Joe Castiglione, who has been a Boston Red Sox radio broadcaster for four decades, was enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, during a ceremony on Saturday. Castiglione was honored with the 2024 Ford C. Frick Award, which is presented annually by the Hall of Fame for excellence in baseball broadcasting....

There's a laundry list of the Italian desserts that everyone should try at least once, including panna cotta, tiramisu, and of course, Italian cookies. But the one that is likely the most well-known is the cannoli. The classic, Sicilian cannoli is made with a fried shell, rolled up so that it can easily support a thick, cheesy filling made with ric...

Dear teachers and colleagues, the XXIV edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World (SLIM), scheduled for October 14-20, is approaching and we are pleased to announce the release of the new contest dedicated to students of Italian in the New England consular district. The SLIM 2024 theme is “Italian and the Book: the world between the l...

“What Once Was Promised” by Louis Trubiano has been released worldwide. This 257-page novel tells the story of a multigenerational Italian family as they navigate the turmoil and quickly changing landscape of Boston, Massachusetts. Following three young Italian immigrants and one American-born Italian, the novel traces their diverging paths from se...

It will be Pagliuca’s second parade in a month. His Atalanta won the team’s first Europa League title in more than half a century in May. While Europe may not be as prestigious as the Champions League, Atalanta stunned the football world with its Goliath-slaying victories over Germany’s Bayer Leverkusen and England’s Liverpool. As co-owner and co-c...

At 35 years old, Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla became the youngest NBA head coach to win a championship since Bill Russell achieved the same feat for the Celtics in 1969. The second-year head coach led the Celtics to a 64-18 regular season and a 4-1 series win over the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals. Though the NBA has many problems, M...

When Raffles Boston opened to great fanfare in the Back Bay in September 2023, a few venues at the luxurious property were not quite ready for guests. La Padrona, an Italian restaurant headlined by acclaimed Boston chef Jody Adams, was one of them. But the May 2023 opening has proved worth the wait. The two-story establishment offers a dramatic set...

A local exhibit is set to open in central Massachusetts to honor Italian teen Carlo Acutis set to be declared a saint. Pope Francis paved the way for the canonization of the first saint of the millennial generation last Thursday, attributing a second miracle to a 15-year-old Italian computer whiz who died of leukemia in 2006. Carlo Acutis was born...

When George Mather, of Raynham, reflects on his close friendship with Paul Posti, a personal chef for Frank Sinatra, a prevailing thought comes to mind. “The most notable thing to me was he was a great Patriot,” Mather said of Posti during an interview with the Herald. “He loved this country … defended this country.” Posti, a North End native, boas...

North End restaurant owners aren't giving up their fight against Mayor Michelle Wu over the city’s outdoor dining restrictions. This time, they’re using her recent trip to Italy to highlight the issue. “While the mayor has been visiting cities in Italy, dining outdoors and enjoying the beautiful weather, our coworkers here continue to lose income d...