The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans announces its 2017 scholarship applications. Please click here for details. In 2016 the JCCIA set up an earthquake relief fund to help the victims and rescue efforts in Amatrice, Italy. In December the JCCIA sent more than $36,000 to the City of Amatrice. Thanks to Chairman Ed Burke and Alderman Marge...

We are excited to provide you with a brief update following the November 8th event featuring Mons. Gennaro Matino.The $5000 collected by PIB were used by the Mondo Amico Association, led by Mons. Matino, to build a community room adjacent to a newly constructed church in Arquata del Tronto, one of the towns most badly hit by the 2016 earthquakes wh...

It all started with a coffee. When a homeless man asked Dino Impagliazzo for an espresso, the Italian pensioner thought: "Why not help?" Soon he and his wife were making sandwiches for homeless people who hung around one of Rome's train stations. As word spread, the lines for food grew longer. Eventually Impagliazzo switched to hot meals, cooking t...

Visiting chefs from Abruzzese helped raise funds for Central Italy Earthquake Relief at Filippo Ristorante’s grand dinner this week. The event was a kickoff of 40th Anniversary celebrations for the North End’s Lucia Ristorante by Filippo and Phil Frattaroli with guest chefs and restauranteurs Antonella Santacroce, Dal Mohr, Edmundo Guzman and Domen...

Sons of Italy Chapter 2561 will be sponsoring a fundraiser for Par-Troy Wrestling Club.  The fundraiser will be held at Parsippany Volunteer Fire District 5, 180 Bloomfield Road on Saturday, February 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A $10.00 donation for adults and $8.00 for children. Included with the pasta dinner, cooked by the Sons of Italy member...

St. Jerome School kicked off its weeklong celebration of Catholic Schools Week with a student-led Mass and an Italian Feast on Saturday, Jan. 28. The school community encouraged parishioners to join them for a complimentary meal after Mass to express their gratitude for all of the support they receive from the parish. It was a great success, servin...

The dates are set.  The program is in place.  Tickets go on sale Friday, February 10 (that would be  just in time for Valentine’s Day gifts…I’m jus’ sayin’). This will be fun!  The 10th Anniversary celebration of the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival, with food, live music (from Italian pop to Italian opera), live dance performances, and recent aw...

ANAHEIM Community support poured in Saturday for philanthropist Bruno Serato after his iconic Anaheim White House, where he’s served more than one million free meals to needy children, was severely damaged in a pre-dawn fire. Some 60 firefighters from four cities knocked down the blaze in about 30 minutes after the call went out at 4:18 a.m., said...

The Orlando Family Foundation Annual Gala took place on January 28, 2017.  Sam Orlando addressed the guests and expressed that the past 17 years of planning this event has been a blessing for his family.  Sam’s family is from Little Italy in Downtown St Louis and he is very proud of his Italian Heritage. He spoke of his father  who served during WW...

Michéal Castaldo’s 2016–2017 East Coast Christmas Concert Tour helped raise over $49,000 (in ticket sales and sponsorship) for the following churches and organizations located in the U.S. and Canada. Three of the concerts were sellouts, and more than 2000 people attended. The holiday tour concerts benefit the hosting churches and organizations whil...