John Zampieri didn’t care how long it took. In the weeks after his January birthday, the former buildings commissioner and legislator was in his Ryegate home writing letters by hand. They were thank-yous for nearly 200 notes he had received — solicited by his daughters in a local paper — wishing him well and reflecting on how he’d inspired them. “H...

On May 21, 1921, the infamous trial of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti commenced at the Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham. The two were accused of murdering a payroll clerk and his guard the previous year; on July 14, 1921, both men were convicted and in August of 1927 were executed. They were Italian immigrants and avowed anarchists. The trial...

Ward 4 Councilor Libby Hernandez proposed the City of Holyoke replaces Columbus Day in October with Indigenous People Day. Hernandez presented the order at Wednesday’s Public Service Committee chaired by Councilor At-Large James Leahy. The order stated that “The City of Holyoke consists of more than 50% of its population being Latinos, predominantl...

A hotel restaurant space that has previously been home to two well-regarded Italian restaurants will welcome another: A restaurant tentatively called Bar Enza is set to open at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge’s Harvard Square in September, taking over the former Benedetto and Rialto space. At the helm is acclaimed chef Mark Ladner, a name that may b...

There’s nothing like authentic Italian cuisine, and Jeveli’s Restaurant in Boston is just the place to get it. This spot has been catering to locals and visitors for nearly 100 years, and it’s easy to see why they have such a cult following. Here’s why you should make time to pull up a chair at Jeveli’s. Jeveli’s is an old-fashioned Italian eatery...

I believe in stories. More precisely, I believe in stories of people who overcome great obstacles to reach a goal, defend an ideal, uplift the spirit. I believe in well-written fiction, because it holds all the truths and emotions of reality and life. I AM Books, our little bookstore, has its own story. Not a long one compared to other businesses,...

Sunday June 6, 6:00 PM – 7:20 PM EDT. Zoom Meetings. Explore the richness of Italian regional languages with a presentation and enjoy a "degustazione" (taste) of readings of literary pieces in various dialects by the actors of All'italiana - Boston Italian Theater Company. Finally the audience is invited to share their experiences with the Italian...

As if Chatham couldn’t get any leafier or prettier in its upstate appeal, it has Nonne Pizza & Cucina as a lovely addition in town. Stroll Main Street on some warm evening, peering in storefronts after a beer at The People’s Pub or Chatham Brewing, and you’ll come across bistro tables on the wide forecourt of a former gallery with strung garden lig...

New England’s largest Italian festival, hosted in Boston’s North End is back on as coronavirus restrictions ease statewide. The event will take place from August 26th to the 29th and will feature parades, live entertainment, food vendors and religious services, according to a post on the organizer’s social media. The tradition which spans more than...

The Boston Red Sox top minor league affiliate team has finally completed its move from Pawtucket, R.I. to a new $160-million public baseball stadium in Worcester’s Canal District. Despite the three-year moving process, the team already has become a rallying point for city and business leaders. And at the heart of all decisions made by the team – le...