by Kent Pierce   North Haven has plenty of Italian people and businesses, but it doesn't have a Little Italy like Wooster Square in New Haven. Immigrants settled there fresh off the boat. Their children and grandchildren now live in suburbs like this. The one big exception? Some very recent immigrants who are burning up the bocce courts. &n...

È in mostra dal primo dicembre a New Haven presso il Museo Nights of Columbus di New Haven il Presepe Napoletano proveniente dalla Bottega d'Arte Cantone e Costabile di Napoli, che l'anno scorso ha realizzato per Papa Francesco il Presepe in Piazza San Pietro a Roma. La mostra, chiamata "Buon Natale: Creches of Italy Christmas exhibition", è stata...

The Greater New Haven Sons of Italy, Lodge # 37 is sponsoring a "Festa Italiano" featuring Marc Garofalo & Friends, who will provide music, laughs, tears and all good things Italiano, July 17, 7 p.m., at the Annex Club, 554 Woodward Ave., New Haven.   Setups, soda and ice will be provided, bring your own hard drinks, wine, food and paper...

As part of its' celebration of Italian American month, the North HavenLibrary will look back at the musical career of Frank Sinatra with evening of songs and stories presented by local vocalist Rich Moran, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., in the Library's community room. He will be backed by the trio of Judy Webber on piano, Jeff Webber on woodwinds, and...

By Erik Dobratz   The Italian-Americans in Connecticut used their hands to build much of the state, but that's not all they used them for. Some of them "put them up' as prizefighters and made a lot of history.    Branford High School social studies teacher and track coach Rich Biondi loves teaching and coaching, but boxing really...

By Ann Nyberg   Patricia Russo, Executive Director of the Women's Campaign School at Yale, is all things politics in this state. If you're a woman and want to run for political office, Russo is your gal.   Her life long mission is to empower women to lead. She says she had an interesting childhood, and jokes her parents were in...

by Brian Mccready   The East Haven Italian American Club and The Columbus Day Committee of Greater New Haven are Hosting a Kick-Off Parade Celebration Party on Sunday, July 12, 2015, 1 PM at the East Haven Italian American Club, (formally Weeping Willows), 509 Laurel Street, East Haven, CT.   Entertainment and Raffle Prizes. Food and...

Playing a game doesn't get more Italian than bocce. "The game of bocce is a very, very simple game," said Giuseppe DeLucia of North Haven. Several times a week a large group gathers to play bocce at the East Haven Italian-American Club. The club has an indoor court which allows them to play year-round.   The majority of the men who...

by Lisa Reisman   Branford high school track coach Richard Biondi never set out to write "Pugilistic Paisani," a history of Italian and Italian American boxing champions.   Then, on a visit to Cleveland's Little Italy Heritage Museum in 2000, he met a volunteer in her mid-80s. They got to talking. At some point Biondi asked her about...

By Pam McLoughlin   The five historical societies of the Ethnic Heritage Center celebrated Sunday with an informal sharing of traditions and food from African-American, Jewish, Irish, Italian and Ukrainian cultures.   Mayor Toni Harp, who attended part of the celebration, praised the center for all its "great work," and noted how the...