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Il Festival “Unexpected Italy: a celebration of Italian culture” organizzato dal Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in collaborazione con l’Ambasciata d’Italia e l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura, corona l’ampio programma culturale italiano nella capitale USA. Il Festival, che avrà luogo dal 3 maggio al 1 giugno, è stato presentato dall’Ambasciato...

The NFL world lost one of its greats. Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Baltimore Colts defensive end Gino Marchetti died Monday night at the age of 93. Marchetti played 14 seasons, all but one of them with the Colts. He was named the top defensive end of the NFL’s first 50 years, was selected for a then-record 11 straight Pro Bowl appearances ...

They come for the hearty subs, tempting slabs of lasagna and Sicilian rice balls. Parking’s a mess, but a two-block walk whets one’s appetite. And so what if, at lunch, the serpentine ordering line spills out the front door? More time to soak in the sights and smells of DiPasquale’s Italian Marketplace in Highlandtown. So say its regulars. Who’s to...

A new book showcases, through vintage images and narratives, the experiences of Italians in Paterson beginning in the early 1900s. Jennifer Tiritilli Ranu, author of the “Italians of Greater Paterson,” formally launched the book at the Paterson Museum earlier in the month. She recalled the immense effort in putting together the 128-page book. “I ca...

My grandparents emigrated to Western Pennsylvania from the province of Chieti, in the Abruzzo region, in 1910. I never had the opportunity to ask them why they left, or why they chose PA. But research and histories have revealed some answers. According to a number of studies, Western Pennsylvania coal companies were booming in the late 19th and ear...

We’re kicking off a new series called “A Chat With” on CBS3. Each week, Jessica Kartalija will sit down with local celebrities and newsmakers to get a unique look at who they are. The first guest is Philadelphia sports radio icon Angelo Cataldi. Q: How much do you love what you do every day? “Obviously enough to do it for 29 years and to get up at...

Thursday, May 16, 2019. Time: From 6:00 pm To 7:00 pm. Entrance: Free. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566. As part of Unexpected Italy, the Festival organized by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC and the...

ATTENTION All Italian Americans: We Need You to Be There! PLEASE – this is our best opportunity to stop this insanity…we can’t have Glen Rock; NJ eliminate Columbus Day!!! Make plans to attend on May 8, 2019 – get there at 6:00 pm! Here is the response to our request for a meeting with the Glen Rock Mayor and Council: Mayor Packer forwarded your me...

“The food in Italy is nothing like the 'Italian' food that we eat here in New Jersey," a recent visitor to the “Bel Paese” may tell you (while also scoffing at your pizza dripping with cheese, chicken Parmesan coated in sauce or meal chock-full of meat).  “Real” Italian food may look different to what we can find here on our own checkered tableclot...

Mike Marino – affectionately known to millions of fans worldwide as New Jersey’s Comedy Bad Boy – has performed in every major comedy club, theatre, casino and event center from New York to LA and around the world. He will star in a double bill with Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, "New Jersey's Funniest Lawyer," at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank on...

There are crews working inside the storefront next to the Nawab restaurant on First Colonial Road. What’s happening? Richmond-based Gelati Celesti is bringing its Italian-style ice cream to the Hilltop West Shopping Center.  Founded in 1984 with one store, Steve Rosser bought the company in 2010 and has expanded to five locations. “Our handmade ice...

Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani, United States Navy (Ret.), will be the Honorary Chairman of the Sons of Italy’s Foundation 31st National Education & Leadership Awards Gala.   Admiral Giambastiani is a retired United States Navy admiral who served for 37 years and was the seventh Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2005 to 2007. Born in...