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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...

Packed house at Montclair State University, with over 200 people, for the NJ Premiere of Sicilian Ghost Story, a mesmerizing film directed by Antonio Piazza and Fabio Grassadonia, which The New York Times called “divine” as it selected it as a Critic’s Pick last week. A simultaneously lyrical and nightmarish rendition of the brutal kidnapping and l...

If you're a fan of Italian food who lives in North Jersey, there's a good chance the Mandara family name rings a bell. Bergen and Rockland County foodies have been familiar with Michael and Mena Mandara for years. The wife-and-husband pair – who work alongside their daughters, Deeana and Natalie – are the owners of Pizzeria Mandara and Posa Posa, w...

The thirteenth U.S.-Italy Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology (JCM) convened December 3-6 in Washington, DC, culminating in the signing of a joint declaration at the U.S. Department of State. Italian and U.S. government agencies and research organizations met throughout the week to discuss advancements, continued research cooperation...

In her latest and 18th book, Adriana Trigiani pays tribute to her late mother, the Big Band Era and the Jersey Shore. Trigiani has written a book a year since 2000 and has also done a couple of screenplays. The latest is a family saga, tracing one woman's life from just after she's out of high school to her death as an old woman. In this passage fr...

Celebrate the holidays with food, wine and live music at the fourth annual Christmas City Tasting, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 20 at Hotel Bethlehem. The 21-and-over event, hosted by local importer South Italy Imports, will feature unlimited tastings of 18 Italian varietals, music by Craig Thatcher and Nyke Van Wyk and food samplings from top area restaurants su...

Si è svolta il 28 Novembre 2018 la cerimonia ufficiale della firma per l’Accordo di Collaborazione tra Montclair State University e Learn Italy USA in vista del programma estivo di Alta Formazione in “Made In & By Italy – Marketing and Communication” che vedrà partecipare nella stesso corso italiani, americani ed italoamericani. Alla Cerimonia hann...

Denino’s Pizzeria has brought to Manahawkin the pizza and Italian specialties that made the restaurant a landmark in Staten Island for generations. The busy McKinley Avenue location also joins others in Brick, Aberdeen and Greenwich Village. Award-winning New York-style thin crust pizza is based on an Old-World Neapolitan original recipe. Carlo Den...

On Tuesday December 11, 2018 at 6 pm, the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C. and the United States Department of State will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Italy. Since its inception in 1948, the Program has greatly contributed to fostering and strengthening relations between Italy and the United States. Today the Progr...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is proud to announce the election of Jersey City Police Detective Thomas SanFilippo to its Executive Board. Detective Thomas SanFilippo knew from an early age that he wanted to pursue a career in law enforcement – at the age of 16, he enrolled in the Roxbury Police Explorers program, transitioning t...