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Italian Balladeers II Volo Bringing Its 'Grande Amore' To Oakdale

Italian Balladeers II Volo Bringing Its 'Grande Amore' To Oakdale

by Ed Condran   Don't expect Gianluca Ginoble to be hung over Friday night when he performs at the Oakdale Theatre. Feb. 12 is the night after the charismatic baritone turns 21 in Boston. "But I don't drink," Ginoble said during a telephone interview from Sicily. "I know turning 21 is a big deal and most people party, but that's not me. I...

Every Italian neighborhood in America?

Every Italian neighborhood in America?

Yes, I have been to every Italian American neighborhood in America. Why? About 4 years ago I noticed that there were many Italian businesses in New York that were disappearing. Some of these businesses were a century old.   Before they all vanished I wanted to have photographs of these neighborhoods and their institutions for the sake of historic preservation and providing...

Vincent Ferraro, Twirling at Glenville Pizza Since 1976

Vincent Ferraro, Twirling at Glenville Pizza Since 1976

Sitting down in the pizza parlor he has run for 40 years, owner Vincent Ferraro recalls the leap of faith it took to purchase the business for $15,000 back in 1976. Vincent was just 23 when he bought out "USA Pizza," and renamed it Glenville Pizza. But the young entrepreneur was good with numbers, understood pizza making and already had honed his...

Latest Celtics Rumors: Boston renews interest in Danilo Gallinari

Latest Celtics Rumors: Boston renews interest in Danilo Gallinari

by Nel Imperial   The Boston Celtics are still big-name hunting on the trading front with less than two weeks left before February 18 deadline. HoopsRumors.com provided details on the Celtics' attempt to snag Italian forward Danilo Gallinari from the Denver Nuggets.   The Celtics, armed with multiple draft picks and a handful of young talents on its roster, remain an aggressive buyer on...

At Brown University, Columbus Day Is Now Indigenous People’s Day

At Brown University, Columbus Day Is Now Indigenous People’s Day

by Daniel Victor   Most of the United States knows the second Monday of October, a federal holiday since 1934, as Columbus Day. Because of a national debate about whetherChristopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who landed on American shores, is worthy of celebration, Brown University has instead called the holiday Fall Weekend since 2009.   On Tuesday, however, the university faculty renamed the holiday once...

Buddy Cianci memorials: Goodbyes at City Hall, on Federal Hill

Buddy Cianci memorials: Goodbyes at City Hall, on Federal Hill

By Alisha A. Pina   Over 12 hours on Saturday and Sunday at his City Hall wake, more than 7,500 people paid their respects to former Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr., the man many simply called "Buddy." and the city's longest serving mayor. Cianci, 74, died on Jan. 28. Since 1975, he had held office for 21 years.   It is the first known wake...

Directors’ Nomination Process in the U.S. and Italy

Directors’ Nomination Process in the U.S. and Italy

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm. The Harvard Italian Law Association is pleased to invite you to this spectacular event focused on a key issue of corporate law. We are going to host a fantastic speaker, Prof. Marco Ventoruzzo (Penn State and Bocconi University) who will talk about the process to appoint the board of directors at both Italian and...

Italian bakery expands into Danvers

Italian bakery expands into Danvers

By Ethan Hartley   Danversa sweet Italian staple has come to downtown Danvers. Esposito Bakery, serving up some of the freshest and most storied pastries north of the North End in Boston, is now open at 16 Maple St. Jennifer Pema, the 19-year-old assistant manager and second daughter of the shop's owners, gleams as she talks about the bakery's history, values and the...

Obituary: Mary Fiumara of Boston’s North End [Prince Pasta TV Mother]

Obituary: Mary Fiumara of Boston’s North End [Prince Pasta TV Mother]

Mary Fiumara of Boston's North End, famous for her "Anthony! Anthony!" part in the original Prince Pasta commercial, passed away at age 88 on Tuesday, February 2nd. The TV classic first aired in 1969 with Anthony Martignetti. Playing Anthony's mother, Mary Fiumara shouted out a window on Powers Court. The official obituary is shown below with service information.   Mary (Fronduto) Fiumara...

City Council Tables Resolution to Rename Columbus Day

City Council Tables Resolution to Rename Columbus Day

The Cambridge City Council again did not vote on a resolution last Monday to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day for the third time this year. Despite what the resolution's proponents claim is strong public support, the legislation is on hold while councillors negotiate how best to change the holiday name and still honor Italian Americans, many of whom see...

