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Friday April 8, 2022 — 7 p.m. EST. I AM Books, 124 Salem Street, Boston MA (Register Here). Join I AM Books for a conversation between Elena Ferrante’s translator Ann Goldstein and Europa Editions Editor-in-Chief Michael Reynolds. The series “Libriamo! From Italy with Books” is presented by I AM Books in collaboration with FICC Boston and is under...

Westerly native Salvatore J. Augeri Sr., a former coach and Westerly Public Schools superintendent, has been honored and celebrated many times during his storied career for his notable achievements and contributions to the people and town of Westerly. Yet he was totally taken aback by his latest recognition. No stranger to recognition, Augeri is ch...

Thursday, March 24th, 2022, 6:30 pm. Please join us virtually on Zoom. Register here. Come hear members of the local Italian community tell their stories and talk about their work in Somerville’s neighborhoods and beyond! The panelists, all Somerville High School graduates, include: a politician whose father was the first Italian-American elected t...

Rhode Island might be the smallest state in the US, but it still manages to pack in a ton of attractions and must-visit destinations. If you’re looking for a cultural and culinary adventure that will transport you to a different place entirely, you might want to move Rhode Island’s Little Italy a few places up on your bucket list. This authentic It...

Just when we were preparing to write about him, Anthony Riccio left us. He left us at just 69 years old, all of a sudden and without a fuss, which was just his style. Anthony had become a photographer as a child, developing photographic negatives in his house’s bathroom in New Haven, Connecticut. For his whole life, he worked as a librarian at Yale...

It was Mrs. Sargent’s admiration for the Italian work ethic that encouraged Sargent & Co. to recruit Italian men to come to New Haven to work for the hardware manufacturer. When the immigrants arrived in New Haven from Ellis Island, those who were conscripted to work at Sargent, which was located on Water Street in a large multibuilding complex, we...

March 15, 2022 — 7 p.m. EST. Zoom Webinar (Register Here). Join us in conversation with Sandra Scalise Juneau, author of Celebrating with St. Joseph Altars and film-maker Kirsten Keppel. During the event the 18-minute documentary “Ringraziamenti: The Saint Joseph’s Day Table Traditions” will be shown. I AM Books in partnership with NIAF presents “O...

The West Haven community and beyond is mourning the death of Aniello Cappetta, the founder of Cappetta's Italian Imports Pizza and Catering. He was 73. The family announced Cappeta's death in a post on the eatery's Facebook page on Monday. "It is with great sadness that we tell you about the passing of our founder Aniello Cappetta," the post reads....

It was December 1947, just days before New Year’s Eve. Twenty-one-year-old Anthony “Tony” Gillistro had just come home from the Marine Corps and was paying his childhood friend William Manocchio a visit on Standish Street, their old neighborhood in Wethersfield, Conn. “The guys were getting together for a New Year’s Eve party. We all just came home...

Thursday March 3, 2022 — 7 p.m. EST. Zoom Webinar (Register Here). Join us in conversation with author and actress Marianne Leone (Jesse, Ma Speaks Up) and author Chris Castellani (Leading Men, All This Talk of Love) to discuss the many aspects of growing up as a first generation American in an Italian immigrant household. I AM Books in partnership...

Looking for the best things to do in North End, Boston? This guide to Boston’s Little Italy has got you covered! When you think of Boston, there are a few things that immediately come to mind — clam chowder, Sam Adams (the beer and the man), Boston Cream Pie, lobster rolls… you may not, however, think of Italian food. While Boston is primarily know...

A Republican-backed bill to preserve Columbus Day and have New Hampshire celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in August drew opposition at a public hearing this week, in a reprise of a fight last legislative session when Abenaki leaders spoke against the August date. Rep. Jess Edwards, an Auburn Republican, who is a co-sponsor of HB 1173, favored the...