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Italian feast season ready to roll in Massachusetts


Now that the snow has finally all melted, the Boston area can start gearing up for Italian feast season once again! Boston’s North End will once again feature the bulk of the celebrations, which will kick off June 7 with the Santa Maria di Anzano procession, followed by processions for St. Anthony of Padua (June 14), St. Padre Pio (June 28), Madonna delle Grazie (July 12), and St. Rocco (July 19). The neighborhood’s first feast will be St. Agrippina di Mineo (July 31-Aug. 2), folllowed by the Madonna della Cava Feast (Aug. 7-9) and the Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna ...

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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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Finding Something Positive in Boston’s Worst Winter


Most Italians know that when you lose something, you should pray to Sant’Antonio. This small act of asking for help usually works. As such, I have been sending him desperate pleas quite often these past few weeks; I hope by the time this story is published, he will have answered my prayers and the city of Boston will have found its lost sidewalks. Or at the very least, I hope we can back out of our driveways without performing the sign of the cross and whispering a silent prayer that we don’t get hit. I don’t think I’m alone when ...

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French-American School of Rhode Island Eyeing Italian Track for 2015

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The French-American School of Rhode Island (FASRI), has seen a year of great change with a new Head of — Jean Yves Carpanèse — and will continue to see change with three new programs that were approved by FASRI’s Board of Trustees on December 10. In 2015 FASRI will offer a Late Immersion Program for non-French speaking students in grades 1-5, an International Program for middle school students with no prior knowledge of the French language and an Italian Language Program for children entering pre-school through kindergarten. FASRI accepted non-French speaking students only through kindergarten level in the past, and ...

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