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Nuove collaborazioni tra il Friuli Venezia Giulia e il Mit di Boston

Nuove collaborazioni tra il Friuli Venezia Giulia e il Mit di Boston

Nuove prospettive di collaborazione tra il prestigioso Mit-Massachusetts Institute of Technology di Boston e il sistema accademico e di ricerca del Friuli Venezia Giulia. È quanto emerso nei giorni scorsi negli Stati Uniti, nel corso dell'ultima tappa della missione economico-istituzionale della Regione italiana. A guidare la missione negli Usa la presidente Debora Serracchiani. Accompagnata dal console generale a Boston, Nicola De...

Southington restaurant offers Italian buffet

Southington restaurant offers Italian buffet

Local chef Ralph Secondo has partnered with Lou's Breakfast and Lunch to offer Lou's Italian Buffet on Thursday and Friday nights. Each Thursday and Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m., the lights at the restaurant at 969 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike dim, and out come the checkered tablecloths and Italian music. For $15.99, customers are offered an all-you-can eat Italian buffet, along...

Worcester parish seeks to raze Mount Carmel Church without delay

Worcester parish seeks to raze Mount Carmel Church without delay

Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Ann Parish seeks a waiver that would permit the historic but crumbling Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church to be knocked down sooner rather than later, city officials said Thursday. Parish representatives will appear before the city Historical Commission June 9 to make the case for a demolition-delay waiver, which would mean the parish wouldn't have...

Bricco Comfort Food to replace Spicoli’s

Bricco Comfort Food to replace Spicoli’s

Maria Markonidis of Hudson, Mass., spoke fondly of her memories in Albion village at the former Spicoli's Bar and Grill where she would bring her son and his friends on the Providence Capitals hockey team to grab a bite to eat after games and practices.   It became the team's spot for the past three years, she said, and she fell in...

Goodbye Columbus Day?: Amherst Town Meeting OKs resolution to commemorate Indige…

Goodbye Columbus Day?: Amherst Town Meeting OKs resolution to commemorate Indigenous Peoples' Day

By a majority vote, Amherst Town Meeting on Wednesday night adopted a resolution to commemorate Indigenous Peoples' Day instead of Columbus Day.   Students in Matthew Venditti's eighth grade class brought the resolution after studying Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who set the stage for European colonization of the Americas with four trips across the Atlantic Ocean under the Spanish flag in...

Bakers seek new law for Rhode Island’s beloved wine biscuits

Bakers seek new law for Rhode Island’s beloved wine biscuits

Bakers are asking state lawmakers to make it easier for them to mass produce an Italian-American treat. The state Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to pass legislation that would create a special wine biscuit license allowing bakers to buy up to 2,000 gallons of wine a year from wholesalers.   North Providence baker and Town Councilwoman Kristen Catanzaro requested the bill. She said she...

Festa della Repubblica at Christopher Columbus Park

Festa della Repubblica at Christopher Columbus Park

When: Sunday, June 5, 2016 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Where: Christopher Columbus Park at Long Wharf, Boston MA The annual Festa Nazionale della Repubblica Italiana and "Piazza Italia" is scheduled for Sunday June 5, 2016, at Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue in the North End of Boston. The event starts at 10 a.m. and runs through the afternoon with free...

Ronald Tarentino Jr. Massachusetts Police Officer shot dead

Ronald Tarentino Jr. Massachusetts Police Officer shot dead

By Ross Hinds   The man suspected of killing a Massachusetts police officer has been shot and killed by law enforcement. Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. was conducting a traffic stop on Rochdale Street in Auburn when an occupant of the vehicle opened fire on him as he approached the car early Sunday morning. Police say the shooter, identified as Jorge Zambrano, 35, fled the...

You Are What You Pronounce

You Are What You Pronounce

Robert Aiudi wants you to know that if you want to order bowtie noodles at an Italian restaurant, you may have to ask for farfalle. Or maybe strichetti instead.   Aiudi, who goes online by the sobriquet the Language Chef, is on a mission to enable people not just to taste their meals in this foodie society, but to pronounce them as...

Our Gourmet: An Italian favorite in a new location

Our Gourmet: An Italian favorite in a new location

Everybody in Salem, it seems, has their own favorite Italian restaurant. There are certainly plenty to choose from, more than in most towns, and many of them are decidedly top notch. Oddly, even as it established itself over 37 years in one location, we had never visited Ralphie's.   Now, with the bistro having moved a mile or so north (but still on...

