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Last week many learned of the plan to move the Mother Cabrini statue in the Ironbound. A significant number of concerned individuals, myself included, wrote emails, made phone calls, posted on social media, and more to bring attention to this issue. While we do not have a definitive answer as to what is happening, we did get a response. Sort of. Co...

Italian Ambassador to the US Mariangela Zappia opened the 'Ocean Stories' exhibition, celebrating the Italian Navy, its history and values, its sailors, and its commitment to preserving and protecting the oceans while promoting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, at the diplomatic headquarters in Washington. "This exhibition offers a uniqu...

Clarksburg-based Rogers and Mazza’s Bakery supplies thousands of pepperoni rolls each week to businesses, customers and fundraisers across several states in the region, and the owners have announced a new bakery brand at the same location. The company has been making pepperoni rolls for decades, but its newest product is a return to a classic recip...

Collegeville Italian Bakery Pizzeria Napoletana is a warm and welcoming community favorite that is rooted in family tradition, write Tessa Peloso and Elisabeth Hudak for PHL17. The eatery and retail store makes and sells thousands of delicious sandwiches that consistently keep people coming back for more. But sandwiches are far from the only thing...

After 25-year-old Anthony Carbonetta stayed with his grandfather Nicolo’s family in his hometown Via Crocetta, Italy last year; all the tales, mannerisms, superstitions and traditions came full circle. He understands now just how much his grandfather triumphed to give his children and grandchildren a better life. “I see now what he was dealing with...

Whenever I’ve driven past Palombo’s Italian Restaurant in Jackson Township, the parking lot has been full. No matter the day of the week, or time of day. I decided it was time to meet a friend for dinner and explore this popular spot. My friend Nicole and I visited on a Wednesday evening without a reservation. The restaurant was already half full,...

Leaders of the Tri-State Italian-American Congress presented a $50,000 check to Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark; Father Stephen J. Fichter, the Archdiocese of Newark’s vicar of education; and Barbara Dolan, superintendent of archdiocesan schools, to fund needs-based scholarships for Catholic school students of Italian herita...

Carina Sorella, a new easygoing neighborhood bistro, is one of the newest additions to Bryn Mawr’s dining scene, writes Caroline O’Halloran for SAVVY Main Line. The new restaurant is a classic study in white and black with forest green accents. While it’s new, Carina Sorella has already seen some sizable crowds, even on weeknights. Prior to becomin...

In a colorful and joyous evening sponsored by the Italian Language Department on June 7, Italian Night at West Orange High School celebrated not only Italian UNESCO sites, but the retirement of beloved Italian teacher Vincenza Amabile. “This year’s Italian Night showcased Italy’s rich cultural heritage by featuring its UNESCO World Heritage sites,”...

I absolutely despise reality shows. I think they are overly edited, encourage poor behavior, and are definitely not a representation of reality. However… there is one show I enjoy watching short clips of on social media; Say Yes to the Dress. It follows women as they go through the process of selecting what they feel is the perfect wedding dress fo...

Lina Insana, associate professor of Italian, is part of a project with the Senator John Heinz History Center and partners at West Virginia University that received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The $50,000 grant supports the Italian Diaspora Archive Resource Map (IDARM) project, which catalogues archival materials th...

For years, Top Tomato Italian grocery stores filled New York and New Jersey, supplying Italian-Americans with fresh pasta, produce, mozzarella, bread, ready-to-cook Italian dinners and more. But that reign came to an end when the last Garden State Top Tomato store closed, and the founding family sold the business in 2019. Now Buddy Sciandra, son of...