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Growing up in Italy, Luciano Parente and his siblings were immersed in the art their sculptor father created. When Luciano was a young man, his father came to the United States to visit one of his older children who had moved here. “He fell in love with this country,” says Luciano, “and he wanted the rest of us to move here, too.” After returning t...

Singer Jon Bon Jovi is claiming in a new interview that he is moving his family to the Torrington, Connecticut area. “I just want a place to escape to sometimes and the Torrington area seems like a good choice for my family. I know it’s going to be a lot different than what I’ve been used to but I’m actually really looking forward to that and I’m j...

On Sunday afternoon, Italian soccer legends Francesco Totti, Alessandro Del Piero and Paolo Maldini will visit Boston for a pair of free, open-to-the-public events leading up to the International Champions Cup bout between AS Roma and Juventus. The events will include Q&A, hosted by ESPN’s Gabreiele Marcotti, with all three players. Trattoria II Pa...

For a few quivering moments, time stood still on old Wooster Street. I'm sitting in a rigid, disagreeable wooden booth at Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana yet I'm floating on a coal-fired cloud. There is an imperfectly shaped pizza before me - craggy, blistered in parts to the point of carbon - dotted with pale, orange-hued nibs of freshly shucked ch...

Local groups are preparing to install a bust of Christopher Columbus in front of the John Weichsel Municipal Center, an important historical figure particularly for Italian-Americans but controversial for others.The Town Council unanimously approved the monument’s placement last year. It’ll be installed on Columbus Day. Dick Fortunato, coordinator...

Margaret Krzeminski has pretty much spent her entire life living in West Haven’s Allingtown section and going to church at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church on First Avenue. Now, after all these years, Krzeminski — like parishioners at churches across the area as the Archdiocese of Hartford consolidates parishes from 212 to 127 — is facing big chang...

As a general rule in Allegheny County, boroughs are municipalities, historically and economically tied to the industry within their bounds, while townships are adjacent suburbs. But Stowe Township and the borough of McKees Rocks are an exception to this rule. The big plants north of the Rocks Bridge are actually in Stowe, and the busy, brick-paved...

Faced with aging membership, a shortage of younger replacements, and a decrease in both events and revenue, the realty trust that owns the ITAM Lodge on Waubeek Road on Pontoosuc Lake has reluctantly put its home for the last 40 years on the market.The 16,000-square-foot, two-story structure, home to Sons of Italy ITAM Lodge 564, whose roots date b...

There’s a reason why people have been returning to Joe Marzilli’s Old Canteen for over 60 years. Open since 1956, it’s the oldest family-owned Italian restaurant in Rhode Island as well as the first restaurant to greet you after the gateway arch into Providence’s “Little Italy.” Their authentic Italian cuisine is as delightful as their one-of-a-kin...

For more than a quarter century the Liquori family has been hosting an Italian Sunday dinner experience six days a week at their East Longmeadow restaurant, serving the hearty, festive fare that's long been central to Italian-American family life. Located in a private residence converted to restaurant use, Patsy's is a compact yet attractive place...

In a little town beside the Apennine mountains in west-central Italy, more than 4,000 miles away, you will find a whole bunch of Stamford people next month. The occasion is an age-old festival in Settefrati, a town that in the last century sent more people to Stamford than it kept for itself. The population of Settefrati now is less than 800, and t...

Saint Anthony’s Society is excited to announce the schedule of events for the 2017 Feast Weekend. The celebration will mark its 98th year on August 24 – August 27 on Endicott, Thacher and North Margin Streets in the North End. This year festivities begin Thursday evening with the Feast of Santa Lucia and will continue all weekend with the Feast of...