Explorers plan June mission to Andrea Doria shipwreck

Explorers plan June mission to Andrea Doria shipwreck

Nearly six decades after 46 people died when the Andrea Doria sank to the sea floor following a violent collision with another ocean liner south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, explorers are preparing to do what 16 people have lost their lives attempting: get a good look at the wreckage.   A Washington state-based ocean exploration company is planning the first manned submersible expedition...

Comella's Has Opened a New Location in Hingham

Comella's Has Opened a New Location in Hingham

A staple of Italian food across Massachusetts has debuted its latest expansion in Hingham. Comella's is now open at 221 Lincoln St., bringing affordable cuisine to the area, along with retail and catering. It announced the opening on its Facebook page.   Comella's first opened in Wellesley in the late 1980s and has since expanded to Arlington, Belmont, Chestnut Hill, Concord, Marblehead,...

Boston’s North End – An Italian American Story, previewed by Friends of the Nort…

Boston’s North End – An Italian American Story, previewed by Friends of the North End

by Arthur A. Lauretano   The Friends Of The North End sponsored a viewing this week of the new movie "Boston's North End – An Italian American Story", at the Sons Of Italy hall in Winchester, MA.    The film tells the story of the Italian immigrant migration to Boston's North End from the late 1800's to the current time. Featured in the film...

Solo Italiano opens in the Old Port on Thursday

Solo Italiano opens in the Old Port on Thursday

Solo Italiano, a new Italian restaurant at 100 Commercial St., will open Thursday at 4 p.m. The restaurant replaces Ebb & Flow, which closed in March. Angelo Ciocca, president of Nova Seafood, still leases the restaurant space but is replacing Ebb & Flow, which served Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, with Solo Italiano, which will serve northern Italian cuisine.   The executive chef is Paolo Laboa,...

Tuscani Seafood and Grill brings Italian fare to Fall River dining scene

Tuscani Seafood and Grill brings Italian fare to Fall River dining scene

If there's one type of cuisine that's always mentioned as lacking in the city's dining scene, it's Italian.Paul Diogenes and Ernie Lafrenaye, owners of the recently opened Tuscani Seafood and Grill, are hoping to fill that void with a menu of Italian fare coupled with fried seafood plates, burgers and pizza. "We wanted to do something different in the city,"...

Giacomo's to open in Melrose on Monday

Giacomo's to open in Melrose on Monday

The wait is almost over: Giacomo's Ristorante will open for business in Melrose next Monday, May 23.Co-owner Richard A. Talieri confirmed the date to the Free Press on Tuesday, shortly after the location at 454 Main St. passed its building inspection. "Barring any unforeseen circumstances, yes," Talieri said when asked whether a May 23 opening was set in stone. The weekly hours...

Cumar’s Ivo Cubi: A destiny carved in marble

Cumar’s Ivo Cubi: A destiny carved in marble

No matter how hard he tried, Ivo Cubi could not have done anything else for a living. His last name, to begin with, in Italian literally means "Cubes." Plus he was born into a family that, in one capacity or another, has worked with marble for seven generations. The sixth of which, his father, did everything possible to keep his...

Pirandello Lyceum recognizes I Migliori

Pirandello Lyceum recognizes I Migliori

On April 9, the Pirandello Lyceum held its annual "I Migliori in Mens et Gesta" awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in East Boston. For 31 years, the Pirandello has been recognizing the best in mind and deeds in the community. This year's awardees included high-tech entrepreneur Charles Centore, who has grown his own electronic components company into a major player...

Carnevale Project by Pascal Gangi

Carnevale Project by Pascal Gangi

For the Fisherman's Feast in the North End in 2016, the artistic group is currently working in bringing a little taste of the Carnevale tradition from Sciacca to the North End. The Carnevale in Sciacca calls for the parade of the float accompanied by its traditional music, Dance group and a Comedia dell' Arte group. Just like the actual tradition, the...

Explore Your Italian Roots Seminar in Beverly, MA

 Explore Your Italian Roots Seminar in Beverly, MA

ORIGINS ITALY Founder and "Genealogy Roadshow" Host Mary Tedesco will present two Italian genealogy lectures at the Explore Your Italian Roots Seminar in Beverly, MA on 14 May 2016: "Roads to Rome: Locating Your Italian Ancestral Town" and "Andiamo in Italia: Italian Genealogical Research in Italy and from Home." Detailed lecture descriptions below. Objects and documents from the Beverly Historical...

