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Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace has set an opening date for its new Morris County store, which will mark the franchise’s second location in the Garden State. Replacing the former ShopRite at the Briarcliff Commons shopping center on Route 10 in Morris Plains, the gourmet Italian grocer will include a specialty butcher, deli, bakery and viewing rooms f...

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When we approached the front door of Sandro’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, we both remarked we used to rent videos from this location. Located in the continuing-to-be-renovated Marketplace in Christiansburg, Sandro’s is sure to bring in the traffic. With all the construction and new places going in, it is to your advantage to drive carefully thro...

A Big Apple hospitality group that runs a slew of international eateries will be bringing its homemade Italian delights to Newark next year. The ongoing overhaul of Gateway One is aiming to transform the food landscape around Newark Penn Station, New Jersey’s busiest transit hub. The revitalization, being undertaken by owners Onyx Equities, has dra...

A new Italian market is coming to Vandergrift. Fasano’s Italian Store and Deli is set to open next fall in the former Fazio’s Italian Store, at 301 Longfellow St. Fazio’s shut its doors in 2015 after co-owners Joseph and Teresa Spina made the decision to close for health-related reasons. Fasano’s is the concept of co-owners and best friends Jeff Go...

Father Ferdinand Buccafurni, pastor emeritus of the former St. Donato Parish in Philadelphia, died Dec. 16, 2021 at Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood. He was 91. He was born in Calabria, Italy. After moving to the United States in 1940 with his family including parents Vincent and Marina (Mazza) Buccafurni and residing in Philadelphia, he attended St. M...

If you are headed out to dine in a town with a high concentration of top-rated restaurants, odds are good that you will have an enjoyable meal. If you are going to open a restaurant in a town with a high concentration of top-rated restaurants, you have to be ready to turn out excellent dishes on a consistent basis to keep guests interested and retu...

On Dec. 19, 1921, Gary Zuchelli’s grandfather, Guido Zucchelli, came to America looking for new opportunities. On the same date, 100 years later, his family came together to celebrate just that. “He came over from Pranzo, Italy,” Gary said. “When he was born, the land was under the control of Austria, but it was included in the land given to Italy...

Before “This Is Us,” Milo Ventimiglia had only a cursory familiarity with Pittsburgh. The Southern California native had been here a few times doing branded-content work with American Eagle Outfitters at its South Side headquarters, but he had never thought too critically about what it means to be a yinzer. That changed when he got the role of Jack...

On Nov. 27, for the first time in two years, the pews at Montclair's Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church were packed, and voices joined in prayer and song. "It was such an important occasion, and so beautiful," said Marielena Marzullo, a longtime parishioner who grew up on Pine Street two doors down from the church, and attended its grammar school, now...

The Italian American Police Society of NJ hosted a Holiday Party for hundreds of children and volunteers from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northern New Jersey at the Parsippany Police Athletic League. Santa and Mrs. Claus joined officers to provide toys, gifts, pizza, and gift cards to children in single-parent families. The Society, founded in...

Everyone knows New Jersey is the home of great Italian food. And some Italian restaurants everyone knows to visit. Others are more low-key, but still serve food to die for. In fact, one such Italian place, which is 100 years old, is so low-key many have no idea it exists. From the outside, Chef Vola's in Atlantic City, New Jersey, looks like any ot...