Rehumanizing the immigrant experience in Maine

Rehumanizing the immigrant experience in Maine

By Kelley Bouchard   It's a bold statement that rings true when measured against history. "There are no new immigration stories," said Tilly Laskey, outreach curator at the Maine Historical Society. Irish immigrants were barred from many jobs in the 1800s. Japanese families were placed in internment camps out West during World War II.   Somali immigrants were told to stop moving to Lewiston by the...

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Brings a Slice of Italy to Chestnut Hill

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Brings a Slice of Italy to Chestnut Hill

by Joanna Yuelys Finally, a Pepe's in Massachusetts. Frank Pepe popularized ultra-thin pizza, or "New Haven" style, in the Northeast, and it has been a staple in New England ever since its creation in 1925. Located in the Chestnut Hill Mall, Frank Pepe's Pizzeria offers both take-out and in-house dining.   Pepe's is known for having lines out the door at its original...

Italian blues performer coming to Theodores' in Springfield

Italian blues performer coming to Theodores' in Springfield

By Donnie Moorhouse    Italian blues performerRoberto Morbioli is slated for a show at Theodores' in Springfield on Feb. 6 at 9 p.m. Morbioli was born in Verona, Italy and after working on European blues circuit, made his way to Boston to become part of that city's music scene.   He was named as a finalist in the International Artist of the Year at the...

Italian Carnival Night at Boston Children’s Museum

Italian Carnival Night at Boston Children’s Museum

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 2016. 5:30pm - 8:30pm. 308 Congress Street, Boston. Admission is $1.00 per person starting at 5pm. Registration recommended but not mandatory http://italianculturenight2016.eventbrite.com The Program includes among other activities:- Newpoli: Newpoli is a group of exceptionally talented musicians who specialize in Southern Italian Folk Music, mainly from the regions of Campania and Puglia.- Pazzi Lazzi: A Boston based Commedia dell'Arte troupe- Rick Goldin - Music &...

Buddy Cianci, beloved but tainted Providence leader, dies at 74

Buddy Cianci, beloved but tainted Providence leader, dies at 74

Former Mayor Buddy Cianci, the wisecracking political rogue who presided over the revitalization of Providence during two stints in office cut short by criminal charges and a prison sentence for corruption, died Thursday. He was 74. Cianci's employer, WLNE-TV, and a friend, Artin Coloian, confirmed his death. Coloian said he died Thursday morning. He did not release the cause. WLNE...

Pizzeria Sirenetta Will Channel Italy via Brooklyn

Pizzeria Sirenetta Will Channel Italy via Brooklyn

By Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld   When a restaurant closed next door to the Upper West Side outpost of theMermaid Inn, the fish shack's owners Danny Abrams and Cindy Smith took the opportunity to relocate and double their capacity. Their plan for the newly vacated original space, says Smith, is "to bring a Brooklyn sensibility to Manhattan" via a rustic, laid-back...

La Motta’s Italian Specialties is of two minds

La Motta’s Italian Specialties is of two minds

By Janelle Nanos I'm an Italian by marriage, and every meal with my extended family ends with stories of Grandpa Mario, a first-generation Italian-American who lived his life fast and bold. After attaining financial success, he often spent lavishly on his friends and loved ones.   He was a good Catholic, but was so notoriously impatient that he'd receive his Communion wafer, then...

The essential red sauce: The Best Sunday Gravy, Italian-American style

The essential red sauce: The Best Sunday Gravy, Italian-American style

by John Golden   Several years ago when I set out to make the perfect red sauce—or Sunday gravy, which it's often called—I knew exactly where to look. That was to my good friend Steve Quattrucci. His family has long held sway in Portland food circles amongst the Italian-American community.   Or as Quattrucci relates, "Memories from my childhood are filled with smells and...

Maine Voices: That was amore: When Portland was known for Italian sandwiches

Maine Voices: That was amore: When Portland was known for Italian sandwiches

by Bill Smith I'm pretty sure that for the most part, native Portlanders like Italian sandwiches more than people who move here do. That's a shame; I invite newcomers to reconsider. Let's be clear. A real Maine Italian starts with a pillow-soft roll split down the middle.   On one side is a layer of deli ham; on the other, a strip of white...

La Panciata: Staying all in the family

La Panciata: Staying all in the family

Bread makers at La Panciata are keeping it in the family with an announcement the company is under new management. Twenty-four years since the company was founded, owners Glenn and Lori Loati announced that their son, Justin, and his wife, Bonka, took control of the company Jan. 7.   The specialty bread company will continue to operate uninterrupted to satisfy growing demand for...

