Poor Lawrence Brignolia is rolling over in his grave. The Italian-American won the Boston Marathon in 1899 with a time of 2:54:38. In 2000, he was elected to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. That's quite an honor for a horse shoeing son of Italian immigrants, but there is no honor for Italian Americans at this year's Boston Marath...

The owners of Pazza on Porter, a two-year-old Italian restaurant in East Boston, are about to open a speakeasy-inspired cocktail bar in the adjoining space at 103 Porter St. When Raffaele Scalzi (also cofounder of the Boston Pizza Festival and co-owner of Casa Mia in Marblehead) and Mivan Spencer (also owner of Café Dello Sport in Boston’s North En...

Another awful news awestruck everyone when they learned that one of the renowned philosophers Angelo Codevilla has passed away  He was 78 years of his age at the time of his death. The news has been confirmed by his Social Media handler with a heavy heart. He died on 21st September 2021 and news gets viral like a wildfire all over the Internet. His...

It is the season of 'Legends' on 'MasterChef'. The home cooks were involved in a cut-throat competition from the get-go on the culinary reality show. With only 15 white aprons available as opposed to the usual 20, the home cooks had no option but to put their absolute best foot forward and impress not only the regular judges -- Gordon Ramsay, Aaron...

When Dominic D. DiFrancesco was campaigning for American Legion national commander, one of his stops was in Massachusetts. It was there that Past National Commander John P. “Jake” Comer, knowing DiFrancesco’s Italian heritage, took his guest to the North End, known as Boston’s Little Italy. “He was a great lover of Italian pastries, and when he cam...

On the surface, Mary Cona was just another Italian girl from the North End. She was a devout Catholic, a supportive wife, a loving mother. However, diving into the details of her remarkable life through her eyes in her autobiography, “Destino: From Italy to Kansas City,” Mary was shaped through many hardships into an artist, entrepreneur, philanthr...

In a five-minute video posted to Instagram Tuesday, Damien DiPaola announced that his North End restaurant Domenic’s will permanently close. DiPaola, who also owns Carmelina’s in the North End, cited both the pandemic and a new perspective on life as the reasons for its closure. “I opened Domenic’s about seven or eight months before the pandemic, a...

Boston’s North End streets filled with thousands of visitors and the smell of delicious Italian food all weekend long. Sunday was the culmination of the yearly four-day festival for Saint Anthony’s Feast and St. Lucia’s Feast. After a year off due to COVID restrictions, the feasts were back in full force this year, bringing in projected crowds of o...

It is a reunion the likes of which neither you nor your progeny of several generations are likely to see again: a cycle of paintings by Renaissance master Titian commissioned by Prince, then King, Philip II of Spain on themes drawn from antiquity via Ovid. One of these is a central canvas in the collection of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Th...

After years of bankruptcy, the Italian government is finally replacing Alitalia with a new national airline, Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA). It remains to be seen how different the new airline will be from Alitalia, given that ITA intends to purchase some of Alitalia’s assets, potentially including the branding and planes. As of now the plan is for I...