Army Pvt. Paul Bongiorno landed in Sicily from Tunisia in July 1943 in the first wave of an historic Allied invasion that helped reverse the course of World War II by providing the Allies a gateway to the Italian mainland and then to Europe's interior. "I took part of the invasion of your native land, Ma and Pa,” Bongiorno wrote on July 15 in a let...

When Gary MacQueston, a director of the Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts, stopped by Jan. 9 to check on the club's building at 56 Margaret St., it was raining. Inside. MacQueston rushed upstairs in the former firehouse in the South End to find that a plumbing fitting under a sink had given way on the coldest day of the year. He foun...

Paul Pierce rightfully had his No. 34 placed in the Garden rafters Sunday, in large part because of his role in bringing a championship to the Celtics. But there was a guy at the gymnasium on Causeway Street last night who had a hand in three Celtics titles, and what I want to know is when is someone going to raise a banner for Dick Vitale? Yes, th...

Eataly USA, with stores in New York City, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles, will feature products from Calabria, a region in Italy. The stores will showcase the products with spotlights in the restaurants, market shelves and cooking classes. The products were launched with an opening event last month attended by Lidia Bastianich, world ambassador of...

When: April 12 – May 20, 2018 Shows: Thursday 2 & 7 pm; Friday 8 pm; Saturday 2 & 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm - Where: Regent Theater, 7 Medford St. Arlington, MA - Tix: $45 – $65 - Call: 1-855-448-7469 or PlayhouseInfo.com Mangia Italiano! Hilarity, delicious dishes and two over-the-top plus-size Italian sisters from Brooklyn, stars of their very own fictio...

Thursday, February 15 | 7:30-9:30pm | 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge. Il Circolo italiano di Boston presenta: Maschere in Movimento: il Mondo della Commedia dell'Arte. By Chiara Durazzini, Co-Fondatrice e Direttore Artistico della compagnia di Commedia dell'Arte Pazzi Lazzi. La sala di riunione si trova davanti al edificio principale dei "Friends." M...

Titcomb’s Bookshop will welcome author David N. Schwartz to talk about his biography, “The Last Man Who Knew Everything; The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age,” on Saturday, February 10, from 2 to 3 PM. The book is a definitive biography of the brilliant, charismatic, and very human physicist and innovator Enrico Fermi. In 1...

In due anni grazie alle sue ricerche innovative ha fondato una startup negli Usa che è finita al centro delle attenzioni di colossi del farmaco che hanno investito già 30 milioni nella sua azienda biotech, la Kymera therapeutics. Il suo sogno è arrivare nel giro di 3-5 anni a vedere funzionare sui malati una cura basata sulla degradazione delle pro...

The Tri-County Symphonic Band, under the direction of Philip Sanborn, returns to the acoustically friendly environs of the Dartmouth High School Auditorium on Sunday, Feb. 11, with a program of Italian music titled “All Italia!” From operatic overture to a sonic retelling of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to the iconic “Pines of Rome,” this concert...

There are still many Little Italys in the United States. Some of them are just a few blocks now, other are what's left of the urbanization that brought large roads in the middle of many American cities after the war, several times crashing an Italian community. Every one of them is a place where a big Italian heart has been, is and hopefully always...