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When we think of Italians, certain things come to mind: food, wine, romance, coffee, conversation, etc. Seldom do we think of professional athletes as part of everyday Italian culture, but things are a bit different for Chicago Bears tight end and Delaware native Justin Perillo. Justin’s parents grew up in Wilmington, but his family’s roots can be...

So many area restaurants claim to be “legendary,” but it takes more than just lasting a long time to earn that title. At the top of the heap of truly legendary places sits the White House Sub Shop. Celebrating its 70 years of existence at the corner of Mississippi and Arctic avenues in Atlantic City, the White House isn’t just legendary, it’s a his...

A friend and I were grabbing drinks one day and decided we needed something to soak up the alcohol… I mean, have a nice dinner. I was complaining about how DC does not have decent Italian food when my friend grabbed my arm and said with a sense of urgency that we HAD to go to the Red Hen. Therefore, I obliged. The Red Hen is on the outskirts of DC...

Orazio, a retired curriculum coordinator, teacher, and coach of twenty-seven years, has completed his new book "I Never Knew We Were Poor": a journey of streaming consciousness backward and forward between the man he is today, and the path that lead him to writing his book. "Many people can empathize with the deplorable conditions described in the...

Fairs and festivals across our state could take a big hit if lawmakers cut over $4 million in state funding. That's on the table right now, but what's also there is the governor's goal to support fairs and festivals by doubling the tourism budget. The directors of some local festivals say they would have to downsize a lot if they lose their largest...

Maria Scumaci, resident of Morristown, has officially announced her candidacy for the Morristown Council At-Large as a Democrat. Scumaci graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2011, acquiring a dual major (in Business Management and International Management) and triple minor (in Economics, Spanish, and Italian...

As part of its Italian Film Series, the Italian-American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County will present the Italian film “La Prima Cosa Bella” (“The First Beautiful Thing”) at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, in the Hunterdon County Library Community Room, 314 Route 12, Building 3, in Raritan Township. From acclaimed Italian director Paolo Virzi, kn...

This year our Carnevale will be a collaboration with several other Italian organizations in the area, to be held on Saturday, February 25 at Casa Italiana.  One of the features will be a performance by children who are students in our Italian Language Program, as well as entertainment by the I-Talians, activities for children, and dinner by Osteria...

The Italian American Heritage Club will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. at The Farm House at The Grand Colonial on Rt. 173 in Hampton, NJ. The guest speaker will be Italian artist, Andrea Cassar.  Andrea wa born in Siracusa, Italy and is a fourth generation artist. He specializes in painting, sculpting and grap...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2017 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donor...

Roberto Bellissimo, owner of recently-opened Centrale Italian Kitchen and Bar, said he's been a sous chef at New York City’s famed Le Cirque and worked for a group of restaurants with locations at 9th Avenue's Chelsea Market and in Europe, among other things. But, in talking about Centrale's hospitality, he draws on memories of his grandfather deli...

When it was announced that Marc Vetri would close the Moorestown Mall location of his Broad Street restaurant, Osteria, pasta fans scarcely had a moment to fret that their appetites for Bucatini all’Ama-triciana would go unfulfilled. A second location of Catelli Duo was set to open in the space. Finally, last fall, that second helping arrived. The...