Evo Falcinelli, fire department life member

Evo Falcinelli, fire department life member

Evo Falcinelli, 86, of Ridgefield, husband of Irene (Salvestrini) Falcinelli, died on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Danbury Hospital. Born in Danbury, Nov. 19, 1929, son of the late Andrea and Franca (Travaglini) Falcinelli and raised in Ridgefield, Mr. Falcinelli attended Ridgefield schools and graduated from Ridgefield High School with the Class of 1949.   He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean...

A Mano offers inventive Italian made by hand

A Mano offers inventive Italian made by hand

By Brion O'Connor   A Mano Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria is chef Antonio Bettencourt's latest vision for an authentic Italian eatery on the North Shore. This past fall, the Peabody native transformed his popular 62 Restaurant in the same Salem location on Wharf Street.   "62 was always viewed as an expensive restaurant reserved for special occasions, or when you had a gift certificate,...

The storied history of Barre’s Old Labor Hall

The storied history of Barre’s Old Labor Hall

A grand reopening celebration for the Socialist Labor Party Hall in Barre was held on Sept. 2, 2000. The outpouring of help and enthusiasm from citizens from all walks of life who came to the celebration demonstrates how a modest building with a remarkable history galvanized a group of townspeople both young and old to take pride in the historic...

Beniamino Martignetti, 87; helped others live American dream

Beniamino Martignetti, 87; helped others live American dream

By Marvin Pave After working in a brick factory in England and as a construction laborer in Canada to earn money that would help expand his family's farm in Montefalcione, Italy, 28-year-old Beniamino Martignetti made a side trip to Boston. That 1956 visit with his uncle, Anthony, the founder of Martignetti Liquors, changed his life and the lives of many others. Instead...

There’s A New Documentary About the Italian Americans of the North End

There’s A New Documentary About the Italian Americans of the North End

By Madeline Bilis   The North End has a lot more to show for itself than amazing cannolis, which is why the North End Historical Society decided to produce a documentary about the neighborhood's longtime residents: Italian Americans.   After five years of working on Boston's North End: An Italian American Story, the new documentary is scheduled to premiere Wednesday, January 20, at 7...

Italian Cultural Center events

Italian Cultural Center events

By Pam Mastriano   The Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass, Inc. is sponsoring a tortellini making class on Saturday, March 5 at 1 p.m. an instructor, supplies and space will be provided for adults and children. Just bring an apron and take home what you make. Space is limited.   Seats will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Stephanie at (860) 305-1175...

Experienced Trio To Open ‘Spiga’ Italian Restaurant on Main Street

Experienced Trio To Open ‘Spiga’ Italian Restaurant on Main Street

by Michael Dinan   An experienced trio that's already launched successful and acclaimed restaurants in Fairfield, Greenwich and Stamford is planning to open a new Italian spot in the former Barolo space on Main Street.   'Spiga'—that's Italian for the stem on a stalk of wheat—will feature fresh-made pastas, an extensive wine bar and wood-burning pizza oven, and is slated to open mid-spring at...

Carbonara Night: duello ai fornelli

Carbonara Night: duello ai fornelli

Friday, January 29th - 7:00pm. Dante Alighieri Society - 41 Hampshire Street, CambridgeA cooking competition to make the best and most authentic Carbonara Pasta among the Italian students associations from Boston University - Harvard - M.I.T. - Northeastern University Live Music Entertainment by the Italian students association of Berklee College of Music. Register at carbonaranight.eventbrite.com. $5 registration fee (includes 4 carbonara samples, pasta al forno and...

Newport Restaurant Group to Welcome ‘Avvio Ristorante’ in Former Papa Razzi Loca…

Newport Restaurant Group to Welcome ‘Avvio Ristorante’ in Former Papa Razzi Location in Cranston

Newport Restaurant Group, a division of Newport Harbor Corporation, an employee-owned hospitality company, is pleased to announce Avvio, a new restaurant in the former Papa Razzi space in Garden City, Cranston.   Avvio will join the Newport Restaurant Group collection as the ninth location in Rhode Island and will embody the essence of everyday Italian dining; a place where friends and family...

Italian Benevolent Society starts a new century

Italian Benevolent Society starts a new century

By Cindy Cantrell   Like many of his fellow immigrants at the time from Capestrano, Italy, Sergio Colantonio settled in Newton after moving to the United States in 1978. More than 35 years later, he is continuing to help others retain a strong cultural identity as the new president of the Italian Benevolent Society, Filippo Corsi, based in the city's village of...

