On this frigid day in Boston, here’s a cool dispatch: Local makers Gelato & Chill will soon open a second gelato shop. With one scoop shop in operation inside Time Out Market in the Fenway, Gelato & Chill is taking over the former Cold Stone Creamery space at the Derby Street Shops in Hingham this spring. Gelato & Chill’s rotating lineup of flavors...

February 5- March 1, 2020. Gallery hours 12-5PM Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday. Galatea Fine Art, 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA 02118. Christine Palamidessi's large mixed media monotypes and plaster talismans are inspired by the 900-year-old frescoes she found in out-of-the-way chapels, crypts and Crusader hideaways in Southern Italy. “During that...

Thursday January 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM. Il Molo, 326 Commercial Street, Boston, MA, 02109 On Thursday, January 23, il Molo will welcome special guest Roberto Giarratani, Ruby Wines Italian Specialist, for an evening of incredible Tuscan wines. Giarratani has extensively traveled the Tuscany region of Italy, gaining knowledge and building relationship...

Saturday January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS - 189 NORTH STREET - BOSTON, MA 02113. Robert Cocuzzo is a Boston-based author whose latest book, The Road to San Donato, has been lauded by Booklist as “a delightful Italian travel adventure, sure to appeal to cyclists–and an ideal choice for father-son book clubs.” The Road to San Donato tells t...

Internationally renowned organist Leonardo Ciampa will perform a concert of Italian organ music on Sunday, January 26 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Leonard’s Church, showcasing the church’s new pipe organ. Installed last spring by the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company of New Jersey, the organ contains over 1,000 pipes. Ciampa has played organ recitals in...

January 15th is the anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston’s North End. The United States Industrial Alcohol Company constructed a faulty 50 foot high steel tank in 1918 on Commercial Street near where Langone Park is located today. Twenty one people were killed and another 150 injured when the tank ruptured and exploded on Janua...

Once up on a time, you could get all of your prescriptions filled and all of your drug store necessities right on Main Street in South Medford. There was Yale Drug Store and Harvard Drug Store. Yale Drug, in its original location, had a Bunsen burner in the window. “People would tend to use one drug store or the other, not both,” says Nancy Chito....

Aer Lingus arricchisce la sua programmazione estiva 2020. Oltre alle nuove rotte che collegheranno Dublino alle città italiane di Brindisi e di Alghero e l’aeroporto di Shannon a Parigi e Barcellona, la compagnia collegherà Brindisi, via Dublino, alle città americane di Boston e New York e Dublino all’Isola di Rodi, a partire da maggio 2020.  Le tr...

Aer Lingus will begin flying from the Apulian city of Brindisi to the two US destinations of Boston, Massachusetts, and New York, New York, twice weekly. This will enrich the summer schedule by connecting Brindisi to Boston and New York from May 2020. In addition to the new routes that will connect Dublin to the Italian cities of Brindisi and Alghe...

Several months ago I was given a ride from an Italian woman who lives part time with her husband in a small town in Istria, but who works in a hospital in Trieste. As we made our way to the train station, one of us mentioned that the Chinese were investing in this or that feature of the city, probably the harbor; it is funny that it was one of thos...