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Lisa is an East Boston resident who works in the area of media and public relations. She is President of Italia Unita Inc. of Massachusetts, a non-profit organization that promotes Italian culture and heritage. Lisa worked and volunteered in the areas of public relations, community development, film, politics, and radio. Through Italia Unita, Lisa initiated the grass roots effort to have Comcast Cable add RAI television, which is now available as a premium channel. Lisa is the president of Boston Concepts, a full service marketing and public relations agency.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Boston Herald


Taken from The Boston Herald http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20221127century-old_history_at_our_lady_of_mount_carmel/srvc=home&position=4 The devoted vigil to save the shuttered Our Lady of Mount Carmel in East Boston reaches back generations to Italy itself. Parishioner Gina Scalicione said when she told an old Italian neighbor that she was immigrating to Eastie, he urged her to visit the church. “He told me ‘All that mortar that keeps those bricks and stone together I carried on a ladder,’ ” she said. If the Vatican goes along with the Archdiocese of Boston and allows the church to be sold, this beloved house of worship built in 1905 could be dust. The ...

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Unveiling of the Tony DeMarco Statue


When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 — 1 p.m. Where: Corner of Hanover St. and Cross St., North End, Boston MA Former undisputed Welterweight Champion, Tony DeMarco, will attend the unveiling of his statue in Boston’s North End The pride of the North End, Tony DeMarco, “The Flame and Fury of Fleet Street,” the former undisputed Welterweight Champion of the World, will be on hand to witness the unveiling of his statue on Saturday, October 20th at 1:00 p.m. in Boston’s North End. The ceremony will take place at the site of the statue at the corner of Hanover Street and ...

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Filippo’s Ristorante Cooking Demonstration

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Filippo’s Ristorante in Boston’s North End welcomed Alberto Diplacido from Sulmona (Abruzzo), Italy. Alberto prepared a four course meal for guests who were encouraged to participate in the cooking process. His style of cooking is a blend of old-fashion with modern techniques; sharing some of his culinary secrets, he joked that his grandmother would probably be upset with him for altering recipes. However, as you will see in photos, the guests enjoyed his cooking! If you want to catch Alberto’s other talents, check out Italian Music Night at Filippo’s where he will host a night of Italian karaoke.

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Senator John Kerry Sponsors Bill Commemorating 150th anniversary of Italian Unification

150 Unità d'Italia

US Senator from Massachusetts John Kerry sponsors bill commemorating the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification S.Res.394 – A resolution commemorating the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification and the beginning of warm and abiding relations between the people of the United States and Italy. To read the resolution click here Resolution

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Preparing for an Italian Easter in East Boston


Preparing traditional Easter foods in East Boston.

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Italia Unita Gathers Toys and Clothes to Benefit Italian Home For Children


Italia Unita collected MANY toys, clothes, books etc. to benefit the Italia Home for Children today at their office in East Boston. The flood of support was evident as they collected hundreds of items during the morning hours. Students from the local Catholic school stopped by to lend support and were treated to cookies, arts and crafts and a brief Italian language course! Many thanks to everyone who supported this wonderful cause. Click here for more information about Italia Unita

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Italia Unita Supports the Italian Home for Children


Italia Unita will be collecting toys and clothes for the Italian Home For Children! If you would like to donate, please bring your items to 35 Bennington Street, East Boston, on Saturday, December 10 from 9:30-11:30 AM. Italia Unita Attached is a list of items needed. All gifts must be unwrapped. Italian Home for Children exists to help children and their families thrive through progressive programs. If you’d like to know more, please visit: www.italianhome.org We hope this season brings you lots of health and happiness! Italian Home for Children www.italianhome.org 2011 Holiday Wish List Toys Needed Most Action Figures ...

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Reserve Bin Welcomes Wines from Santa Lucia Farms


Winemaker Luca Scotto from Azienda Santa Lucia winery in Southern Tuscany recently traveled to Massachusetts for a wine tasting at The Reserve Bin in Foxboro on Saturday, November 5, 2011. The Scotto family has produced high quality wines for centuries from vineyards such as Ansonica, Vermentino, Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The farm uses the most modern winemaking process, but respects the older traditions. The wine tasting was also hosted by James Guido of Guido & Son Italian Imports. Photos courtesy of Justin Braga

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East Boston’s Sterlingwear — Italian roots, American pride

The Fredella family of Sterlingwear

Sterlingwear of Boston is the classic American company. They are a solidly rooted family company, stable in their dealings, bold in their approach and committed to building one of the best American-made brands ever produced right here in East Boston, Massachusetts. In 1918 many Italians migrated to America in search of the “American Dream”. Lorenzo Fredella was one of them. Shipbound for America, his dream was to find work to support his family and make his mark in this world. As difficult as it was for Lorenzo and the millions of other immigrants that left their humble beginnings, Lorenzo made ...

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Blue Fish: From Sicily to Boston


North End Boston Public Library recently had the pleasure of hosting a seminar and exhibit on the value of Mediterranean blue fish (pesce azzurro) and the possibilities of establishing a long-term cooperation with communities in New England.

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Il Volo Live at the Orpheum


On October 18, 2011, the extraordinary trio of tenors IL VOLO performed a live show at Boston's Orpheum.

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Bell’Italia – Part 1


I recently took a trip to Italy and toured Campania, a region that I have never been to. In a few series I will write about my experience in Italy and will start with one of my favorites, a tour of a winery in Taurasi, Avellino called “Cantine Antonio Caggiano”, lunch at Villa Assunta and a rustic bakery. On a crisp September afternoon a group of us from Boston and locals from Mirabella Eclano had lunch at Villa Assunta, courtesy of Mayor Vincenzo Sirignano. This particular celebration was a prelude to a much more anticipated event, my sister in law ...

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