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A hotel restaurant space that has previously been home to two well-regarded Italian restaurants will welcome another: A restaurant tentatively called Bar Enza is set to open at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge’s Harvard Square in September, taking over the former Benedetto and Rialto space. At the helm is acclaimed chef Mark Ladner, a name that may b...

There’s nothing like authentic Italian cuisine, and Jeveli’s Restaurant in Boston is just the place to get it. This spot has been catering to locals and visitors for nearly 100 years, and it’s easy to see why they have such a cult following. Here’s why you should make time to pull up a chair at Jeveli’s. Jeveli’s is an old-fashioned Italian eatery...

I believe in stories. More precisely, I believe in stories of people who overcome great obstacles to reach a goal, defend an ideal, uplift the spirit. I believe in well-written fiction, because it holds all the truths and emotions of reality and life. I AM Books, our little bookstore, has its own story. Not a long one compared to other businesses,...

Sunday June 6, 6:00 PM – 7:20 PM EDT. Zoom Meetings. Explore the richness of Italian regional languages with a presentation and enjoy a "degustazione" (taste) of readings of literary pieces in various dialects by the actors of All'italiana - Boston Italian Theater Company. Finally the audience is invited to share their experiences with the Italian...

As if Chatham couldn’t get any leafier or prettier in its upstate appeal, it has Nonne Pizza & Cucina as a lovely addition in town. Stroll Main Street on some warm evening, peering in storefronts after a beer at The People’s Pub or Chatham Brewing, and you’ll come across bistro tables on the wide forecourt of a former gallery with strung garden lig...

Celebrity chef Mary Ann Esposito faced Tuscan Brands founder Joe Faro in a meatball-making competition Saturday during the grand opening of Tuscan Village's  Phase 2.  Esposito's recipe, which triggered a few quizzical stares, included ground pork sausage and veal along with pine nuts, golden raisins, fresh garlic, sautéed onions and Parmesan chees...

June 11, 2021. The Litchfield School of Law at the Tapping Reeve House, 82 South Street, Litchfield, Conneccticut. The National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA) was formed nearly forty (40) years ago with its genesis in a conversation among lawyers in Greenwich Village, New York.  The founders included lawyers of Italian heritage from acros...

A few fun Adam Vinatieri facts as he begins his five year wait for the Hall of Fame: He's the all time leader in points scored, postseason points scored and field goals. But wasn't drafted. His great-great grandfather Felix Vinatieri was an Italian immigrant who served as the bandleader for Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry. Custer ord...

"E Chiamamulu Paisanu! Primu Diu E Sammastianu!" This Italian phrase will be heard loud and clear once again on the streets of Middlefield, Middletown and beyond for the centennial anniversary of the Saint Sebastian's Church in Middletown. It is tentatively scheduled for September 17-19 a delay of a few months due to COVID-19. Church organizers are...

A superior court judge has ordered Brandon Ambrose, of New York, to pay a hefty fine for beheading a Columbus statue in Waterbury, Conn. during last summer’s protests and riots. Security camera footage showed Ambrose hitting and breaking the statue with a large hammer in the early morning hours of July 4, 2020, according to WNPR. Police said Ambros...

Mario Pavone, a bassist, composer, and bandleader who came to music late but spent half a century exploring the cutting edge of jazz, died May 15 at his home in Madeira Beach, Florida. He was 80. His death was reported in numerous outlets and confirmed in a family announcement. Pavone had been fighting cancer for 17 years; a native of Connecticut,...

New England’s largest Italian festival, hosted in Boston’s North End is back on as coronavirus restrictions ease statewide. The event will take place from August 26th to the 29th and will feature parades, live entertainment, food vendors and religious services, according to a post on the organizer’s social media. The tradition which spans more than...