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Where to MAST' Restaurant and Drinkery, a new Italian spot in Downtown Crossing. What for Serious culinary aspirations in a loud after-work setting. That oddly capitalized and punctuated name is an abbreviation of "o'mast," a bit of Neapolitan dialect that refers to the master of a craft. (As for "drinkery," it's what a really drunk person calls a...

When: June 4 and 13, 2015Where: Brookline Coolidge Corner, Branch Library, 31 Pleasant St., Brookline MAThe Italian Consulate in Boston, in collaboration with The Public Library of Brookline and "C'era una volta...Brookline," is pleased to present "Two Italian Movies at Brookline". The double event will be held at Brookline Coolidge Corner, Branch...

By Megan Turchi Nancy Caruso said she never leaves her home without bumping into someone she knows. "The best part of the North End is you see the same people day in and day out," Caruso said, regarding Boston's traditionally Italian neighborhood. Her family immigrated to the North End from Italy in the late 1930s, settling on Endicott Street...

The Order Sons of Italy in America, Angelo Tomasso, Sr. Lodge #2165 will be holding a Charity Breakfast in support of local and national charities including Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Alzheimer's Association, and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.   The event will take place on Sunday, April 21,from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the New Brit...

By Joey Cresta PORTSMOUTH — With about 60 members now inducted into the Italian-American Heritage Association of Greater Portsmouth, the group is planning both fun events and service projects for its membership and the wider community.   The association, formed to preserve, celebrate and share Italian heritage and have some fun along the wa...

Our beloved Italian American War Vets Post 6, the only Veterans post still standing in East Boston has been renovated. Please join us in a ribbon cutting and party. The post is open for membership of veterans and supporters. Food and drinks   Friday august 9 - h. 7.30 PM in EDT Italian American War Veterans (Post 6 East Boston)60 Paris St,...

On Sept. 13, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts unveiled a single-work exhibition showcasing the rare Renaissance painting Senigallia Madonna, by Italian master Piero della Francesca.On loan from Italy, the work will be on view in the United States for the first time. Stolen in 1975, the tempera and oil on panel painting was recovered the following year...

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...