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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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Venetian Ball: Photos


Photos from the Venetian Ball event at Taj Boston, held on December 3, 2011.

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Una Vita: Italy’s History Through the Eyes of Its Elderly


Harvard postdoc Alberto Pepe, alongside urban researcher and friend Veronica Olivotto, spent last summer collecting stories and photographs of elderly Italians, resulting in the fabulous project "Una Vita."

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Beppe Severgnini Presents “Mamma Mia” at MIT


On Oct. 31, journalist and author Beppe Severgnini presented his latest book "Mamma Mia" at MIT.

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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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Madonna di Prata Celebration in Providence


Every year the Italian American community of Providence, Rhode Island, celebrates the Madonna di Prata.

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Giovanni Pascoli Event at Boston Public Library


On Monday, October 17, 2011, Boston Public Library held an event showcasing "Giovanni Pascoli. Last Voyage: Selected Poems," a collection of poems translated by Deborah Brown, Richard Jackson and Susan Thomas.

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Celebrating Columbus Day in Boston (Video in Italian)


RAI International held a live call via Skype with Boston correspondent Stefano Salimbeni on Tuesday, October 11.

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Kicking Off 13th Annual Italian Heritage Month in Massachusetts

Italian Heritage Month Kick-Off Celebration at State House (Oct. 3, 2011)

For the 13th year in a row, Massachusetts is celebrating Italian Heritage Month with a number of events going on throughout the state. The official kick-off event was held at the State House in Boston on Monday, October 3, 2011, with numerous prestigious guests honoring the special recurrence. “It’s an occasion very close to my heart,” said House Speaker Robert DeLeo at the foot of the State House Grand Staircase. “Congratulations to the Italian American Heritage Month Committe for the 13th annual celebration of this great month. It’s great to see that Massachusetts, as it has been the leader in ...

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Creating Bridges Between Sicily and Lawrence


Report for RAI International Television about the Feast of Three Saints in Lawrence and the strengthening ties between the northern Massachusetts city and the town of Nicolosi, in Sicily, from where many immigrants to Lawrence originally moved to. Nicolosi and Sicilian dignitaries were brought to Lawrence for the occasion thanks to the work of Francesco Daniele and Giovanni Bonomo (Federazione Siciliana del Massachusetts), Giuseppe Mazzaglia (Assessore for the Nicolositi nel Mondo) and the city of Nicolosi.

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Dante Alighieri Society Kicks Off Italian Heritage Month Celebrations

From left to right: Marco Zanelli, Chiara Durazzini, Luisa Marino, Steven Dooner, Fioravante Bares

On Sunday, October 2, 2011, the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts kicked off its Italian Heritage Month celebrations with an evening dedicated to the "Divine Poet" Dante Alighieri.

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Historian Vincenza Scarpaci Presents ‘The Journey of Italians in America’


On September 24, Italian American author and historian Vincenza Scarpaci presented her book, Journey of the Italians in America, at the North End branch of the Boston Public Library.

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