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Paul Ursino, 65, is retiring after almost four decades running Salem Food Store on Moody Street. With its deli counter, freezers, and well-stocked Italian pantry items, Salem Food Store specialized in imported cheeses, cured meats, specialty pastas, coffee, Italian bread, and handmade ricotta and sausages, produced locally.   The store had s...

One of the only things that can help salvage the "end of summer heartache" is the hearty food that accompanies the cooler temps of fall.   As we move away from light and fresh salads and fish we turn our attention to pasta and other belly-warming foods. We set out to find 5 tasty pasta dishes for you to try and came back with these...  ...

Earlier today, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's B&B Hospitality Group signed a lease on a space on Boston's Fan Pier and got one step closer to realizing a long anticipated Boston location. Construction will begin within the next few weeks; the restaurant will open in winter 2014.   Unlike B&BHG's New York City flagship, Babbo Risto...

Quattrocentoventicinque mila dollari raccolti (+40% rispetto al 2013); trecentocinquanta ospiti, inclusi i Sindaci di Boston e Roma; oltre settanta sponsor.   Questi i numeri di "italianissimo! 2014", annuale gala di beneficenza - giunto alla sua terza edizione - organizzato da FICCB e dal Consolato Generale d'Italia a Boston a favore della...

Sabrina Ponte, a freshman Music Business major, will represent Boston in the Miss Massachusetts 2015 Pageant in June. Ponte, 19, captured the title of Miss Boston at the Miss Boston/Miss Cambridge Pageant Sunday, Feb. 8, in Boston.   "I won!" the North Reading resident exclaimed in a text shortly after landing the crown. With the win co...

September 25 - 27 12:00 pm. Traditional Italian Folk Music Camp for Mandolin and GuitarThe camp will take place on Cape Cod in one of America's most beautiful resorts: East Sandwich Beach, Massachusetts. John La Barbera's workshop will present historical, technical information and some of the repertoire based on his first and foremost comprehe...

by NOIAW   Renee Evangelista - Partner, Howland Evangelista Kohlenberg Burnett LLP. Renee will be honored at our Rhode Island Region Epiphany on January 10, 2016. Buy tickets here.   Renee Evangelista, a graduate of Brown University and New York University, School of Law has been practicing for over 23 years. For 22 years, R...

Please place your carb-free diets on hold. Boston has seen a bevy of Italian restaurant openings over the last several months, and these plates full of pasta (and seafood, and sfizi, and...) definitely demand your attention. Here are some of the genre's hottest new openings, from the North End (naturally) to South Boston.   Antonio's Bacaro....

By Stephanie Obodda Recently, someone suggested we check out Cucina Rustica. Though I was a little skeptical of venturing into the far reaches of Cranston for Friday night dinner, this one seemed like it might have potential.   Francesca Saratapoulas and Gina Musto, who also own Narragansett's Oceanside at the Pier, opened Cucina Rustica ea...

By Elizabeth Roman A bit of Springfield history is now a part of the official collection of books at the State Library of Massachusetts in the Statehouse. "On Being Italian: A Story of Food, Family and Faith," the latest book released as part of The Republican's Heritage Series, was donated to the library by state Rep. Angelo J. Puppolo Jr.,...

Combining his Italian heritage and American patriotism, chef Dante de Magistris hosts a unique Italian American-inspired beer dinner in honor of Independence Day.   Reserve a seat at his riverside restaurant on Thursday, July 4th to sit down to five courses of Italiany fare paired with the beers of Maryland's Dogfish Head Brewery. The festiv...

Dear Lodge President and Members:The annual Columbus Day Parade will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013 in Revere. The parade will assemble on the Broadway side of Beach Street at 11:00 AM. The Sons of Italy will be in the 3rd Division. The parade will begin at 1:00 P.M sharp and proceed down Broadway and onto Revere Street past the...