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 Tavolo Pronto, a local favorite for paninis, salads, coffee and pastries, is gearing up to expand its baking facilities across River Road in the old Frank & Anita’s salon next month. The new space, dubbed Tavolo Forno, will allow the full-service Italian bistro, bakery and market to increase its selection of freshly baked goods and specialty order...

The National Italian American Bar Association has announced the election of Officers and Directors for the term 2019-2021.  The Association is comprised of lawyers who support, promote, and exemplify the best traditions of law, history, and culture arising from Italy. The Association originated in 1982 in Los Angeles, California and expanded across...

Summer is too short to stay inside, so let's revel in the peak of the season together at Piazza all'Aperto, our block party series outside of Eataly Boston! From smoking grills to clinking glasses, these free evenings have all the ingredients to relax and enjoy summer – the same way an Italian would. PIAZZA ALL'APERTO: Open-access Block Parties on...

With a knack for connecting with people and always looking to make a buck, at an early age, Tony Capasso was working the coat check at the local Jewish Community Center and hitting 144 stops on his newspaper route. His outgoing personality made it easy for him to cultivate relationships with his customers, resulting in bonus gigs shoveling driveway...

The New Haven Board of Alders is scheduled to hold hearings this week on whether the city should turn Columbus Day into “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” Although the proposed resolution does not mention Columbus by name, it calls upon the city to “permanently recognize ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day” on the second Monday in October each year — the day currentl...

The 73rd Anniversary of the Italian Republic was celebrated at the annual Festa Nazionale della Repubblica Italiana on June 2, 2019, held outdoors with a “Piazza Italia” at Christopher Columbus Park. Kicking off the event was Boston’s Italian Consul General Federica Sereni with local dignitaries. The day long festa featured various exhibits, childr...

A young member of one of the area’s well-known restaurant families is opening his first place in North Boston. Jonathan Jacobbi will be the owner of BOCO Kitchen, at 7375 Boston State Road, next to Tops supermarket. His grandfather opened Casa-Di-Pizza on Elmwood Avenue, which was taken over by father, Joseph Jacobbi. An uncle runs JJ’s Casa-Di-Piz...

The first Sunday of June always brings the first Italian religious procession of the season to Boston’s North End, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano.  The 114 year old society held a Mass in Italian at St. Leonard Church followed by a lunch at St. Joseph’s Hall, the newly renovated function space under the church blessed just last week by the Cardinal...

Successful restaurateur Barry DePaolo, who has traveled around the world cooking and opening popular restaurants, has joined both of his parents on the Southington High School Wall of Honor. DePaolo spent the early years of his career traveling from place to place to work as a chef or assist in opening various businesses, including Hard Rock Café i...

There’s been a lot of discussion about the building at the corner of Prince and Salem Streets which is owned by Joe and Fred Giangregorio. The building is slated to be demolished and replaced with an attractive, modern apartment building. North Enders refer to it as the “Postale” building because the latest tenant was a popular mail box company, bu...

“America - Land of the Free, Home of The Brave,” means something to each individual who lives in America. To me, this statement hits closer to home, because of the long history of veterans in my family. My family’s journey started in Italy and ends in America. As immigrants, America was a place to be free and was considered a land of opportunity. M...

È stato inaugurato nei giorni scorsi a Boston il nuovo Enel Innovation Hub, ospitato all’interno del Greentown Labs, il più grande incubatore degli Stati Uniti dedicato alle tecnologie cleantech che ha già supportato più di 170 società nella loro crescita. Quello di Boston, sottolinea Enel, è il decimo hub, parte di un network globale che spazia d...