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After a two-year, pandemic imposed, hiatus, the Board of Directors of the National Italian American Foundation recently resumed its annual mission to Italy in grand fashion. During the course of a nine-day trip between June 12th and June 21st the board visited both Abruzzo and Toscana, meeting the regions' political and civic leaders in order to fo...

Etna like the Moon: on the slopes of the volcano, tests of the European Space Agency's (Esa) autonomous rover, called Interact, which is to collect samples on our satellite, are in fact underway. The simulation, running until July 9, 2022, was organized by the German Aerospace Center (Dlr) with a major participation of Esa, and will allow to verify...

An Italian-American restaurant that served generations of North Shore families will close this weekend. Bertini's Restaurant on Canal Street will serve its final baked stuffed lasagna, seafood casserole and Italian wedding soup over the next few days before closing for good. "What has made Bertini's such a unique pillar in this amazing community ar...

An Italian double in the 10 km cross-country at the ongoing World Swimming Championships in Budapest. Taking the gold was Gregorio Paltrinieri, who had already climbed to the top step of the podium in the 1500 freestyle, and won the bronze medal in the marathon relay and silver in the 5 km on Lupa Lake. But alongside him on the second step of the p...

When we scored an interview with famed Italo-Australian comedian Joe Avati, we figured we would be lucky to get 45 minutes with the man many credit with creating a worldwide Italian comedy revolution. In fact, we ended up spending two hours in deep discussion with the man known around the world as the “Italian Seinfeld!” On this week’s episode of t...

The Natick Sons & Daughters of Italy last week announced the recipients of the community group’s two annual scholarships—the Natick Sons & Daughters of Italy, Scholarship Award and the Cristofori Scholarship Award. The awards, for which any area student is eligible, were established in 1926 to recognize academic and community accomplishments. A tot...

Despite an extremely complex international scenario, the Italian food system is determined to endure and casts its eyes on the future with optimism. The cost of raw materials (for eight out of 10 companies) and rising energy costs (75.7 percent) are the two major concerns of the Italian food companies. But for as many as two out of three companies...

Chicago-style hot dogs are popping up via Portillo's, the fast-casual restaurant concept known for its Chicago-style street food, which is bringing its Beef Bus food truck to tour Texas from July 11-23, offering a preview of its menu ahead of its first restaurant opening in Texas, later this  year. Over the course of two weeks, the Beef Bus will vi...

It is difficult to decide what to see in Naples in just one day, being many the beauties the Neapolitan capital has to offer and really never enough the time to fully appreciate it. That’s even because each individual neighborhood is almost constituting a city in itself, due to the enormous variety of styles, architectures and natural beauties pres...

Anna Gatta, a successful businesswoman and proud family matriarch who immigrated from Italy, has completed her new book “I AM WOMAN”: a compelling tale about a woman growing up in a multiethnic neighborhood, facing the trials of womanhood. Gatta shares, “I Am Woman is a book about the many struggles women encounter that are not always spoken about...

Maserati has unveiled its MC20 Cielo, the retractable hardtop version of the Italian company's MC20 supercar. The letter MC signifies Maserati Corse, while the number 20 represents 2020, which refers to a new era for the brand. The model name, Cielo, is the Italian word for sky, which emphasises the beauty of driving a convertible. It was designed...

Two brothers are bringing their love of Italian cooking to Marine City with the opening of a new pasta food truck. Alex Christie, owner of Endless Pastabilities, LLC, and his brother, Anthony Christie, the manager of the business, will open their food truck at the parking lot at 319 South Parker St., next to the Sunoco gas station. For the first fe...