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The 40th Annual Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day & Italian Heritage Month festivities commemorating Columbus’ historic voyage to the New World will be celebrated Sunday, October 9. The Columbus Day & Italian Heritage Month Parade will kick off at Belleville High School at 1:30 p.m. The Parade route will travel along Joralemon Street, turn at Franklin...

Two years after a group sued to try to keep the Christopher Columbus statue in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park over city officials’ objections, an Allegheny County judge has thrown out the complaint, clearing the way for the statue’s removal. A spokeswoman for the mayor’s office said they are reviewing the opinion and considering next steps. Common Plea...

Stephanie Longo of Dunmore was recently recognized by both the Association of Former Citizens of Guardia Lombardi and the town of Guardia Lombardi for her work in preserving Italian and Italian American heritage. Ms. Longo’s grandfather, the late Joseph Anthony Longo, a prominent barber in Dunmore, emigrated to the United States from Guardia Lombar...

During the early 1900s, a wave of immigrants from San Salvatore Telesino ("sansalvatoresi") arrived in Paterson, New Jersey. During the 1920s, the sansalvatoresi established a devotion from their hometown. Each year on the last Sunday of July, the devotees would celebrate their town's patron saint, San Leucio. The celebration would include a mass (...

It’s official: October is now Italian American Heritage Month in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania! ISDA member Stephanie Longo and Rep. Kyle Mullins (PA-112) brought this historic occasion to fruition. This proclamation recognizes the numerous contributions of Italian Americans to the state’s history, as well as NEPA’s local history. The Pennsylvan...

Alvaro Bread & Pastry Shoppe in uptown Harrisburg will soon have two stops for its Italian pastries and pastas. In the coming months, Alvaro will open a larger outpost at 4715 N. Front St. in Susquehanna Township near the Glass Lounge Restaurant, said Vincenzo Alvaro, a manager. “To be honest, we’ve been looking for five to seven years,” he said, a...

Heavy rain in the forecast for southern New Jersey has prompted the Camden County Commissioners to cancel the 2022 Italian American Festival. The county announced the event's cancellation on Thursday afternoon. There is no rain date. Weather experts say remnants from Tropical Storm Ian will come into New Jersey by Friday, dumping 1-4 inches of rain...

Morris County Sons of Italy – Lodge 2561 held its annual Members BBQ/Picnic this past Sunday, September 25 at Knoll Park in Lake Hiawatha. The Brownstone once again grilled and prepared an abundant amount of all the usual picnic favorites and fixings for the event, chicken, burgers, dogs, salads, snacks, and much more. No one in the group of approx...

In recent years, the Columbus Day holiday – celebrating the man who discovered America — has taken a hit in some circles across the country. Some governments have changed the name of the holiday to Indigenous Peoples Day. Others, like Montgomery County, have removed Columbus Day from the list of official holidays and replaced it with Junteenth. In...

Opera tenor Alberto Profeta, known as the “Pavarotti of Sicily," will project his voice at the new Arlington High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Sabato “Tino” D'Agostino, AHS director of band and orchestra, told YourArlington: “I was able to catch Maestro Profeta for this concert because I have known him for a while and I have also...

DeNuzzo’s Italian Deli, located in Bridgeport, held a soft opening on Sept. 14 and its ribbon cutting five days after. Dylan and Alexis DeNuzzo, husband and wife and co-owners, thought up the idea of bringing the Italian Deli to the city of Bridgeport because they felt it would be a great addition to the town they both love. Dylan DeNuzzo mentioned...

Rossini’s “Otello” premiered in 1816, and the musical adaptation of Shakespeare's famous play was a hit for seven decades. Then Verdi’s version debuted in 1887 and was acclaimed as a pinnacle of the art form, causing Rossini’s version to recede into a rarity.Opera Philadelphia excavated it Friday night at the Academy of Music for its O22 festival i...