Appreciation:Jerry Del Prete,The King of Cold Cuts, Dies at 69

Appreciation:Jerry Del Prete,The King of Cold Cuts, Dies at 69

By John Lynds   Jerry Del Prete, East Boston's undisputed 'King of Cold Cuts', has died. Del Prete, who for over three decades ran the unassuming yet arguably one of the best sub shops in town, died on Wednesday, January 6 following a short illness at his home surrounded by his family. He was 69 years old.   Del Prete successfully ran Gloria's Food Market...

Former FBI Agent Pays Homage to Italian Immigrant Heritage in Book ‘784 Broadway…

Former FBI Agent Pays Homage to Italian Immigrant Heritage in Book ‘784 Broadway’

James Ring, author of the 5-star terrorist thriller Necessary Assets, has shifted genres with his second book, 784 Broadway, where he brings to life his immigrant Italian heritage by recounting summer visits to his family's small greengrocer store in New York's Hudson Valley. Ring's stories, rich with humor and wisdom, span nearly three decades and are an impressive chronicle of small-town...

Peabody's Charles Rosa where he belongs in UFC

Peabody's Charles Rosa where he belongs in UFC

by Sean Brennan   The life of a fighter has its ups and its downs, but the good ones always find a way to get back on their feet. UFC featherweight Charles Rosa, a 2005 graduate of Peabody High, can testify to that. Born into a large Italian family, Rosa was hardwired to fight.   His grandfather was a Navy boxing champion, his uncle was an...

Haute Secrets: Dante de Magistris of Restaurant Dante and il Casale

Haute Secrets: Dante de Magistris of Restaurant Dante and il Casale

by Kellie Speed   Being raised in an Italian family certainly has its perks. Just ask Dante de Magistris, who got his initial culinary start at home before moving on to work in some of Boston's most legendary kitchens, including Café Louis, The Federalist and Pignoli alongside some of the best local names in the restaurant industry, including Michael Schlow, Lydia Shire,...

Don’t skip the risotto at Raso’s in Medford

Don’t skip the risotto at Raso’s in Medford

By Stephanie Schorow   WHO'S IN CHARGE Raso's Bar & Grille was launched in 2005 by lifelong Medford resident Richard Raso, who had previously run a canteen business and wanted to open a restaurant. He did, and largely built it himself. He just couldn't figure out what to call the place and ended up using his family name. With him from the...

Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summe…

Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools

Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools – The Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace will cover the cost of one summer of language study (tuition, room, and board)—from the beginner to graduate level—in Italian. The deadline has been extended to January 24, 2016. See the website for application details.   Undergraduate Course Credit Awarded – Take three...

Mark Patinkin: From Alex and Ani to Benrus, Giovanni Feroce is all business

Mark Patinkin: From Alex and Ani to Benrus, Giovanni Feroce is all business

By Mark Patinkin   I've long wondered who Giovanni Feroce is. I knew of him as the CEO who took Alex and Ani global and is trying to do it again, re-launching the World War II watch brand Benrus into a vintage clothing-and-gear play. But I've seen little written about him.   So I called. Then waited six weeks. Finally, he told me to come by....

Review: Cielo, an Italian Restaurant in Wilton, Brims with Variety

Review: Cielo, an Italian Restaurant in Wilton, Brims with Variety

by Patricia Brooks Emily and Hakan Basaran enjoyed some success with Carpe Diem, their Italian restaurant in New Canaan, but the building that housed it was going to be taken over by a post office, so they looked for a new location. They decided on a centrally located spot in neighboring Wilton and a new name, Cielo, which means sky in Italian.   But...

Sebastian Maniscalco performs in Boston this weekend, chats with the BCSE

Sebastian Maniscalco performs in Boston this weekend, chats with the BCSE

by Angela Frissore   Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco will be headlining Boston's The Wilbur this weekend, kicking off what will no doubt be a banner year for the comedy veteran. After selling out nearly a dozen performances in the New York comedy scene last year, the Chicago native is set to record his new comedy special in May – along with a hefty...

Five facts about Steve DiFillippo, CEO chef from Davio's Boston and Foxborough's…

Five facts about Steve DiFillippo, CEO chef from Davio's Boston and Foxborough's Patriot Place

By Sarah Platanitis   Meet Steve DiFillippo, restaurateur and owner of Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse in Boston and Patriot Place in Foxborough. He's been in the restaurant industry for 30 years, was inducted into the Massachusetts Restaurant Hall of Fame in 2008 and awarded Restaurateur of the Year in 2014. Want to know a more about him? Check out these five fast...

