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Many Italians looking to start a new life in America moved to Boston in the 19th and 20th centuries. This video by the The North End Historical Society, tells the personal stories of a few Italians in Boston from the North End.   The first Italian immigrants came in the 1860s from Genoa and settled in a three-block area off Fulton Stree...

The Verrazzano Day Observance Committee, comprised of members from the Order Sons of Italy in America (Grand Lodge of Rhode Island) and Italian American War Veterans of the United States (Rhode Island division), recently announced its 2015 Man of the Year – Joseph DeSantis, CEO of Tri-Town Community Action Agency and South County Community Action A...

by Marion White   More Italian is heading for Boston's South End neighborhood! Owners James Cochener and Michael Moxley of The Salty Pig, Coda Kitchen + Bar and Canary Square announced today that they'll be opening a new restaurant concept in the South End with chefs Kevin O'Donnell and Michael Lombardi.   According to a release, the...

by Robert Mikulak   The Greenwich Historical Society will host its third annual Festa Al Fresco, a community potluck supper that celebrates Greenwich's Italian-American community and the Italian immigrants who first settled here in the early 20th century. The event will take place Sunday, July 12, from 4-7 p.m. at Bush-Holley Historic Site,...

Guitar Solo performance by LUCIANO MONACO - April 3, 2016. Music By Italian Composer : Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco. CONCERT 4:00 pm-5:00 pm. Carriage House Violins - 1039 Chesnut St. Newton - Upper Falls 02464. Pre-concert film 3:45--Who is Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco?   Space is limited; to reserve your seat p...

By Richard Duckett   The Italian-American tenor Mario Lanza (1921-59) inspired many with his "once in a century" voice, including later operatic greats such as Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. Talents of the World Inc. is hoping to keep the inspiration going with its show "Three Tenors from Around the World: A Tribute to the Legen...

The Greenwich Historical Society is planning an exhibition next spring entitled Italy Comes to America: Greenwich Stories. It will focus on the remarkable history of Greenwich's Italian community, chronicling emigration from Italy to America and what it was like "becoming an American" after settling in Greenwich. And just like the Italian community...

Dopo lo straordinario successo delle edizioni da lui dirette in Puglia tra il 2007 e il 2009, Mauro Pagani esporterà negli USA "La Notte della Taranta", uno degli eventi più rappresentativi della tradizione italiana, nell'ambito del programma "Italy in US 2013", promosso dal Ministero degli Esteri in collaborazione con i Ministeri dei Beni e delle...

To build opposition to the restoration of the death penalty in Massachusetts, the Hampden County Chapter of the Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty, in association with the Catholic Charities Agency of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, will sponsor a memorial service in Springfield in memory of the 86th anniversary of the exec...

By Maria Papadopoulos Ralph Fedele remembers walking downtown and into the Order of the Sons of Italy lodge at Main and West Elm streets in the late 1930s with his father, Raffaele Fedele.Then a young boy, Fedele said they would walk up to the second floor of the former Brockton Public Market, or BPM, where members of the Order of the Sons of Ital...

With the intention of opening a dialogue and sharing the results of their work, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston have co-organized a 1-day workshop on Friday, December 6, 2013 on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts in which international leaders in the fields of scientific and technologica...

Murphy Distributors announced today it has obtained the exclusive distribution rights to PunZoné; the first imported Italian Ultra-Premium vodka line directly from Italy's preeminent food and wine region for the State of Connecticut.   "We are delighted to add PunZoné Organic Italian Vodka to our elite distribution portfolio. Frank Guerrera,...