NEWS FROM : NEW ENGLAND  

After a delightful trip to the New Haven Little Italy, our next stop is a neighborhood in South Hartford, Connecticut. This neighborhood's main strip runs for about a quarter of a mile along along Franklin Avenue.   Underlying our journey is one major curiosity. Coming from Brooklyn, where all of the Italian neighborhoods throughout our enti...

Terra Ristorante, a renowned Northern Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Greenwich opened a new restaurant Jan. 10 in Danbury. Over 25 years ago, founder and owner, Ramze Zakka, opened Terra Restaurant, the first of his eight eateries, to fulfill his dream of owning a restaurant that offers simple yet delicious food in a warm and i...

The Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass, Inc. is sponsoring its Second Annual Golf Tournament on July 13, 2013. The tournament will take place at St. Anne Country Club, 781 Shoemaker Lane, Feeding Hills, MA. If you are a golfer, mark this date on your calendar and spread the word. We are also looking for volunteers to help out in all phases of...

The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts, Inc., is offering Italian language classes for adults this Fall.   A Beginner I level class will be offered on Monday nights and will run from Sept.8, through Nov. 17. A Beginner II level class will be offered on Tuesday nights and will run from Sept. 9, through Nov. 18.   Read mo...

In Boston, the North End is often considered the epicenter of the Italian dining scene. And it is — but not all eateries are created equal, and for every awesome option (like these) there are some less-than-stellar spots sliding by on tourist dollars.   For a side of buzz with your bucatini, you'll want to think outside the geographic box, a...

While visiting Italy in 2005, photographer Margot Balboni was struck by the beauty of an 18th-century Neapolitan presepe (nativity scene) at the Cosma Damiano in Rome.   The figurines were elaborately clothed and the tale told was more than the narrowly focused story of the baby Jesus in a manger with Mary and Joseph by his side, as is more...

When it comes to lavish rooms and ornate interiors, the more-is-more approach taken by the designers of this home has made for an extra-unique property.   Now on the market for just under $2.5 million, 24 Atlantic Avenue in Cohasset is a Tuscan-style villa designed by Henry Pennell, whose works include the Nave at Trinity Church, and Boston'...

Il presidente del Consiglio regionale della Basilicata, Piero Lacorazza, e il consigliere regionale Aurelio Pace, esponente dei Popolari per l'Italia (Basilicata) hanno ricevuto questa mattina Cristina Rosa Ferrone, professore di chirurgia presso il Massachussets General Hospital di Boston.   La Ferrone, giunta in Basilicata per la presentaz...

The Consul General of Italy in Boston Nicola De Santis and the October as Italian Heritage Month Committee cordially invite you to attend the 17th Anniversary of October as Italian Heritage Month. Friday September 30th, 2016 at 6 PM sharp. State House, 3rd Floor - House of Representatives - 24 Beaco...

By Dan Medeiros On a cold and rainy night, my wife, daughter and I were craving some hearty Italian food. I'm saying we. I mean me. I did. I wanted Italian. My 4-year-old just wanted french fries and didn't care where they came from.   The three of us ventured to Somerset to visit Agoro's Pizza Bar and Grill on County Street. The dining roo...

Sung in Italian with projected English translationNew BLO productionNovember 2, 4m, 7, 9, 11m, 2012 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert TheatreEvening performances begin at 7:30pm. Matinees (m) begin at 3pm.Total running time: 2 hours and 50 minutes. Puccini fuses soaring musical lyricism with deep psychological and emotional depth in one...

by Devra First   Toscano opened in Harvard Square at the end of March, a second branch of the Beacon Hill restaurant with which it shares a name. The Brattle Street spot was for years scented with garlic naan and tandoori chicken as Cafe of India; now pasta and grilled meats take their place. And a restaurant that was previously often empty...