These are the most popular Italian restaurants in Boston, according to check-in …

These are the most popular Italian restaurants in Boston, according to check-in data

When it comes to Italian food in Boston, the conversation usually starts and ends with the North End. Tourists and residents alike brave winding lines for well-known Hanover Street spots like Giacomo's and Panza, followed by a cannoli from Mike's or Modern Pastry if there's still room after a heaping plate of fettuccine.   At the same time, newcomers to the Italian...

The 17th Annual Federal Hill Stroll

The 17th Annual Federal Hill Stroll

Mangia Bene! The 17th Annual Federal Hill Stroll will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Stroll through one of Providence's most flavorful neighborhoods, while sampling signature cuisine or enjoying exclusive discounts at restaurants, shops and galleries. 

For one low price of $30 plus tax, you will receive an admission button, two free beverages...

Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Venice Ghetto

Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Venice Ghetto

The Venice Ghetto: 500 Years of Life. Film at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Venice Ghetto - Thursday, May 12, 5:30 pm - Museum of Fine Arts - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston. Click here for more information   The rich story of the Jews of Venice is celebrated in this charming film, which uses an inventive mix of documentary and drama,...

Gardner Museum to host talk on Italian migration to Central Mass.

Gardner Museum to host talk on Italian migration to Central Mass.

Fitchburg State University Professor Teresa Fava Thomas will present a program on migration from Italy to Central Massachusetts at The Gardner Museum on Thursday, May 12. The presentation will explore traditional life in the mountains above Venice, Italy, and the reasons why people migrated to Central Massachusetts between 1880 and 1920. The talk will discuss the immigrants' work on the Wachusett...

Amica CEO DiMuccio named Verrazzano ‘Man of the Year’

Amica CEO DiMuccio named Verrazzano ‘Man of the Year’

Robert A. DiMuccio, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Amica Mutual Insurance Company, is the recipient of the Verrazzano Day Observance Committee's 2016 Man of the Year Award.   The award will be presented at the organization's annual dinner on Saturday, May 14, at the Venus de Milo restaurant in Swansea, Mass. DiMuccio, a resident of Cumberland, is a native Rhode Islander...

Parishioners vow legal action to save Mount Carmel from diocese-driven demolitio…

Parishioners vow legal action to save Mount Carmel from diocese-driven demolition

A movement started by Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishioners to override the wishes of the Roman Catholic Diocese has picked up supporters in high places, and organizers say they've talked with legal experts who have given them hope that they have legal standing to challenge any future demolition orders.   Mayor Joe Petty, At-large City Councilors Kate Toomey and Moe Bergman,...

Dealership unveils new Maserati Levante SUV

Dealership unveils new Maserati Levante SUV

The Kelly Automotive Group unveiled the 2017 Maserati Levante during a celebration at their dealership in Danvers last night. About 75 people stopped by the Kelly showroom to check out the latest 
Levante SUV, a model the dealership's owner, Brian Kelly, called "a beautiful vehicle" that he thinks will be "a real game changer for the brand."   Only 2,500 Levante models have...

Fausto Panizzolo: A “non-assisted” walker, down the path of research

Fausto Panizzolo: A “non-assisted” walker, down the path of research

For a living, Fausto Panizzolo develops devices to help people walk: better, faster and with a lesser amount of energy.   On the walk along his career path, however, he likes to rely, solely on his own: in fact in his native Italy – as well as elsewhere – "devices" (whether political, social or even merely economic) are often used to obtain...

Italian language activist Gioconda Motta

Italian language activist Gioconda Motta

"When we lived in Melrose in the mid 1970s, my eldest daughter used to bring pizza to school for lunch. For her, having grown up in an Italian household, it was the most normal thing in the world. At some point however she started to come home and say they were making fun of her, therefore she didn't want pizza...

North End laureate, Part II

North End laureate, Part II

Two years after the death of his father, John Ciardi moved with his family from the North End out to the "country" (i.e., Medford) and into a house they shared with Aunt Christina and Uncle Alec. Together, the families struggled to make ends meet. Echoing the lives of many North Enders, Christina worked at Schraff's as a candy dipper while Alec...

