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The Italian American Police Society of NJ is sad to announce the passing of retired Madison Police Chief Vincent Chirico after a courageous battle against COVID-19. Chief Chirico was a long time member and served as chief from 2004 to 2009, where he retired after 39 years of relentless service. Chief Chirico fought the impossible fight having been...

“Saturday Night Live” alum Joe Piscopo is taking over the airwaves for “Sunday Nights with Sinatra” on 77 WABC Radio, Page Six is told. “I am thrilled and excited,” Piscopo told us. “It’s gonna swing baby.” He joins a revamped weekend lineup — after Gristedes CEO John Catsimatidis took over the station — which includes DJ Cousin Brucie and singer T...

She calls herself “Sam the Lasagna Lady.” After seeing how many people were affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Samantha Peavy decided to bring some extra joy to the holiday season by sharing her lasagna with the Norfolk community. “There are some people who are really just struggling with a meal, so we just want to share in the good spirit of gi...

When: From Nov 27, 2020 to Jan 4, 2021 - Where: Hall of Architecture - Kick off the season with a visit to our popular Nativity display nestled in our stunning Hall of Architecture. The presepio, a centuries-old tradition in Naples and Southern Italy, is an elaborate Nativity scene recreated with miniature figures arranged in a detailed panorama of...

Se l’Albero è il simbolo del Natale, il Presepe ne rappresenta la tradizione anche oltreoceano. Nella grande America in questo periodo dell'anno parte una competizione tra le varie grandi case, le luci diventano protagoniste, assieme a ghirlande, si vedono i mega addobbi e non c'è limite alla creatività.A noi dell'Associazione Oll Muvi, conosciuti...

The Avenel Performing Arts Center will present My Big Gay Italian Christmas Thursday, December 3rd through Wednesday December 9th, 2020. The follow up to the Big Gay Italian Trilogy, (My Big Gay Italian Wedding, My Big Gay Italian Funeral, My Big Gay Italian Midlife Crisis) Wilkinson has created a Christmas show designed specifically to play for th...

Hays is a neighborhood on the southeast side of Pittsburgh. It is named after James H. Hays who operated a local mining industry. In the 1920s, many Italian immigrants moved to Hays to find work at Jones & Laughlin and US Steel Mills.  Most of these immigrants came from Controne, Italy. Controne is a small town that is south of Naples.  My grandpar...

Lock Haven University recently announced the establishment of the John F. Curcio Scholarship. The new scholarship will be awarded annually to an LHU student who is ex-military or current military. The scholarship is named in honor of John F. Curcio, of Renovo. Staff Sergeant Curcio served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He flew 35 c...

“There is zero spontaneity in life.” Jhumpa Lahiri is telling me about her disorienting return to work at Princeton Uni­versity, where the acclaimed writer is director and professor of creative writing. “We teach everything online, which is strange and frustrating and exhausting. We have no choice.” A weekly coronavirus test is mandatory for anyone...

Immigration — both legal and illegal — has been a widely debated topic in America the last few years. Indeed, the National Immigration Forum reports, a June 2019 Gallup poll found that “the percentage of Americans who said that immigration was the most important problem facing the country reached a record high ... at 23 percent.” However, the forum...

An Italian sweet and savory bake shop that has been growing over the last five years will be bringing their third brick-and-mortar storefront to one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in the Garden State. Earlier this year, craft gelato company Bucket & Bay closed their spot inside the former A&P Headquarters property at 150 Bay Street. ground le...

Some people’s creativity with musical instruments is so out there you can’t quite be sure it all makes sense, or if it will crash and burn on the side of the road. The Andretti, the nom de plume of New Jersey’s Joe Ferrara, twists and turns his way around a musical Le Mans endurance race with eleven adventurous, avant-garde tracks on his new releas...