The Grande New York, part of the fleet of the Grimaldi Group, has been christened on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in the Port of New York- New Jersey at FAPS Port Newark Auto Marine Terminal. Godmother of the vessel was Amanda Matilda Cuomo Cole, granddaughter of the former late New York Governor, Mario Cuomo and also niece of the current New York Gov...

It's with tremendous saddness that the Italian American Police Society of NJ announces the untimely passing of it's Vice President Alfonse Imperiale this afternoon. Alfonse was one of the organization's foundation members serving on the Board for almost 20 years. Al leaves a legacy of service to NJ retiring as a Captain in the NJ Transit Police and...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2018 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...

A hospitality group with almost 30 years of experience in Italian cuisine will officially be coming to Downtown Jersey City next week, bringing homemade pasta, an expansive cocktail menu, and some unique fusion dishes to a historic property at 279 Grove Street. Just about three months ago, it was revealed that the owners of Paisano’s in Rutherford ...

My boss, the CEO of OPERA America, has a favorite “first question.” Every time he interviews an opera creator, artist, board member or business partner, he asks them, “What is the first opera you saw? Who took you?” For nearly 10 years, I’ve lived in dread that he’d ask me that question in public – because I just don’t remember. I mean, I know I we...

Michelle Pirone Lambros, a Democrat running for Princeton Council, is looking to lead a community she once called home and recently returned to. As one of six candidates in the upcoming Democratic primary, she has entered the race for the two council seats up this year. “I’m back and I want to do public service,” said Pirone Lambros, who has never...

Most food lovers in Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia are familiar with the Aldo Lamberti family of restaurants located throughout the area. Ranging from casual fare to fine dining, the establishments are diverse in size, ambiance and menu selection, yet all serve up classic and modern Italian specialties, including homemade pizza, pastas, seafo...

The 14 companies of the Gustoso Sicilian Food Excellence network - Molini Riggi, Bruno Ribadi Brewery, Made Fruit, Marullo srl, Tonnino Winery, Gustibus Alimentari, Miscela D'Oro, Asaro, Pannitteri, Valle del Dittaino, Olive di Sicilia, Sabadì, Caffo Distillery, Chioccilia - from Tuesday 17th to Friday 20th April will have the opportunity to meet 8...

Join us for our 4th Annual Spring Gala! Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Razberry’s Banquet Center - 834 State Route 12, Frenchtown, NJ 08825. 6pm Cocktail hour, 7pm Buffet Dinner and entertainment. Black Tie Optional Honoring Elda and Elisa Coccia as our Italian Americans of the Year! Live Musical entertainment by Joe Caroselli and his Masterpiece Orche...

Morristown, New Jersey-based multibrand restaurant operator and franchisor, Villa Restaurant Group, has gotten into online ordering for catering at its Villa Italian Kitchen and Green Leaf's Beyond Great Salads holdings. As of last month, both brands can now take orders for groups ranging in size from 10 to more than 500 with just the tap of a key...