Sponsored by the Saint Joseph Society of Boston July 28th—30th, 2013 Saint Joseph Society - 467 Hanover Street - Boston, MA 02133 - (617) 720-1368   Begun in 1925, the St. Joseph Feast is an annual authentic festival in the North End featuring processions, parades, strolling singers, marching bands, live entertainment and th...

The first North End procession of the season was held on Sunday June 1st, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano. Starting at Saint Leonard Church, devotees marched with the Italian American Band through the neighborhood streets.   In 1905, a group of ten immigrants from Anzano, Italy founded the Madonna di Anzano Society that continues today. The i...

by Devra First   Sibling relationships can be so complicated. Conveniently located near South Station, Italian restaurant Sorriso was always overshadowed by sister restaurant Les Zygomates, setting French food to live jazz just a few doors away.   When new owners took over last year, they rebranded one, not the other. Les Zygomates is...

by Eric Convey   Forget the white tablecloths and some features from the old menu. Big changes are underway at Papa Razzi, the longtime Boston-area restaurant chain known for good, if predictable, Italian food served in semi-formal surroundings. Newport Restaurant Group, which bought the chain two years ago, is reintroducing locations o...

di Francesco Chirico   Nata a Vallo della Lucania, attualmente 'instructor of medicine' (corpo docente) alla Boston University, Giuseppina Stifano, ha deciso di non mollare e la sua ricerca è finanziata da un training grant dell'Nih, ente nazionale americano di ricerca.   Questo finanziamento è dato alle giovani 'promesse' in formazio...

In Boston, the North End is often considered the epicenter of the Italian dining scene. And it is — but not all eateries are created equal, and for every awesome option (like these) there are some less-than-stellar spots sliding by on tourist dollars.   For a side of buzz with your bucatini, you'll want to think outside the geographic box, a...

Il presidente del Consiglio regionale della Basilicata, Piero Lacorazza, e il consigliere regionale Aurelio Pace, esponente dei Popolari per l'Italia (Basilicata) hanno ricevuto questa mattina Cristina Rosa Ferrone, professore di chirurgia presso il Massachussets General Hospital di Boston.   La Ferrone, giunta in Basilicata per la presentaz...

Sung in Italian with projected English translationNew BLO productionNovember 2, 4m, 7, 9, 11m, 2012 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert TheatreEvening performances begin at 7:30pm. Matinees (m) begin at 3pm.Total running time: 2 hours and 50 minutes. Puccini fuses soaring musical lyricism with deep psychological and emotional depth in one...

by Devra First   Toscano opened in Harvard Square at the end of March, a second branch of the Beacon Hill restaurant with which it shares a name. The Brattle Street spot was for years scented with garlic naan and tandoori chicken as Cafe of India; now pasta and grilled meats take their place. And a restaurant that was previously often empty...

We welcome author Sarah Fioroni and the Consul General of Italy Mr. Giuseppe Pastorelli for an evening of wonderful food, Ms. Fioroni's Tuscan wines and Italian music. Copies of the author's book will be available for her to sign.In A Family Farm in Tuscany, Sarah Fioroni, chef, cooking instructor, sommelier, and manager of her family's organic far...