Penne alla Boscaiola. Maiale Brasato. Vino rosso. The flavors of the Italian countryside come to Connecticut on Friday, May 29 at the "Evening in Tuscany" fundraising gala for Regional Hospice and Home Care Center for Comfort Care & Healing, to be held from 7 to 11:30 pm at The Waterview in Monroe.   "Old Italy will inspire new aspiratio...

by Ed Stannard   A number of churches will be closed as the Archdiocese of Hartford solidifies plans to reorganize its 212 parishes, but church officials believe those remaining will be full of vibrant, energized Roman Catholics, focused on the church's mission of spreading the gospel.   Final plans won't be announced until spring but...

by Lisa Reisman   Branford high school track coach Richard Biondi never set out to write "Pugilistic Paisani," a history of Italian and Italian American boxing champions.   Then, on a visit to Cleveland's Little Italy Heritage Museum in 2000, he met a volunteer in her mid-80s. They got to talking. At some point Biondi asked her about...

By Pam McLoughlin   The five historical societies of the Ethnic Heritage Center celebrated Sunday with an informal sharing of traditions and food from African-American, Jewish, Irish, Italian and Ukrainian cultures.   Mayor Toni Harp, who attended part of the celebration, praised the center for all its "great work," and noted how the...

The Italian-American Historical Society of Connecticut will host Anthony Riccio, author of Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut, for a book signing event Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m., at St. Anthony's Church Hall, 70 Washington Ave, New Haven.   Several local women, including Anna Caccavale, are telling their...

Raymond Oneglia, vice chairman of O&G Industries in Torrington, was presented with The Moles Outstanding Achievement Award this week for his contributions to the construction industry.   The award was presented at The Mole's 73 annual awards dinner Wednesday evening. The Moles is a fraternal organization made up of members of the he...

By Elissa Miolene Two hours southeast of Rome, salve a tiny town nestles in a valley of snow-capped mountains. With a population of 300, Settefrati stretches only two miles from end to end. And despite its location almost 7,000 miles from Stamford, nearly everyone there has an intimate connection to this bustling Connecticut city. For two per...

The Connecticut Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will honor three of Connecticut's most prominent and pioneering women at its eighth annual Epiphany Celebration brunch and silent auction event, on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at the New Haven Lawn Club in New Haven, CT.   Master of Ceremonies, U.S. Congressw...

by Johnny Burnham For decades Angelo's Market has been serving up its fine Italian-style foods to not only those who live, work or may be traveling through the Hardware City, but beyond as well. The deli is a New Britain staple, but it has also stretched its reach outside of the city through its growing catering service. Whether one chooses t...

For 100 years, the Santa Maria Maddalena Society of New Haven has been celebrating its Atrani heritage and tradition with its annual Old World procession through Wooster Square.   This year, the procession takes place Sunday after the 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Michael's Church in Wooster Square, followed by a reception at the society clubhouse,...