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Josephine J. (Gargiulo) Templeton M.D., trustee of the John Templeton Foundation, will be honored at the National Italian American Foundation's (NIAF) 40th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. Templeton will receive the NIAF Special Achievement Award in Philanthropy on October 17, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. The black-tie...

By Claude Brodesser-Akner   Joe Piscopo's not running for governor -- at least, not yet. "I'm not raising money, and I haven't officially declared," said Piscopo in an telephone interview with NJ Advance Media on Thursday afternoon. The former "Saturday Night Live" star, who was raised in North Caldwell and now lives in Lebanon Tow...

di Franco Vergnano   L'Europa e l'Italia avrebbero tutto da perdere da una possibile sospensione o "congelamento" dei negoziati per il libero scambio con gli Stati Uniti che potrebbero essere messi a rischio dal caso Snowden.   Parla chiaro con il sito del Sole 24 Ore il viceministro per lo Sviluppo economico, Carlo Calenda: «L'accord...

Il Volo, the Italian opera trio, will perform Sept. 11 at Heinz Hall, Downtown. The group's members — Piero Barons, 19, Gianluca Ginoble, 18, and Ignazio Boschetto, 18 — gained million of fans when the singers performed on the 2012 PBS special "Il Volo Takes Flight."   They also were special guests during Barbra Streisand's 2012 tour. T...

Award-winning Newport News poet Ann Falcone Shalaski was born in Connecticut and "nurtured by a warm, loving, and at times loud Italian family," according to her website. Her second and newest book of poems, "Without Pretense," is dedicated to her parents, Fred and Seraphina Falcone.   It is about her everyday experiences from childhood as a...

By Nate Fluharty   Its a distinct honor in the Ohio Valley to be named the Italian American of the Year. But this year's recipient is already living up the title. This week, Follansbee native Bob Gaudio was named the 2014 recipient.   Gaudio has been an attorney in Wheeling for years, but in addition to his duties in the cou...

MaPaCi (Mamme e Papa' per la Cultura Italiana) di Italians in DC presenta i CAMPI ESTIVI IN ITALIANO NEL 2014 PER BAMBINI DAI 5 AI 12 ANNI (classi K-8) Quest'estate tenetevi liberi! MaPaCi lancia i campi estivi in italiano.   La Fata Italiana, Simona Rodano, aprirà i campi estivi con un programma entusiasmante: "PINOCCHIO HIP HOP",&nbs...

DEAN MARTIN Birthday Bash DINO AMORE Weekend Grand Finale Night Sing-Along 6pm -9pm a Festival Celebration Sing-Along for the Entire Family   Encore Performance DELAURO is Only performing One Night - SUNDAY for the Dean Martin Birthday Bash Singalong Rat Pack Swing  

by Fran Sullivan   Volunteers from the Elizabeth Chapter of UNICO spent Saturday morning, April 18, at the Community Food Bank of NJ where they packed senior citizen boxes, food sorting, packaging, and other jobs as part of UNICO Service Day.   UNICO is an organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing the image of Italian American...

His Excellency, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council of Families to be honored on Wednesday evening, May 13, 2015 at the Embassy of Italy, DC with a host of Ambassadors and Washington Business Leaders.   Ambassadors, Senators and Congress members, Roman Catholic Clergy, artists, business leaders and patrons of the...

The Coccia-Inserra Award honors a teacher of Italian at the K-12 level, and is generously donated by Coccia Foundation in the name and memory of its founder, Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr., and by Mr. Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr. Founded in 1994 by Joseph and Elda Coccia, and now under the leadership of President Elisa Coccia, Coccia Foundation aggressively p...

By Dan Gigler   With the starting gun set to pop off on the annual five-week sprint to Christmas along with the orgy of consumerism that accompanies it, here's a pro tip, if you find yourself in the vicinity of the Waterfront with hunger pangs after a day of trampling strangers in pursuit of one of those ludicrous Swagway hoverboards (People...