAND  

Dear Friends of Italy, As I begin my tenure as Consul General of Italy in Boston with great pride and excitement, I wish to recognize the unwavering commitment and work of the Italian and Italian American community, organizations and associations in their efforts to promoting the values, culture, and traditions of Italian heritage in our consular j...

Donato Santeramo has been named the next director of the Middlebury Italian School. He began his new position on September 1, succeeding Antonio Vitti, who had served as director of the program since 2006. Santeramo is currently a professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He earned a degree in literature and philosophy from the...

Rosemarie Antoinette Basile, a longtime Provincetown resident and celebrated artist of local scenes, died peacefully on Sept. 25, 2022 at her home in Orleans. She was 91.  She was born on May 10, 1931 in Newark, N.J., the only child of Aurelio Artillio and Immaculata (Spallone) Basile. She spoke only Italian until age seven and spent childhood summ...

Four years ago, the tricolor of green, white and red doused Shrewsbury Street with the century-old parade and festivities that celebrated Italian heritage on Columbus Day.  The event with brass bands and floats is set to return on Oct. 9 starting at noon on Aitchison Street near Piccadilly Plaza, and marching down Shrewsbury Street and ending at Un...

Beaver Street was officially declared the city’s own “Little Italy” by Mayor Erin Stewart in honor of the Festa Italiana that took place there Sunday. Visitors to the annual event enjoyed pizza, pasta, wine, bocce, dancing and other Italian delights. The day began with a ceremonial carrying of St. Ann’s Church statue from the parish on North Street...

The next time you’re craving a scrumptious Italian meal featuring fresh pasta, head to Trattoria Delia when you’re in Burlington, Vermont. Since 1993, this family-run restaurant has made a name for itself as a fine dining restaurant dedicated to serving authentic Italian food made with local ingredients. Therefore, along with being the ideal restau...

The owner of a new Italian restaurant in Colchester said he launched the downtown business as the COVID pandemic lessened to give back to his hometown in a building known for hosting major events. Vito Fornarelli grew up in Colchester, and now he’s got a restaurant there “to give back to the town I grew up in.” Fornarelli’s Ristorante and Bar opene...

Columbus Day or Indigenous People’s Day? Several residents at the September 19 Select Board meeting argued in favor of changing the name of the holiday in Lincoln, though the speakers were not unanimous.  As of October 2021, more than 20 Massachusetts towns including Boston had changed the name of the holiday, and a statewide Indigenous People’s Da...

The Italian Chicks comedy & Variety Show will be performing at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA. October 14 ,2022 – 8pm Showtime Tickets are available here. The Italian Chicks always offer a special reduced promo discount code for all, Italian American Organizations and well as Police, First Responders, EMT & all organizations that support and g...

Organizers of the Taste of Italy are pleased to present again the festival to benefit Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Springfield (MA) after two years of COVID-19 restrictions. It will take place Oct. 1 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the South End Middle School auditorium, 36 Margaret St., Springfield, and offer more than 30 favorite Italian main and si...

The Wakefield Sons and Daughters of Italy have been casually playing bocce in the summer for years. But this year, they took their talents on the road to two local tournaments – with great success and fun! Earlier in the month, the neighboring Wilmington Lodge invited the Wakefield Lodge to their town for a friendly game of bocce. We are proud to a...

Boston Celtics forward Danilo Gallinari underwent successful surgery to repair his torn ACL on Friday. Team physician Dr. Tony Schena performed the surgery at New England Baptist Hospital, the team announced in a statement. No formal timetable has been determined for Gallinari's return, but he is expected to miss the entire 2022-23 season. The 6'10...