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Joe Napoli considers himself the luckiest man in world. For almost half a century, he's dedicated his time to teaching the St. Dominic Academy choir and glee club. His efforts haven't gone unnoticed. The Jersey City school's glee club and the Dominoes will celebrate Napoli's 40th year with the school at the annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec....

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is proud to announce the election of Palisades Park Police Officer Alex Monteleone to its Executive Board for a two-year term.  Officer Monteleone, graduated from Iona College within a Bachelors degree in 2007. Monteleone, began his career in law enforcement in 2009 as a Traffic Enforcement Officer...

Alitalia will launch flights between Washington and Rome this spring, the carrier's first direct route between the two capitals. The five-times weekly flight between Rome Fiumicino and Washington Dulles commences May 2. The eastbound leg, departing at 4:15 p.m. and arriving at 7:00 a.m. Rome time, is designed to allow passenger connections via Alit...

Started as a Southern Italian tradition, the Feast of the Seven Fishes is a traditional Christmas Eve meal rekindled by Italian-American families. Restaurants around DC have crafted their own renditions, celebrating coastal cuisine with special menus on (and around) Monday, December 24th. Al Dente3201 New Mexico Ave., NWJames Beard award-winning ch...

La San Marzano, the makers of premium tomato sauces and canned tomato products, kicked off their first volunteer day in the United States at St. John's Soup Kitchen. Delicious pasta sauce and kind smiles were served up on December 5, 2018 as volunteers gave back to the local Newark community. Knowing that close to one million people in New Jersey a...

At one point in my Washington, D.C. life I lived in Van Ness. Situated basically in-between the National Zoo and American University, it’s a pretty quiet city neighborhood. I had a few local hangout spots and would walk by Sfoglina every day on my way to work. Sfoglina, pronounced “sfoal-yee-nah,” is an Italian word for women who create pasta by ha...

Growing up in Italy, the Laragione family spent many Christmas Eve’s enjoying a traditional Italian meal. Unlike American traditions of ham and turkey on Christmas Eve, in Southern Italy where the Laragione’s are from, Christmas Eve meal consists of seafood with no meat served during the celebration. This year, Franco Laragione is bringing that tra...

It took a village to make the Bella Italia Market a huge success — nearly 50 members of the community volunteered hundreds of hours of their time toward organizing and assisting at the event, held to benefit future heritage, educational and cultural programs sponsored by the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center, Inc. From an idea initiated and execut...

Ridgewood High School students celebrated the Italian culture during the school’s eighth annual Festa Italiana, inviting family, and the community to take part in a ceremony honoring new Italian National Honor Society inductees. The event hosted more than 400 attendees for an opening ceremony in the Norridge school’s auditorium, informing the crowd...

Philip Bosco, a character actor who was a familiar face for years in movies, on television and especially on the Broadway stage, where he won a Tony Award and was nominated for five more, died on Monday night at his home in Haworth, N.J. He was 88. His daughter Celia Bosco said the cause was complications of dementia. A tall man with a hearty manne...

After spending six months in Italy as a Fulbright Scholar in 2016, School of Music Associate Professor Brendan McConville will meet with Ambassador of Italy to the United States Armando Varricchio in Washington, DC, on December 11 as part of a gathering of past Fulbright Scholars. One of the main topics of conversation will be McConville’s recent C...

Snappy tux with a pocket handkerchief? Check. Backing of a seven-piece swinging band? You got it. Any chance he’s not Italian? Fuhgeddaboudit! That meant Allentown’s Miller Symphony Hall was ready for a two-hour Christmas show last Saturday night celebrating crooners of bygone days. Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti delivered it, baby, with Christmas so...