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The existing site has already been rezoned for restaurant use and should complete their build-out soon. The petitioners were seeking support to transfer their all-alcohol license for use at the full-service Italian restaurant which will feature approximately forty-two seats within about 2,000 square feet. Proposed hours for this restaurant would be...

The Christmas season in Wooster Square used to begin with the decorations that were placed in downtown New Haven. You see, we were all just a few blocks away from the splendor that was created in the store windows, the lighted arches across Chapel Street with a small tree on either side, Santa and the reindeer sailing through the air on the corner...

On Friday, December 18, the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Milford presented Franco and Sal Laragione with the Citizens of the Year Award. The award was given in recognition for the actions of the two brothers during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are here to recognize the Laragione’s and Mama Maria’s Restaurant for the outstanding service to the commu...

"I will remember 2020 as I had a dream, a bad dream. It was a nightmare for the whole world. There's one thing that gives me hope: After many months of silence, I've finally seen people talking to each other after a new president was elected. I now look at the year ahead with more optimism. "This year, nobody could have done things differently. The...

Two Columbus statues were saved in Connecticut over the past two months, one in Waterbury and one in New Britain, as city leaders and voters pushed back against protestors who demanded their removal. In November, 60 percent of Waterbury’s voters (more than 17,000 people) cast ballots to keep the 12-foot, 6-ton statue — located near the town’s city...

The Ivy League’s woke revisionists are wrong. Classical history matters. A group called Decolonization at Brown is agitating for the removal of statues honoring Caesar Augustus and Marcus Aurelius, claiming they “celebrate ongoing colonialism in the United States and idealize white, Western civilization — both of which continue to cause harm at B...

New Britain’s controversial Christopher Columbus statue won’t be heading to storage — at least not yet. Mayor Erin Stewart on Thursday vetoed the common council’s decision to take down the statue, meaning the issue will drag into January or possibly beyond. After learning of her decision Thursday afternoon, a top council Democrat said he’ll try to...

No need to catch a flight to visit the Italian Alps this year—Salem, New Hampshire has turned into Trentino, Italy’s coldest city, with their Winter Giardino at Tuscan Market Salem. Join Boston Bruins alumni with Joe Faro and the Greater Salem Chamber for a ribbon cutting on Saturday, December 12 at 12:00 p.m. at Tuscan Market. Guest can now enjoy ...

Over spirited protests by Italian-Americans, New Britain on Wednesday night decided to take down its controversial Christopher Columbus statue. The decision was an apparent win for the New Britain Racial Justice Coalition, Puerto Rican activists and Democrats on the council, who’ve all been campaigning to remove what they call a racist memorial....

Rocco Polletta, 90, of Waterbury, entered into the gates of heaven on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at the VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Saint Mary’s Hospital. He was the loving husband of Angela Maria (Ciarlo) Polletta. Rocco was born in Pontelandolfo, Benevento, Italy, on Aug. 13, 1930, son of the late Giuseppe and Teresa (Longo) Polletta. Growing up...

As we all know by now Covid-19 has taken a toll on all of us, it has forced a lot of us to take up new careers, get pets, or start new hobbies. Local entertainer Jimmy Celona was out most nights entertaining crowds with dinner shows and local entertainment venues, well we all know how the night club and large venues events has gone. This caused Cel...

The passing last week of Judge Joseph V. Ferrino marks the end of an era in the East Boston, Revere and Winthrop area. It is fair to say that there is no person who has been more impactful and was more esteemed in the communities over the course of the past 50 years than Judge Ferrino. He truly was a giant in so many respects and in so many varied...