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Mark your calendars! La Festa Italiana, Jersey City’s biggest Italian festival hosted by Holy Rosary Church returns in August with live bands, great food, and games & rides for the kids!  La Festa Italiana begins Wed, Aug 7th, and runs through Sun, Aug 11th, from 5-to-11 pm each day. Located on 6th & Brunswick Streets, in the neighborhood surroundi...

Without it, Italians cannot imagine their famous pasta classics: carbonara or amatriciana. It has a unique taste and aroma and a delicate, buttery consistency that enriches various dishes by providing a potent dose of umami. Let's get to know guanciale better.  The name of this specialty comes from the word "guancia," which means "cheek," as it was...

A breakthrough for biomedical research promises new insight into immunotherapy development and disease modeling. Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have created a humanized mouse model with a human immune system and a human-like gut microbiome that is capable of mounting specific antibody responses. The scien...

Come celebrate Italian culture and special honoree, John DeCicco of DeCicco’s & Sons Supermarkets, at the Italian Heritage Festival on Sunday, July 21, from noon to 6 p.m. at “Kensico Dam Piazza” in Valhalla. County Executive George Latimer said, “Italians have a rich heritage and are extremely passionate about their art, history, religion, cuisine...

Prime Video has unveiled the next installment in the Russo Brothers' Citadel franchise. Titled Citadel: Diana, the new series will star Matilda De Angelis as undercover Citadel agent, Diana Cavalieri. The streamer unveiled the Citadel spinoff during a gala evening presentation of its Italian slate held in the palatial Villa Miani on a hill overlook...

A contingent of leaders from the Italian American Baseball Foundation traveled to Italy for several youth baseball clinics and transformational meetings, further extending the organization’s impact, growth, and potential abroad.  As a board trustee of IABF, I chronicled the journey with video and images on social media throughout the week. This is...

The owners of Bedda Matri, a food truck featuring Sicilian street food, have parked a brand new trailer permanently in the heart of Springfield’s Rountree neighborhood. The move marks a business shift — and a significant investment — for the relatively new food truck owners, Alessandro De Luca and Jennifer Morris. They also run Italian Kitchen, a S...

For Cristiana De Filippis, work is a passion, and Maria Colombo casually reconciles her theoretical analyses of fluid behavior with her private life in which she has just become a mother for the fourth time: they are the two Italian winners of the most important European prize for mathematics, awarded by the European Mathematical Society, a veritab...

Our nation’s first Italian American First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, spoke at ISDA’s annual banquet in downtown Pittsburgh on July 13, 2024, to share her ancestors’ story. The event was part of ISDA’s ongoing mission to celebrate women in leadership while offering a platform to major figures on both sides of the aisle who seek to promote and honor the I...

Another world leader has joined in on sending condolences to the family of Pennsylvania volunteer firefighter Corey Comperartore, who was killed while shielding his wife and daughter from gunfire at former President Donald Trump's rally on Saturday. "Corey Comperatore had just turned 50, he was a former fire chief, an Italian American of Calabrian...

From spectacular mountain ranges to charming coastal towns on the Italian Riviera and magnificent lakes like Como, Maggiore, and Garda, northern Italy offers so much for travelers to explore. A great way to do this is on an epic road trip through the stunning countryside, away from chaotic urban areas, which can be teeming with tourists during the...

In the heart of Greenwich Village is NA Slice, an Italian restaurant that will transport you to Italy immediately. "NA Slice aims to bring an authentic Italian culinary experience to New York City, focusing on traditional pizza recipes and high-quality ingredients. As an exporter of Italian food abroad, I've had the opportunity to understand how mu...