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Italianissimo! Gala Event Draws Supporters for Future Italian Cultural Center

Consul General of Italy in Boston, Giuseppe Pastorelli, at italianissimo! 2014

Boston was awash in green, white and red on May 31, when the third italianissimo! gala organized by the Friends of the Italian Cultural Center was held. Set in the Burnham Building downtown, the event attracted hundreds of members of the community and beyond in a sign of support for establishing a new Italian cultural center in the city. “It is a great project and I hope to see it come to life by 2016-17,” said Italian Consul General Giuseppe Pastorelli — the driving force behind a project that started over three years ago. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, chair of ...

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Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero Praises Community Efforts in Boston


During a recent two-day visit in Boston, Italian Ambassador to the United States, Claudio Bisogniero, met with representatives of the Italian and Italian American communities at the Dante Alighieri Society in Cambridge on June 18. “It is a great pleasure to be here,” said Bisogniero, after an introduction by Dante Alighieri Society President Spencer Di Scala and Comites President Maurizio Pasquale. During his visit in Boston, Bisogniero held meetings with community leaders, as well as with Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, State House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Governor Deval Patrick. During the meetings, there was great appreciation for the increased ...

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Italianissimo! Gala Event Sets Tone for Future of Italian Heritage in Boston


On Friday, June 1, the Italian Consulate launched its first fundraising event to open an Italian Cultural Center in the city.

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Festa della Repubblica 2012 at Christopher Columbus Park


On Sunday, June 3, 2012, the Italian and Italian American community of the greater Boston area gathered on Boston’s Waterfront to celebrate the 66th anniversary of Italy as a Republic. Organized by Comites and the Federazione Associazioni Italiane & Italo-Americane New England, the event kicked off at 11:30 a.m. with the Italian and U.S. national anthems, followed by speeches by Maurizio Pasquale (President, Comites), Anna Quadri (President, Federazione) and Consul General of Italy Giuseppe Pastorelli. The opening ceremony ended with the Consul handing out prizes to the three best teams of the May 27 Bocce Tournament, won by Associazione Gizio, ...

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