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Revere youth bring Carnevale to Boston


For years, Pascal Gangi has been continuing the Carnevale tradition that comes from his hometown Sciacca, in Sicily.

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Chamber Archives host lecture by UMass Professor Spencer DiScala


On Jan. 23, UMass Boston Professor Spencer DiScala held a “lezione magistrale” lecture at the Archives of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies in Rome.

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AS Roma Helps Boston Bolts Youth Program

FC Boston - U18 Development Team

In late January, Italian soccer club AS Roma announced the expansion of its renowned youth soccer academy program to the United States. Selected among the seven elite U.S. soccer academies was also FC Greater Boston Bolts. “Player development in the United States continues to be a top priority for us,” said AS Roma president James Pallotta, who runs Boston-based Raptor Group Holdings. “We are confident this initiative will be great for the country and club and produce many star players of tomorrow.” Founded in 1986, FC Greater Boston Bolts is the oldest soccer club in Massachusetts, boasting a top level, ...

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86th Annual St. Rocco’s Banquet


When: Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:00PM Where: Anthony’s in Malden Join St. Rocco’s Society for the annual feast banquet. Enjoy dinner, dancing to Seabreeze, raffles and more. Special Guest: Comedian Paul Gilligan.   Dinner Menu Cold Hors D’Oeuvres – Fruit – Cheese Caesar Salad Ravioli with Red Sauce Baked Stuffed Haddock / Chicken Marsala Roasted Potatoes – Peas with Mushrooms and Onions Italian Spumoni Sweet Table – Home made goodies! Cappuccino – Espresso Donation: $50.00 per person   For tickets please email us at stroccomalden@verizon.net or contact: Domenic Fermano 781-322-2203 Joyce Mover 781-438-0803 Join us for an evening of fun ...

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Musica Vesuviana Holds Open House


The Musica Vesuviana camp held an open house on Jan. 18, 2015, during which instructors Tino D’Agostino, Sergio Bellotti and Mark Greel. Students and past participants joined in on the musical fun, as the group introduced the unique musical summer camp based in Italy’s beautiful Amalfi Coast. For more information on Musica Vesuviana, visit the camp’s official website or contact them via email (info@musicavesuvianafestival.com) or phone (339-707-3593). www.italysummercamp.com

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Boston College Names Scholars Program After Mario Gabelli

Mario Gabelli

Boston College’s Presidential Scholars Program, which provides an integrated educational experience within the University’s honors program for approximately 72 of BC’s most accomplished students, has been named the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program following a major gift from the Gabelli Family Foundation. “It is fitting that this program be named in honor of Mario Gabelli, who has been so committed to advancing it over the past 25 years,” said University President William P. Leahy, SJ. “I am grateful to the Gabelli Family Foundation for its generous gift in support of our Presidential Scholars.” A Boston College trustee and chairman and CEO ...

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Remembering Coach Dom Campochiaro of the North End


In December, the Post-Gazette and the Regional Review both wrote in remembrance of Joseph “Dom” Campochiaro, who passed away on December 8 of 2014. I would like to add a few words here as well. I was one of the many lucky North End youth to have had Dom as a coach when I played Little League. Dom’s patience, as Sal Giarratani stated in a quote from his Post-Gazette editorial, was endless. He had a kindness about him that never wavered, and a certain smile in his eye that never left no matter what. In addition, it seemed to me ...

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Celtics Announce Pre-Season Game in Milan, Italy


The Boston Celtics will make a trip to Europe during the 2015-16 preseason, according to the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett. On his Twitter account, Bulpett reported Tuesday afternoon that the Celtics will meet local teams — not NBA teams — in Milan, Italy and Madrid, Spain next fall.

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Laura Indolfi Wins MIT Descience Fashion Competition

Laura Indolfi and designer Carlos Villamil (right) with their winning design Cytocouture.

MIT’s Media Lab put up a one-of-a-kind fashion show in October. The runway competition Descience Fashion Show combined the creativity of designers with the vision of molecular biologists, neuroscientists, biomedical engineers, climatologists and scientists from a variety of disciplines. This year saw two Italians among the finalists. Italian biomaterial engineer Laura Indolfi won the competition with her project Cytocouture. Partnering with Colombian designer Carlos Villamil, the project brought to life Indolfi’s research on endothelial cells. “Dr. Indolfi studies how endothelial cells behave differently according to the structure they grow in and cling to,” said Villamil. The designer labeled his creation ...

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Sulmona Native Annalisa Di Ruscio Receives Award

Consul General of Italy Nicola De Santis, Dr. Annalisa Di Ruscio, Rosetta Romagnoli.

The Federazione Associazioni Abruzzesi-U.S.A held its 23rd anniversary Medaglia d’Oro event on Oct. 11 at Filippo Ristorante in the North End. Celebrating the best and brightest individuals with Abruzzese origins, this year’s gold medal award went to researcher Annalisa Di Ruscio, a native of Sulmona, L’Aquila. A doctor specialized in hematology, Di Ruscio moved to Boston in 2007 to pursue her passion for research and obtain a doctorate degree at the Daniel G. Tenen Laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. After seven years of hard work, her Harvard-affiliated lab has discovered a molecular “switch” that activates anti-tumoral genes. The ...

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Stolen Venetian Treasure Resurfaces in Boston


7News Boston WHDH-TV A stolen Venetian swivel gun from the 17th century was discovered earlier this week by customs agents in Boston. Packed into a piece of heavy equipment, the canon-like weapon was not easy to spot at first. “They had to get out torches and saws, it looks like the arm of an excavator so they had to get into this and buried inside that was the cannon,” C. Shane Campbell from Customs and Border Protection told WHDH. Agents from Homeland Security got a tip that the antique gun was headed to the United States from Egypt on a ...

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Historic North End Quilt at North Bennett Street School Open House


The Bicentennial quilt titled “Stitched in Time: Historic North End Memories” will be on display at the North Bennett Street School (150 North St., Boston) open house: Friday Nov. 14 and Saturday Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The quilt was created between 1976 and 1977 by a group of 32 Italian-American women from Boston’s historic Italian neighborhood, under the supervision of Frances Hutchins of the then-Waterfront Arts Council. Measuring 12 ft. by 12 ft., the project was funded by a 1976 National Endowment for the Arts grant, through the Old North Church. The following are the names ...

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