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The countdown to Thanksgiving is on in Philadelphia as residents flocked to the Italian Market on Tuesday to pick up some must-haves for the holiday. Tuesday was a busy day at the Italian Market on South 9th Street in Philadelphia, one of the oldest and largest open-air markets in the country. The meat slicer at Cannuli's Quality Meats and Poultry...

On Thursday, November 3, 2022, The City of Jersey City and Office of Cultural Affairs honored World War I Veteran, Sgt. Vincent Pantozzi with a street dedication and mural. Sgt. Pantozzi Plaza was dedicated next to the three story mural of Vincent Pantozzi by Jersey City Mural Arts Program artist, David Sami. The mural was rendered on the lifelong...

If there is one thing that New Jersey is great at, it's Italian food. Our state has one of the richest histories of Italian-American cuisine, and if you ask me, it's home to the best pizza in America. (Sorry, New York.) Bergen County might be one of the best places in the Garden State to get Italian fare. So, when you're talking about a place that...

On Sunday, December 4, The Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America, at Montclair University will present Rossella Rago’s new book, “Cooking with Nonna: Sunday Dinners with La Famiglia!”, in collaboration with Watchung Booksellers. The book launch, which will take place at 2 pm, will be followed by a Q&A session with the author hersel...

Gabriel Fontana has been hammering, stitching, and buffing shoes for nearly 75 years. He was 35 and a recent Italian emigrant when he took over his brother-in-law’s Forbes Avenue shoe repair store in the 1970s. Back then, times were good for the trade he’d honed since boyhood. “It was a very busy time, and I was packed,” Fontana recalls. “At lunch...

One of Philadelphia's most famous landmarks is the Rocky statue at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. And recently, the man behind "Rocky" paid as visit to the highly frequented tourist spot. Sylvester Stallone shared on social media a video of him at the Rocky statue. The video is captioned, "Feels like coming home... With the family."

Marino de Medici, an Italian journalist who reported from Washington for more than a quarter century, becoming dean of the foreign press corps and distinguishing himself as a gimlet-eyed observer of American politics, died Nov. 15 at his home in Winchester, Va. He was 89. The cause was cancer, said his wife, Nicki Furlan de Medici. Mr. de Medici ar...

Notice is hereby given to compatriots registered with AIRE and residing in the State of New Jersey (Counties of Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, Warren, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Hunterdon, Mercer, Somerset) that on Friday, December 2, 2022 starting at 9:00 a.m., it will be possible to apply for passport issuance by appointment at...

Marlana DeMarco Hogan, who earned a teaching degree in Italian language and culture from Rutgers University and has had a teaching career spanning 25 years, has completed her new book "Growing Up in the Pasta Zone": a delightful and heartwarming story of a beloved family tradition for an Italian American family that brings everyone closer together...

VIA 417 expects to bring authentic Italian cuisine to Jenkintown within the next 14 days. While the final menu touches are forthcoming, owner Izzy Reka and head chef Kelvin Poci plan to serve up a combination of classic and elegant dishes. “We’re going to have classics that everyone knows,” Izzy said. “The other side of the menu is going to be our...

The AMHS Scholarship will begin managing the Angela Lastrico Raish Scholarship at the end of 2022.  The award, named for a prominent member of the Washington area Italian American community, will be distinct from, and in addition to, the two scholarships awarded by the Society each year. Last year the AMHS received a proposal to manage this new awa...

Maryland men’s soccer’s Luca Costabile didn’t know anything about college soccer in June. He played for an academy in his home country of Denmark and spent a year in the fourth division of Italy before former teammates who made the switch to the United States convinced him to listen to offers from American colleges. Costabile signed to a recruiting...