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Fifty years ago this fall, Prince Pasta began running their now-iconic "Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day" TV commercial. It featured a young Anthony Martignetti running through the streets of the North End, and made him a bit of a local legend here, where he still gets recognized as "Anthony!" "I remember getting letters, people saying they named...

Living in Connecticut it is often easy to take for granted how we have the best Italian restaurants this side of Italy. Give thanks to the Italian forebears who immigrated here generations back. A while back I was in Rome, visiting friends, shopping and, of course, eating. I forget the name of the place but it was a very famous pizzeria. Not a tour...

Thursday November 14, 2019. 5:30pm - 7:00pm. Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way, Cambridge, MA 02138. The 2019 Gaetano Salvemini Colloquium in Italian History and Culture will focus on the figure and the intellectual legacy of Primo Levi. Following the discussion, all guests are invited to join the rec...

Over 100 people stood and cheered for Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-New Haven, at the end of her hour-long speech about her own experience in politics and the national “social safety net” in the Yale Law School on Thursday. DeLauro’s speech, which was open to the public, was the beginning of a three-part evening lecture and dinner to honor her as this fall’...

I AM Books, an independent, dyanmic and diminutive bookstore with an Italian focus in Boston’s North End neighborhood is hosting the second edition of IDEA Boston, a two-day festival celebrating Italian books, art, ideas and culture that will take place at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139, Friday, Nov. 1 and...

Tom Guidugli Jr. — a Newport native who during his nearly nine years on the Newport City Commission has helped usher in an unprecedented period of prosperity, investment and economic development in the city – has announced that he will run for Mayor of Newport in 2020. Guidugli, 48, who currently serves as Vice Mayor, has been a member of the Newpo...

A restaurant that’s been a hit in Franklin County for a generation and also has a location in Essex is making its next big move in a new spot on Shelburne Road. What is the place? Mimmo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant opened in St. Albans in 1995 and remains a fixture in the Franklin County city. Owner Domenico "Mimmo" Spano — it's pronounced mee-mo, by th...

Il 29 settembre scorso Deborah Jean Elsbree Del Sesto ha terminato il suo incarico presso il Consolato Onorario a Providence, per raggiunti limiti di età. A darne notizia è il Consolato generale d’Italia a Boston che dalla stessa data è tornato ad occuparsi direttamente delle pratiche dei connazionali residenti in Rhode Island. Finchè non sarà nomi...

After a successful debut last year, the IDEA Boston festival returns this fall for another two days packed with literature, culture, and ideas. Taking place in Cambridge, Mass., on Nov. 1-2, 2019, the Italian-inspired literary and cultural festival will feature over 25 events and 60 guest speakers from all across the United States and Italy, and wi...

1.5 million Italian Americans served in the armed forces during World War II, amounting to some 10% of American soldiers in all. This is where the Santoro Family comes in. in an extraordinary act of patriotism, eight Italian American brothers enlisted after Pearl Harbor and fought for our country, with seven of them serving overseas at once. They w...

Lifelong resident and Common Council Minority Leader Sebastian N. Giuliano, a Republican, said his extensive experience leading the city from 2005-11 makes him a natural to slide into the city’s top job if elected in November. The former three-term mayor, 67, announced his candidacy in mid-May. “I know the job, the learning curve is nonexistent and...

The term “comfort food” means different things to different people. But if you’re the type who believes feeding the soul along with the body is best accomplished with deep bowls of carb goodness covered in savory sauces (and maybe some cheese), then Presto Craft Kitchen on Manchester’s West Side is your new go-to spot. Not only is the food deliciou...