Dear Friends of Italy, As I begin my tenure as Consul General of Italy in Boston with great pride and excitement, I wish to recognize the unwavering commitment and work of the Italian and Italian American community, organizations and associations in their efforts to promoting the values, culture, and traditions of Italian heritage in our consular j...

Rosemarie Antoinette Basile, a longtime Provincetown resident and celebrated artist of local scenes, died peacefully on Sept. 25, 2022 at her home in Orleans. She was 91.  She was born on May 10, 1931 in Newark, N.J., the only child of Aurelio Artillio and Immaculata (Spallone) Basile. She spoke only Italian until age seven and spent childhood summ...

Four years ago, the tricolor of green, white and red doused Shrewsbury Street with the century-old parade and festivities that celebrated Italian heritage on Columbus Day.  The event with brass bands and floats is set to return on Oct. 9 starting at noon on Aitchison Street near Piccadilly Plaza, and marching down Shrewsbury Street and ending at Un...

Columbus Day or Indigenous People’s Day? Several residents at the September 19 Select Board meeting argued in favor of changing the name of the holiday in Lincoln, though the speakers were not unanimous.  As of October 2021, more than 20 Massachusetts towns including Boston had changed the name of the holiday, and a statewide Indigenous People’s Da...

The Italian Chicks comedy & Variety Show will be performing at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA. October 14 ,2022 – 8pm Showtime Tickets are available here. The Italian Chicks always offer a special reduced promo discount code for all, Italian American Organizations and well as Police, First Responders, EMT & all organizations that support and g...

Organizers of the Taste of Italy are pleased to present again the festival to benefit Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Springfield (MA) after two years of COVID-19 restrictions. It will take place Oct. 1 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the South End Middle School auditorium, 36 Margaret St., Springfield, and offer more than 30 favorite Italian main and si...

The Wakefield Sons and Daughters of Italy have been casually playing bocce in the summer for years. But this year, they took their talents on the road to two local tournaments – with great success and fun! Earlier in the month, the neighboring Wilmington Lodge invited the Wakefield Lodge to their town for a friendly game of bocce. We are proud to a...

Boston Celtics forward Danilo Gallinari underwent successful surgery to repair his torn ACL on Friday. Team physician Dr. Tony Schena performed the surgery at New England Baptist Hospital, the team announced in a statement. No formal timetable has been determined for Gallinari's return, but he is expected to miss the entire 2022-23 season. The 6'10...

The Boston Celtics will have an interim head coach on the sidelines this upcoming NBA season, and everyone outside of the Northeast may be wondering: Exactly who is Joe Mazzulla? In the wake of Celtics coach Ime Udoka being suspended for the entire 2022-23 season for having an intimate relationship with a female member of the franchise's staff, Maz...

The Longmeadow Chapter of UNICO National is hosting their first Fall Fun Run & 5K on Oct. 8 at the Town Green and the Richard Salter Storrs Library on 693 Longmeadow St. The 5K is geared for participants 11 years of age and up, while the Fun Run is geared for children up to age 10. As part of the Long Meddowe Fall Festival, the 5K will begin at 8 a...