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School officials unveiled a plaque on Friday morning dedicating the School 16 media center to Italian-American trailblazer Mary Augusto who founded “The Italian Voice” newspaper and was the first woman to run for mayor in the Silk City. “My mother believed in trying to do good for people,” said Augusto’s daughter Cesairna Augusto Earl. When Augusto...

Nicholas A. DeFelice, a retired Allfirst Bank executive who served on various local charitable boards, died Saturday from metastatic melanoma at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Hunt Valley resident was 74. The son of Nicola DeFelice, an Italian immigrant and chemical factory worker, and Carmella DeFelice, a homemaker, Nicholas A. DeF...

Society of Italian American Businessmen held its 2nd Annual Italian-Irish Klassix Open Charity Golf Outing on June 5, 2017, at Maryland Golf and Country Clubs. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and Baltimore Area Council Boy Scouts of America–Harford District. Each organization received a check for $4,011 t...

Italy and the United States share a long history mutual influence and support. From Filippo Mazzei, who influenced Thomas Jefferson’s ideas on liberty and democracy, to the vast influx of Italian immigrants who contributed to American culture, to modern Italy’s role as one of the U.S.’s most important allies, Italy and the U.S. have a longstanding...

The North Wildwood Italian-American Festival celebrates its 23rd anniversary in the Wildwoods this year with a weekend celebration of great food, family fun and Italian-American heritage, Friday June 23 through Sunday, June 25. Festivities for the three-day event take place along Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood including FREE live Italian...

The first annual Peppertown Park Bocce Tournament and Festival kicked off the fundraising efforts to benefit the Peppertown Park Renewal Project on Saturday at the park, raising $1,450. The tournament was the perfect start to summer with a "Little Italy" festival flavor. Berkeley Heights local eateries were showcased serving their meatball, sausage...

Adriana Trigiani thinks her new novel, a thick, 500-page epic that bounces around different continents and through a sprawling extended family, is her best work. That's saying something, since the author has already penned 16 bestselling novels, including "The Shoemaker's Wife" and the "Big Stone Gap" series. Fans of Trigiani’s can decide for thems...

Holy Family Roman Catholic Church on Brookline Avenue will hold their 26th Annual Italian Festival from Thursday September 21 through Sunday September 24 in the church parking lot.  The annual event includes food, music, games, and rides. 

Enjoy Italian food and wine — from meatballs and moscato to cannolis and chianti — at the second annual Bethlehem Italian Festival, noon-8 p.m. Saturday on Main Street and in the Sun Inn Courtyard in downtown Bethlehem. The free event, hosted by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, features a wine trail ($30, advance; $35, day of festival), which inc...

As Frank Cipolloni led dozens of parishioners from St. Leo the Great Church through the streets of Baltimore's Little Italy, he carried the memory of his father with him. Cipolloni's father, who died in 2002, had participated in the church's annual Feast of St. Anthony celebration for about 50 years. Cipolloni hopes his four grandsons will too take...

Matthew A. DiPaula of Mount Laurel passed suddenly Saturday, June 10, 2017, due to an aneurysm, and was rushed to Virtua Marlton. While his loving family was holding his hands, our Lord and Savior then gently took hold of his hands to bring him home. He was 87. My father was born Sept. 10, 1929, to Italian immigrant parents, Giuseppe DiPaolo (Nusco...

This evening members of the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey presented a check for $25,000 to Special Olympics New Jersey for a Platinum sponsorship. The Society is proud to join other New Jersey law enforcement organizations in raising more than $3 million dollars for Special Olympics in 2016. The Society works tirelessly throughout t...