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When: June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pmWhere: Church of the Assumption, 113 Chiego Place, Roselle Park, NJ United States The Church of the Assumption in Roselle Park (Union County) announces our 16th Annual Feast of St. Anthony to be held Thursday, June 9 – Sunday, June 12. The event features delicious food, rides, games, nightly and super 50/...

Cedar Grove Deputy Mayor Michael Maffucci was honored by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during its Italian Heritage Month Celebration held at the Hall of Records in October. The event was co-sponsored by Freeholder Leonard Luciano of West Caldwell (District 4) and At-Large Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill of Montclair.  ...

by Charlene Cowan   Over Thanksgiving, I had the chance to share a meal with friends in Baltimore City. As we finished our food and were imbibing good conversation and egg nog, a friend read aloud a headline published in The Baltimore Sun: "City Council moves to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples and Italian-Americans Day." This wa...

By Rafael Alvarez   How many ravioli do you think Lucy Palmere Pompa has made—by hand—in almost 95 years of life in Baltimore? Her nephew Willie Matricciani, 54, who calls on her every time he has to remember exactly how to season ricotta for the filling, is overwhelmed by the question:   "I don't think a million is an unrealisti...

For a number of years I've been on the Tom Iacoboni's email listserve on all things Italian. The listserve started when Tom managed the mailing list for two Italian organizations, and has now grown to more than 6,000 subscribers who receive his notifications on events, job opportunities and fundraisers. He chaired Little Italy's Columbus Day parad...

With unique twists on upscale Italian/American dishes, the new restaurant Otto Strada on Park Avenue has been bustling with hungry patrons who have heard about it through word of mouth since it opened in November.   Located near several schools and parks, the corner restaurant has attracted families, moms' groups, young people, and singles o...

di Riccardo Chioni   Lo Stato Giardino ha avviato per primo i festeggiamenti in occasione del Mese della Cultura italiana con una cerimonia di alzabandiera ad Hackensack, dove ieri la executive della Bergen County, Kathleen Donovan ha decretato con una "proclamation" la giornata "Italian Heritage Day". Numerose le autorità e i rappresentant...

Italian furniture store Calligaris has just settled into its new location in Georgetown at 3328 M St., and it is a classy, welcome addition for anyone interested in contemporary Italian design.   The well-curated showroom feels more like an exhibition of fine design. Calligaris furniture is visually pleasing, particularly the selection of vi...

by Al Sullivan   If teacher Susan Colacurcio felt nervous at the Feb. 12 fundraiser for West New York Mayor Felix Roque, she had every right to be.   Roque introduced her as yet another new candidate being added to the ticket of commissioners he will be running with in May. In West New York's form of government, five commissioners run...

Ralph Papa, the owner of the legendary Papa's Food Market in Wilmington's Little Italy, died Saturday at the age of 70. He died about 11 a.m. at Christiana Hospital, where he had been in intensive care with gall bladder problems and infection, then developed pneumonia, which affected his breathing and heart function, Rosemarie Papa, his wife o...

By Jacklyn McQuarrie Wildwood invites the public to celebrate Italian culture during the 21st annual North Wildwood Original Italian-American Festival from Friday, June 26, through Sunday, June 28. The three-day event along Olde New Jersey Avenue, features Italian and non-Italian foods, cultural memorabilia, contests and live music.  ...

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP ("MDM&C" or "the Firm") today announced that, together with ChooseNJ, it will host a breakfast reception on Monday, April 18th featuring Mr. Maurizio Forte, the Trade Commissioner and Executive Director for the USA Italian Trade Agency (ICE). In addition to remarks by Mr. Forte...