Middletown: Concert association hosts “Rigoletto” by CT Lyric Opera, CT Virtuosi…

Middletown: Concert association hosts “Rigoletto” by CT Lyric Opera, CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra at MHS May 14

Composer Giuseppe Verdi's bold and fascinating opera, Rigoletto, will be presented live and fully staged in Middletown on Saturday, May 14. Performed by the acclaimed CT Lyric Opera company and CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the Greater Middletown Concert Association hosts this one-night-only event at Middletown's MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Lane, at 7:30 p.m.   The opera is a triumph of...

Lakes Region Italian Cultural Club hosts Piccolo Market

Lakes Region Italian Cultural Club hosts Piccolo Market

The April meeting of the NH Lakes Region Cultural Club took place at the Weirs Community Center on April 26 and featured the owner of Piccolo Market as the guest speaker and caterer.   Bill Bennett spoke about his passion for Italian cooking which came from his Italian mother and his successful market located in Moultonboro. His market features an Italian Deli...

Celebrate Dante’s Birthday at the Dante Alighieri Society in Cambridge

Celebrate Dante’s Birthday at the Dante Alighieri Society in Cambridge

LOCATION: Dante Alighieri Society, Italian Cultural Center, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139DATE: Friday, May 6, 2016 SCHEDULE: 6:00 PM – Dante Birthday Celebration, 6:30 PM – Light Refreshments, 7:00 PM – Showing of the Movie "Palio," known as "Rocky on Horseback"PARKING: In the Dante Alighieri Society Building lot, with overflow in the Kendall Cinema GarageCOST: No cost for this event; cash bar only   "Twice a year...

Coro-Dante Concerto di Primavera - Sunday, May 15, 2016, 5:00 PM

Coro-Dante Concerto di Primavera - Sunday, May 15, 2016, 5:00 PM

When: Sunday, May 15, 2016, 5:00 PMWhere: Dante Alighieri Society, 41 Hampshire St., Kendall Sq., Cambridge   Coro-Dante Concerto di Primavera: All-Italian Repertoire Chorus of the Dante Alighieri SocietyKevin Galiè, M.M., J.D., Director - Ilana Cady, Pianist - Choruses and Arias from Amilcare Ponchielli's - La Gioconda; Popular Songs, Madrigals and Songs from NapoliCosts: $5 Validated parking at Kendall Sq. Cinema. Free on-street parking in Cambridge on SundaysFree admission....

Internship positions available at Bostoniano!

Internship positions available at Bostoniano!

We might be looking just for you! We have open positions for internships during spring and summer! For inquiries, please email info@bostoniano.info.   Web and social media producer: – Write, edit and generate content for Bostoniano.info website– Update, edit and generate content on Bostoniano social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, G+)– Manage and create email newsletters– Generate original content, interviews and features for Bostoniano.info– Keep...

Atwells Ave, Federal Hill

Atwells Ave, Federal Hill

Wooster Street in New Haven and Franklin Avenue in South Hartford were hidden treasures as far as restaurants, pizza, and even history; however, they were pretty disappointingly not vibrant Italian American communities.There were very few residents in these neighborhoods of Italian decent.   Our next East Coast destination is Atwells Ave in Federal Hill, Rhode Island. Rhode Island sports the highest percentage...

Worcester's Mount Carmel Church holding its last Mass

Worcester's Mount Carmel Church holding its last Mass

by Brad Petrishen   Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, the historic, crumbling church on Mulberry Street, will open its doors for the last time on Sunday, according to Monsignor F. Stephen Pedone. Sunday's 11:30 a.m. Mass will be the last one the nearly 90-year-old edifice will host, the pastor confirmed Saturday afternoon. The landmark Italian-American Catholic church overlooks Interstate 290 in downtown, but...

Birthday bash celebrates Ovid and Sulmona

Birthday bash celebrates Ovid and Sulmona

Boston celebrated the 2,000th anniversary of Publio Ovidio Nasone's birth in style. On March 17, a group of students from the Abruzzese town of Sulmona (Ovidio's birthplace) held a special presentation at Filippo Ristorante in the North End, where over 100 representatives of the community gathered to hear more about the Certamen Ovidianum Sulmonense. The Certamen is an Italian national competition...

