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Fulton Books author Nicholas Bozza, a family-oriented man with Italian descent, has completed his most recent book “Sunday Funday”:  an astonishing tale that presents the close-knit bond of a family as seen through the eyes of a young boy. The author grew up spending his Sundays with his family who never fails to spend quality time with each other....

The Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri returns this weekend, with two days of music on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 9 and 10, before the Feast begins on Saturday, Sept. 11, and continues into Sunday, Sept. 12. The Hoboken Italian Festival is a four day festival, but no day is greater than Saturday, the “Feast” day, when the 800 lb. statue of Madonna De...

Thu, September 9, 2021. 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CEST. Online event by Luca Cottini. Register here. The Italian 17th century was a time of rupture and a creative laboratory of innovative ideas (in architecture, science, music, and urban development). Monteverdi, Galileo, Caravaggio and Bernini belonged to a common cultural soil, which nurtured a new exper...

During many treks to the Jersey Shore I take different routes, my favorite being Route 40 East because it passes through quaint small towns and farmland. My small red Fiat 500X zips past a handful of farmers’ produce stands promoting freshly picked strawberries, watermelons and peaches, festive garden stores, local wineries, various gift shops, a w...

St. Anthony’s annual Italian Heritage Festival will take place 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at Glassboro’s town square. Celebrating the cultural roots and the history of Italians in America, the event will begin with procession from the St. Anthony’s Mutual Aid Society on Church Street to Rowan Boulevard, featuring the St. Anthony’s statue, deco...

To know Newark is to love Newark. That might be one way to sum up the heartfelt tribute Daniel P Quinn has made to his beloved city in his new insightful book, “Newark, Italy + Me.” Newark remains the largest city in New Jersey with a population of about 312,000. The city is most famous, today, perhaps, because of the large airport named after her....

The Italian-themed amusement park, DelGrosso’s, has a lot of family fun going on for Labor Day Weekend. It is the last weekend the Laguna Splash Water Park will be open, but the rides and food are going to stick around through September. This weekend the park has a lot of events and deals! Sunday, September 5th, FrontLine YouthFest will have a free...

New York City definitely has the largest Italian American population in the nation, yet Philadelphia is in second place. Italian Americans in the city primarily live in South Philadelphia. Many Italian immigrants began arriving in South Philadelphia from the northern Italian regions of Liguria and Veneto in the 1860s. According to the 1870 census,...

The annual St. Bartholomew/UNICO Italian Festival is back in Scotch Plains. The event was unable to run last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The St. Bart's Festival has been an annual tradition honoring San Nicola di Bari, the patron saint of the town of Montazzoli, Italy, since 1974. It features nightly live music, rides, games, and great food,...

The Christopher Columbus statue, which stood in the market place on Avenue of the States in Chester for 66 years, was removed on Sunday. The statue had become a source of tension in the city after George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis, reiterating protests against statues many say glorify racist or genocidal figures in American history...

The Society of St. Sebastian’s feast and carnival returned to Montclair last week, continuing a tradition that’s been going on for nearly a century. The society celebrated its “95th Anniversary Feast,” after last year’s carnival was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic (but the procession continued). Visitors came to the festival, near Kaveny F...

The Scalabrinian Provincial Superior, Fr. Angelo Plodari, has presented Fr. Sergio Dall’Agnese to his Eminence the Archbishop of Washington, as the new Pastor of Holy Rosary Parish as of September 1, 2021. Fr. Sergio Dall’Agnese is not new to the Washington DC Metropolitan area having served in Riverdale Park, MD from 2005 to 2014. He was born in G...