The 17th Annual Italian Feast of the Assumption at The Roman Catholic Church of Epiphany, 615 Thiele Road, runs from Thursday, August 17 through Sunday, August 20, from 5 to 10 p.m. There is free parking and free admission. Thursday night is bracelet night. Entertainment will be provided by Spotlight Entertainment, including carnival atmosphere wit...

John F. Russo, a longtime former state senator and Senate president, died Saturday night. He was 84. Russo, a Democrat from Ocean County, died after a battle with esophageal cancer, his daughter, Caryl Lynn Russo told NJ Advance Media in a phone interview on Sunday. "It was a courageous fight," she said, adding that he was diagnosed in late spring...

The Waldwick Community Alliance presents “The Immigration Experience” The Journey from Italy to Waldwick. Grand Opening: This Sunday August 13, 2107 from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. The Waldwick Community Alliance is proud to announce their newest exhibit to be displayed at the restored Waldwick Railroad Station, housed at the Waldwick Museum of Local...

Two scholarships were awarded to two graduating high school seniors during a reception held by the Matawan Italian American Association at its club house in Hazlet. Each scholarship was $1,000 and both recipients are grandchildren of current members of the Italian American Association. The first recipient was Manuel Thomas Carabel, a graduate of Ma...

The Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County proudly presented 2017 Scholarship Awards on June 13th at the Grand Colonial in Hampton. The Recipients from left to right are Alton Grossman, Charlotte Vitale, Francesca Puglia, Jordan Beneducci, Juliet LoMonte, Michael Anderson, Michael Stazzone, Rachel Lombardi, and Michael DeSapio, Presiden...

This episode features the second part of a series of interviews with National Italian American Foundation President John Viola, and Anthony and Patrick O’Boyle; all three are members of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. We have a candid conversation with these passionate and active members of the Italian-American community ab...

Sunday, September 24. 13:00 EDT - Raritan, New Jersey Please join us as we celebrate the heroism and valor of John Basilone. Come and thank a veteran, wear you finest red, white and blue and support our military. Parade route begins at the Raritan Train Station and ends at the John Basilone Statue. Rain or shine. If you would like to participate, p...

Louis Prima Jr. loves it when people leave one of his band's shows in a daze. They'd probably arrived, he said, expecting a low-key lounge act. Instead, when they depart, "they describe it as getting hit by a freight train." "It's non-stop, beginning to end. High energy is an understatement," Prima said in an interview with NJ Advance Media. "We wa...

Bandleader Carl Granieri wants to let people know he's in town. He could send out letters. He could make phone calls. He might even tap out a social media link or two.  Granieri wanted to let local event planners know what he's made of, however, so he's offering a free public show Monday, planning to pour jazz over the ears of anyone who comes. Of...

Date: August 5. Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Cost: $5. Monmouth Park Racetrack - 175 Oceanport Ave. Oceanport, NJ Join with friends and family as we celebrate the culture of Italy with authentic music, delicious food, bocce and wine!Bring your family and savor delicious Italian food, listen to live music from Metropolitan Festival Band, visit our Ital...