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An Episcopal congregation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has unveiled a restored 500-year-old painting of Mary and Jesus, which had been in the parish’s possession for more than a century but only recently was revealed to be a rare work by an Italian artist from the Renaissance period. Christopher Daly, an art historian from Baltimore, Maryland, had b...

When someone takes pride in their work, it becomes a special moment when they come upon an anniversary and realize how much time has flown by. And for Anthony Pascarella, it was indeed a special moment on Sunday, February 9th, marking the 10th year of business for the Pascarella Brothers. “We are thankful to be part of the community who supports us...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is proud to announce that it will honor Denise Dalessandro as it’s 2020 Woman of the Year. Dalessandro, who serves as the Hudson County Director of Roads & Public Property has deep roots in the Italian American community of Hudson County. Dalessandro has been the Woman of the Year of the Jersey City...

If you like authentic Italian cuisine (and who doesn't), then you should keep your eyes peeled the next time you're at your local grocery store for Angelos Old World Italian Sausage. The Argento family recipe goes back to the old country with Angelo Argento Sr., and has been made fresh in West Virginia since 1933. Argento opened a small grocery sto...

Did you actually get to the bank?” “Nope. Just to the flower stand.” Jimmy Sunseri never tires of this exchange whose punchline is a foregone conclusion. “The big joke here is I’ll say I’m going to the bank and be back in 15 minutes. [The cashier] will say, ‘See you in an hour’,” said Jimmy, with his signature unlit cigar stuffed into one cheek. He...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is proud to announce that it will honor Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo as its 2020 Law Enforcement Executive of the Year. Ruotolo, was sworn in as acting Union County Prosecutor on July 18, 2019. Before her current appointment, Ruotolo had joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) in Septemb...

Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 is once again proud to announce that their own great Italian American chefs will be on-hand preparing a great Pasta Dinner in support of Parsippany Wrestling. The guys really do enjoy volunteering their time and culinary skills by participating in this fun and lively event every year, as well as to offer our continuing supp...

Sometimes all you want is a practical, simple, down-to-earth plate of food. You’re not looking to be dazzled. You’re not needing to be wowed. And, goodness knows, you really don’t want to lug along a food dictionary to make out the menu. Let others eat Lepre in Civet (according to my dictionary, that's hare stew) or Riso e Rane (risotto with frogs)...

Gather ’round. Marc Vetri has a story to tell about Fiorella. “There’s a story behind everything. The story is just as important as the food,” the chef says, on the phone to discuss his new South Philly restaurant inside a former butcher shop near the city’s historic Italian Market. “There’s the Fiorella story — reviving the name, making the sausag...

Bottega Veneta, an Italian luxury retailer, will open its first New Jersey location this spring at The Shops at Riverside. The new store will be located on level one of the mall, which is in the midst of the final phase of a multi-million dollar makeover slated for completion this year. Launched in 1966, Bottega Veneta sells ready-to-wear items, ha...

Veteran radio programmer Vinny Marino is appointed Program Director for Cumulus AC WXKC-FM and Classic Hip Hop WXKC-FM-HD2/Erie, PA. He previously servered as an air personality for Classic Rock WWZY-FM (The Boss 107.1).Neptune, NJ. Marino has also worked as Assistant Program Director, Music Director and air talent for Active Rock WAXQ-FM/New York,...

This season is all about Gianmarco Arletti, and what happened Thursday night in the Holy Cross Prep Academy gym was proof. Arletti’s wide-open 3-pointer just before the buzzer lifted the Lancers to perhaps their biggest win of the year; a 47-46 triumph over Burlington City in their Burlington County Scholastic League Freedom Division contest. Next...