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Once upon a time, there were so many Italian relatives in my family that every table, chair and corner was occupied in my Nonna’s large kitchen. Every Christmas Eve, my grandparents’ house was bustling with laughter and sweet homemade wine poured from my grandfather’s own hand. I grew up in the late 1950s, enjoying my father’s seven siblings and fa...

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma coached the Huskies Sunday at No. 20 Maryland just three days after losing his mother, Marsiella. Marsiella Auriemma, who turned 91 in June, died on Thursday, according to a UConn spokesperson. Auriemma's father, Donato, died in 1997 during the Big East Tournament and associate head coach Chris Dailey to...

The fight to preserve the legacy of 15th century explorer Christopher Columbus in Stamford has moved from the city square to the school board. After successfully staving off pressure in 2020 to remove the statue of Columbus in a downtown city park, a group of Italian-Americans is now fighting to keep Columbus Day a holiday in Stamford schools as th...

The Council of Italian American Societies of Greater Bridgeport presented eight area Italian Americans with the John A. Arcudi, Esq Award for their professional success and service to others. The following eight Italian Americans were honored at Trumbull’s Tashua Knolls banquet facility before 180 guests: Mario Bartoli of Trumbull, Frank T. Gennari...

Jayson Tatum and his Boston Celtics teammates were focused on every word from their interim head coach Joe Mazzulla when he addressed them for the first time in the midst of turmoil. The 34-year-old was just elevated from assistant coach to first-time NBA head coach in the wake of Celtics head coach Ime Udoka being suspended for the entire 2022-23...

NIAF is proud to congratulate our friend and longtime supporter Dr. Richard Mollica of Harvard Medical School, who has received a lifetime achievement award for Equity, Social Justice and Advocacy from the Harvard Medical School.NIAF has been working with Dr. Mollica and Harvard Medical School in providing trauma support since the L'Aquila earthqua...

North Providence residents Dr. Frank W. Pallotta Jr., left, and Thomas “Pee Wee” DeAngelis were inducted into the Rhode Island Slow Pitch Softball Hall of Fame at an induction dinner held on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. Pallotta played softball for 50 years, from 1968-2018, and won multiple tournaments all over New England, as...

Despite having been around since 2016, Måneskin are only on their first worldwide tour. After discovering fame through the “X Factor” and “Eurovision”, the Italian rock quartet have grown a fanbase that warrants just that. Their first ever show in Boston took place on Friday, November 11th at the new MGM Music Hall at Fenway. Fans lined the sidewa...

On a chilly November Saturday, I made the trek across the river to have brunch at Faccia a Faccia, a “new coastal Italian restaurant from award-winning chefs and restaurateurs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette,” according to their website. Oringer and Bisssonnette are also the masterminds behind other Boston classics, such as Coppa, Toro, and Littl...

Columbus Day and Veterans Day — traditionally celebrated by Stamford schools with a day off — may be class days if a proposed calendar is accepted. On the other hand, Stamford schools are looking at adding an additional no-class day to celebrate and recognize the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr. The proposed changes were presented during a recent meetin...

After over two decades of serving patrons in the North End, Boston’s Ristorante Fiore will be closing its doors on Dec. 25. The restaurant made the announcement through Facebook on Tuesday, signed off by owner Fiore Colella. “Today, I am reaching out to share exciting news with you,” the post read. “After much thought, I am hanging up my apron and...

Each jar of Dell’Amore sauce has the flavors of Italy sealed into a 25-ounce jar. But more than that, it’s the smell of Frank Dell’Amore’s childhood.“My mom had six kids and we just were so fascinated with the smells, the aroma, the ambiance in the kitchen. My mom and my grandma both, when they were in the kitchen they were the happiest. Although,...