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A federal appeals court panel on Friday upheld a lower court decision to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that Mayor Jim Kenney discriminated against Italian Americans by renaming the city’s Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. A year ago, U.S. District Judge C. Darnell Jones II ruled that the plaintiffs, including City Councilmember Mark Squ...

The Italian Cultural Foundation is asking the community to submit nominations for its 2023 Spirit of Achievement Award. The award recognizes local individuals who are of Italian heritage and are known for their service to the community. An award presentation will take place at the Italian Cultural Foundation Gala Ball in November. To be considered,...

Linda A. Cartisano is a proud native of Chester, Pennsylvania, with a substantial Italian influence. Chester is important because it’s “a city of racial and ethnic diversity with residents of all income levels,” she said when she campaigned in 2009 for Common Pleas Court in Delaware County. “This has given me a perspective and history of dealing wi...

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023, 6:00 PM EST. Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven St, NW Washington, DC. On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute invite you to the screening of Bocche Inutili (Useless Mouths), by Claudio Uberti. Italy 2022 | 100 mi...

Notice is hereby given to compatriots registered with AIRE and residing in the State of New Jersey (Counties of Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, Warren, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Hunterdon, Mercer, Somerset) that on Friday, March 3, 2023 starting at 9:00 a.m., it will be possible to apply for passport issuance by appointment at the...

Nutley Unico, a chapter of Unico National, held its monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 5, welcoming new members Sharon Balsamo, William Cutillo, Daniel Ervolino and Joseph Trentacost.  The Mille Grazie Award was given to Maurice Ferraro for his service to Nutley Unico, and the highlight of the evening, besides the outstanding menu, was Phil Cuzzi recei...

Narrow faces, haunting eyes, elongated necks … all well-known characteristics of an Amedeo Modigliani masterpiece. Less well known? The brains behind that brush. At the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, curators and conservators are using new technologies to unearth old secrets from beneath the canvas. Their findings are part of the exhibition "Mo...

Members of the Italian American Heritage Club of Sussex County recently presented supplies and toiletries to staff at Home of the Brave in Milford for military veteran residents, along with a surprise Italian meal of baked ziti and garlic bread. The Home of the Brave mission is to reduce homelessness among the military veteran population. In additi...

A wistful pilgrim sits on a marble step in the right foreground of Vittore Carpaccio’s Ordination of St. Stephen (around 1511). Turning to gaze at the picture’s protagonist, he is below the consecrating hand of St. Peter himself. Stephen heads a ritual formation of youthful aspirants to the office of deacon, all of them wearing sumptuous dalmatics...

So what is Guy Fieri’s secret sauce? New Jersey is literally obsessed with him. I’ve seen the proof. All we have to do is write about him and our ratings go through the roof. So I did a deep dive into who the hell this Guy really is to figure out why we all want to be his BFF. In case you didn’t realize how big this cat is, the proof is documented...

By May 1915, anticipation and apprehension had visibly increased within the Italian colony of Philadelphia. As the Chamber of Deputies in Rome deliberated the decision that would bring their nation to war, Philadelphia’s Italians gathered to discuss what the outcome would mean not only for Italy but themselves as well. Widely recognizing that war w...

During the Fall Plenary Assembly, held in Baltimore, Maryland, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on November 15, 2022, elected a new president and vice-president: Msgr. Timothy Broglio, Archbishop of the Military Services, and Msgr. William Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore. After three ballots the president was elected by 138 vo...