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Pasta. Chickpeas. Music. Prayer.Those four things come together only once a year: at the St. Francis Day Celebration in Ambler. The St. Francis Day Celebration has been a tradition in the Ambler community for many decades. This year’s festivities, to be held Sunday, June 4, will be the 99th anniversary of the celebration, which brings together loca...

In what had to be the nicest day of the year so far, over two hundred pilgrims gathered at Holy Face Monastery in Clifton, New Jersey Sunday morning for the Feast of the Madonna del Sacro Monte. Unable to attend this glorious celebration of our Duesiciliano faith and culture the past two years, I was thrilled to return and happy to say that the fea...

Inside an unassuming Third Avenue chapel, local and cultural history abound under the banners of St. Ubaldo, St. Anthony and St. George. The statues of the three saints — which on Saturday will be hoisted high during Jessup’s annual Corsa dei Ceri race — occupy a rear shelf in the chapel amid a roomful of relics, ornaments and equipment that will b...

Congratulations to Giuseppe Cataldo, PhD, systems engineer for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and @NASA's space technology development program receives the “NASA’s Early Career Public Achievement Medal", a prestigious medal which is awarded for unusual and significant performance during the first 10 years of an individual's career in support...

The Italian American (IA) Charity Golf Association is pleased to have completed the second installment of their three-year, $150,000 pledge to UPMC Chautauqua WCA with a $50,000 check, proceeds from their 2016 golf tournament and other fundraising activities. This was the second installment of the IA’s three-year, $150,000 pledge to enhance local...

The smell of Italian food came billowing out of Nutley’s Parks and Recreation Building on 44 Park Ave. when the Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade Committee held their annual Taste of Italy Fundraiser.. Trays of food such as sausage and peppers, eggplant parmigiana and rollatini, penne vodka, balsamic glazed sausage, chicken marsala and francais...

Over the weekend, the Frank Rizzo mural in the Italian Market was defaced. Again. The three-story high depiction of the former Philadelphia mayor and police commissioner — a controversial figure whose policies many viewed as racist or fascist — is the most commonly vandalized of all Philadelphia murals, according to Mural Arts director Jane Golden,...

A conference by Laura Bosetti Tonatto to explore the art of Italian perfumery. A discovery to the techniques, raw materials and creative elements that inspired Laura’s sense of smell in her creations. Italian painting, literature, and cinema can also be detected through scents and be deeply imprinted in our memory. Laura Bosetti Tonatto and her pro...

We never need an excuse to write about pizza or "Real Housewives of New Jersey," and this week we explore whether those two great tastes taste great together at "RHONJ" star Joe Gorga's new pizza and pasta joint in East Hanover.  As the ranking "RHONJ" expert on staff, I brought along Pete Genovese, the Munchmobile czar, Food Dude and chief of the...

Terry and Angela Spinosa's Italian honeymoon inspired the recipes served at their recently opened steakhouse in Winchester. When Terry, 60, and Angela, 40, visited Florence, Rome and the Amalfi Coast four years ago, they were impressed by the delectable beef, brick-oven pizzas and other authentic Italian cuisine that was full of flavor without a l...

A Name is a Name is a Name We sat around a table in Moscow’s bar located across street from the playground of my youth, Feaster’s Park in New Brunswick, NJ.  It was just us, the men in the family; well, two men, one boy; the adults were Lenny the plumber and Len, Jr. the cop, a New Brunswick Police Officer.  We were, as they say, “‘shootin’ the bre...

The St. Anthony DiPadova Society will be sponsoring their 95th Annual Feast Day Celebration to honor their patron on Sunday, June 4, 2017. The 95th Annual Feast Day Celebration will be held at St. Mary Magdalen Church, Media, Pa. A solemn Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. with the Statue of St. Anthony, the St. Anthony Society members and the Neglia B...