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Jazz guitarist John "Bucky" Pizzarelli, who was inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 94. The virtuoso who had played for presidents at the White House during his long and esteemed career died Wednesday at his home in Saddle River, New Jersey. His family tells The New York Times they believes the cause of death was the cor...

Fifteen merchants in South Philadelphia’s Italian Market are working with Philadelphia-based Habitat Logistics to offer free delivery at least through Easter, April 12. In an arrangement announced Thursday with the United Merchants of the South 9th Street Business Association, Habitat will serve about 300,000 people living river to river from...

Friday, April 17, 2020. 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. 45 minutes lecture. 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Hangouts. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. Space is limited, only 15 seats available. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. Join Angela Cacciarru and discover why some jour...

During this unprecedented health care crisis, law enforcement officer members of the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey are on the front lines of danger on the street, behind bars, guarding transportation systems and in many other locations. The amazing heroes in this battle are the men and women working as nurses, doctors and medical pe...

Smithfield’s own 2020 Military Spouse of the Year Brandy Brosnan is forced to talk about her recent award from the confines of a military base in Livorno, Italy, where she and her family have been in lockdown since March 9. Brosnan, a Smithfield native, said she and her family are doing well at Camp Darby, where she heads a USA Girl Scouts Overseas...

Friday, April 10, 2020. 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. 45 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Hangouts. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. Space is limited, only 15 seats available. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. REGISTER NOW Join Angela Cacciarru, Ph.D. and le...

Saturday, March 28th, at 4:30, at your home – through Zoom! A presentation of the genius and artistry of Antonio Vivaldi and a preview – with conversation and videoclips – of “The Remarcable Four Seasons” concert by The National Chamber Ensemble (NCE), with Director Leo Sushansky (scheduled for March 21st and postponed to indefinite date). Art crit...

In the early years of the Italian migratory movement to the United States, our compatriots faced enormous levels of racial discrimination, of solitude and of social isolation. It would take decades and decades of hard work to finally be accepted, to finally become true citizens of their new fatherland. It was the fall of 1890 when New Orleans Polic...

People around the world are stepping up to do their part to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, including celebrities. On Thursday, rock star Jon Bon Jovi appeared in an Instagram photo washing dishes in the back of his restaurant, JBJ Soul Kitchen, in Red Bank, New Jersey. "If you can’t do what you do... do what you can!" read the caption, alongsi...

The spread of coronavirus across the U.S. has taken a particularly hard toll on one New Jersey family. According to the New York Times and NJ Advance Media, a New Jersey mother and two of her children died within days of each other after becoming infected with COVID-19. Grace Fusco, 73, died Wednesday night just hours after her son, Carmine Fusco,...

The Italian American Studies Association (IASA formerly the American Italian Historical Association AIHA) celebrates its fifty-third year of academic inquiry into all things Italian and Italian American. We welcome independent thinkers, scholars, and academics, past and present, to participate in its annual conference. The conference will focus on...

Hillsborough Unico Italian American Club is excited to announce their Annual Charity Golf Outing Friday, May 8, 2020 At Hillsborough Golf and Country Club. This year Hillsborough Unico is partnering with The Zippy Fund started after Zippy Cimino recovered from cancer and realized he wanted to help others like him. The Zippy Fund helps pediatric pat...