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Columbus Day cocktail reception


The North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee is hosting an evening of celebration and commemoration on Friday, October 9 at the Living Room onAtlantic Avenue. The reception will feature music, prizes, refreshments and cocktails. Advance tickets are $45.00 per person (50.00 at the door) and may be purchased by contacting the Therese at 617-504-3284, or mail in attached form. This year’s honored guests will be The Friends of Christopher ColumbusPark. The Friends are the 2015 recipient of the Committee’s Michael A. Nazzaro Community Service Award. Mike Nazzaro was born and raised in the North End, was a small business owner ...

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I AM Books — The First Italian American Bookstore in the Country


Dear readers, Life has a funny and mysterious way of taking us by the hand and pulling us towards projects we never dreamed of until recently. That is how I feel right now, as I announce this big step forward in our goal to give the local Italian and Italian American communities a voice and identity they can be proud of. For several months, with the help of many people encountered through the years as editor of bostoniano.info and Bostoniano magazine, I have been working on creating I Am Books — a real, physical space that can bring the community ...

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First Annual Big Rico Memorial Golf Tournament


When: Monday September 14, 2015 — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Where: South Shore Country Club, 274 South Street Hingham, MA 02043 This event is in memory of Rico Ricci- aka “Big Rico” to his family and friends. Rico passed away last June after fighting a long and courageous battle with liver disease. Proceeds of this event will benefit the ALS Foundation and Liver Foundation. There will be a golf tournament during the day and a cocktail/reception in the evening. Cost is $125 for individual player, which includes lunch and dinner reception. Price is $100 to sponsor a hole. If ...

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Fitchburg State archive to become repository for Italian American history, stories of Central Massachusetts


Article published on Worcester Telegram & Gazette. For the complete article, click here. FITCHBURG – Hank Lisciotti would love to know who the first Italian was who emigrated to Leominster or Fitchburg and paved the way for others to follow and build lives and businesses in northern Central Massachusetts. Between 1820 and 2004, about 5.5 million people emigrated from Italy to the United States, with a majority of them, about 3 million, arriving between 1900 and 1915. They came as stone cutters, worked in plastics factories and engaged in many other trades, eventually founding their own companies and institutions. At ...

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Musica Vesuviana celebrates 5th year with more music, more art, more fun


On June 24, 2015, Musica Vesuviana kicked off its fifth annual Summer Music & Art Camp in Italy. Students from all over the United States landed in Naples, Italy, embarking on a two-week excursion to S. Marco di Castellabate (Salerno) to discover the historical, cultural and artistic sites of southern Italy while studying music and art. This year, the 35 participating students journeyed to Rome, Vietri (Amalfi Coast), Pompeii, Paestum and Salerno (Castello Mediovale di Arechi) and were delighted to visit the breathtaking and beautiful locations. The students’ home for the two-week stay was the Fondazione Passarelli, where students received ...

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Italian Consulate General of Boston is Hiring


The Italian Consulate General in Boston is currently looking to hire a qualified individual to work in the Consular Services/Visas sector. Interested candidates must submit applications by Sept. 30, 2015. For more information on the position and the requirements to apply, please visit www.consboston.esteri.it or download the form by clicking here.

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IACO To Host Bocce Tournament


On September 20, 2015, The Italian-American Cultural Organization will be hosting a Bocce Tournament in Abington, MA. They are holding the event to support the IACO Scholarship fund. If you are interested in attending, contact Richard Leccese at 781-843-5095. In order to attend you have to make a donation to the fund.  

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Stephen Ross Receives Award From Italian American Heritage Month Committee

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On August 27, 2015, the Italian American Heritage Month Committee presented Stephen Ross the Italian American Heritage Month Award for community service and leadership. The award was presented by Vice President Sal Bramante. Ross is president of Clear Channel Outdoor, Boston Division, a division of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies.

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The Appian Club Of Stoneham Will Host Italian Classes

Italian and American flags

The Appian Club of Stoneham will be hosting Italian classes for adults and children starting in September. Adult classes will start Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Classes are about ninety minutes long and run eight weeks. Children’s classes will start Saturday, September 19, 2015. Classes will be one hour long and last twenty weeks. Children must be at least 6 years old to attend. The Appian club is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating others about Italian culture and heritage. If you are interested in taking the classes, please contact John Nocella by calling 781-438-5687.  

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The Italian-American Cultural Organization To Have First Meeting Of The Season


The IACO will be hosting its first meeting of the season on September 14, 2015. The meeting will take place at the Grove Manor in Braintree, MA at 7:00 PM. This is not only a meeting, but also a social gathering. The general public and visitors are welcomed to attend the meeting and learn about Italian culture. If you are interested, you can contact Richard Leccese at rmleccese@beld.net.  

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Boston College women’s basketball team visits, plays in Italy

The BC team in Venice

On Wednesday,, Aug. 19, the Boston College women’s basketball team visited Martina Mosetti’s hometown of Trieste, which is in Northern Italy along the Adriatic Sea. It was a happy family reunion as her sister Mariana and brother Luca as well as Marti’s grandfather and grandmother, along with her parents — Andreas and Silvia greeted the travel party at the bus stop. After a warm greeting from the family the extended BC family walked the streets of Trieste with her dad Andreas sharing his knowledge of the beautiful city along the Adriatic Sea. After an hour tour, the group separated to ...

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Mary Menna becomes VP/Market Manager for Greater Media Boston


Station group owner Greater Media says Rob Williams is leaving his position as vice president and market manager of the company’s Boston radio properties. His last day will be Friday, Aug. 21. He will be replaced by Mary Menna. Williams, who has been commuting from Connecticut to Boston since he joined the company in 2012, has accepted another opportunity closer to his home. “We are grateful for the many contributions Rob has made over the past several years in Boston and wish him the best,” said Greater Media Chairman and CEO Peter Smyth. Smyth added, “Mary has done an outstanding ...

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