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The 2013 Italia American Association of Oceans Township had one of the "best ever" events this year, according to Joe Delano, who chaired the 5-day festival. The Grand 50-50 raffle took in $35,000. The net of $17,500 was divided three ways, with 35% going to top first winner, 10% to second and 5% to third place.   Pizza eating and hot dog co...

September 19th—22nd, 2013 Holy Family Church28 Brookline AvenueNutley, NJ 07110Rectory: (973) 667-0026   Feast hours:Thursday, September 19th, 6—10 PMFriday, September 20th, 6—11 PMSaturday, September 21st, 4—11 PMSunday, September 22nd, Noon—9 PM   Read more    Fonte: Magna Grece    

ELIZABETH —Union County Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter today announced the County's fifth Annual Columbus Day Flag Raising event is set for Friday, October 11, at 1:30 p.m. on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse.   The keynote speaker, Frank Cipolla, is a radio and TV broadcaster and author who has been seen and heard in and...

The National Columbus Celebration Association has announced that the annual ceremony will be moved from its traditional site at the Columbus Memorial Plaza at Union Station to the Casa Italiana Christopher Columbus courtyard adjacent to Holy Rosary Church, the national Italian parish. The Columbus Memorial across from Union Station remains closed d...

Il Presidente dell'Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile, Vito Riggio, e l'Amministratore della Federal Aviation Administration americana, Michael P. Huerta, hanno sottoscritto stamani a Washington un memorandum di cooperazione per il trasporto commerciale aerospaziale.   L'accordo permetterà di iniziare una collaborazione per definire le no...

Back home in South Scranton, after serving in the military in the Korean War, Marty Tomarelli helped build the Dante Literary Society's social clubhouse and banquet hall.   That was 1953, when Mr. Tomarelli, now 85, and other men who belonged to the organization constructed the building on Prospect Avenue.   Read more   Source:...

Todd Thiede of Hoboken, chief financial officer of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, has been elected to the board of directors of Home Care Association of New Jersey.   As CFO, Thiede oversees the management of more than 100 corporate employees and more than 1,000 external nurses, among other duties.   ...

by Melody Asper   Hanover's newest restaurant may seem like an old friend to anyone who was raised or worked in the Maryland area within the last three decades.   Illiano's J&P Restaurant, 1154 West Elm Ave., Hanover, is the fifth in a line of thriving restaurants owned by Mike Illiano. The new restaurant and pizzeria which opened...

by Sophie Jane Evans   Three people have been killed and at least 13 others have been injured - three, seriously - in a head-on crash between a bus and a tractor-trailer on a highway in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountain region. The two vehicles - one of which was an Italian tour bus - collided in the northbound lanes of Interstate 380, nea...

Two soldiers lay dying. The Italian soldier beseeches Jesus Christ to take his soul to Heaven while the war rages on behind him. To his left, an American soldier prays the same prayer to the Blessed Mother. Brothers in arms, now brothers in marble. Every day for more than 85 years, the sun rises and sets on the faces of these two men, etc...

Corona D'Italia Lodge #807 held their monthly meeting Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. at Pizza Joe's. The session began with a pizza luncheon hosted by President Clemmy Sirimarco and served by trustee Pudue LaCava, member Jackie Court and sentinel Lois DiFrischia. The business session followed with financial reports presented by treasurer Louise Vitull...

By Pete Kennedy   "When I was growing up, we thought the whole world was Italian Catholic, because that's all we saw," said Rev. Nick Martorano, O.S.A.   An Augustinian priest, Martorano has spent 33 years as pastor at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church in South Philadelphia. He grew up in the same neighborhood and was baptized at the c...