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Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro found himself embroiled in a bitter confrontation with area residents over his proclamation recognizing Columbus Day, but was not without his defenders. The Waterville Morning Sentinel reports that the Republican mayor read his one-page proclamation when Tuesday night’s City Council meeting started, drawing a mixture of...

The Chocolate Church Arts Center will present Newpoli, an Italian/Mediterranean world music ensemble, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the center located at 804 Washington St., in Bath. Newpoli crosses through time, culture, and musical styles as it performs modernized, old-world taranta music from southern Italy and surrounding countries. The high-...

A new West End food hall set to open this winter near TD Garden will feature 18 vendors, including Boston classics Mike’s Pastry, Monica’s Mercato and Sullivan’s Castle Island, according to a press release by Patina Restaurant Group, which is managing the project. The new food hall, called Hub Hall, will be located in The Hub on Causeway, a new dev...

The Friends of the North End celebrated its 47th annual reunion on Saturday, September 21st at the Sons of Italy Hall in Winchester, MA. 130 boyhood friends gathered to renew friendships and reminisce about a cherished neighborhood. One attendee summed up the reunion by saying, “This is magical!” There’s nothing more to be said. A 50/50 drawing was...

Mayor Nick Isgro plans to proclaim Oct. 14 “Columbus Day,” despite the state’s having passed a law in April renaming it “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” Isgro’s proclamation pays deference to Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who sailed to the Americas on behalf of Spain more than 500 years ago and who has become a reminder of the oppression and...

Teresa E. Regina likes to attend the Taste of Italy festival at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Springfield because she sees many friends from years ago, and while they enjoy “wonderful food” they share stories of what has occurred in their lives since they last met. Wonderful food? Individuals and businesses will provide the more than 40 favori...

The Boston Lyric Opera’s immersive version of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci transformed the utilitarian Steriti Memorial Ice Skating Rink into a circus wonderland. Sung in English and Italian, this production, which opened Friday and continues through October 6th, intensifies the realism and immediacy of the familiar verismo two-acter. While curr...

Riprendono a Boston i seminari pratici organizzata da Pib, l’associazione che riunisce i Professionisti Italiani a Boston, in collaborazione con il Comites. Prossimo appuntamento l’8 ottobre, con un seminario sul tema “Industry career search strategies”, nella sede del Comites (11 Tilestone streeet) a partire dalle 19.00. Relatrice sarà Lauren Cela...

Providence College celebrated the feast of San Gennaro, or Saint Januarius, the Patron Saint of Naples, outside of St. Dominic Chapel on Wednesday, September 18. The event itself honored both Itaian heritage and Catholic tradition.  Little Italy’s Feast of San Gennaro in New York City celebrates the patron saint of Naples with an 11-day festival in...

In just three short years, an Italian maker of jet-engine compressor blades with a colorful name has revived a formerly moribund Farmington industrial shop into a local and state economic-development showcase. Pietro Rosa Turbine Blade Manufacturing purchased and expanded, with the help of $5 million in state loans, the remnants of Farmington’s New...

Looking for a tasty Italian meal? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Cambridge, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you’re on the hunt. 1. Giulia Topping the list is Giulia. Located at 1682 Massachusetts Ave., the Italian spot is the highest-rated Itali...

Pat Buonpane defines herself as a talker. “I’ll have a conversation with anyone,” says Pat. “I especially love talking about my hometown of North Haven. It’s a great place, and a wonderful community that has an outstanding educational system and people here are very down to earth and welcoming to others.” Pat should know, she was born on Broadway i...