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My friends and I hogged it up Saturday night at the Monte San Giacomo Club’s Annual Sagra del Maiale (Pig Festival) at the Hoboken Catholic Academy (555 7th St.) in Hoboken, New Jersey. Joining over two hundred other guests, we were treated to an array of delectable pork delicacies, including a phenomenal stuffed pork tenderloin and melt-in-your-mo...

I've discovered a stress-free and inexpensive way to escape to Italy, without getting on an airplane. I simply walk down Princeton’s Nassau Street, turn onto Witherspoon Street, make right onto Spring Street. And there it is — Italy, dressed up as D’Angelo Italian Market. Owner Anna D’Angelo made the point that D’Angelo is not an “Italian-Americ...

"Paese che vai, usanza che trovi: Regional Customs, Traditions and Superstitions"--The theme of this year's collaboration between ITANJ and the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America at Montclair State University! A full house of 350 students and teachers from four middle and 10 high schools participated in this annual showcase/comp...

The Nutley-Belleville Columbus Parade Committee has named its 2017 dignitaries. The parade honorees are: John Apicella, Italian Business LeaderRuth Bedford, Community Excellence AwardDr. Louis Crupi, Italian Heritage AwardAnthony Iannorone, Lifetime Achievement AwardAl Lembo Jr., Grand MarshalHenry Meola, Renaissance AwardBelleville Police Chief Ma...

A new Italian restaurant called Trattoria Da Lina opened its doors this past week on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, according to the Main Street Takoma organization. Dolci Gelati Cafe co-founder Marcello Minna is the owner of the new restaurant. The restaurant will serve a variety of pasta dishes, entrees like fish and steaks, sweet treats like cre...

Join the University of Maryland’s Department of Classics for the annual NIAF Pellegri Distinguished Lecture, featuring Professor Orlando Patterson of Harvard University, on Thursday, April 13, at 3:30 p.m. The lecture will explore the parallels and continuities between America and Ancient Rome’s approach to “Freedom, Slavery and Redemption.” For mo...

Job Description: The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing the individual and institutional major donor program in order to meet NIAF’s yearly fundraising goals. The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for developing a new and differentiated base of national and international donors in order to facilitat...

Brick’s chapter of UNICO, an Italian-American service organization, will host a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament Friday, April 7. The tournament will be held at the VFW Post on Adamston Road from 7-11 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. Top prize is a $1,500 gift card. Pay $100 for $3,000 in chips. Refreshments, sandwiches, beer and wine, plus a gift...

The Belleville Chapter of UNICO will sponsor an Awards Dinner Honoring the Belleville Police Department on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm at The Chandelier 340 Franklin Avenue, Belleville, NJ. The Chapter will also pay homage to Belleville Township’s police officers as well as all men and women in law enforcement by distributing lawn signs with...

Promotion Center for Little Italy is looking for motivated people willing to donate time as a Little Italy Ambassador to help achieve our mission of promoting and raising awareness of Baltimore's Little Italy. Whether you can donate an hour a month or 20, consider joining our team! Ambassadors will: speak highly of Little Italy; consistently promot...

Lifelong resident Tom Cassio was recently named a ‘Citizen of the Year’ by the South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298. Cassio, who was nominated by Council President Derryck White, was one of 11 individuals honored at the fraternal organization’s 2017 Central District ‘Citizen of the Year’ dinner, which was hosted by the East Brunswick Elks and held on...

Kings supermarket is hosting Piazza Italia festival Sunday, April 9. The day long event is meant to recreate a traditional Italian market. Attendees can sample new foods from across Italy, artisan producers from different regions and live music will be featured from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Click here for more information.