By Sara Shepherd Megan Jones first saw a picture of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in a high school history textbook, but moved on after being told they wouldn't be on the test. As a sophomore at Indiana University, assigned to write about something in the university's rare book library, she came across the intriguing figures again. Thi...

Tuesday, August 23rd, is the 89th anniversary of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Sacco and Vanzetti were Italian immigrants and committed anarchists whose trial is regarded as one of the great miscarriages of justice in American history.   You are invited to a commemoration at: Encuentro59A Hamilton Place, BostonAugus...

August 23 marks an important anniversary in the history of Massachusetts. It was on this day, in 1927, that Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed after being convicted for the death of two people during an armed robbery in South Braintree.   I'm not bringing up this symbolic date to shine a light on the history of what happened....

Two Italian immigrants, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, were arrested in May 1920 in Brockton, Massachusetts. They were charged with murdering two guards in nearby South Braintree one month earlier, and escaping with fifteen thousand dollars in payroll cash that the guards had been delivering to a shoe factory. Sacco, a skilled worker at anot...

The 2016 Presidential elections give us the opportunity to talk about the political behavior of the Italian Americans through their experience, from the first days to these years. It is a very interesting topic, which we address by meeting with one of the most prominent experts about this topic, Prof. Stefano Luconi. Watch out, this is going to be...

by Matt Caron   It's been 88 years since two Italian immigrants were executed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Many people believe that Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were wrongly executed based on flimsy evidence and their political beliefs. To commemorate the date and to build opposition to the death penalty ever being...

To build opposition to the restoration of the death penalty in Massachusetts, the Hampden County Chapter of the Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty, in association with the Catholic Charities Agency of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, will sponsor a memorial service in Springfield in memory of the 86th anniversary of the exec...

A new play that examines "otherness" in America through the immigrant experience – and framed against the backdrop of the polarizing Sacco-Vanzetti trial of the 1920s – will have its world premiere as Fitchburg State University's spring theater production.   "(Sacco-Vanzetti) Vince, Al & Teddy," written by Bruce Robinson, will be perform...

Sacco and Vanzetti-- Author's Discussion - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Author Robert Knox will be discussing his recent novel, Suosso's Lane, about the Sacco & Vanzetti case. La Marcia del Delore, rare footage of the funeral, will also be shown.   Tuesday, August 30, 2106 - 7:00 pm at: I AM Books - 189 North Street, Bo...

SINCE HIS death last month, longtime Mayor Thomas M. Menino has been memorialized for any number of qualities: his genuine comfort among constituents; his firm control of City Hall; his enthusiasm for the problem-solving side of the job. He's also seen as a bridge-builder, one who helped to smooth over some of Boston's old divisions.   But t...