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In Byram, Rosina’s has opened in a unique space that was formerly home to That Little Italian Restaurant, which many longtime residents remember fondly. And, like that old haunt, the idea behind Rosina’s menu is to gather and share. Coby Blount, who co-owns Rosina’s with Frank Carpenteri Sr and Jared Falco, said he was excited to work alongside che...

It is the season of 'Legends' on 'MasterChef'. The home cooks were involved in a cut-throat competition from the get-go on the culinary reality show. With only 15 white aprons available as opposed to the usual 20, the home cooks had no option but to put their absolute best foot forward and impress not only the regular judges -- Gordon Ramsay, Aaron...

Claire Criscuolo, owner of Claire’s Corner Copia, will hold a “Cooking for CASA” Italian Antipasti Party over Zoom on Friday, according to a release. Folks who register for the event will receive an ingredient list and a link to the Zoom presentation, which will benefit “Connecticut CASA — whose volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates work with...

When Dominic D. DiFrancesco was campaigning for American Legion national commander, one of his stops was in Massachusetts. It was there that Past National Commander John P. “Jake” Comer, knowing DiFrancesco’s Italian heritage, took his guest to the North End, known as Boston’s Little Italy. “He was a great lover of Italian pastries, and when he cam...

On the surface, Mary Cona was just another Italian girl from the North End. She was a devout Catholic, a supportive wife, a loving mother. However, diving into the details of her remarkable life through her eyes in her autobiography, “Destino: From Italy to Kansas City,” Mary was shaped through many hardships into an artist, entrepreneur, philanthr...

Many of the more than 4 million Italians who emigrated to the US during the Industrial Revolution to escape poverty came through Ellis Island in New York. The other port of entry, for some, was Providence. “Ellis Island was saturated,” said Walter Potenza, 68, of Providence, who owns the largest collection of Italian photographs in the state. “They...

New Haven residents have a new place to sink their teeth into some tasty food. Villa Lulu recently opened its doors to the public at 230 College St. The restaurant specializes in Italian old-school classics in a contemporary yet homey setting. Located in historic downtown New Haven at The Shops at Yale, next door to the restaurant group's popular L...

The Annual Italian Heritage Festival Park is slated to take place in Touro Park in Newport on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 11am to 4pm.  Included this year is a pop up COVID Vaccination Clinic sponsored by the RI Department of Health from 12pm to 3pm.  This free event is open to the public and will feature live Italian music by “Calabria Bella”,...

The 96th annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian will be a celebration of tradition, cultural pride and fun for the whole family Sept. 11-12 on Warren and Porter streets in East Cambridge. The entertainment lineup includes national recording artists that have become legends in the music industry. This year’s Feast headliners are music icon...

It’s a feast and festival unlike any other, an event that’s been going on for decades at Our Lady of Grace Church in Johnston. And it will be back beginning next Thursday, Sept. 9, and continuing through Sunday, Sept. 12. Countless people will tell you it’s considered one of Rhode Island’s best end-of-summer events, especially when it comes top hom...

Westborough residents spoke in favor of the town retaining Columbus Day as a holiday at a Select Board meeting on Aug. 24. In turn, they opposed the position of the town’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, whose chair Cara Presley encouraged the Select Board to replace “Columbus Day” with “Indigenous People’s Day” at a July 20 meeting of the Selec...

In Italy, there is a certain combination of magnificence that any ordinary tourist can capture in a casual photo. It is the magnificent, frescoed interior inside a 15th-century palace set in a cobblestoned city surrounded by pine-laced countryside. But rarely do photos capture all those multiple levels of ravishing beauty and arresting grandeur at...