The Michéal Castaldo concert held at St. Barnabas Church in Bayville last month raised $4500 for the church, and the parishioners were thrilled to meet and take photos with him after the show. Castaldo’s Sacred Sounds and Italian Spiritual Songs—A Traditional Italian Spiritual Concert featured classic Italian songs of faith from his chart-topping b...

She Said: I was battling hunger pangs and losing, so I felt like a carb-fest was in order. We’d heard there was a new restaurant in the building across from the movie-theater complex and had it on our radar. Once I gave up on my deli-turkey-meat and veggies dinner plans at my desk, I told He Said what our dinner plans were to be! Never mind my post...

In occasione della presenza, a Molfetta, dei vertici della Società Madonna dei Martiri di Hoboken, cui fa riferimento la comunità molfettese nel New Jersey, mercoledì 18 luglio, alle 19, nella sala conferenze del Museo Diocesano di Molfetta, si terrà l’incontro “L’importanza delle radici per i molfettesi d’America”. Interverranno il presidente dell...

It appears that, as of right now, reading between the lines there is no smoke let alone a fire when it comes to the fact that Giuseppe Rossi is training with the New York Red Bulls. In fact, it is as regular on the calendar around these parts as July 4th. Gym. Tan. Laundry. Rossi is in town and training with the MLS side, the former Italian interna...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is bringing back its annual feast and carnival this month. The annual event hosted by the Pine Street church — which merged with Immaculate Conception church on North Fullerton Avenue in 2016 to form one parish, St. Teresa of Calcutta — will be held from Thursday, July 19, through Sunday, July 22. The event was put o...

We were pondering, exactly a week ago, over the surprising lack of conduit at Roma for hustling American players into European football. After all, it’s an American management and James Pallotta has waxed lyrical over the potential of the untapped USA playing talent. Now just a week later, on that very front, the club has signed 2000-born talent Ge...

Tom Giordano's connections read like the Baseball Encyclopedia, a parade of names and events and stories from spending 71 years in professional ball as a player, manager, scout and executive.  At 92 years old, the Newark-born Giordano, nicknamed "T-Bone,'' is still actively working in Major League Baseball, serving as a scout for the Atlanta Braves...

Victoria Gatopoulos is half Italian. Her great-grandparents immigrated from Italy. Her mother grew up in an Italian-American family in Brooklyn. Though Gatopoulos grew up in East Rutherford, in one of New Jersey’s most-Italian areas, the 17-year-old said she didn’t really feel that connected to her ethnicity. Her great-grandparents and the stories...

There’s a very interesting book called “Flavor and Soul: Italian America at Its African American Edge”, which tells very well about an important aspect of the Italian American experience.  The relationship between the Italian Americans and the African Americans reveals more than one could think, about how the Italian Americans integrated into the A...

A few months ago, fans of The Sopranos were given an unexpected treat when a prequel film was announced with a script from the show's creator David Chase, co-written by Lawrence Konner. Rather than continue on from the events of the famous finale, the creators have made the clever decision to set The Many Saints Of Newark in the 1960s. This being s...