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The Pontelandolfo Community Club is proud to present the 33rd Annual Festa di San Donato Italian Festival in Waterbury, CT! This year we will incorporating all the traditions from the past 3-day celebrations into a one-day event on Sunday, August 4th from 11:00am until 5:00pm! We’ll begin with a Mass in the courtyard of La Bella Vista at 11:00am fo...

As 80-year-old Joe Dimambro took out his tape measure, players on the city’s over-55 bocce league waited during a recent game as he gauged which bocce ball was closest to the smaller, white “pallino” ball. While the seniors may not be cutthroat competitors, they still wanted to know who was the most accurate. However, the main draw for the bocce pl...

Beyond all else, Bob Rosmarino never wanted to let down his father. Roger Rosmarino came over from Italy at age 13 and worked tirelessly in the mills so his son could have a better life. A lot of Bob’s Holy Cross teammates were from well-to-do backgrounds, but the Rosmarinos had to scrap for everything. Roger would hitch-hike to Worcester to watch...

After six weeks of play, team #3 won first place in the tournament. The winning team was led by Captain Willie Celata along with players: Anthony Antidormi, Natale DeMarco and Mike Romano. As usual, the games were very competitive and challenging. It goes without saying that at times, the competition was not without some confrontational moments. A...

The 15th Southington Annual Italian-American Festival is bringing full roster of cultural celebrations and entertainment along with a variety of local food to lower Center Street July 26, 27 and 28. The festival is sponsored annually by three local Italian clubs – Sons of Italy, UNICO and Sorelle D’Italia in America. Organizer David Zoni, of UNICO,...

Every Sunday they dressed up and walked into town, which meant downtown in those days. North Plymouth was set apart by “the town,” also referred to as “Plymouth,” or “Plamouth,” if you were from northern Italy, as many were. They did not see themselves as part of the town proper, because North Plymouth wasn’t just a village; it was a family. The No...

I wanted to highlight this post in the NY Times comments section today. It was a response to an article on Kamala Harris and busing. It mentions the Eliot School and a beloved teacher and North Ender, Sandra De Luca. Here is the post, signed by Sherry: “As an elementary-aged Bostonian in the 70’s, I was bused. As referenced in the article, there wa...

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women awarded Donna Segreti Reilly of Winthrop  and Eleanor Vieira of Revere, Unsung Heroine Awards in a ceremony at the State House in Boston. This distinction celebrates extraordinary women who perform acts of service, enhancing Massachusetts communities on a daily basis.  “The women honored today wor...

A procession honoring Saint Padre Pio took place on Sunday, June 23, through the streets of Boston’s North End. The procession began at St. Leonard’s Church where devotees hoisted the statue of St. Padre Pio onto their shoulders and proceeded to carry the Saint around the neighborhood. St. Padre Pio was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002. Pius...

The Boston Pizza Festival issued the following press release The Boston Pizza Festival is back for its third year at City Hall Plaza in Boston’s government center. The largest consumer pizza event in New England will take place on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14th from noon to 8 p.m. Famiglia Fornaciari Pizzeria, of Saugus, will be one of the...

Nick Varano and Frank DePasquale are keeping it all in the family — figuratively speaking. As the two restaurateurs officially introduce their first joint venture within the Encore Boston Harbor today, they’re hoping it will live up to its name, Fratelli, which means “brothers” in Italian. “We’ve been friends for over 25 years,” Varano told the Tra...

 In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Cambridge, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. 1. Giulia Topping the list is Giulia. Located at 1682 Massachusetts Ave. in Peabody, the Italian spot is...