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Michael Petrucelli, 88, believes it's important to give back to the community. He's given so much back that this year the Milford Columbus Committee has named him Milford's Italian American of the Year. He will be honored at a dinner dance Friday, Oct. 4, at Grassy Hill Country Club.   Petrucelli was born in Bridgeport on Nov. 23, 1924...

The request we made to various Associations asking for their support for the AP exams with a targeted donation (new AP courses, direct support to those students who will be taking the exam in May and other similar initiatives...) was immediately heeded by the Federazione delle Associazioni Abruzzesi (FAA). Through its President, Rosetta Romagn...

By Joseph Francis Michael Moscaritolo joemosc@gmail.com   I grew up in Roslindale, Massachusetts not far from St. Michael Cemetery. It seemed like everyone Italian was buried at St. Michael Cemetery. This cemetery has very large and fancy tomb stones along with ornate mausoleums.. I lived with my parents and sister on the 2nd floor...

by Ben Thompson   Fifteen graduating seniors from several Brockton area high schools were presented with scholarships earlier this month by the Brockton chapter of the Sons of Italy. The scholarships, totaling around $10,000, were awarded to the group of winners from a pool of applicants comprised of family of Sons of Italy Christopher...

by Kathy Salvati   When Peter Bilello took his granddaughter to his local Subway restaurant, he found something he thought was lost forever. The 86-year-old Italian immigrant lives alone in Hartford, Connecticut, after the death of his wife Grace from cancer in November.   Seven years ago, in 2009, Mr Bilello came up with a compl...

Tucked away in the most unlikely location just outside Saugus center is a treasured spot for Italian fare. Sandwiched in between a bustling convenience store and a Dunkin Donuts, La Vita Mia's unassuming exterior has kept the restaurant a hidden gem, and that's just how the locals prefer it.   Owner and Head Chef Gaetano "Danny" De Simone's...

The Italian American Historical Society of Connecticut holds its annual Distinguished Service Award dinner on May 1 at Anthony's Oceanview at 450 Lighthouse Road, New Haven. This years honorees are Neapolitan singer Nina Pane Sanseverino (daughter of legendary Neapolitan singer, Giuseppina Pan), Tenor Aaron Caruso, and author Anthony Tamburri. &nb...

Robert A. DiMuccio, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Amica Mutual Insurance Company, is the recipient of the Verrazzano Day Observance Committee's 2016 Man of the Year Award.   The award will be presented at the organization's annual dinner on Saturday, May 14, at the Venus de Milo restaurant in Swansea, Mass. DiMuccio...

On Saturday, September 24, 2016 the men of the Friends of the North End will celebrate their 44th annual reunion at the Sons of Italy Hall at 117 Swanton Street in Winchester, MA starting at 5 pm.   Anyone interested in attending can send a $60 check made out to Sam Viscione and mailed to him at 20 Hillcrest Road, Burlington, Ma. 01803. If o...

by Shannon Golden   Lidia Bastianich is an Italian-born celebrity chef, Emmy-award winning television host, and Eataly Partner. Bastianich sat down with Boston University News Service to discuss Eataly and its long awaited opening in Boston.   For the people here in Boston who don't know what Eataly is, can you tell me what makes Eata...

by Matt Conti   January 15th is the anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston's North End. The United States Industrial Alcohol Company constructed a faulty 50 foot high steel tank in 1918 on Commercial Street near where the bocce courts are located today at Langone Park. Twenty one people were killed and another 150 injured...

It took six years of collaborative research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop the cutting edge energy storage technology of FastCapSystems. Compared to traditional batteries currently used in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), the Massachusetts-based company's ultracapacitor costs less and offers twenty times higher power densi...