Greater New Haven's 'Most Italian' Roots Run Deep

Greater New Haven's 'Most Italian' Roots Run Deep

In 1889, when Hartford resident Mark Twain wrote "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," the main character, Hank Morgan, already represented a waning demographic. The Irish had been crashing ashore in green waves for half a century, along with other immigrants.   But the 1890s would be the decade of the Italians, who surged into Connecticut in ever growing numbers. They...

Film screening: The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life

Film screening: The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life

When: Thursday, May 12, 2016 – 5:30 pm – 7:05 pmWhere: Museum of Fine Arts Boston – Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161), 465 Huntington Ave., Boston MA   The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life by Emanuela Giordano (Italy/France, 2015, 54 min.). Italian & French with English subtitles. The rich story of the Jews of Venice is celebrated in this charming...

Glass art maestro Lino Tagliapietra on exhibit in Stockbridge

Glass art maestro Lino Tagliapietra on exhibit in Stockbridge

When: Public Opening Saturday, May 14, 2016Where: Schantz Galleries – 3 Elm Street, Stockbridge, MA 01262 This month, Schantz Galleries will be presenting an exhibition of works by Lino Tagliapietra, which incorporate the beautiful gold-like avventurine glass. Avventurine is a challenging material to work with, so these newest works are the result of the past years investigation on how to use...

Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe opens on Old Gate Lane in Milford

Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe opens on Old Gate Lane in Milford

The new Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe has the appearance of a polished national chain restaurant, but the big boss is called "Mama," described by her children as a "short, old-school Italian lady," 77, who pops in for taste tests at all the Nardelli's locations to make sure her recipes taste as they should.   "I just want to make sure it's all right,"...

Giovanni Russo receives citation from State

Giovanni Russo receives citation from State

The Massachusetts State House welcomed a very special guest on March 17. Receiving an official citation signed by Gov. Charlie Baker, Giovanni Russo was recognized for his 74 years of exemplary labor. His entire family was present at the ceremony inside the State Chamber, including his wife of 60 years, Lucia; his daughters Connie, Julie and Veronica; his grandchildren; and...

Springfield's Society of Our Lady of Mount Carmel adds $500 to reward for missin…

Springfield's Society of Our Lady of Mount Carmel adds $500 to reward for missing Anthony Scibelli sculpture

The Society of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, an Italian-American club in the city's South End, have added $500 to the reward fund for information leading to the conviction of whoever stole a bust of the late State Rep. Anthony M. Scibelli.   The donation brings the fund up to $1,100 with $500 already from City Councilor Tim Rooke and $100 from...

Italian American Historical Society Dinner

Italian American Historical Society Dinner

The Italian American Historical Society of Connecticut holds its annual Distinguished Service Award dinner on May 1 at Anthony's Oceanview at 450 Lighthouse Road, New Haven. This years honorees are Neapolitan singer Nina Pane Sanseverino (daughter of legendary Neapolitan singer, Giuseppina Pan), Tenor Aaron Caruso, and author Anthony Tamburri.   The festivities kick off at 1 p.m. with cocktails and hor d'oeuvres...

Frank E. Cicone, Baltimore County circuit judge, dies

Frank E. Cicone, Baltimore County circuit judge, dies

Judge Frank E. Cicone, former chief administrative judge of the Baltimore County Circuit Court, who had a second career as a settlement court judge, died of congestive heart failure Thursday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.   The Lutherville resident was 95. "Frank was loved and respected by judges all over Maryland. He was a giant among giants," said Joseph F. Murphy Jr., who...

Two-year position at Mount Holyoke College

Two-year position at Mount Holyoke College

The Italian Studies Program at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time, visiting faculty member in Italian to begin fall 2016. This is a two-year teaching position, with competitive salary and benefits. Particular attention will be given to candidates whose area of specialization is the Mediterranean and/or the Medieval/Renaissance period.   The teaching load for this position is five courses per...

Dine Out Maine: Roustabout in Portland

Dine Out Maine: Roustabout in Portland

A menu that features dishes like eggplant parm and garlic bread sounds like something you'd expect to find alongside red-checked tablecloths, candleholders made from straw-wrapped Chianti bottles – and maybe even a pair of cartoon dogs sharing a romantic plate of pasta in an alley. But in designing their new Washington Avenue restaurant, Roustabout, co-owners Kit Paschal (formerly of Portland Hunt...

