Saturday February 23 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. I AM BOOKS - 189 NORTH STREET - BOSTON, MA 02113. The Italian American Writers Association in Boston presents “A literary reading and open mic,” beginning at 6 p.m. (sign ups at 5:45). The evening will be hosted by Jennifer Martelli. Featured authors: Joey Nicoletti is the author of three poetry collections,...

A new Italian restaurant is open at Somerville’s Assembly Row, and it’s good news for fans of the now-defunct Carmen in the North End. La Cucina Italian Eatery now serves dinner daily at 400 Assembly Rw., bringing a homey dining experience to the Somerville retail and residential complex. At La Cucina, Jeff Malloy — who ran the popular North End re...

Lots of Italian restaurant news this week. In the North End, load up on garlicky red sauce at Tony & Elaine’s (111 North Washington St. at Thacher Street). It’s the latest from Nick Frattaroli, the restaurateur behind Ward 8, Bodega Canal, and North Square Oyster. Chef Eric Buonagurio serves classic dishes at lunch and dinner — spaghetti and meatba...

The Embassy of Italy and the diplomatic-consular network in the USA commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the centenary of Primo Levi’s birth, throughout the country, starting in the Capital. Ambassador Armando Varricchio underlined the leading role played by Italy in the defense of human rights and in the fight against racism,...

Si sono fatti valere, gli studenti partenopei dell’Iti Righi di Fuorigrotta, al Massachussets Institute of Tecnology di Boston, alla finale dello Zero Robotics High School Tournament, nell’ultima prova in collegamento con la stazione spaziale internazionale (della Nasa, la russa Rka, l’europea Esa, la giapponese Jaxa e la canadese Csa-Asc). A quest...

For my 30th birthday, all I wanted was to go grocery shopping. Not my run-of-the-mill weekly run to Hannaford, but to someplace special. Someplace for people who love good food and who know how to make it. Cooking is one of my favorite things to do, and one of my favorite kinds of outings is to visit a specialty shop or a bigger grocery store (usua...

If you're looking for a great Italian dinner in Boston, there's no better neighborhood to explore than the North End. Thanks to its large Italian American population and collection of amazing Italian restaurants, the area is clearly deserving of its Little Italy title. Now, Tony & Elaine's hopes to become a new North End favorite by focusing on the...

Jean-Francois Poujol is the restless kind. After years of opening and moving on from Tribeca 212, Soleil Bistro & Wine Bar and others, he’s settled into the former Casbeers Cafe & Cantina location in Beacon Hill with a neighborhood Italian place called SoHill Cafe. It’s unpretentious, reasonable and occasionally inspired, the same as most of us. An...

The magnificent Italian Renaissance Nazzaro Center (the former North Bennett Street bathhouse) was designed by the extraordinarily talented and prolific Charles D. MaGinnis, who specialized in Catholic churches and institutions and had apprenticed under Boston’s last official city architect, Edmund March Wheelwright. The effort to designate it a Bo...

The Trio Restaurant Group — which operates Publico Street Bistro & Garden, was the opening team behind Backyard Betty’s, and collaborated on Casa Caña — is expanding downtown. The group will open Bar Mercato inside the Hyatt Centric (68 Devonshire St., Boston), near Faneuil Hall, drawing inspiration from European food halls. This means that the men...