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Referendum Popolare del 17 aprile, 2016


1. Con decisione del Consiglio dei Ministri adottata il 10 febbraio è stata determinata la data del 17 aprile 2016 per il REFERENDUM ABROGATIVO della norma che prevede che i permessi e le concessioni a esplorazioni e trivellazioni dei giacimenti di idrocarburi entro dodici miglia dalla costa abbiano la “durata della vita utile del giacimento” (referendum popolare per l’abrogazione del comma 17, terzo periodo, dell’art. 6 del decreto legislativo 3 aprile 2006, n. 152 [Norme in materia ambientale], come sostituito dal comma 239 dell’art. 1 della legge 28 dicembre 2015, n. 208 [Disposizioni per la formazione del bilancio annuale e ...

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Consul General Nicola De Santis’ veteran outlook


Nicola De Santis has been Boston’s Consul General of Italy for little less than a year, but he already has set the wheels in motion to follow in his predecessors’ footsteps. After taking office at the end of last summer, De Santis quickly moved to improve the Consulate’s services, with a particular focus on reducing wait and responding to queries from Italian citizens seeking assistance from the Consulate. “Before anything else, you need to make sure the daily work here is being done right,” he says. Sitting in his beautiful 17th floor office overlooking the bustling Seaport District at 600 ...

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2015 Boston C.O.M.IT.ES. elections — Results


The 2015 elections for the local Comitato degli Italian all’Estero took place on April 17. The Consulate General of Italy in Boston has announced the results: ELECTED (in alphabetical order): Giovanni Abbadessa 194 votes Andrea Boggio 150 votes Luciana Burdi 193 votes Nadia Di Carlo 277 votes Carmine Guarino 151 votes Giuseppe Mazza 163 votes Rocco Antonio Mesiti 180 votes Alberto Mustone 356 votes Maurizio Pasquale 357 votes Tommaso Pasquariello 138 votes Rosetta Romagnoli 189 votes Domenico Susi 438 votes NOT ELECTED (in alphabetical order): Enzo Amara 97 votes Antonina Cusumano 65 votes Michele Frattallone 57 votes Daniel Thomas Hazard ...

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Last days to vote for COMITES


The Consulate General of Italy in Boston will be accepting votes for the local Comites (Comitato degli Italiani all’Estero) until 11:59 p.m. on April 17, 2015. (see below for a full list of candidates) Only Italian citizens meeting legal requirements and who have registered to vote will be mailed an envelope with instructions and the ballot. If you have registered and have not yet received the envelope, please contact the Consulate General to request a duplicate by contacting the registry office (617-722-9220 or elettorale.boston@esteri.it) For this purpose, the Consulate will be available by phone (617-721-5435) April 4-5 and April 11-12, ...

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Boston’s Finest: Thomas M. Menino (1942 – 2014)


The day after Boston’s first Italian-American mayor, Thomas M. Menino, passed away, the Boston Herald ran a full-page photo with the headline: “I know this city. I love this city.” The outpouring of love that Boston showed for Menino in the days after his death on Oct. 30 was equal to the love and devotion that the former mayor had for all of Boston. Born and raised in the Readville area of Hyde Park, Menino grew up with strong values passed down from his parents, both of whom were children of Italian immigrants. His mother, Susan, was his strongest influence, ...

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New Consul General of Italy Arrives in Boston

Consul General of Italy in Boston, Nicola DeSantis. (photo courtesy Antonio Talarico)

Salerno-native Nicola De Santis stepped in as new Consul General of Italy in Boston at the end of August, taking over the post from Giuseppe Pastorelli. The 45-year-old De Santis holds a law degree from the Università di Salerno and started his diplomatic career back in 1999. Between 2002 and 2006, he was the Italian Consul in Detroit. In 2006 he moved to Caracas to work at the Italian embassy’s Commercial and Economic office. Three years later, he returned to Italy, working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Directorate for Resources and Innovation. He is married and has ...

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Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino Visits Boston, Mayor Walsh


On Friday, May 30, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh welcomed his colleague from Rome, Ignazio Marino, to City Hall to talk traffic and several other initiatives the two cities will work together on. After the meeting, Mayor Marino headed down to the BSA Space for a lecture titled “Traffic Advisory, From Rome to the North End: Life without driving“. Speaking to a room full of engaged listeners (at least half of which came by foot or bicycle), Marino addressed the goals and challenges his city faces, including dealing with a high number of cars per inhabitants (over 960 vehicles per 1,000 ...

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Interview with Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo


Born and raised in the community he now represents, the Speaker of the House embraces all ethnicities while cherishing his own.

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MIT Post-Doc Eugenio Daviso Running for Italian Chamber of Deputies


All Italian citizens registered as living abroad will soon receive a ballot by mail to participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Citizens living in North America will get to choose two deputies and one senator. One candidate for the Chamber of Deputies is a local post-doc working at MIT. Born on May 26, 1977, in Alba-Piemonte, Eugenio Daviso is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemistry at MIT (Cambridge, MA) working on structure determination of functional amyloids and dynamic nuclear polarization, a method that boosts nuclear sensitivity in solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance. “I strongly believe — he ...

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PD Primaries in Boston End in Tie


As most Italians voting for the primaries of the center-left coalition were getting ready to vote, Italian citizens living in North America had a chance to cast their ballot one day early. On November 24 and December 1, 2012, the Boston primaries were held at Pasta Beach Restaurant on the Waterfront. The first round of voting crowned Florence mayor Matteo Renzi as winner with 41% of votes, while current PD secretary Luigi Bersani trailed in second place with 30% and Puglia governor Nichi Vendola came in third with 25%. The second round of voting saw Bersani end up with a ...

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Frank Ciano Running for Register of Deeds, Speaks of Italian Roots


Frank Ciano grew up in a household with Italian grandparents. He is now running for Register of Deeds for South Middlesex County. For more on Ciano’s campaign, you can visit the campaign’s official website: http://frankjciano.com/

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John DePinto Runs for State Representative


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