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Medical advice offered via a letter sent in 1812 to Thomas Jefferson from a friend in Italy has been discovered by a Bucknell University professor, who came upon it by accident two years ago, while in a rare manuscript room in Florence, Italy. At first, Lisa Perrone, assistant professor of Italian Studies at Bucknell, didn’t know the letter, which...

Due pluripremiati cortometraggi italiani saranno presentati a Washington DC in occasione della rassegna "EuroAsia Shorts 2018", che, giunta alla sua 13a edizione, presenta ogni anno una settimana dedicata ai cortometraggi provenienti da Europa, Asia e Stati Uniti, proiettati presso ambasciate e centri culturali in tutta Washington. Sempre più donn...

Maryland Sen. Richard S. Madaleno stood on stage at a candidates’ forum in a Baltimore tap room surrounded by a formidable field of rivals seeking the Democratic nomination for governor: Ivy League grads. Accomplished lawyers. A Rhodes scholar. Yet when a question on Maryland’s $44 billion budget went to Madaleno, the event’s moderator joked: “Mayb...

Mike Marino is feeling very presidential about his latest concert tour — his “Make America Italian Again” tour. If he's taking liberties with the campaign slogan of the current White House resident, who has promised to “Make America Great Again,” it's only because the Jersey City, N.J.-born comedian wants people to know his intentions — serious or...

The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival returned in all its glory this past Saturday and Sunday. Festival-goers stuffed their faces with the city’s finest cannoli, ravioli and Mexican mango flowers while watching groups of people with Crisco clumps in their hair grunt and grimace as they climb atop each other to scale a 30-foot greased pole to...

Half a year after the closure of European transplant Carluccio’s, there’s a new bustle of activity down on the 100 block of King Street. The smells of Italian food waft through the door anew, thanks in large part to the showpiece pizza oven now taking up residence near the restaurant’s entrance, adjacent to a eat-in counter where several patrons ar...

In the basement of the old Saint Leo School in Little Italy, the sweet scents of cinnamon, vanilla and lemon surrounded the neighborhood ladies and other volunteers last Saturday as they made “pizzelle,” Italian waffle cookies, for the Saint Anthony Festival. Pizzelle” is plural in Italian for the cookies. (Pizzella is one cookie). The word means,...

Sacred Sounds and Italian Spiritual Songs—A Traditional Italian Spiritual Concert featuring award-winning Italian tenor Micheal Castaldo and friends will take place on Sunday, June 10 at 7:00p.m., at St. Barnabas Church, 33 Woodland Road, Bayville, NJ 08721. And, as a special preview to the June 10 concert, Micheal Castaldo will be performing a few...

Med Lahlou, the owner of Lupo Verde on 14th Street NW, recently followed up on a plea from his children — “When are you going to open in our neighborhood?” — by rolling out Lupo Verde Osteria in the Palisades. Residents are tickled to have another option in a stretch of the city where restaurants are surprisingly few. I’m pleased to see that the fr...

Dennis Filippone, the interim superintendent of the Brick Township School District, has been named the grand marshal of the 2018 Columbus Day Parade in Seaside Heights. "Dennis stood out among this year's nominees because of his commitment to the education of our youth in the school system," Parade Chairman Michael Blandina said, "especially for hi...

The recipients of the Congressional Award, this year’s U.S. Service Academy nominees and the winners of the 2018 Sixth Congressional District High School Arts Competition were announced recently by Congressman Frank Pallone Jr., the Democrat representing the sixth congressional district. Students representing several local high schools were honored...

A Basking Ridge local is bringing Italy to the downtown area of Westfield. Tuscany native Francesco Colbertaldo and Annette Colbertaldo of Basking Ridge are planning on opening Farinolio during the first week of June, the restaurant announced on Facebook Wednesday. Farinolio will offer an authentic experience and the simplicity of a Tuscan menu fil...