Festa della Liberazione: A panel discussion on Italy’s Liberation Day

Festa della Liberazione: A panel discussion on Italy’s Liberation Day

When: Sunday, April 24, 2016 – 3:30 p.m.Where: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston MALight refreshments will be served   Keynote TalkProfessor David Ward from Wellesley College– Professor Ward will go over the civil war experience, the collective memory of it, and the importance it has in today's Italian anthropological identity.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

Spaghetti Spots In Massachusetts

Spaghetti Spots In Massachusetts

"A mano" means "by hand" in Italian and that's exactly how Chef Antonio Bettencourt makes the pasta at his A Mano Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria in Salem's Pickering Wharf.   "I love to take flour, water and eggs and then turn it from just a pile of stuff into a full meal," he says. "It still kinda fascinates me as a cook...

Hartford’s “Little Italy”, CT

Hartford’s “Little Italy”, CT

By Mike Messina   In the early 1900s, Hartford was a booming economic center. Italy, on the other hand, suffered both economically and socially. Hundreds of thousands of Italian men looked for unskilled work in other countries; many eventually headed to the United States. Hartford's potential job opportunities attracted Italians and soon the city's number of immigrants increased dramatically. Many of the...

A mix of Sicily and jazz: Cettina Donato comes to Boston (April 23)

A mix of Sicily and jazz: Cettina Donato comes to Boston (April 23)

When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 5 p.m.Where: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston MA(Parking validation for Parcel 7 parking lot, above Boston Public Market) Purchase tickets onlineOn April 23, Messina Conservatory's Cettina Donato will take part in the ongoing Allegro concert series by Sounds of Italy Festival in Boston. Born and raised in Sicily, Cettina is a classical and jazz...

Santarpio’s Pizza: Eastie’s Finest

Santarpio’s Pizza: Eastie’s Finest

From the rusted green overpass of Route 1A in Eastie, passersby catch a glimpse of perhaps the most iconic landmark in all the city — the unchanged and seemingly only remaining joint with an old school atmosphere that is so categorically "Boston."   Santarpio's — referred to as "Santaaapio's" or "Tarps" by locals — is not only hailed as Boston's best pizzeria,...

Boncore wins it on the ground

Boncore wins it on the ground

The race for an open state Senate seat in Boston and three adjacent communities was sure to shake up the status quo, with no Italian-American son of East Boston in the race — the profile that has defined the district's senator for 40 years.   But voters did not seem hungry for too much change, as Joseph Boncore, an Italian-American son of...

North End Movie

North End Movie

Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT). Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts - 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. Professionisti Italiani a Boston (PIB) and Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts are proud to invite you to a joint event to learn the fascinating history of the Italian immigration in Boston in the past century. No matter how old you...

Bust of former Springfield state Rep. Anthony Scibelli stolen from South End mem…

Bust of former Springfield state Rep. Anthony Scibelli stolen from South End memorial

by Brian Steele   The bust of former state Rep. Anthony M. Scibelli that stood outside the Mount Carmel Society social club was stolen over the weekend. The bronze likeness of one of the longest-serving lawmakers in American history, who died in 1998, was taken from outside the Italian-American club on Winthrop Street in the city's South End sometime before 11 a.m. Monday....

Phantom Gourmet: La Motta’s In Boston’s South End

Phantom Gourmet: La Motta’s In Boston’s South End

The parms, the pasta, the simple red sauce, all of that delicious Italian food you know and love. Now you can taste all of that goodness at La Motta's. Located on Washington Street in Boston's South End, La Motta's is a new restaurant that pays homage to the Old Italian American eateries of the 50s and 60s.   "This is meant to...

Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrates 30th Season with Italian Opera Gala

Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrates 30th Season with Italian Opera Gala

When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 – 6 p.m.Where: Dassault Systèmes, 175 Wyman St, Waltham, MA The Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an elegant fundraiser, "Italian Opera Gala," on Saturday, April 30. This event will include a cocktail hour, Italian dinner, and performances by noted soloists from The Bostonians and the Boston Latin School Chamber Choir. The gala...

Molested, beaten, taken hostage... and lived to tell the tale: Meet the war phot…

Molested, beaten, taken hostage... and lived to tell the tale: Meet the war photographer and mother at center of Steven Spielberg's new film starring Jennifer Lawrence

Her parents were hairdressers in a small town in Connecticut - so it wasn't exactly written in the stars that Lynsey Addario should become one of the world's best known war photographers. Even after her Italian-American family got her a Nikon camera for her 13th birthday, she thought 'photographers were crazy rich kids' with time on their hands.   But fate was about...

