NEWS FROM : EAST  

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera is casting for supernumeraries (supers) to appear in the company's new production of Giuseppe Verdi's AIDA. The nonprofit organization has several opportunities for the public to get involved and volunteer in different capacities. Actors and aspiring actors, ages 14 and above, are invited to apply for sup...

Italian Station, a Europe-themed coffee bar and casual eatery, announced it will open March 14 at 620 Caroline St. in downtown Fredericksburg. The business is the newest project by Vinny Vitale, the owner of Vinny’s Italian Grill & Pizzaria and Basilico Italian Market/New York Deli, and will be run by business partner and general manager Anita Cros...

The Pocono Brewing Company, also known as PBC, is coming back. And it may feature beers like Big Pocono and Grey Towers. The restaurant is reopening sometime in April under the new management of its owners after closing a year ago. It will spotlight Italian-American food offerings and a variety of on-site brewed beers in a family atmosphere. Silvio...

When it comes to new restaurants from star chefs, the first course - expectations - will inevitably be reckoned with before we even take a bite. So here was my first thought at 24 Wood-Fired Fare before I even took a sip of See the Joy, a gimlet rimmed with smoky paprika, or nibbled on those meatballs bobbing in gravy: Why did Jose Garces open a pi...

From Harford Community College: The Society of Italian American Businessmen together with Saint Margaret Parish in Bel Air have donated $8,000 to the Harford Community College Foundation. This gift is designated to support student scholarships for Harford students enrolled in Continuing Education Allied Health programs. Harford Community College st...

This summer, Professor Gloria Pastorino, who teaches French and Spanish on the Florham Campus, will be hosting a trip to Bergamo, Italy. This will be Fairleigh Dickinson University’s fifth trip to Italy, although only the third to Bergamo. Pastorino started the program in 2008, when she first began teaching at FDU. She said that she noticed a need...

The Loggia Giosue Carducci Lodge No. 146 Sons and Daughters of Italy this week gathered local firefighters from “this end of the county” to the second floor of the lodge to present them with checks. Each of 15 fire companies received a $1,000 check from the Sons, according to Tom Walker. Walker said the lodge has donated to fire companies before, b...

Mary Marrara moved to Northeast Pennsylvania from Fort Washington 47 years ago when she fell in love with her husband, Phil, and then fell in love again with the community she found. The Jermyn resident has contributed to, chaired or served with dozens of charitable groups and events in the area through the years. To honor her for this life of givi...

Bordered by Broad and Sixth streets, Tasker and Washington, the neighborhood of Passyunk Square is, by turns, old fashioned and trendy. Once upon a time, East Passyunk Avenue, which bisects the neighborhood diagonally, felt a lot like a small-town main street. It was a place where mom and pop businesses — selling everything from headstones to schoo...

Signage at 12 Allegheny Ave. shows that a new restaurant, EATalian Bistro, is "coming soon" to downtown Towson. The last restaurant in the space, Strapazza, also an Italian-themed restaurant, closed suddenly in April. A note still left on the door reads "thanks for 25 years of support." Signs at EATalian Bistro, which stretches for several storefro...

UNICO of Westfield is proud to sponsor a Flapjack Fundraiser to benefit our veterans and active military through Bonds of Courage. Bonds of Courage is a non-profit public charity that provides a network of support services to troops, veterans and military families. The services provided include job, health, family and finances. The event will be he...

Soloists from the New York Metropolitan Opera and beyond will join the New Jersey Festival Orchestra (NJFO) at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5, to present Giuseppe Verdi’s renowned masterpiece, “La Traviata.” The concert takes place at The Concert Hall at Drew University in Madison. Verdi’s most timeless and lyrical score, “La Traviata” has continued to...