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We simply can't get enough pizza; it's by far the world's most favorite food. New Jersey's too; there are some 2,000 pizzerias in the Garden State, covering every conceivable corner. We've done lists of the best burger, best sub/hoagie shop, best diner, best ice cream shop and best Italian restaurant in each county; we've even ranked all 21 countie...

Mayor-elect John Pallone celebrated his victory in Tuesday's city elections over his long-time rival Adam Schneider from a hospital bed at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. The 62-year-old councilman was in the hospital for heart surgery, said Mitch Seim, his campaign manager. Seim said Pallone is recovering and could be released f...

You know of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Van Gough and Picasso. And, if you’ve ever been to elementary school, you’ve probably been taught about Georgia O’Keeffe. But what about Artemisia Gentileschi? Playwright Lee Kiszonas is aware that most people probably don’t know much, if at all, about the 17th century Italian baroque painter, despite her groundb...

The possibility was last touted in 2010 by former Giro d'Italia director Angelo Zomegnan, who attended a reception at the Italian embassy in Washington, DC for a project to bring the race there in 2012. The city was considered a front runner out of three candidates, but faded after the DC Mayor Adrien Fenty lost his re-election bid and Zomegnan was...

When: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 From 4:00 pm To 5:30 pm - Where: LJ-119, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress Washington, DCKluge Center Director Dr. John Haskell will interview Dr. Davide Ceriani about his project on the role that Italian opera had in forming an Italian-American ethnic identity in American urban centers between the early mass mig...

It's almost time for the Italian Market Festival, one of the few occasions where climbing greased poles is actually encouraged in Philly. The festival will take place Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, at the nation's oldest outdoor market on Ninth Street. In addition to a greased pole climbing competition, festival activities include the tradit...

You are invited to submit a workshop proposal for Teaching Italian: Symposium/Workshops for Instructional Materials. The theme of the 11th annual symposium is art at the core of the language curriculum. The keynote speaker of Teaching Italian XI is Dr. Annavaleria Guazzieri, Director, Education Office (Italian Consulate of New York).  Studies revea...

In the midst of the Depression in 1936, Julia Brunelli met with a small group of other Italian-American women in her home in Greensburg's Hilltop neighborhood to devise a plan to help young girls of Italian descent go to college. If there was any money to send a family member to college, “the money went to the male child,” said Jonie Daigle, a memb...

She was nicknamed “The Violin Doc” in a book by Lisa Wong entitled “Scales to Scalpels, Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine;” a talented professional viola player and a respected psychiatrist who uses her music to heal veterans, Dr. Mary Rorro is so much more and we are proud to present an exclusive interview with this brigh...

Italian BYOB Burrata opens its doors on the corner of 13th and Wharton streets on Tuesday, May 1. The small, window-lined restaurant replaces August, another Italian BYOB in a neighborhood known for them. But Burrata’s owners, who live within a few blocks, think their menu will make the new restaurant stand out. “We wanted to be different, that’s w...

Nothing could stop their love, not even a world war. There was no significance to the date, May 9, 1943 – Mother’s Day that year – except that Jack Mascola was able to go on furlough that weekend to marry Emily. They had met before, but the first blush of romance happened at another wedding. “Jack’s sister married my uncle,” Emily said. “I was brid...

Looking for your next great Italian meal? These new spots will satisfy all your cravings.  Napoli Pasta Bar is an innovative Italian spot specializing in modern styles based on Neapolitan cuisine, as Eater Washington DC details. The first-time owner Antonio Ferraro is bringing a strong background from his work at other local Italian restaurants, Ca...