If you were to take a poll in the streets of, let’s say, Milan, or Florence, or Rome, asking Italians what the most important language for business might be, we’d be willing to bet you’d collect only one answer: English. It’s no secret  that English is the most commonly spoken language in the world, and in countries like Italy,  being comfortable w...

Italian Language and Culture Day, an annual showcase and competition among students of Italian from middle and high schools across New Jersey, was held at Montclair State University on March 14th.  A signature collaboration between the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America and the Italian Teachers Association of New Jersey (ITANJ),...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2019 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donor...

Back when Robert Pantusa was still slaving over a hot stove at Osteria Giotto — and dealing with the kitchen, staff, suppliers, inspectors, clients, and everything else that went into running one of Montclair’s most popular Italian restaurants — he told an interviewer that he didn’t have to check the night’s receipts to know how many dinners had be...

The phenomenon of film and TV series about crime as sources of inspiration for tourism in Italy (and around the world) has only grown in recent years. One the seminal places for it is Corleone, a town in large part created in the transnational collective imagination by the classic American film trilogy The Godfather, which ironically was not shot i...

“Nuovi approcci all’insegnamento dell’italiano nella East e West Coast”americane è il tema del seminario online organizzato dalla cattedra di studi italo americani intitolata a Theresa and Lawrence R. Inserra della Montclaire University. Promosso in collaborazione con l’Italian Program (Dipartimento di lingue e letterature moderne) e il supporto de...

Montclair resident, Cara Di Falco has created Cara’s Cucina, YouTube’s first and only Emmy Nominated cooking show, according to a release. Cara Di Falco is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a professional broadcast journalist. Together with her two-time Emmy Award winning husband, Eddie Ojeda, they set out to combine their love of producing...

Monday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m. Red Eye Café, 94 Walnut St. Spotify playlist: tinyurl.com/ya672epy Kathycurto.com In one way, Kathy Curto has been working on “Not for Nothing: Glimpses into a Jersey Childhood” since she wrote her first glimpse, “Mary Janes,” back in 2005. But in another way, one could say she’s been working on it her whole life. A promp...

Gelotti has been invited and will be participating in Gelato Festival World Ranking in Italy next month, store officials announced. On a rainy day in August, Chef Mike Guerriero, and his Gelotti team prepared for Gelato Festival America 2018 at Liberty State Park,  https://www.gelatofestivalamerica.com the first stage on the American Gelato Festiva...

Eager readers filled Watchung Booksellers in Montclair to hear first-time novelist, Jeffrey J. Antonucci of Wayne, speak about his newly published book, Deep Within a Blueberry Sky, on December 5. His inspiring presentation about the experience of evolving from a background as a bricklayer to a published author truly wowed the audience, especially...