In the office tucked into a corner of the barn on the grounds of the old St. Mary's School convent -- headquarters for Franklin's Feast of St. Rocco for the past 40 years -- it seems like nothing has changed. Portraits of six popes preside over all that occurs there. There is a faded cover of a St. Rocco's program from 2006 on the fridge, along wit...

Boston may not be known for its pizza like Chicago and New York, but its stalwart Italian-American communities and wave of artisan Neapolitan restaurants promise pies that can compete on any level. Bostonians flock to their local no-frills pizza joint for weekly fixes, and they can be just as passionate about defending their neighborhood favorite a...

Almost 16 million people in the United States identify as Italian-American. Here in Boston, Italians have a rich and storied history, consistently ranking as one of the top five Italian-American populations for cities in the U.S.  The North End, of course, is often the neighborhood most associated with Italian culture, as it’s referred to as “Littl...

L’On. Fucsia Nissoli, coordinatrice di Forza Italia in Nord e Centro America e rieletta lo scorso marzo al Parlamento italiano, nella Circoscrizione estera - Ripartizione Nord e Centro America, ha voluto ringraziare personalmente, i componenti delle associazioni italiane dell’area metropolitana di Boston per il voto di fiducia che le hanno dato, pe...

Boston Midsummer Opera returns for its 12th summer with one of the comic wonders of the operatic repertoire: the 17th and most beloved of Gioachino Rossini’s 40 operas, “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (“The Barber of Seville”) — the story of how the clever barber Figaro helps the delectable Rosina slip out of the clutches of her elderly guardian into the...

The Salem Italian American Club will celebrate its 100th anniversary on July 28. All members are invited to attend throughout the day and enjoy the bocce, the music, food, games and fun. The club, which was chartered July 22, 1918, was originally named Risveglio D’Italia. Charter members were Michael Barbieri, Joseph Bova, Bernard DeMeo, Joseph Qui...

Rosa Tatuata continues on their 2018 Summer New England Concert Tour with a stop in New Bedford, MA at the Fishing Heritage Center on August 18th at 7pm. The band will be presenting an evening of the traditional maritime music of Sicily. Rosa Tatuata is musicians Michela Musolino, Phil Passantino, Charlie Rutan and Jeff Panettieri and they have as...

“Any day now,” said Josephine Megwa earlier this week, anticipating the opening of her new Italian restaurant, Orá Trattorizza, on Boylston Street. For Megwa, also the owner of 17-year-old Piattini Wine Café on Newbury Street, opening Orá Trattorizza has been a long time coming — she said it has taken three years from idea to fruition, and a projec...

Boston isn’t short on Italian food — it’s easy to find variations inspired by different regions of the old country, as well as the red sauce variety popularized by so many Italian-American grandmas. And the North End doesn’t have a patent on the stuff, either — there are excellent options throughout the city and its surrounding ‘burbs. Here are 30...

August 23 5PM to August 26 11PM EDT. Saint Anthony's Club - 203 Endicott St, Boston 02113 The 99th Anniversary St. Anthony’s Feast Weekend will kick off on Thursday, August 23rd at 5 pm with the procession of Santa Lucia. The Feast continues all day Friday with the opening ceremonies for St. Anthony’s Feast at 7 pm. Full schedule of events can be f...