Panificio di Canevari Italian Bakery now open on Sundays: New baker ‘fell in lov…

Panificio di Canevari Italian Bakery now open on Sundays: New baker ‘fell in love with Milford’

by Jennifer Antonik While visions of sugar plums dance in the heads of children next door at the Tatiana Akinfieva Dance Academy, Mike Canevari makes real sugar dance around the new Panificio di Canevari Italian Bakery located on SW Front Street.   The bakery began as a hobby for Mr. Canevari, but he said he needed to cook up a business as popularity...

Springfield UNICO names Rep. Angelo Puppolo 'Person of 2015'

Springfield UNICO names Rep. Angelo Puppolo 'Person of 2015'

By Shannon Young   Springfield UNICO announced this week that it has named state Rep. Angelo Puppolo Jr. its 2015 "Person of the Year." The Springfield Democrat, who also represents Wilbraham and part of East Longmeadow, was given the title for exemplifying UNICO's principles of unity, neighborliness, integrity charity and opportunity said UNICO Person of the Year Committee Chairman Vin Ronghi.   He also lauded...

Raise the Curtain: Novara Opens This Week in an Old Milton Theater

Raise the Curtain: Novara Opens This Week in an Old Milton Theater

by Dana Hatic   An modern Italian-style restaurant is opening this Thursday next door to its sister, Abby Park. The owners are unveiling Novara, which took over the former Milton Cinema in East Milton Square, starting out serving dinner from executive chef Tony DeRienzo.   Novara (556 Adams St.) pulled DeRienzo from Abby Park, and he has drawn inspiration for the cuisine at the...

Comella's Homemade Italian Food to Open in Hingham and Bedford

Comella's Homemade Italian Food to Open in Hingham and Bedford

by Dana Hatic   An Italian restaurant with locations across Massachusetts is eyeing Hingham for an expansion, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. Comella's, which specializes in affordable Italian dining, retail, and catering, is set to take over the now-closed Salsa's Mexican restaurant at 211 Lincoln St.   Gene Comella thought of the concept for Comella's in 1988 and later opened the first location in...

Russo's Italian Bakery Celebrates 25 Years

Russo's Italian Bakery Celebrates 25 Years

by Annie Gentile   It was a busy holiday season for Rosanna and Giovani Russo, owners of Russo's Italian Bakery in Enfield, with cookie platters and other sweet treats practically flying off the shelves. But then again, when you make some of the most delicious Italian pastries around, it's hard not to be busy.   In December, the Russos celebrated their 25th year in business. "Knock...

'Call Me Guido' : Federal Appellate Judge Calabresi A Legal Giant With A Common …

'Call Me Guido' : Federal Appellate Judge Calabresi A Legal Giant With A Common Touch

by David Holahan   Guido Calabresi, an esteemed Yale law prof and federal appellate judge, still considers himself a refugee. Guido Calabresi, who is 83, continues to do many-splendored things. He is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, one step below the Supreme Court.   He is a professor at the Yale Law School, where he began teaching in 1959...

La cucina italiana conquista gli Usa Walter Potenza: «Merito delle scuole»

La cucina italiana conquista gli Usa  Walter Potenza: «Merito delle scuole»

Trasmettere il valore della cucina attraverso la condivisione di culture e cibi da tutto il mondo; questo l'obiettivo della Chef Walters Cooking School, la scuola di cucina di Walter Potenza (nella foto), cuoco di origini italiane trapiantato da oltre 40 anni negli Stati Uniti, dove ha aperto anche un ristorante, precisamente nel centro di Providence, capitale dello stato di Rhode...

Bel Canto Opera January 17: Pirandello Lyceum Opera Concert

Bel Canto Opera January 17: Pirandello Lyceum Opera Concert

DANTE ALIGHIERI CULTURAL CENTER - 41 Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA (617-876-5160) - SUNDAY JANUARY 17, 2016, 2:30 PM - Boston Bel Canto Opera Company - Director, Bradley Pennington. The Pirandello Lyceum invites all members and friends to enjoy a wonderful concert by Bel Canto Opera Artistic Director Bradley Pennington. The concert will be performed on Sunday afternoon, 2:30 PM, January 17 at the Dante Alighieri...

