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In the beginning, Brigantessa was going to be all about pizza. Of course. What new moneymaking restaurant ambition in Philly these days does not begin with a wood-fired oven and a peel-ful of molten mozzarella dreams?   And given chef Joe Cicala's stellar track record at Le Virtù, it's worth paying attention to what emerges from the flaming...

by Kelly-Jane Cotter   Back in the day, you couldn't drive two blocks in any town in New Jersey without hitting a decent Italian place. Not just pizzerias, but actual Italian restaurants. Family-owned, unpretentious Jersey-Italian restaurants that took pride in recipes handed down from Nonna and Pop.   And, yeah, they still exist...

On Thursday, May 14th, the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey Financial Vice President Joseph Simonetti was honored by the National Council of Columbia Associations in Civil Service for his professional accomplishments.   Vice President Simonetti is a retired Deputy Police Chief from the Belleville Police Department and oversees a...

By Deborah Weisberg A double-header of earthly delights is on tap at Wigle Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden in Spring Garden on Aug. 29 with Italian-theme gastronomic events. The fun begins at 3 p.m. with Fig Fest!, where folks can feast on all kinds of treats made from the fruit of ancient Rome, followed at 7 p.m. by Terra Buona, a five-course...

The Gloucester County Italian Heritage Commission announced the entertainment lineup and official schedule for the 12th Annual Italian Heritage Festival of Gloucester County to be held on Oct. 4, rain or shine, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Riverwinds Community Center in West Deptford.   Two-time festival favorite, Michéal Cas...

By Niccolò Graffio"The City of Brotherly Love" began as a settlement founded by William Penn in 1682. The previous year, Penn had received a charter from King Charles II of England to establish what would eventually become the Pennsylvania Colony.   Penn, a Quaker, had experienced religious persecution in England and was desirous of founding...

Robert J. Del Tufo, a former New Jersey attorney general and federal prosecutor who offered a lonely dissent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's corruption investigation known as Abscam, died on Wednesday in Princeton, N.J. He was 82.   The cause was lung cancer, his wife, Katherine, said. As United States attorney for New Jersey f...

St. Ann's Italian Festival is set to bring food, live music and more to the Mile Square City this week. The 106th annual celebration hosted by St. Ann's Church in Hoboken will begin Friday night and continue through Tuesday at Seventh and Jefferson streets at St. Ann's Square. The festival corresponds with a nine day novena -- or prayer -- that wi...

A contemporary Italian restaurant from Chef Luigi Diotaiuti quietly opened in Foggy Bottom (2013 I St. NW) a little over a month ago. "After 40 years of a career, I learned that it's always better to open with the low profile," Diotaiuti says, explaining that it helps a restaurant iron out the details before guests pour through the doors. Now the c...

The Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, in partnership with SIAMO: The Italian-American Heritage Society of NEPA, will sponsor a presentation by Robert Wolensky, author of Anthracite Labor Wars: Tenancy, Italians, and Organized Crime in the Northern Coalfield of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 1897-1959, as part of 2017 Mining Hi...

Il 2013 è l'anno della cultura italiana negli USA, tanti eventi per conoscere il Belpaese sotto il segno della ricerca e dell'innovazione.Poster con scatti di fotografi italiani contemporanei e versi di poeti italiani sono esposti sugli autobus della città di Washington DC. Sono immagini scattate dai migliori fotografi del nostro Paese accanto ai v...

Nel corso di una visita a Washington per contatti con l'Amministrazione americana su tematiche politiche ed economiche, la Vice Ministro degli Esteri Marta Dassù ha incontrato la Deputy USTR, Vice Capo negoziatore per le tematiche di commercio internazionale, Ambasciatore Miriam Sapiro. Transatlantic Trade Investment PartnershipLa Vice Ministro ha...