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Local Jewelry Artist Donates 1,000 Pieces To Domestic Violence Campaign

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Local jewelry artist, Liza Lentini, donated 1,000 new pieces of jewelry to raise awareness for domestic violence. she is donating her work in order to help those affected by domestic violence. She has created a campaign called “A Thousand for a Thousand.” She hopes other artists will join her campaign for this worthy cause. She hopes to complete her donation by October, National Domestic Awareness Month. Her donation is going to Rosie’s Place in Boston and Safe Haven of Pike County in Mildford, PA. Lentini has chosen genuine pearls of all varieties. she is using crystals and a variety of ...

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Dante Aligheri Society to Host Open House

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The Dante Aligheri Society will be hosting an open house for their Fall Trimester Language Courses. The open house will be on September 3, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at their Cambridge location. At the open house, students will be able to not only sign up for the Fall Trimester, but also speak with teachers, test their language proficiency, and etc. If you are interested in attending the open house, contact the Dante Aligheri Society at 617-301-8354.  

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Dante Aligheri Society To Host Wine Tasting

Wine_Tasting_Summer_2015The Dante Aligheri Society will be hosting a wine tasting in September. In order to attend, guests must make a donation to the Society either by phone or through Eventbrite. The wine tasting will be held at the Society’s Cambridge location on September 9, 2015.

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East Boston Savings Bank Finances Boston Marine Transport Projects

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Joe DiCunzolo, owner of Boston Marine Transport Inc., displayed the company’s newly purchased oil barge, NY 30. He also displayed a newly renovated tug boat, named the Pinuccia. They were exhibited in Boston Harbor last week. The NY 30 took a little over a year to build, and the tug boat was recently renovated. East Boston Savings Bank provided over $5 million to finance these projects. CEO and Chairman of EBSB, Richard Gavengnano, said: “EBSB continues to make advances in our efforts to deliver substantial loans and create a more efficient and succinct lending process for customers.”

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OSIA Holds Grand Lodge Of Massachusetts’ 101st State Convention

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The Order Sons of Italy in America hosted The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts’ 101st State Convention from June 11 to June 14. This year, the annual convention took place at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Many attended the event, including the organization’s newly elected officers. Among the officials was new State President Antonio Sestito. Two outstanding, committed members were awarded at the convention. Delia Bartucca and Mario Lucciola were awarded the Golden Lions Award, which is the highest honor a member can receive. The recipients were awarded because they demonstrated great commitment to OSIA and promoted Italian ...

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Italian Teens Compete In Local Sailing Competition

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From July 14-18, two Italian teen sailors from Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino will compete against three well-known Boston-area sailing centers. The teens were honored to accept this invitation and will receive credit from the school for competing. The event starts at the MIT Sailing Center, and ends with a ceremony at MIT Pavilion. At the ceremony, Consul Nicola De Santis will present an award to the teens. This event is hosted by Professionisti Italiani a Boston and the Italian Consulate.

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Italian Students From Medford Attend BLO’s “Don Giovanni”

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On April 29, 2015, Medford High School Italian classes attended the Boston Lyric Opera‘s final dress performance of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at the Shubert Theatre in Boston. The group was able to attend the show because forty free tickets were donated to them by the educational department at the Boston Lyric Opera. The money to pay for the bus to take to-and-from the theatre was awarded to the group by a scholarship fund of former Italian teacher from the school, Michelina Petrangelo. This fund exists because Petrangelo wanted students to experience Italian activities, and have access to scholarships. The fund ...

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Local scientists Fava, Loda, Pandolfi knighted by Republic of Italy

From left: Maurizio Fava, Massimo Loda, Pier Paolo Pandolfi, Nicola De Santis

Maurizio Fava, director of the Clinical Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Massimo Loda, director of the Center for Molecular Oncologic Pathology at the Dana Faber Cancer Institute, and Pier Paolo Pandolfi, director of the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), have recently been knighted by their native country of Italy. Maurizio Fava Dr. Fava obtained his medical degree from the University of Padova School of Medicine and completed residency training in endocrinology there. He completed residency training in psychiatry at Mass. General Hospital (MGH). He founded and was Director of the MGH Depression Clinical and Research ...

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Celtics to play in Milan as part of NBA Global Games Europe 2015

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The National Basketball Association (NBA), Euroleague Basketball and RCS Sport announced today that the Boston Celtics will play a preseason game on Oct. 6 against Olimpia Milano in Milan, Italy, as part of NBA Global Games Europe 2015. “On behalf of the Celtics organization, we are proud to return to Milan for NBA Global Games 2015,” said Celtics’ President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. “I have particularly fond memories of playing in Europe almost 30 years ago, and I am sure our current players will relish this unique opportunity.” The 17-time NBA Champion Celtics will play the three-time Euroleague Champion ...

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East Boston Kiwanis recognizes community leaders Ferrino, Lombardo and Nucci

Judge Joseph V. Ferrino (ret.) receives an honorary plaque from East Boston Kiwanis for his 50 years of service in the community.

On May 19, the Kiwanis Club of East Boston honored three long-time club members for their years of dedication and service to the community of East Boston and the children of the world. The honorees — Judge Joseph V. Ferrino Sr. (ret.) of Winthrop, Dennis Lombardo of Randolph and John Nucci of East Boston — were presented with Legion of Honors awards by the East Boston Kiwanis, a club founded in 1947 with the mission “to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.” Retired Judge Joseph Ferrino was recognized for his 50 years of service in ...

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Festa della Repubblica celebrated at Filippo Ristorante

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Boston’s Italian American community came together on May 31 to celebrate the 69th anniversary of Italy as a Republic. Rainy conditions shifted the annual celebrations from Christopher Columbus Park to Filippo Ristorante. Organized by the local COMITES chapter and the Federazione Associazioni Italiane e Italo-Americane New England, the Festa kicked off with the Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane (Casit) awarding ten individual scholarships to as many students from the Boston area. Winning schools included the North End’s Eliot School, Medford’s McGlynn Elementary and Andrews Middle School, Wilmington Middle School, Winchester High School, Stoneham High School, Revere High School, and Medford High ...

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BU’s Alexa Cambi among six Italian American women selected for Italian national lacrosse team

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Six Italian American women were recently called to take part in the Italian National Team in Women’s Lacrosse and will be competing in the European Championships this August – Alexa Cambi (Boston University), Kerrin Maurer (Duke University), Cate Soccodato (Our Lady of Mercy Academy High School/Marquette University Commit), Daniela Kelly (University of Virginia), Anna Maria Carabini (St. Mary’s College), and Brooke Kiley (University of Pennsylvania). The first part of the selection process occurred in Italy, where players from across the country traveled to Rome for tryouts. Through their efforts, these women formed the foundation of the first ever Italian National ...

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