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Anthony J. Parenti, a longtime former police chief of Fanwood, N.J., and former president of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey, died Aug. 1, 2019, at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, N.J., surrounded by family. He was 87. A career police official for 60 years, Parenti became involved in harness racing as a horse owner...

Italian culture and cuisine will be celebrated Aug. 9 to 11 at the San Rocco Festa in Center Township Municipal Park. The 94th annual festival, named for the patron saint of Patrica, Italy, serves as a homecoming for many former Beaver Valley residents. The Festa opens each day at 5:30 p.m., serving up homemade Italian food along with more traditio...

The aroma of fresh basil, rosemary and sage perfumes the Marble Hall of Mount Saint Peter Parish in New Kensington. It’s a familiar smell to parishioners and patrons of the annual Festa Italiana at 100 Freeport Road. Volunteers made more than 3,200 meatballs, 265 gallons of sauce, 60 pans of lasagna and 240 pizzas for the three-day festival on the...

With its renowned  propensity for multi-genre series, Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) kicks off New Jersey’s first annual, international theater festival with Jazz Italiano, an intimate, black-box theater  concert by IDR_Italian Doc Remix, the internationally acclaimed ensemble known for its vibrant combination of cutting-edge jazz improvisations...

It all started with a wrong turn. Unlike Springsteen, who just kept going, the Ferranti family decided to settle down. "We were trying to go to Little Italy in Baltimore," Sal Ferranti said, to "associate with people who might give us a lead seeking the American dream."  That wrong turn might have diverted the family's course from Baltimore, but it...

Saturday, Aug. 10 | 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA. Parking lot underneath the Veterans Bridge Overpass. Free to the public. Come throw out the pallino and throw down for a worthy cause! Join us for a day of competitive bocce games, delicious Italian food courtesy of C...

Yummy eats & dancing in the streets – that’s what everyone can look forward to as Holy Rosary Church prepares for its 116th annual La Festa Italiana, a street festival like no other to be held five delicious nights on 6th & Brunswick Streets in Historic Downtown Jersey City.  Starting Wednesday, Aug. 14, and running through Sunday, Aug. 18, from 5...

Six years ago, as he broke bread at a “Paesano Dinner” with other like-minded Italian American men, Lou Beccaria struck up a conversation with Vince Melograna. Melograna, 74, is an advertising executive for West Chester’s WCHE 1520-AM with a long background in sales and marketing, but it was his turn to be sold something: an idea. There’s too much...

La famiglia Conahan Benedetta, Jim e Jessina per la prima volta a Molfetta, nella città dei nonni i coniugi Minervini, emigrati negli anni ‘60 negli States. “Siamo rimasti davvero incantati nel conoscere le bellezze della città dei nostri genitori ”. Grazie alla costante collaborazione con l’associazione Oll Muvi, ai più conosciuta come I Love Molf...

Just like there are some delicious Italian restaurants in Pittsburgh, there are also some amazing places to stock up on your favorite Italian groceries as well! Lots of people in Pittsburgh can claim to come from Italian descent, and this type of food is very popular across the city. Many people want to recreate some of the fantastic meals they get...

On May 1st the departments of Modern Languages and Literatures and Spanish and Latino Studies, hosted a reception to launch the B.A. in Language, Business & Culture. Guests, included business representatives, political figures, alumni, and university faculty who came together to celebrate this unique academic program linking the learning of world l...

For some people the La Festa Italiana in Jersey City is like a trip back in time. For Frank Colasurdo, it was part of his childhood. “I must have been 5 or 6 and this tall,” he said, holding his hand about three feet off the ground. The festival runs from Aug. 14 to 18, on Sixth Street between Brunswick and Monmouth streets, from 5 to 11 p. m. It s...