The Waterbury Chapter of UNICO National will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall on 309 S. Main Street, Waterbury. Current and prospective members from Waterbury and the 18 surrounding towns are invited to attend. Contact waterburyunico@yahoo.com for questions. UNICO was founded in 1922 in Waterbury, by a...

He had only been named bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport 24 hours earlier, but on Thursday morning the Rev. Frank Caggiano could already see the signs here that he will soon be leaving the place he was born and raised and able to leave the mark of 25 years of religious ministry.   "I've got 220 emails since yesterday, and 47...

On that day, the Tuscany Campus moved 27 students into its new residence hall located in a historic former Franciscan convent known locally as San Francesco. While the structure itself has been around for ages, the interior was recently renovated and now features all of the latest conveniences to provide for student development and safety. "My sta...

Arezzo Ristorante & Bar on Riverside Avenue in Westport has begun marketing its own culinary fare, including pasta sauces, specialty items and the restaurant's award-winning caponata.   Juan Ceballos, owner of the restaurant founded in NYC in 2000, said in a statement about the food line that customers have been asking him to package his...

La lingua italiana costituisce per gli italiani all'estero una fondamentale forma di conservazione e rispetto per le proprie radici. I nostri connazionali che per primi emigrarono negli Stati Uniti la parlavano a stento, perché partirono quando erano ancora i dialetti a farla da padrone in una neonata Italia. Spesso, poi, l'integrazione in America...

The Greater New Haven Sons of Italy in America Lodge 37 will be holding its monthly dinner Monday, Sept. 23, at the Italian American Social Club on 40 Hamre Lane, Branford. The menu includes pasta fagioli, salad, pasta, vegetable, bread, butter, an entree, dessert, Italian and American coffee, soda and water.   Tickets may be purchased...

by Jason Newton   Italian immigration may have ended decades ago, but their influence in Connecticut is everywhere. There are many Italian specialty food shops, like P&M in East Rock. "The Italian culture, the main thing is the food," said Joseph Ciccone, owner P&M Fine Foods.   "I grew up on good food. I've never known f...

The Greater New Haven Sons of Italy Lodge #37 will hold the 4th annual ladies luncheon from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Italian American Social Club, 40 Hamre Lane, Branford, according to a release.   The male members of the lodge will prepare and serve the food, the release said. The cost is $35 per person. Seating is limited to the first...

The 11th annual Southington Italian-American Festival, benefiting Southington Community Services and Southington Community Cultural Arts, is set for July 24-26. The festival on Center Street, sponsored by the Sons of Italy and the Southington Unico Club, will begin at 5 p.m. July 24 and end at 6 p.m. July 26.   This is the first year th...

By Eric Vo Record   With almost four decades of service as a town councilor, Robert F. Parisi is a well-known and respected person in town — a stark contrast to how he was treated when he was first elected to the Town Council in the '70s. "I had a miserable beginning in the Republican party. They didn't like me," Parisi said, grinning....