Lord Almighty, who knew heaven was a place called Lorenzo's? I broadcasted from Middleboro Wednesday at the family-owned Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant. The sun was shining and I was taking advantage of the gorgeous outdoor patio area complete with a full bar, an entertainment stage for bands on the weekends, tables to enjoy a hearty meal, and a tent...

Martha’s Vineyard schools will wipe Columbus Day from the calendar and celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 10, 2022. After an extensive presentation by Lisa Pimentel and Jocelyn Coleman Walton, co-chairs of the Martha’s Vineyard Diversity Coalition (MVDC) education committee, the All-Island School Committee voted unanimously to establish Indi...

City Councilors decided to look at possibly changing the name of the grassy area in the middle of Watertown Square, which has been named for Christopher Columbus since 1940. The Council received a petition from resident Mishy Lesser, on behalf of the Pigsgusset Initiative which seeks to “generate a new name that is more inclusive of all members of...

Pasta Beach, an Italian restaurant that opened on Boston’s waterfront (30 Rowes Wharf) in 2010, has been closed since a September 2019 fire that reportedly started in the building’s ductwork and caused approximately $350,000 in damages. Nearly three years later, it finally has a reopening date — June 25 — and an eye-catching tropical redesign, per...

A new Italian restaurant and market is on its way to a village center southwest of Boston. According to several posts within the jobs section of bostonchefs.com, Neroli Ristorante & Mercato is opening in Westwood, moving into a space on Washington Street in the Islington section of town. The posts indicate that the restaurant will be a 250-seat fin...

A Springfield community staple got a big surprise for his birthday Sunday. Italian Bread Shop owner Joe Santos was surprised by his family and Mayor Domenic Sarno to celebrate his birthday.His birthday is June 23, but to catch him off guard, they decided to have the party a little early. “Mr. Santos has been a community small business owner, well r...

A new historical fiction book will focus on the experience of Italian immigrants in Milford in the 19th and earth 20th centuries. Author Catherine Marenghi is known for her 2016 memoir "Glad Farm," which traced Marenghi's childhood growing up in a farmhouse in Milford. Her new book, "Our Good Name," is a work of fiction rooted in history. Marenghi...

You asked, we answered - Pasta Night is back! On June 23, join us for a summer night of pasta making, eating, and learning during this im-pasta-bly fun night. This ticketed event begins with a pasta-making class where you’ll learn about different pasta styles and then shape your own fresh pasta with the guidance of our expert pastai. After class, y...

As part of our local repertory theaters’ conspiracy to keep me from spending any time outdoors this summer, over the next three months the Harvard Film Archive will be screening “The Complete Federico Fellini,” a comprehensive retrospective of the Italian cinema legend’s entire filmography, which contains more masterpieces than I can count on one h...

Eric Papachristos said he remembers playing street hockey outside as a kid in the 1980s and seeing loads of traffic headed to The Venetian, known across the South Shore for decades for its southern Italian fare. "It was always crazy busy. Even as a kid, I knew it had a big draw and I knew it had a lot of history," said Papachristos, whose father ow...