UMass festival shines spotlight on Italian madrigals

UMass festival shines spotlight on Italian madrigals

By Jenna Careri   Four hundred years after Renaissance music's fall from favor, Emiliano Ricciardi is on a mission to save it from extinction. Ricciardi has organized an Italian Madrigal Festival at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is an assistant professor of music history.   The two-day event, on Saturday and Sunday, will feature symposium sessions with leading madrigal scholars from around the...

John Ciardi: North End’s poet laureate

John Ciardi: North End’s poet laureate

"I was born June 24, 1916, at 25 Sheave Street in Boston's North End, which was then as now, though more so then, Little Italy ... . My mother, in the custom of her tribe, bore me in the same bed in which she connived me ... . " So wrote John Ciardi, renowned poet, translator and teacher. I had long...

2016 Sons of Italy road race and walk

2016 Sons of Italy road race and walk

Join us on Saturday May 28, 2016 for the return of the Methuen Sons of Italy 5k road race! Beginning at 11:00am from the Methuen Sons of Italy at 459 Merrimack Street in Methuen, shirts to the first 200 registered, post race refreshments, cash prizes to first 3 male and female finishers and awards across all ages groups to 80+,...

That's Lunch: Michael T's offers plentiful portions of Italian-American favorite…

That's Lunch: Michael T's offers plentiful portions of Italian-American favorites

This week's food review is about Michael T's Restaurant at 8390 Seneca Turnpike in New Hartford.Reporter Alissa Scott and copy editor Alex Caldas ate there recently and had this to say: About the Restaurant: Michael T's has been a local, family-owned Italian restaurant in New Hartford since 1983. The eatery offers a fully stocked bar, tables and comfortable booths. When seated...

Rossetti’s: The chic corner of Lynn

Rossetti’s: The chic corner of Lynn

"Our job here at Rossetti's is to make sure that all guests are treated like kings and queens," states Chris Rossetti, the youngest partner of the new family-run eatery, situated in downtown Lynn. With superior hospitality, a classic Italian menu with a modern twist, and a posh, yet comfortable atmosphere, guests are certainly treated as such.   In fact, frequent diners suggest...

Fate of cash-strapped, crumbling Mount Carmel Church appears sealed

Fate of cash-strapped, crumbling Mount Carmel Church appears sealed

"Gravity and a lot of prayer." That's all that's holding the facade of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church from crumbling into Mulberry Street, says Nino Giamei, a member of the parish transition committee mulling the future of the historic church. At a parish roundtable Sunday, members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Ann Parish continued to discuss the prospects of...

The Boston Marathon’s Italian roots

The Boston Marathon’s Italian roots

While the turn-of-the-century roots of Boston Marathon history are predominantly Irish via the organizing 129-year-old Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), there is an impressive Italian presence. Lawrence Brignolia, an Italian-American blacksmith from Cambridge, Mass., won the third race in 1899; and Gelindo Bordin of Vicenza, Italy, won the 94th Boston in 1990.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

Pasta al Ragù Challenge at Dante Alighieri

Pasta al Ragù Challenge at Dante Alighieri

When: Friday, April 15, 2016 – 7 to 9:30 p.m.Where: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts – 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA Following the successful "Carbonara Night" event, the Consulate General of Italy in Boston is glad to present a new challenge for the Italian student associations from Boston University, Harvard, M.I.T. and Northeastern University competing in the preparation of the best...

One Dish: Kevin Cleary's Buono Bolognese

One Dish: Kevin Cleary's Buono Bolognese

You can get a fantastic plate of Bolognese in Burlington, but there's a catch: It's only available one day a week. At Vin Bar & Shop, Wednesday is Penne Bolognese night, and for pasta lovers, it's a fine way to mangia midweek.   Pasta expertise is nothing new from Vin owners Kevin and Kathi Cleary. For 12 years, the couple ran L'Amante...

Artistic Wonders of Parma from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance

Artistic Wonders of Parma from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance

Thursday, April 14 | 5:00pm | Harvard Law School |Boston College | 140 Commonwealth Avenue , Chestnut Hill. Artistic Wonders of Parma from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. Boston College The Dept. Of Romance Languages & Literatures & The Office For International Programs present: A lecture in honor of the 20-year partnership between Boston College & the University of Parma. (A delegation from...

