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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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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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Mayor Wants to Make Ancient Rome More Pedestrian Friendly


The newly elected mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino wants to close down the Via dei Fori Imperiali which runs next to the Colosseum in a bid to make ancient Rome more pedestrian friendly, hoping to double the current number of visitors to the ancient sites to 20 million.

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