NEWS FROM : NEW ENGLAND  

Lord Almighty, who knew heaven was a place called Lorenzo's? I broadcasted from Middleboro Wednesday at the family-owned Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant. The sun was shining and I was taking advantage of the gorgeous outdoor patio area complete with a full bar, an entertainment stage for bands on the weekends, tables to enjoy a hearty meal, and a tent...

Martha’s Vineyard schools will wipe Columbus Day from the calendar and celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 10, 2022. After an extensive presentation by Lisa Pimentel and Jocelyn Coleman Walton, co-chairs of the Martha’s Vineyard Diversity Coalition (MVDC) education committee, the All-Island School Committee voted unanimously to establish Indi...

Seven Angels Theatre announced today the world premiere of Italian Mom Loves You!, a comedy co-written and starring film, television and stage actor Daniel Franzese. This solo tour de force will run at the theatre, located at 1 Plank Road in Waterbury, CT, from August 12 through 21. Italian Mom Loves You! is co-written by Franzese and Connecticut-b...

City Councilors decided to look at possibly changing the name of the grassy area in the middle of Watertown Square, which has been named for Christopher Columbus since 1940. The Council received a petition from resident Mishy Lesser, on behalf of the Pigsgusset Initiative which seeks to “generate a new name that is more inclusive of all members of...

To friends and family growing up, Danny Sabatello was “The Italian Stallion.” No mystery there: His roots trace back to Palermo, Sicily, and he loves the “Rocky” movies. But that was then, back before the former Division I wrestler began to build his own fighting legacy — and not a fictional one like Sylvester Stallone’s iconic character. He needed...

Pasta Beach, an Italian restaurant that opened on Boston’s waterfront (30 Rowes Wharf) in 2010, has been closed since a September 2019 fire that reportedly started in the building’s ductwork and caused approximately $350,000 in damages. Nearly three years later, it finally has a reopening date — June 25 — and an eye-catching tropical redesign, per...

I love celebrating my Italian heritage, and the pasta fagioli that they serve at the many Italian-American feasts and festivals that are held around Connecticut. Ziti & meatballs, sausage & peppers, soffrito, pizzelles, and oh, the fried dough. The 2022 Italian Feast/Festival season kicked off last weekend, where the Feast of St. Anthony returned f...

Concorso Ferrari & Friends is Southern New England’s signature automobile event in support of Connecticut Children’s. The annual event attracts thousands of Connecticut Children’s supporters and regional car enthusiasts and includes a display of nearly 200 Italian supercars including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Fiat. Since its in...

Jun. 15—Papa Gino's Pizzeria will once again serve up slices in Manchester with the chain's first new location since closing nearly 50 restaurants across New England four years ago. The Dedham, Mass.-based chain signed a lease to open a 1,750-square-foot space at The Shoppes at 655 South Willow St. The plaza is also home to Golden Corral and People...

 Laurel Cristopher is business owner, baker, dishwasher, and as it turns out, she’s a good carpenter to boot. Christopher is from Winthrop; she was scouting places where a small specialty bakery would fit in. That’s when she found an old firehouse at 350 Main Street  in Thomaston, right next to the Prison Showroom.  “I was originally looking for a...

A Rhode Island pizzeria cracked a “Top 50” list for best pizza in the U.S. The Italian website “50TopPizza” deemed Pasquale’s Pizzeria in Wakefield as 33rd best in the country.  “Pasquale Illiano grew up in a small town near Naples and has worked in catering since he was a boy. He arrived in the USA in 1995 with only one thing in mind: to bring the...

Fresco Italiano — A Night of the Arts returns to the St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center on Saturday, June 25. The evening will feature an Italian buffet, art exhibits by local artists including some of the rarely seen sketches by Guido Nincheri, live music, tours, and more. This special event was first presented in November of 2019, a couple of month...