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On Saturday, September 15th, 152 North Enders celebrated the 46th annual reunion of the Friends of the North End at the Sons of Italy in Winchester. A wonderful and heartwarming ambiance permeated the hall as old friends convened to reminisce about a cherished boyhood and a unique neighborhood. Special thanks to Sam Viscione and Arthur Lauretano fo...

Bridgeport's 110-year-old Columbus Day parade will be moving to Shelton, according to parade officials. They say they simply could not afford to pay the roughly $17,000 in police overtime required to run the event. Parade officials say the city denied their request for a parade permit due to "financial considerations," telling them the city could n...

“Il mese di ottobre si avvicina e con esso fervono anche i preparativi per il Columbus Day, tradizionale appuntamento della Comunità italiana che manifesta così il proprio contributo alla costruzione della società americana. Tuttavia, come è già capitato l’anno scorso, anche quest’anno non mancano le polemiche per alcune decisioni, che definiamo in...

Hingham resident Sue Murphy Capobianco wrote and illustrated the lively yet mellow children’s book ”Buttons the Bunny of Button Cove Lane” several years ago, and she hopes to release the second in the series sometime next Spring. "They are gentle stories with happy endings," she said. "They're homespun tales that revolve around everyday events in t...

Carmine M. LoConte, 83, of Haverhill, passed away, surrounded by his family, Monday night, Sept. 10, at Lawrence General Hospital. LoConte was born in Haverhill on Jackson Street and was the son of the late Pasquale and Olympia (Marchiano) LoConte. He was a graduate of Haverhill Trade School. He was a veteran of the United States Army and employed...

The city of Somerville is dropping Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples' Day. Mayor Joe Curtatone announced the change Thursday in a statement calling Columbus Day a "relic of an outdated and oversimplified version of history." He says the city made the decision after careful consideration and after receiving many "compelling arguments" for...

Fine food, cinema and music are planned for the 24th annual Newport Festa Italiana, which starts on Friday, Sept. 14, and runs through Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8. Forum Lodge 391 of the Sons and Daughters of Italy, the Edward King House and the state’s legislative grants program serve as the major supports of the festival. This year’s events incl...

San Gennaro approda negli States, grazie alla Saint Gennaro Foundation of Boston, ente no profit, presieduta da Pasquale Trotta, e rappresentata in Italia, per i rapporti con la Santa Sede e le altre istituzioni religiose, da Antonio Grilletto, che ha fatto realizzare in Italia un busto di bronzo dorato del Santo ispirato a quello venerato presso l...

"You wanna be startin' somethin', you gotta be startin' somethin'," sang Michael Jackson on the album Thriller. Well, here we go startin' somethin'. Last week we announced we were working on IDEA Boston, an Italian-inspired festival that will take place on Nov. 2-3. Now we are ready to share with you our program and the amazing speakers we have lin...

Even if you couldn’t trace your roots back to Italy, Norwich’s Taste of Italy food festival on Saturday gave visitors a chance to eat like a native of the old country. The smells of pungent garlic and simmering sauces wafted across the city’s harbor area as Howard T. Brown Park was transformed into a backyard Italian feast for the day, courtesy of...

“Mangia, mangia!” That’s the invitation, of sorts, Rev. Peter J. Gower issued during a special luncheon inside Fioretti Hall in Johnston. Father Gower almost insisted that a dozen plus Our Lady of Grace parishioners, who were working feverishly slicing green peppers that will be used for sausage and pepper sandwiches during this weekend’s annual It...

Food, fun and music will take over the West Haven Italian American Club on Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9, as the Italian Festival returns for it’s second year. A variety of food options will be available as well as a full bar and beer on tap. Saturday will feature a Bocce and Horseshoe tournament, starting at 3 p.m. Participants must sign u...