Langone's Florist in Springfield's South End readies for reopening

Langone's Florist in Springfield's South End readies for reopening

By Jim Kinney   South End institution Langone's Florist is getting fixed up now and will hopefully be open again in January. New operator Brian Grisel, owner of the Gilded Lilly on Wilbraham Road in Sixteen Acres and A Cut Above Florist on Memorial Drive in Chicopee, said Wednesday there was simply too much to do and too little time to reopen by...

Philip Boncore Named Sun Transcript Man of the Year

Philip Boncore Named Sun Transcript Man of the Year

By Cary Shuman   He has been a voice of experience on the Winthrop Town Council for a decade. Before that he was a member of the Charter Commission that spearheaded the town's conversion to a new form of government. He has lived in Winthrop his entire life and dedicated a lifetime to public service here, dating back to his days as a...

Harvard’s Federico Capasso co-recipient of Rumford Prize

Harvard’s Federico Capasso co-recipient of Rumford Prize

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences named Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Professor Federico Capasso and electrical engineer Alfred Cho as the recipients of the 2015 Rumford Prize on Tuesday, in recognition of their contributions to the field of laser technology.   The award will be presented to Capasso and Cho, both of whom are members...

2016 Spring Bocce Registration

2016 Spring Bocce Registration

Jan 7, 2016 between 6:00 to 8:00PM is Bocce registration night for all teams and individuals interested in participating in the Spring campaign which starts week of January 10th. Registration night will include the collection of bocce, membership renewals and new memberships fees. All fees must be paid by the start of the season.   It is very difficult to collect all fees on opening...

Lo Strano Medico; The Strange Doctor from My Corner of Boston

Lo Strano Medico; The Strange Doctor from My Corner of Boston

by Nicholas Dello Russo   There was never a shortage of doctors in the North End, they were on every corner, up one flight. Most were Italian/American but some were Jewish, left over from when the North End had a substantial Jewish population.   Common wisdom was, if you were only a little bit sick you went to one of the Italians but if...

Meet Renee Evangelista, Partner, Howland Evangelista Kohlenberg Burnett LLP

Meet Renee Evangelista, Partner, Howland Evangelista Kohlenberg Burnett LLP

by NOIAW   Renee Evangelista - Partner, Howland Evangelista Kohlenberg Burnett LLP. Renee will be honored at our Rhode Island Region Epiphany on January 10, 2016. Buy tickets here.   Renee Evangelista, a graduate of Brown University and New York University, School of Law has been practicing for over 23 years. For 22 years, Renee was a Capital Partner and the first female in the 100...

Arthur Puopolo, 87; barber’s shop was a step back in time

Arthur Puopolo, 87; barber’s shop was a step back in time

By J.M. Lawrence   As the sounds of an opera played in his downtown Boston barbershop, Arthur Puopolo sometimes paused mid-haircut, lifted his scissors into the air, and spontaneously joined the tenor in a climactic aria. The scent of hot towels, aftershave balms, and complimentary espresso filled the air at Court Square Styling Shop, where Mr. Puopolo welcomed customers for more than 40...

Italian-American Cultural Organization to hold meeting

Italian-American Cultural Organization to hold meeting

The Italian-American Cultural Organization will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 at Grove Manor Estates, 160 Grove St., Braintree. The guest speaker will be Paul Pecci. He will talk about his Italian heritage and its influence on his professional and artistic life. Pecci is the president and CEO of Braintree Cooperative Bank and a professional artist with a passion for the...

Hermitage Club opens Piacenza at the Inn at Sawmill Farm

Hermitage Club opens Piacenza at the Inn at Sawmill Farm

by Chris Mays   Hermitage Club Culinary Director Terrance Brennan says a new Italian restaurant inside The Inn at Sawmill Farm is a very unique operation for the Green Mountain State. Brennan skied at Stratton for many years and was asked to take on the job by an official at the Hermitage Club who knew him from their days at the ski resort.   "I'm...

Inaugural Red Sox HOFer Malzone dies at 85

Inaugural Red Sox HOFer Malzone dies at 85

by Andrew Simon Frank Malzone, a longtime Red Sox third baseman who spent 68 years in the organization, died Tuesday morning of natural causes at his home in Needham, Mass., the team announced. He was 85. Malzone was part of the first class inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1995. He played for Boston from 1955-65, and after finishing...

Eatery/market expanding into Portsmouth

Eatery/market expanding into Portsmouth

by Jason Schreiber   Joe Faro knew it had potential as soon as he spotted an abandoned movie theater on Route 1. As the owner and chief food taster at Tuscan Kitchen & Tuscan Market, Faro has been looking for opportunities to expand his growing business that offers customers a real Italian experience. "I've been looking around Portsmouth for years. I find the market...

