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The Sons of Italy of Portsmouth will celebrating "La Dolce Vita – The Sweet Life" with accordionist Gary Sredzienski on Oct. 4. Come with your blanket or chair and enjoy Cannoli, tiramisu, gelato sandwiches, Italian cookies and more.   Win a raffle or learn to play bocce. All profits go to End 68 Hours of Hunger, a not-for-profit effort...

Judge Frank E. Cicone, former chief administrative judge of the Baltimore County Circuit Court, who had a second career as a settlement court judge, died of congestive heart failure Thursday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.   The Lutherville resident was 95. "Frank was loved and respected by judges all over Maryland. He was a giant...

Solo Italiano, a new Italian restaurant at 100 Commercial St., will open Thursday at 4 p.m. The restaurant replaces Ebb & Flow, which closed in March. Angelo Ciocca, president of Nova Seafood, still leases the restaurant space but is replacing Ebb & Flow, which served Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, with Solo Italiano, which will serve...

The Sicilian Tenors, Aaron Caruso, Elio Scaccio and Sam Vitale, lend their voices to the music of Italy, Broadway and Hollywood when they appear in Middletown on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.   Brought by the Greater Middletown Concert Association, the concert will be held at the 700-seat MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Lane, where t...

Boston's North End: An Italian American Story had its neighborhood premiere Saturday night on Hanover Street at St. Stephen's Church. The documentary film chronicles the North End from the immigration era to modern times.   This is the first feature length, high definition film to chronicle the vibrant Italian American community that has cal...

by Dana Hatic   A pizza spot in the South End will close its doors after nearly 40 years in business. Emilio Ventouris, who owns and operates Emilio's Pizza at 536 Tremont St., indicated to the Boston Guardian that he slipped two discs in his back and that the injury would require medical treatment, taking him away from being able to run the...

By Tom Quinn The Mount Carmel Preservation Society will continue to push for the church's campus to be designated as a historic district, weeks after the Catholic Diocese of Worcester said they would be willing to delay demolition and talk about selling land to developers to raise money to save the building – promises contingent on the land not be...

Università di Pisa, intesa con il Mit di BostonE' il primo ateneo italiano siglare un accordo per la ricerca. Progetti di ricerca comuni, borse di studio e scambi per studenti e ricercatori, circolazione di idee e conoscenza: così, con un accordo siglato il 28 gennaio, l'università di Pisa e il Massachusetts institute of technology...

by Lisa Hughes   A business that's been part of the North End for more than a hundred years is getting ready to close. A bakery with customers so loyal, they tell us this change in the neighborhood is a real loss, and they're already missing some of their favorites. As an elderly woman speaks Italian, a younger woman translates.  ...

For 100 years, the Santa Maria Maddalena Society of New Haven has been celebrating its Atrani heritage and tradition with its annual Old World procession through Wooster Square.   This year, the procession takes place Sunday after the 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Michael's Church in Wooster Square, followed by a reception at the society clubhouse,...

The North End section of Boston was one of the early arrival points for Southern Italian and Sicilian immigrants. Many Italian-American families can trace their American roots back to this small warren of narrow streets and alleyways.   These pioneers brought with them local traditions and beliefs, including the festivals they knew from home...

Dear PIB members PIB and Italian Consulate in Boston are happy to invite you to the 2014 Sailing Event. For the second year consecutive, three teenage sailors from the "Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino", a nonprofit sailing school in Italy, will compete during the week of June 23rd – 29th against young sailors from three of the most renowned sailing...