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Italian-based Stevanato Group, a producer of pharmaceutical glass containers and integrated provider of drug delivery systems, is preparing to open its Technology Excellence Center in Boston (US TEC), MA. To respond to the growing demand in U.S. biologics for integrated analytical offerings and project management services, Stevanato Group is establ...

Please join us and many other Italian Organizations, Sunday, June 14 at 2:00 pm for a peaceful rally to bring back the statue of Christopher Columbus that was removed after being vandalized and restore the dignity of our heritage. Please meet at 100 Atlantic Avenue in Boston’s North End (near Joe's American Bar and Grill) for our walk to the base o...

As passionate protests for racial equality march on around the country and here in Connecticut, some New London residents are also taking a stand to take down a controversial statue in the city. Thousands of people have signed petitions to remove the Christopher Columbus statue, which is currently covered on its base with red spray paint. This isn’...

The Christopher Columbus statue in Boston’s North End will be removed Wednesday, hours after it was beheaded overnight. Mayor Marty Walsh said it will be put in storage and there will now be conversations about the “historic meaning” of the incident and whether it will ever go back up. The statue in Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue was...

John R. Anastasia Sr, a veteran Westport police officer, died June 3 at home. He was 83. A native Westporter, he served 34 years on the force, retiring in 1993 as deputy chief. During his illustrious career in law enforcement, he received several promotions and commendations for his service. Born Nov. 28, 1936 to Placido and Carrie (Capasse) Anasta...

Every time Matteo Gallizio finishes ringing up a customer at La Dolda, Lexington’s new artisanal pasta shop, he asks for one thing. “I’m looking for feedback,” he says as his small storefront becomes crowded during one of La Dolda's first true lunch-hour rushes. “The good, the bad, all of it.” For Gallizio, whose store on Massachusetts Avenue has b...

Forum Lodge #391—Sons and Daughters of Italy in America recently awarded Anna M. Ripa Memorial Scholarships to three Aquidneck Island public high school 2020 graduating seniors. In addition to maintaining a B average or better in their studies and intending to enter university in the fall of 2020, the applicants wrote essays explaining the importan...

At 100 years old, Lolly Grello is still experiencing firsts in life. Grello, a longtime Narragansett resident who now resides at the Roberts Nursing Centre in North Kingstown, celebrated her first virtual birthday on May 20. There was cake, balloons and a glass of a sparkling cider-looking drink which Grello raised as if to toast the occasion. And...

The cancellations of mainstay summer events is continuing and extending into fall, with Tuesday’s announcement that A Taste of Italy, scheduled for Sept. 12 in Norwich, will not be held this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It would have been the 29th annual Italian food festival, hosted by the Norwich Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee,...

Antoinette Iadarola, 80, the retired president of Cabrini University in Radnor, died Saturday, May 23, of cancer at her home in Clinton, Conn. Dr. Iadarola, known as “Toni,” was the sixth leader of the Catholic institution and its first lay president. She served from 1992 to 2008. “Toni’s spirit lives on in all the lives she touched, and her impact...

Between 1861 and 1985, 29,036,000 Italians emigrated to other countries, the largest voluntary emigration period in documented history(1). They landed almost everywhere, from Europe to South America to the United States, like my family, and put down roots. Their stories are familiar to us: stories of strong family ties and communities that supporte...

North End restaurant owners say shutting down historic Hanover Street and expanding outdoor dining into roads and sidewalks could be the saving grace for their businesses as the coronavirus lockdown lifts. “In this neighborhood, it would be a dream come true to have a little outdoor dining, so you experience the neighborhood, the people, the cultur...