"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...

Of the 16 restaurants in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in the late ’90s, 10 were pizza places. Peter’s Pizza was the Greek pizza place you went to get steak and cheese subs with pepperoni, Danny’s Pizza was the Greek pizza place you went to buy pot from that kid who dropped out of UVM, Mark’s Pizza was the Greek pizza place you went to get boneless buf...

CDR Joseph Marotta, U.S. Coast Guard, Ret., 84, passed peacefully surrounded by his family and friends, on Friday, Oct. 12th. He resided in North Reading, with his soulmate Annette, his wife of 53 years. Joseph was born in East Boston on August 13th, 1934, son of Mary (Russo) and Bert Marotta. He is survived by his wife Annette (Marcucella), his da...

Somerville’s options for decadent pizza continue to grow in the Davis Square neighborhood, first with the recent addition of Dragon Pizza on Elm Street and now with the arrival of the long-awaited Mortadella Head at 20 College Ave. (the former Deli-icious space). The latter comes to the neighborhood from the team behind Boston Burger Company, and a...

Rocco Mesiti believes that everything in life comes full circle, and his life exemplifies that. As a 30-year resident of East Longmeadow, Mesiti shared his background with Reminder Publishing: how when he was in college he started a deejay business and studied abroad in Italy, and how years later he found himself at the helm of Springfield Technica...

There in the kitchen she sits, perfectly coiffed, dressed in one of her favorite Chico’s outfits: royal blue pants with a microfiber tank in teal and an artesian embroidered jacket in shades of blue and teal. Her face has smile lines from decades of a life well lived. And as you listen to her talk, for a moment, you forget she’s lived practically a...