by James Pasto   I was not one of those kids who sang on the street corners. I didn't have a good voice and by my teen years I tended to hang out less than I did when I was younger. But I remember the kids singing in the park during the day or on cold fall nights around fire-lit barrel. Just like in the movies, as the saying goes. In doing...

by Nicholas Dello Russo   There was never a shortage of doctors in the North End, they were on every corner, up one flight. Most were Italian/American but some were Jewish, left over from when the North End had a substantial Jewish population.   Common wisdom was, if you were only a little bit sick you went to one of the Italians but...

By Sheryl Julian At Molinari's, a friendly new restaurant in Adams Village in Dorchester, don't expect small portions or those delicate Northern Italian specialties so trendy right now. Owner Jeffrey Cincotta's roots are of the red-sauce, abbondanza ("plenty") variety. Plates here are heaping, as if you were at Nonna's table.   That's where...

Alitalia understands the importance of maintaining and promoting the Italian language in the United States. Therefore, thanks to a partnership between the Embassy of Italy in Washington and Alitalia, we are happy to extend a 5% student discount dedicated to AP Italian Language students traveling in economy class from the USA to Italy with Alitalia....

È sabato 10 ottobre. Una bella giornata di sole, oggi, dopo l'acquazzone di ieri sera. La temperatura s'e' abbassata, l'aria fresca. Tira un po' di vento mentre ci rechiamo a Port Authority, Mario Fratti ed io, a prendere l'autobus per Boston. Come sempre un formicaio quel terminal, con gente che va e viene in un mondo sotterraneo dove s'arriva e s...

Cari tutti, dear friends,Italianissimo 2015 takes place "sotto le stelle" in the enchanting Washburn Pavilion of Boston's Museum of Science on Friday, September 25th. With a unique view of the Charles River, bordered by the skylines of Boston and Cambridge, guests will enjoy an experience reminiscent of an evening in Trastevere punctuated by evocat...

West End Branch of the Boston Public Library - 151 Cambridge Street - Boston, MA 02114Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 2 – 3pm   To begin to appreciate The Last Supper, consider the following: Who commissioned the fresco? Why in the Refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie? What about the body language and expressions of the&nbs...

by Dana Hatic The Boston Globe's Sacha Pfeiffer pays a visit to UpperWest. There, she writes, she "found [her] favorite new restaurant of the year." The North Cambridge restaurant is more of a "wine bar that serves some wonderful food," she notes. The limited menu changes frequently and includes charcuterie, cheese, tinned fish, and pasta.  ...

When: July 14, 5:00PM- 6:30PMWhere: Boston Common- Park St. StageShow is free. Southern Italian sounds and rhythms will fill the air on July 14, as Mauro Pagani and his Orchestra Popolare bring "La Notte della Taranta" to Boston Common.Part of the Outside the Box Festival and co-sponsored by the Year of Italian Culture in the United States, the co...

by Becca Manning   Don Paolo, who also serves as the chairman of the Festa di Sant' Antonio in the small mountain town, will bring with him the blessed relic of Saint Anthony for a special viewing and Mass on Sept. 15, the Boston friends of Montefalcione, Avellino announced this week. Together with the members of Saint Anthony Society, Fr A...