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The Fisherman’s Feast would have taken place this weekend, August 13-16, 2020, in the streets of the North End. As with all of the feasts, the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled the 110th annual street festival. La Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca Society has arranged for commemoration in Boston’s North End, including several virtual events. Follow this...

The Christopher Columbus bust in front of the North Main Street municipal center will remain following party-line Town Council votes Monday night. The six council Republicans defeated motions supported by the three Democrats to take down the statue, as well as a proposal to form a committee to determine its future. Democrats asked that Republicans...

SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday August 12th - Call-in queue starts at 6:45 pm. The New Britain Common Council has their next meeting on Wednesday August 12th at 7pm. The last public call-in was overwhelmed by the opposition. NOW IT'S OUR TURN! You can participate by calling: 866-613-0751 (toll free), 860-390-4418 (local), and by using PIN 09574. Your voca...

In the mid-20th century, Italian immigrants Luisa DeLauro and Linda DiPaola Saracco operated sewing machines in a dress factory at State and Chapel Streets. Thursday night, their politician daughters worked together to change Columbus Day in New Haven to “Italian Heritage Day.” DeLauro’s daughter, Rosa DeLauro, represents New Haven in the U.S. Hous...

SAVE the Christopher Columbus statue in New Britain, Connecticut! Please sign this petition and show your support to keep this historic monument at McCabe Park. The Columbus statue has served as a symbol of Italian-American heritage and pride since its original unveiling at this site in 1941. The statue was originally commissioned and paid for thro...

An Italian American advocacy group is slamming Medford's decision to change the name of Columbus Elementary School, going so far as to threaten legal action. The Italian American One Voice Coalition, which describes itself as an activist group combating discrimination and negative stereotyping, sent a letter to the mayor and City Council Thursday c...

A patron of a restaurant destroyed by fire Sunday is hoping to raise money for the family owners via a GoFundMe.com effort. Ciao Pasta, an Italian eatery in Northfield, was damaged beyond repair during a two-alarm Sunday which drew firefighters from across the Lakes Region and central New Hampshire. Hayley DeSousa, a patron of the restaurant and fr...

Please join Medford, MA residents in signing this petition requesting  the Medford, MA  School Committee (Chair-Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn, Vice-Chairperson Paul Ruseau, Secretary Paulette Van der Kloot, Jenny Graham, Kathy Kreatz, Melanie McLaughlin and Mea Quinn Mustone) immediately rescind their vote to change the name of the Columbus Elementary ...

Summer in Boston’s North End is normally bookended by five iconic Italian feasts, where locals and tourists crowd into the neighborhood’s narrow streets for a celebratory experience. Going back to the North End for a particular feast, for many Italian families, is a way to show respect and their devotion to a particular Saint; to many, it’s an Ital...

Mayor Justin Elicker has appointed William Iovanne and Laura Luzzi as co-chairmen of the Wooster Square Monument Committee, a body that will meet for the first time Thursday. The committee will hold public and working meetings to discuss what will replace the Christopher Columbus statue that was removed from Wooster Square Park, reportedly to preve...

The City Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday to vote to have Mayor Joe Ganim re-install the Christopher Columbus statue he had removed July 6 from Seaside Park. Fourteen council members had called on Ganim to, per the City Charter, schedule the special meeting for last week, but he had taken no action, saying the matter should be...

Alitalia ha ripreso a collegare Roma e Boston. Il primo volo Alitalia da Fiumicino all’aeroporto Logan d Boston è partito la mattina del 16 luglio alle ore 10:20. Il collegamento con la città del Massachusetts si aggiunge a quello con New York, ripristinato all’inizio di giugno, e viene effettuato tre volte alla settimana (dall’Italia ogni lunedì,...