"Save Venice" Boston Chapter Gala 2018 - Sposalizio del Mare: Marriage to the Sea. Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:00pm to 12:00am. The Harvard Club - 374 Commonwealth Ave - Boston, MA 02115. Tickets can be purchased here. Proceeds will allow the Boston chapter to restore, in honor of Jacopo Tintoretto’s 500th birthday, Saint Jerome Presenting Doge Pri...

Picture this: a small, independent bookstore focusing on Italian and Italian American literature launching an Italian-inspired festival of books, authors and culture. As strange as that may sound, it’s what I AM Books is doing on Nov. 2-3, 2018, when it will launch the first annual IDEA Boston festival at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center in Camb...

TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, today announced the top restaurants and cities for pizza in the U.S., based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor diners. The top pizzerias and cities for pizza were determined by taking into account the quality and quantity of reviews and great pizza reviews, with more weight to reviews...

In recent years I have been in the East Boston Columbus Day parade. This year I was in the military contingent riding in a WWII Jeep in the back with my very large cowboy hat on. Many people thought I was the new Rex Trailer but not true. I was pretending to be Hollywood actor Robert Duval when he was in Apocalypse Now. I guess the movie must be to...

On Hanover Street in the North End, the heady smells of pasta, pastries and sauces lead many into restaurants and cafes with Italian flags, friendly chatter and music. Tourists pose, take pictures and point at historical sites.  Locals pass them as they go about their daily lives, dodging a crowd of college students waiting outside a restaurant. Th...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian restaurants around Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to achieve your dreams. 1. Carmelina's Topping the list is Carmelina's. According to its website, Carmelina's serves "traditional Sicilian...

Big Dave, the clown, woke up early on Sunday to put on his makeup. He colored his long, bushy beard with spray paint in stripes of neon green, pink and purple. His Mickey Mouse T-shirt had been ready since the previous night. He finished the look with a giant yellow bowtie, decorated with red dots, and picked up a colorful flower patterned hat on t...

Fourth and fifth graders at the North End’s Eliot School serenaded Italian songwriter and lyricist Giulio Rapetti Mogol with one of his own songs during his recent visit to the Eliot K-8 Innovation School. Students had the chance to meet with Maestro Mogol and presented him with pictures inspired by his songs. Principal Traci Walker Griffith said,...

Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley joined the parish of St. Leonard of Port Maurice in the North End for a Mass on Sept. 30 to mark the beginning of Italian Heritage Month in Massachusetts. The event was sponsored by the St. Joseph Society, which was founded by Sicilian immigrants in 1925 to promote devotion to St. Joseph, the patron saint of their hometown...

Boston’s North End - An Italian American Story: 7 p.m. Oct. 11. Wilmington Memorial Library. 175 Middlesex Ave, Wilmington, MA 01887. Enjoy the 62-minute film, “Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story,” a production of the North End Historical Society, which tells the tale of the vibrant Italian-American community that has called this area of...