Richard Aliberti: The North End’s Artistic Soul

Richard Aliberti: The North End’s Artistic Soul

The North End is a place full of history and — nowadays — restaurants, but upon closer examination it is also a neighborhood full of art and culture. Anyone who has ever glanced up to take in the bronze statues or plaques that adorn one of the country's finest Little Italies will have encountered the skillful hand of Richard Aliberti,...

Homegrown verismo

Homegrown verismo

George Scigliano was the first Italian American elected to public office in Boston. His story was brought to life by Steven Puleo in "The Boston Italians." As Puleo notes, Scigliano fought hard to end the exploitation of Italian immigrants through the corrupt padrone system.   His death inspired the unsuccessful effort by James Donnaruma to rename North Square after him. Scigliano's work...

Vincent D’Errico, 78, of Shrewsbury

Vincent D’Errico, 78, of Shrewsbury

Vincent "Jim" D'Errico loved life and all his family and friends in it. He died peacefully Sunday, April 3, 2016 with family gathered around him. He was 78. Vincent Thomas D'Errico, lovingly known to many as "Jim," was born Nov. 21, 1937 in Worcester, a son of Italian immigrants Matteo and Isabel (Piccinino) D'Errico. He graduated from Major Howard Beal High...

Eataly Boston is coming this fall... but we're hiring now!

Eataly Boston is coming this fall... but we're hiring now!

Eataly offers exciting opportunities that will challenge your abilities, expand your skills and reward your contributions in an atmosphere that encourages both personal and professional growth. Additionally, Eataly offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment. EATALY BOSTON IS COMING THIS FALL... BUT WE'RE HIRING NOW! WE ARE LOOKING FOR STRONG LEADERS WITH EXPERIENCE IN THE WORLD OF ITALIAN GASTRONOMY: Retail General Manager; Restaurant General Managers; Executive Chefs; Human Resources Manager; Quick...

Malden’s Hidden Gem: Ristorante Serena

Malden’s Hidden Gem: Ristorante Serena

There is perhaps no other restaurant that fits the term "hidden gem" quite like Ristorante Serena, located in Malden's lively, working-class Maplewood Center. With its front entrance obscured from a passerby's view, a little help from locals will guide newcomers down a lateral hallway through neighboring Panda Palace to find the highly acclaimed Calabrese eatery. Ristorante Serena, named after chef and...

Long-awaited North End documentary premiers at Suffolk

Long-awaited North End documentary premiers at Suffolk

On Jan. 20, the North End Historical Society presented its long-awaited documentary "Boston's North End: An Italian American Story" at Suffolk University's Modern Theatre. It was mostly filmed and directed by Maureen McNamara of Kendall Productions in Cambridge, with post-production editing done John Balcom of John Balcom Productions in Los Angeles. "As the title indicates, it is not so much a...

southington-restaurant-offers-italian-buffetLocal chef Ralph Secondo has partnered with Lou's Breakfast and Lunch to offer Lou's Italian Buffet on Thursday and Friday nights. Each Thursday and Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m., the lights at the restaurant...
nuove-collaborazioni-tra-il-friuli-venezia-giulia-e-il-mit-di-bostonNuove prospettive di collaborazione tra il prestigioso Mit-Massachusetts Institute of Technology di Boston e il sistema accademico e di ricerca del Friuli Venezia Giulia. È quanto emerso nei giorni scorsi...
coro-dante-concerto-di-primavera-sunday-may-15-2016-5-00-pmWhen: Sunday, May 15, 2016, 5:00 PMWhere: Dante Alighieri Society, 41 Hampshire St., Kendall Sq., Cambridge   Coro-Dante Concerto di Primavera: All-Italian Repertoire Chorus of the Dante...
worcester-parish-seeks-to-raze-mount-carmel-church-without-delayOur Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Ann Parish seeks a waiver that would permit the historic but crumbling Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church to be knocked down sooner rather than later, city officials said...
cumar-s-ivo-cubi-a-destiny-carved-in-marbleNo matter how hard he tried, Ivo Cubi could not have done anything else for a living. His last name, to begin with, in Italian literally means "Cubes." Plus he was born into a family that, in one capacity...

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