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L'Ippodromo del Mediterraneo ha indossato una significativa veste internazionale grazie alla presenza della delegazione italo-americana di Hartford, arrivata dagli USA a Floridia per festeggiare il 25° anniversario del gemellaggio delle due sisters cities.   In seno al convegno "Corse, Concorsi, Carrozze e Carretti" di sabato scorso, 29 giug...

By Alisha A. Pina   Over 12 hours on Saturday and Sunday at his City Hall wake, more than 7,500 people paid their respects to former Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr., the man many simply called "Buddy." and the city's longest serving mayor. Cianci, 74, died on Jan. 28. Since 1975, he had held office for 21 years.   It is the first kno...

Springfield's rich Italian heritage was on full display in the city's South End neighborhood on Sunday. The procession of the Madonna has been a tradition in Springfield's south end since Italian immigrants first settled in Springfield more than one hundred years ago. Following the Sunday service at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, dozens of the f...

Visit the Milford Public Library on Monday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. for Viva Italy: A Musical Tour with Enzo Boscarino. Boscarino, originally of Siracusa, will serenade his audience with traditional Italian music from Liguria (Sanremo, Genova), Veneto (Venezia), down the peninsula through Tuscany (Firenze), Lazio (Roma), Campania (Napoli, Sorrento) and t...

Biogen Idec (NASDAQ:BIIB), Fondazione Telethon and Ospedale San Raffaele have entered into a worldwide collaboration to jointly develop gene therapies for the treatment of both hemophilia A and B.   The agreement will combine San Raffaele - Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy's (TIGET) extensive expertise in creating new gene therapy strateg...

The town has all but divorced itself from Christopher Columbus following a unanimous vote at Thursday's special town meeting.   Residents opted to designate the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples' Day, instead of Columbus Day, in recognition of the continent's original inhabitants. The article, submitted via petition by Wanita Se...

Bill Couzens, founder of LessCancer.org (Next Generation Choices Foundation), has announced that Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. is a new board member. We are thrilled and honored to have Dr. Cuomo on our board, says Couzens. Dr. Cuomos reputation as an advocate for the prevention of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes has earned her attention as a widely...

When: Saturday, November 22, 2014 – 12:55 p.m.Where: Shalin Liu Performance Center – 37 Main St, Rockport, MAThe show is a HD screening of the MET Opera's performance. The Met's effervescent production of Rossini's classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosin...

Col. John G. Chiarella Sr., 83, formerly of Wildemere Avenue, Waterbury, passed away peacefully at The Village at East Farms on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Ann (Donofrio) Chiarella.   Col. John was born in Mamaroneck, N.Y. on June 24, 1931, son of the late Anthony and Ann (...

Penne alla Boscaiola. Maiale Brasato. Vino rosso. The flavors of the Italian countryside come to Connecticut on Friday, May 29 at the "Evening in Tuscany" fundraising gala for Regional Hospice and Home Care Center for Comfort Care & Healing, to be held from 7 to 11:30 pm at The Waterview in Monroe.   "Old Italy will inspire new aspiratio...

The Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an elegant fundraiser, "Italian Opera Gala," on Saturday, April 30, at Dassault Systemes, 175 Wyman St., Waltham.   The event includes an Italian dinner with dessert, cash bar, and some of the world's most wonderful music, including works by Donizetti, Puccini, Rossi...

Members of the recently disbanded Sicilian-American Society gathered outside the Foley Cancer Center to present a check for $38,150 to benefit cancer patients at Rutland Regional Medical Center.   Founded in 1927, the Sicilian-American Society was a formal way for Italian immigrants to provide support to those who recently immigrated to the...