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 (Pictured, from left): Greater New Haven Italian American Heritage Committee Treasurer Sal Decola, committee member Mike Luzzi, Mayor Dorinda Borer, and newly sashed honorees Celia Pinzi and Mark Consorte are all smiles at the committee’s Kickoff Dinner at Cielo Banquet Hall on Wednesday. The fundraising dinner recognized Consorte, a longtime s...

When: Thu, Jun 13, 2024 at 7:00 PM - Where: Hartford Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant, 194 Buckland Hills Dr, Manchester, CT, 06042 "Eric D’Alessandro, a charismatic New Yorker with an unfiltered sense of humor, a camera, and a knack for storytelling, has etched his name into the hearts of comedy lovers across the nation. His unique comedic st...

North End restaurant owners aren't giving up their fight against Mayor Michelle Wu over the city’s outdoor dining restrictions. This time, they’re using her recent trip to Italy to highlight the issue. “While the mayor has been visiting cities in Italy, dining outdoors and enjoying the beautiful weather, our coworkers here continue to lose income d...

After a four-year journey, an Italian-American immigrant family landed in Wooster Square Park on Monday, pointing to both the past and the future. The family — representing the Italian-American immigrants who settled in New Haven a century ago and transformed Wooster Square into the city’s Little Italy — is depicted in a solid bronze statue entitle...

A year after opening its doors in May of last year, The Taste of Italy in Johnston has not faltered in delivering its consistently delicious and authentic Italian cuisine to an ever-growing list of loyal fans. From the moment a curious diner walks into this inviting space, the answer to the age-old question “What’s for dinner?” is immediately answe...

We've learned more about Joe Mazzulla the Boston Celtics head coach over the last year, but what about Joe Mazzulla the person? Since the start of the 2023-24 NBA season, NBC Sports Boston's video crew spent time with Mazzulla to learn what makes him tick. In Part 1 of our "Mazzulla" docuseries, the second-year coach showed how he developed his com...

In a step aimed at bolstering transatlantic connections, Boston's Mayor Michelle Wu and Rome's Mayor Roberto Gualtieri inked a Declaration of Intent yesterday, heralding a new dawn for cultural and economic synergy between the historic cities, according to Boston's official news release. At Rome City Hall, the leaders put pen to paper on a document...

Almost all that the Etruscans left behind was left in their graves: Little else of their civilization remains. Scholars know they were fantastic plumbers—they built the first major sewer in what is now Rome, known as the Cloaca Maxima, and drained much of the swamp where the city now stands. Historians also believe it was from the Etruscans that th...

Antonio Santoro considers himself just a “fair” bocce ball player and says others on his team at the Methuen Sons of Italy are better. Yet he and his teammates were second to none following a winter tournament that recently finished up. They went undefeated and were crowned champions. “We’ve been playing together for about eight years and this was...

A Street Hospitality, a Boston-based restaurant group focused on  creating unparalleled experiences for guests centered around hospitality, announced that its latest culinary creation, La Padrona, will bring authentic Italian dining to The Raffles Hotel  beginning May 15, 2024. La Padrona is an 8,600 square foot multisensory experience with an idea...

Husband and wife team Marco and Kathy Baldieri opened the new restaurant Mamma Italia in Sturbridge last summer, successfully combining the passions and experiences of Marco Baldieri, an executive chef who for more than 40 years has stayed true to traditional Italian (home-style) cooking. Mamma Italia Ristorante, 139 Main St. #2, occupies plaza spa...

A controversial move to hold school on both Columbus and Veterans Day in Stamford is likely to be reversed because it will cost the district money. The Board of Education is expected to conduct a revote on the school calendar for the next two school years on Tuesday night that would bring both holidays back as days off for students and staff.  "Th...