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While I am preparing to assume my new responsibilities as Italian Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, I would like to extend my greetings to all Italian citizens, Italian-Americans and friends of Italy living in this region. It was a great experience enjoying the wonderful Italian-American community in Philadelphia and working with so many friend...

At every turn you’ll see a familiar face at La Festa Italiana 2017, Holy Rosary Church’s 114th annual “Old World” Italian Street Festival held mid-August in Downtown Jersey City. For five consecutive days and nights, from Wed, Aug. 9th through Sun, Aug. 13th, Sixth & Brunswick Streets will be rockin’ with live bands, singing soloists, fabulous food...

Whether they are seeking pasta, sausage, meatballs, wine, a bocce game, hours of free entertainment, a petting zoo or pony rides, visitors will find all this and much more at the 35th annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival, which begins at noon Friday at Heritage Port.   Former Ohio State Sen. Lou Gentile knows how much patrons enjoy t...

We’ve all seen it. Those inane, insane or downright dangerous actions of people around us that leave us shaking our heads in disbelief. Well, comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, has made a career out of such actions, turning frustration into belly laughs. Maniscalco is bringing his “WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? TOUR’ to the Santander Performing Arts Center in...

"My Big Gay Italian Funeral" which originally opened its doors in 2013 at the St. Luke's Theater Off-Broadway, will celebrate its fourth year with a one night only performance in the Superstar Theater at Resorts Casino on July 28th at 9pm. The sequel to "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" created by Three-time Emmy Award Winner Anthony J. Wilkinson was th...

Palermo's Pizzeria and Family Restaurant's second location is open for business in the Morris Hills Shopping Center in Parsippany. The new location opened on Wednesday, and is in addition to the joint's Whippany spot. Palermo's serves traditional Italian food in a sit-down dining room, or for carry out. A large pizza is $12.75, while dinner entrees...

Organizers of St. Rocco's festival are getting ready for this year's event, which will be held Aug. 10, Aug. 11 and Aug. 12 at the church grounds, 6658 School St. in Lower Mt. Bethel Township (Martin's Creek). The festival is a celebration of the feast of St. Rocco, a 14th century saint born in Northern Italy, known for his miraculous powers to hea...

One of Hoboken’s most popular and most traditional events is back again, running from Saturday, July 22 through Wednesday, July 26. The 107-year-old St. Ann’s Italian Festival -- known colloquially as “The Feast of St. Ann” -- will include the traditional statue procession and Novena.The five-day festival is centered at Seventh and Jefferson street...

Feast of Mount Carmel Day is a holiday for all ages in Berkeley Heights. Due to July 16 falling on a Sunday this year, the all day celebration was held on Saturday, July 15. "Feast Day" brings about a trip down memory lane for many to reminisce of years past -- and to carry on traditions. The Mount Carmel Society members continue to preserve these ...

Il 9 luglio scorso, Filitalia International ha organizzato un viaggio di un folto gruppo di famiglie di origine calabrese per festeggiare il Patrono San Marziale a Kulpmont dove vivono i discendenti dei primi emigranti calabresi ed iscani arrivati nel 1898 con la nave da crociera Stampalia partita da Napoli. Pasquale Nestico, accompagnato da Daniel...

Montgomery County State Senator Richard Madaleno is running for governor. The Montgomery County lawmaker who is the vice chairman of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee in Annapolis will formally kick off his campaign in an 11 a.m. news conference at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. While a vocal critic of Governor Larry Hogan on...

When I visited Italy, I had the “Aha! So this is what really good pizza tastes like” moment. I am happy to say that I recently rediscovered that great pizza experience at PD Pizza (formerly DiMeo’s Pizzeria), a BYOB family restaurant/pizzeria in the Andorra Shopping Center, 8500 Henry Ave. in upper Roxborough. I dragged my husband along, a pizza af...