NEWS FROM : NEW ENGLAND  

It was a cold and rainy October afternoon, so I was hankering for a lunch that was soft, warm and comforting. I didn’t have to search the menu at Yeto’s in Biddeford very long before I found dishes with exactly those characteristics. I started with a cup of Yeto’s Superb Soup – that’s what it is actually called – for $3. It featured a pumpkin base,...

Longtime WFSB anchor Denise D’Ascenzo, who brought Connecticut news into homes across the state for decades, died suddenly and unexpectedly Saturday, the station announced Saturday night. She was 61. The cause of her death was not released as of Sunday morning. “The grief we are all feeling is immeasurable,” the station said. “We are devastated for...

Eliot School Principal Traci Walker Griffith has been awarded the Eduitalia Award for her passion and energy for the Italian language and culture. The award was presented by Italian Consul General Federica Serini at a ceremony last week attended by Eliot School teachers, families, and community members. “We are so grateful for our powerful partners...

Worcester Community Cable Access Executive Director Mauro DePasquale remembers driving down Main Street with the Rev. Michael P. Bafaro more than 20 years ago and noticing the vacant Home Federal Savings Bank. DePasquale told Bafaro, who was president of WCCA’s board of directors at the time, that the former bank building would make a much better h...

Cafe Aura, Geno Auriemma’s latest restaurant project, will open in the former Cavey’s space in Manchester on Dec. 10, featuring modern twists on Italian favorites. “Our family has always loved the historic Cavey’s building and we worked hard to keep much of its character as we planned the layout and design for the new Cafe Aura,” Auriemma said in...

Saturday December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. Daniel Paterna’s Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Brooklyn Memoir on Food and Family celebrates the rich culinary bounty Italian immigrants brought to Brooklyn. A powerful meditative reflection in photographs and interviews on the emotional connections—food, famil...

With real estate prices in Portsmouth’s “urban core” continuing to rise, the West End has seen a large amount of development in a short period of time. The growth has been so explosive, it almost seems like the Islington Street Corridor project is happening a few years too late. The neighborhood’s restaurant scene has seen a similar upgrade and exp...

Lynn is a deep melting pot of different ethnicities and it takes digging to find a definitive history describing a specific nationality or ethnic or racial group’s origins and history in the city.  James Calogero provided a snapshot of Lynn’s Italian American population in1941 in an Item story that claims almost 12,000 residents of Italian descent...

The stars will shine and the night will be filled with music on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. when Our Lady Mother of the Church parish, 209 Woodcliff Ave., presents “A Christmas Extravaganza.” Barbara Ciannella, Amy Duran, Chad Armstrong, Sara Louise Petrocelli, Kyunghee Kim, and Lucia Wehr will perform Christmas carols and other holiday music, Broadw...

It’s not a leap to classify pizza as a beloved food. Pizza is perfect for so many occasions. Whether it’s served at casual get-togethers or dressed-up events, pizza has become about so much more than picking up the phone and dialing the nearest delivery place. Similarly, the phrase “pizza party” likely conjures up memories of stacks of pizzas being...

When he takes the oath of office Sunday as Greenwich’s new first selectman, Fred Camillo will become the first person in town history to serve as first selectman, as a member of the state legislature and as a member of the Representative Town Meeting. The new office will be a new challenge for the lifelong town resident; and it will be a new chapte...

A new Trattoria Romana is now open and serving lunch, dinner and brunch in Johnston, at 1571 Atwood Ave. If that address sounds familiar, it's because it has been the home of Osteria Toscana since 2015. Chef Luciano Canova's Torre Restaurant Group has rebranded the 100-seat restaurant to capitalize on his Trattoria Romana brand. The Johnson locatio...