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The Peace Gallery, in Damariscotta, will host a reading and conversation with Elisa M. Speranza, author of the new novel The Italian Prisoner, Sunday, May 29, 2022, from 2 - 4 p.m. Ron Capps, author and director of the Veterans Writing Project, will interview Speranza about the book and the little known history at the heart of her novel. A work of...

On Wednesday, the Adelphi University baseball team learned that it had a pair of headliners on the 2022 NE10 All-Conference Team. Matt Alifano followed up last season's Southwest Division Rookie Hitter of the Year honor with an NE10 Southwest Division Player of the Year nod in 2022. Meanwhile, John Rizzo was named the NE10 Southwest Division Rookie...

Gino Cappelletti, a former AFL Most Valuable Player and original member of the Boston Patriots who was part of the franchise for five decades as a player, coach and broadcaster, has died. He was 89. Cappelletti died Thursday at his home in Wellesley, Massachusetts. His death was announced by the New England Patriots on Thursday. No cause of death w...

Damn Mattatuck Museum, you are shooting through my heart with one of your latest exhibits. I am of Italian-American descent. My great-grandmother and great grandfather were both born in Avellino, Italy and immigrated to Waterbury, Connecticut around 1900. There's a new exhibit - The Immigrant Suitcase Project: Italians of Waterbury on view in the H...

He might refer to himself as “The Donkey of Comedy” or “The Working Class Zero”, but the fact is that Vic Dibitetto is one of the funniest people on the internet. The Brooklyn native has an incredible digital audience of over a million followers on social media along with over 400,000 subscribers to his Youtube channel. After logging on, you can ch...

The Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport was the site of the 2022 Bridgeport Regional arm of the NCAA women’s basketball Sweet 16 and Elite Eight tournaments this past March. But at the end of the year, the arena will be filled, not with basketball fans, but opera fans. Italian opera star Andrea Bocelli is scheduled to perform. The tenor will be stop...

In West Springfield, people of all ages are coming together to play the sport of bocce. At the Dante Club in West Springfield, teams are set and the balls are rolling. The group is playing bocce, an Italian ball sport. “We’ve been playing since the 90s here, when we built the indoor bocce court, and we have anywhere between eight and 12 teams,” sai...

The Newport Festa Italiana Committee today announced some initial dates for their annual celebration of Italian Heritage month in Newport and the need for a paid event planner and volunteers. Newport Festa Italiana originated as a way to bring together its Italian community to celebrate the accomplishments of Italian-American immigrants and to shar...

April 14, 2022 — 7 p.m. EST. Zoom Webinar (Register Here). Join us for a conversation with Lawrence Baldassaro, author of “Beyond Di Maggio” and “Tony Lazzeri,” and Richard Johnson, curator of The Sports Museum of New England since 1982 and author of 25 books, including histories of the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, Patriots, Boston Braves, Boston Gard...

At the Lodge's March meeting, Editor/Publisher Pam Donnaruma shared stories about a newspaper started by her family more than 100 years ago; the Post-Gazette. This paper is known as the Italian-American Voice of Massachusetts, and is published in the North End of Boston. Pam explained that production of the weekly paper is like a well-oiled machine...

Thursday March 10, 2022. 7:00pm EST. Martinos Auditorium at Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell St, Providence, RI. The ninth edition of “Il Cinema Ritrovato on Tour” (Rediscovered Cinema on Tour) will take place from March 10-12, 2022 at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University. The festival is curated by Massimo Riv...

Often described as the “Thinking Man’s Sex Symbol,” actress Monica Vitti passed away on Feb. 2 at the age of 90. Before retiring 20 years ago, she’d spent the latter decades of her career largely focused on comedies, for which she was beloved at home in Italy. But to international audiences, Vitti forever remained what one critic called “the muse o...