Cento anni in America, anzi di Italiani-aquiloniesi in America. Il Club San Vito Martire nel New Jersey ha festeggiato nei giorni scorsi, in occasione del Colombus Day, il suo primo secolo di vita. Fondato da emigranti di Aquilonia a inizio secolo scorso, in onore del santo patrono della comunità irpina, il Club raccoglie oggi italo-americani di tr...

James C. Geraci Jr. and Vincent Marolda will share the spotlight Saturday as the recipients of this year’s Spirit of Achievement Award, presented by the Italian Cultural Foundation of South Jersey. The honor, given to those of Italian heritage known for their cultural pride, community involvement and professional achievements, will be presented dur...

The scent of fire-cooked dough and melting mozzarella wafted through the concourse of the Atlantic City Convention Center on Tuesday, the first day of the Pizza & Pasta Northeast expo. More than 150 booths, featuring specialty foods, restaurant equipment and recipe demonstrations, looked to present the latest in restaurant industry innovation to o...

A longtime local union leader was among those honored as part of Essex County’s 2017 Italian Heritage Month Celebration. Bloomfield native and Bloomfield High alum Joseph Calabro, a father of two, has been a “dynamic and influential labor leader” with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), according to a news release from Essex...

Safilo Group, the parent of Smith Optics, celebrated the official opening of its new Safilo North American headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, replacing the historical Parsippany, N.J. location. The new office will work as one team with the closely located New York Fifth Avenue Global Design Studio and Showroom. Safilo has been present in the U.S. sin...

Mangia Organica owner Valentino La Rosa and business partner Andrew Martino were joined by Township Administrator Matthew Watkins, Mayor Michael Venezia, Ella Venezia, and friends for the ribbon cutting and official opening of Mangia Organica on Bloomfield Center's Restaurant Row on Glenwood Avenue Thursday night.  La Rosa describes the restaurant...

A noted Italian chef from New Jersey has submitted an application to renovate a building on Hilton Head Island so he can turn it into a restaurant. Nunzio Patruno has seen wide success with Nunzio Ristorante Rustico, which opened in 2003 has been reviewed by The New York Times among others. Hilton Head’s Ombra Cucina Rustica Chef Michael Cirafesi a...

New Jersey and Italian food go together like peanut butter and jelly - or better yet, spaghetti and meatballs. You don't have to go far to find chicken parmesan, penne alla vodka or linguini with clams. But what about the dishes that are specific to a particular region of Italy, the recipes Italian grandmothers brought from the old country when the...

On the morning of Monday, October 9th, residents of South Plainfield joined public officials and other dignitaries outside of the South Plainfield Senior Center to celebrate Columbus Day with a special ceremony put on by the Plainfields’ Chapter of UNICO. The program was emceed by retired South Plainfield High School Principal Dr. Kenneth May. “I b...

The Sons of Italy received a Proclamation from the Mayor of Parsippany and a Key to the City on Columbus Day, October 9, 2017.  The Sons of Italy were recognized for their unselfish service to the community and for making a positive and dramatic difference in the town of Parsippany.  Here is a copy of the proclamation: Township of Parsippany-Troy H...