Lancaster teen fundraising to play in Italy

Lancaster teen fundraising to play in Italy

by Jan Gottesman   For Victoria Tuttle, softball is taking her much further than around the bases. The 16-year-old Nashoba sophomore has been named a member of the U.S. Premier Softball team, which will be playing in Southern Italy next summer. Victoria, the daughter of Donna and Bill Tuttle, of Lancaster, is looking for help to pay the expenses.   "I have been playing softball for...

Meet our Wise Women: Mary L. Pepe

Meet our Wise Women: Mary L. Pepe

by NOIAW   Mary L. Pepe. Director of Human Resources, Town of Greenwich. Mary will be honored at our Connecticut Region Epiphany on Sunday, January 17, 2016. Buy tickets here.   WHAT DOES YOUR ITALIAN HERITAGE MEAN TO YOU, AND HOW HAS IT GUIDED YOUR CAREER AND INSPIRED YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS?My Italian heritage is deeply woven into the fabric of who I am as a person — in...

Feature Obituary: Vincent A. DiFillipo, former Portland deputy fire chief, 63

Feature Obituary: Vincent A. DiFillipo, former Portland deputy fire chief, 63

by Tom Bell   Vincent "Vinny" A. DiFillipo Sr., who rose up the ranks at the Portland Fire Department and retired as deputy chief in 2010, died on Dec. 22. He was 63. He was devoted to the Fire Department, his family and his friends, said his wife, Joyce DiFillipo. "If you had him as a friend, you had him forever," she said. "He...

From Venice with Love: Giada Valenti to play The VETS

From Venice with Love: Giada Valenti to play The VETS

by Nancy Burns-Fusaro   Nine-time Sergio Franchi Music Foundation grant recipient Giada Valenti heads for The VETS in Providence on April 21 for a 7:30 p.m. concert. Tickets are now on sale for the concert, "Giada Valenti: From Venice with Love." Valenti, known for taking her audiences on romantic and magical journeys, performs her own interpretations of American and Italian hits from the...

Dining review: Rosalina is a new Italian classic in Providence

Dining review: Rosalina is a new Italian classic in Providence

By Jenna Pelletier The last thing Rhode Island needed was another Italian-American restaurant, I thought. All angles seemed to be covered, from the classic Federal Hill restaurants to upscale Al Forno to no-frills Mike's Kitchen in Cranston. What more could another one offer? Come to find out, the relatively new Rosalina, in downtown Providence, brings a lot to the state's dining scene. The restaurant's...

Sede a Boston, cuore (e ricerca) in Salento. Gelesis raccoglie 31,5 milioni

Sede a Boston, cuore (e ricerca) in Salento. Gelesis raccoglie 31,5 milioni

di Arcangelo Rociola   La storia di Gelesis non è molto nota, ma è una delle startup in assoluto più interessanti nate in Italia. Nata da un progetto di ricerca di uno studente dell'Università di Napoli, Alessandro Sannino, è diventata in pochi anni una realtà imprenditoriale che ha il centro di sviluppo a Calimera, Lecce, ma la proprietà a Boston, dove alcuni...

Northampton psychologist explores how Italian American daughters grieve dads

Northampton psychologist explores how Italian American daughters grieve dads

By Anne-Gerard Flynn   Several area women, including Anna Daniele, owner of La Fiorentina Pastry Shop, are featured in the recently published book, "Daughters, Dads and the Path through Grief: Tales from Italian America." The book is co-authored by Northampton resident Lorraine Mangione, who holds a doctorate in psychology and teaches at the New Hampshire campus of Antioch New England, and Donna H....

Meet Our Wise Women: Rita Esposito Watson

Meet Our Wise Women: Rita Esposito Watson

by NOIAW   Journalist and Educator, Rita will be honored at our Rhode Island Region Epiphany on January 10, 2016. Buy tickets here.   THE GIFT OF ITALIANWhen my grandparents talked of "the old country" they referred to their village in Italy. Yet, when I asked them to explain the differences, I realized that they brought "the old country" with them to America. Our grandparents'...

La Prima Cantata, Songs by Rosaria – My Corner of Boston

La Prima Cantata, Songs by Rosaria – My Corner of Boston

by Nicholas Dello Russo This skit has Rosaria singing in French and Italian and I think she does a fantastic job. She is accompanied by the great Sal Marino playing his accordion. After graduating from college Rosaria lived in France and Spain. She was a street singer in the Quartier Latin and sang Edith Piaf songs on the Boulevard san Germaine to...

