The West Haven Columbus Day Committee will honor its "primo italiano" at the city's 21st annual Columbus Day Celebration. Aniello Cappetta, who owned and operated Cappetta's Italian Imports in Allingtown for nearly a quarter century, will receive the committee's Italian American of the Year award Friday at City Hall, 355 Main St. The award is besto...

We are joined by Frank Tavera, CEO of Palace Theater along with Nick Fradiani, actor in A Bronx Tale – Plays Lorenzo to share what you could expect at the upcoming show. A Bronx Tale, Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960’s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love t...

The Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., will host singers Rich DeLibro and Paula Pettinella on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m., as part of Italian Heritage Month. The duo sings favorite songs by Italian-Americans including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Martino, and others. As part of the month’s celebration, the library also hosts the program Italy, A...

In just three short years, an Italian maker of jet-engine compressor blades with a colorful name has revived a formerly moribund Farmington industrial shop into a local and state economic-development showcase. Pietro Rosa Turbine Blade Manufacturing purchased and expanded, with the help of $5 million in state loans, the remnants of Farmington’s New...

Pat Buonpane defines herself as a talker. “I’ll have a conversation with anyone,” says Pat. “I especially love talking about my hometown of North Haven. It’s a great place, and a wonderful community that has an outstanding educational system and people here are very down to earth and welcoming to others.” Pat should know, she was born on Broadway i...

Laura Mastroianni has been enjoying fine food at Pasquale's Osteria a few times a week for more than 20 years and likens the experience to being home. The Norwalk native said the cuisine tops all area options. Everything is made when you order it; it's like being in my kitchen; it's like being in my backyard," she said. "This is like being home." A...

Sunday, October 13, 2019 will be a historic day in Branford. That's when the Greater New Haven Columbus Day Parade – the largest parade of its kind in New England -- steps off here to help celebrate Branford's 375th anniversary. "This great parade is one of the most anticipated events of the year as we celebrate our 375th anniversary," said Branfor...

Richard Lenzi, author of “Facing Toward the Dawn: the Italian Anarchists of New London,” will bring the little-known history of the Fort Trumbull anarchists to life in a talk hosted by New London Landmarks on Thursday evening. "New London's Fort Trumbull neighborhood gave rise to a unique, resilient and deep-rooted anarchist movement," Lenzi said i...

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana (known simply “Pepe’s” to its legions of fans) opened in  New Haven, Connecticut, in 1925 and has long been heralded as one of the very best pizza establishments in the country. A pioneer of the coal-burning oven, rather than Italy's traditional wood and the gas common to U.S., Pepe’s is perhaps best known for inventi...

The Greater Middletown Concert Association will open its 2019-2020 concert season at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 28 with a performance by New York’s acclaimed singer Anna Maria Villa and her Anna Maria Villa Quintet, presenting “The Italian-American Songbook”. All four concerts will be held in Middletown’s newly-named Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center, 20...