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Growing up in an Italian household, standard Italian fare, like pasta or baked dishes, has become my favorite comfort food. Unfortunately, Italian food from chain restaurants like Olive Garden or Carrabba’s doesn’t hold the same appeal. Luckily, there is a perfect small traditional Italian restaurant right in scenic Spotswood: Gennaro’s Restaurant....

Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro Jr. was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, and grew up there and in Little Ferry, New Jersey. His mother was born in Altamura, Italy, and is the daughter of Italian-American immigrants who moved to New Jersey when she was six years old. His father, Buddy Sr was born in Lipari, Italy. Valastro grew up with four sisters: Grace, Mar...

Thursday March 18, 2021 at 4:00 PM (ET). Streaming on Facebook Live. Organized by IIC Washington DC. Among the best Italian musicians of their generation, with a repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music, Francesca Dego (violin) and Francesca Leonardi (piano) have been performing together worldwide for more than ten years. To continue o...

In the same year "Teen Mom" premiered, MTV embarked on another "more real" reality show tentatively titled "Bridge and Tunnel." Camille Dodero (2011), who profiled the never-aired series for the Village Voice, called "Bridge and Tunnel" "the anti-'Hills,' a blue-collar rebuttal to the grossly loaded California clan that begat plastic-surgery monste...

Guests can go from casual to fine dining in just a few steps at Basilico's Pizzeria and Bar 1019 in Dickson City. The location at 1019 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City, offers guests seats in one of three dining rooms with different atmospheres, explained owner Peter Montana. The menu includes an array of specialty cocktails, gourmet pizzas and Italian...

The 6’6” freshman guard has taken no orthodox path to land with the University of Delaware men’s basketball team. From Italy to New Jersey to Delaware, the 19-year-old Gianmarco Arletti is no stranger to adapting into a new climate. At 16 years old, Arletti moved from his hometown of Bologna, Italy, to the United States. He enrolled at Holy Cross P...

The UNICO Chapter of Kenilworth recently organized a toiletries and personal hygiene drive for homeless individuals who are using Newark Penn Station as their place to sleep. Laura Morana the Chapter President, partnered with an organization in Newark that expressed a necessity for these items to help those less fortunate. The collection was held o...

On the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, The Italian Cultural Society is pleased to host Prof. Francesco Ciabattoni from Georgetown University. Join us for our March Cultural Event: Polyphony in Dante’s Paradiso. Sunday, March 21st, 3:00 pm (ET), on Zoom. The event is in anticipation of the Dantedì, March 25th, the official day de...

L’Associazione Sabir, braccio operativo della Caritas Diocesana di Crotone Santa Severina, e la Filitalia International, Fondazione americana con sede a Philadelphia, impegnata nel settore della promozione della cultura italiana negli Stati Uniti, hanno lanciato in queste ore un partenariato per un nuovo progetto dedicato alla promozione dell’impre...

If Earl Weaver was night, Joe Altobelli was day. Two managers could not have been more different, and that’s the first thing members of the 1983 Orioles recall about Altobelli, the man who led them to a World Series championship. “With Earl, if you made a mistake on the field, he would be waiting in the dugout to scream at you in front of everybo...

With the way the world is operating, there's only so much you can do. It's hard to travel, there are no concerts, and it's still difficult to attend sporting events. So when in doubt, EAT! During the pandemic, my friends and I have been taking advantage of the tasty food that's offered at the Jersey Shore. Every Friday night we try to make reservat...

Interviews with friends of Albert Einstein, histories of Princeton residents who were alive at the beginning of the 20th century, and oral histories from the local ItalianAmerican and African-American communities have now been preserved digitally so they can be accessed by the public for years to come. The Historical Society of Princeton has succes...