Belfast council renames Columbus holiday Indigenous Peoples Day

Belfast council renames Columbus holiday Indigenous Peoples Day

By Abigail Curtis   Goodbye, Columbus. Belfast city councilors voted this week at a regular meeting to do away with the name Columbus Day and to replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day, making the midcoast city the first municipality in the state to rename the holiday.   "If we act, our town can be a beacon for the rest of Maine and New England," Belfast...

Judge grants parishioners 90 days for hail Mary effort to save Scituate church

Judge grants parishioners 90 days for hail Mary effort to save Scituate church

By Charlotte Wilder Judge Raymond Brassard of Norfolk Superior Court granted parishioners of St. Frances X Cabrini Church in Scituate a chance to file their case with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The filing with the highest court in America will be the last battle in an 11-year fight to stop the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston from closing their...

Spotlight on a Senior: Stephen A. Narracci

Spotlight on a Senior: Stephen A. Narracci

By Gail Donahue Think for a moment about how overstated sporting events, especially on the professional level, and all that surround them appear to be. There are massive crowds, cheers, jeers, screaming, injuries, controversy, and salaries equivalent to winning Powerball every year.   Sports, in general, and all that goes with it do not immediately call to mind images of health, wellness and...

Giuseppe Cinque maintains Italian traditions of his childhood at Quartina Tratto…

Giuseppe Cinque maintains Italian traditions of his childhood at Quartina Trattoria Restaurant

By Leslie Lake For the first time as owner of Quartina Trattoria and Vineria, Giuseppe Cinque has reached into his collection of vintage Christmas figures from his Italian childhood and created a traditional nativity scene at his Washington Street restaurant. Known as a Presepe, a popular Christmas display in the Napoli region of Italy, Cinque has gathered more than 30 pieces from...

Italian dessert shop coming to Massachusetts Street

Italian dessert shop coming to Massachusetts Street

by Chad Lawhorn Gelato. Sorbet. Cannoli. Am I showing off my bilingual skills here? Of course. Am I pointing to stains on my tie? Well, yes, but neither of those are really the point. I'm mainly working up to tell you that a new dessert shop — with a specialty in Italian dishes — is coming to downtown Lawrence.   Lawrence businessman Dan...

Three CT Seafoodies Share Their Feast Of The Seven Fishes Traditions

Three CT Seafoodies Share Their Feast Of The Seven Fishes Traditions

by A. Talbot Despite all the hullabaloo surrounding Christmas, for many Italian Americans, one of the most exciting meals of the year happens the night before: the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. No one entirely knows how the tradition started, but a few details are widely understood.   For starters, Christmas Eve is technically a fast day — or at least...

New Deal Fruit, Old School Vibes

New Deal Fruit, Old School Vibes

by Elise Balzotti   "There is nothing better than working with family," says Yano Petruzzelli, who owns and operates the New Deal Fruit Company located in Revere, Massachusetts, along with his two brothers, Nicholas and Domenic Petruzzelli.   The New Deal Fruit Company, which can be categorized as a hybrid produce market, Italian specialty store, and deli, has been a family affair for over...

vincent-ferraro-twirling-at-glenville-pizza-since-1976Sitting down in the pizza parlor he has run for 40 years, owner Vincent Ferraro recalls the leap of faith it took to purchase the business for $15,000 back in 1976. Vincent was just 23 when he...
directors-nomination-process-in-the-u-s-and-italyFebruary 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm. The Harvard Italian Law Association is pleased to invite you to this spectacular event focused on a key issue of corporate law. We are going to host a fantastic...
italian-balladeers-ii-volo-bringing-its-grande-amore-to-oakdaleby Ed Condran   Don't expect Gianluca Ginoble to be hung over Friday night when he performs at the Oakdale Theatre. Feb. 12 is the night after the charismatic baritone turns 21 in Boston. "But...
every-italian-neighborhood-in-americaYes, I have been to every Italian American neighborhood in America. Why? About 4 years ago I noticed that there were many Italian businesses in New York that were disappearing. Some of these businesses...
mark-patinkin-from-alex-and-ani-to-benrus-giovanni-feroce-is-all-businessBy Mark Patinkin   I've long wondered who Giovanni Feroce is. I knew of him as the CEO who took Alex and Ani global and is trying to do it again, re-launching the World War II watch brand...
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