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When someone says “synchronized swimming,” do you picture ladies with flowered caps moving languidly through the water? You better not, says Ruby Remati, the 2017 U.S. national champion in the solo and figures categories. “It’s an extremely demanding sport, and it requires a lot of hours of training,” the 15-year-old says. “There are some people wh...

The Fiat 600 is usually a modest little car, tiny and rounded off, and powered by a miniscule 633cc engine in the rear that blasts out a mighty 28.5 horsepower. But the 1959 Fiat 600 that will be auctioned next week during Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast sale in Connecticut is something else altogether. Call it a resto-mod or a stoplight sleeper, this...

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, widely-known just as “Pepe’s,” has launched its own retail tomato line to the market, according to a release. The restaurant, founded in 1925 by Frank Pepe, is known for its New Haven-style pizza. Frank Pepe, who immigrated to the United States in 1909 at the age of 16, and fresh tomatoes were always at the center of...

Two local brothers got to see their film on the big screen right in their hometown. Frank and Joe Ciota may have been raised in Lynn, but their film, “Ciao America,” focuses on their Italian roots. Based loosely on the life of Joe and his time as the first American football head coach in Italy, the movie focuses on an Italian American who travels t...

Sitting at the kitchen table in the late-1960s, I recall listening to my parents lament “the new highway,” or what we commonly refer to today as “290.” Beginning at the shoreline of Lake Quinsigamond and stretching across the city to the border of Auburn, homes, backyards, schools, businesses, ponds, and playgrounds vanished. The new landscape upro...

Bangor’s Baldacci family may today be better known for its political figures, including former Maine governor John Baldacci and former Bangor city councilor and mayor Joe Baldacci, but for most of the 20th century, they were known as restaurateurs. On Thursday, the building at 12 Alden St. in Bangor, which for more than 30 years housed Momma Baldac...

There isn’t much NFLPA certified agent and Salem native Sean Stellato didn’t accomplish during his athletic career. Stellato quarterbacked the Salem High football team to a Super Bowl appearance in 1994, helped lead the Witches boys basketball team to a state championship in 1995, earned a Division I scholarship to Marist and played professionally...

A 24-year-old Italian man has become the first European to win an annual race up the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Cesare Maestri, of Borgo Lares, pulled away from three-time winner Eric Blake on Saturday at the halfway point of the 7.6 mile (12 kilometer) race to the 6,288-foot (1917-meter) summit of Mount Washington. He finished...

Friday, June 22nd - 6PM to 7.30PM EDT. I Am Books - 189 North St, Boston 02113. Alex recently moved to Italy for an opportunity at a PR firm in Rome. His first client is the beautiful Danish chef Pernille Bjørn, a popular model, TV personality, and cookbook author just entering the booming televised cooking show market in Italy. Alex’s single minde...

A debate that has flared up across the country for years took center stage in the Berkshires last night when the Pittsfield School Committee’s decision to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the school calendar overtook the city council meeting. A petition by Ward 7 councilor Anthony Simonelli that would state the city council’s op...

Join 3 Cares and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center at the 18th Annual Concorso Ferrari and Friends event on June 23rd and June 24th from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM on LaSalle Road in West Hartford. This event celebrates all makes and models of Italian automobiles—from vintage Alfa Romeos, Fiat and Lamborghinis to the supercars of Ferrari, Pagani and Mase...

Saturday, June 16, 6pm - 7.30PM EDT. I Am Books - 189 North St, Boston 02113. This mother-daughter research team explores how Italian American working-class women from Syracuse, New York, use food as a symbol and vehicle which carries multiple meanings. In these narratives, food represents home, loss, and longing. Food also stands in for race, clas...