MGM Springfield will welcome Costa, a classic Italian restaurant serving housemade charcuterie, pizzas, pastas, salads, desserts, and more, to the resort’s food and beverage portfolio on Friday, Feb. 28. This will be Costa’s third outpost, having debuted as Osteria Costa at the Mirage Las Vegas and MGM National Harbor in 2018. Costa at MGM Springfi...

Alfonso Sarno, father of Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, has died. He was 84. The mayor’s City Hall office announced the death Thursday morning. “Alfonso ‘Al the Barber’ Sarno passed away peacefully earlier this morning after waging a courageous battle against prostate cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family,” the statement read. Funeral arrangement...

Mayor Domenic Sarno has announced that he plans to withhold his signature for the Mount Carmel Society Club’s entertainment license after the new year. The announcement comes on the heels of revelations contained in a 190-page racketeering indictment out of U.S. District Court in Boston linked to the arrests of more than 60 alleged leaders and asso...

The Italian Cultural Center in Springfield hopes to spread the word about a bingo style game that’s very much a part of Italian Culture, a game called “Tombola.” The cultural center held a pot luck dinner Sunday afternoon to be followed by the introduction of Tombola, which is commonly played in Italy during the Christmas season. The center’s execu...

Food, drinks and a good cause drew a crowd of about 350 to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Longmeadow UNICO’s 19th annual Food, Wine, Beer and Spirit Tasting fundraiser featured more than a dozen varieties of wine, beer from four Bay State breweries and food from more than 20 local restaurants and bakeries. The even...

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno coasted to a fifth term Tuesday, becoming the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history. First elected in 2007, Sarno bested challenger Yolanda Cancel by a wide margin — 11,848 votes to 3,587 — but said victories feel short-lived as the mayor of an urban center. “You can’t dwell on your victories for too long in this job. T...

Western Massachusetts Italian Americans greatly admire the man for whom they celebrate Columbus Day. The Italian flag flies over Springfield City Hall, and at the Columbus statue located at the gateway to the South End. That’s where thousands of Italian immigrants first settled in Springfield more than 100-years-ago. Columbus Day falls during Itali...

October is Italian-American Heritage Month! To mark the occasion, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno led a ceremony at the newly re-opened Italian Cultural Center in the city’s South End. The center was shut down by flooding a year and a half ago. The center’s President, Stephanie Spolzino, told 22News, the center will now play an important role in th...

Teresa E. Regina likes to attend the Taste of Italy festival at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Springfield because she sees many friends from years ago, and while they enjoy “wonderful food” they share stories of what has occurred in their lives since they last met. Wonderful food? Individuals and businesses will provide the more than 40 favori...

The presentation will begin at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 15 at the Italian Cultural Center located at 56 Margaret Street, Springfield. There is an admission charge of $5 for Members and $7 for Non-Members. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts is pleased to announce their first 2019 fall...