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Hoboken’s popular St. Ann’s Festival, otherwise known as “The Feast of St. Ann,” kicks off this Wednesday evening with a Bruce Springsteen cover band, The B Street Band. The 109-year-old feast includes five nights of concerts, rides, games, food (including the popular zeppole fried desserts), and a daytime procession through the street in which par...

Bloomfield's Bucco Restaurant opened in April, adding a new place to eat in the bustling downtown. This upscale Italian/American restaurant was opened by Frank Bucco and his business partner and girlfriend Jennifer DenBoer. Bucco’s father owned a restaurant also called Bucco in Clifton for 20 years before losing his lease. Now, Bucco’s father is re...

Ciarra Criscione, a 2019 Ridge High School graduate, will be studying abroad for two weeks this summer as the result of her outstanding score on the National Italian Exam (NIE) during the school year. Criscione will travel to Italy from July 27 through Aug. 10, to study in Recanati, a castle-studded medieval town in Italy’s history-laden Marche reg...

The longest-running Italian festival in the United States concluded earlier this week, in gratitude and praise to Our Lady of Mount Carmel for her protection and intercessions these past 144 years. “She means everything to me,” said Eileen Bilder, waiting outside Saint Joseph Church on July 15, the vigil of the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and...

St. Ann’s Italian Festival returns to Hoboken next week for it’s 109th year. The festival opens July 24 and runs to July 28 all along Jefferson St. between 7th and 8th St. International foods, live music and entertainment will again be featured at one of Hoboken’s most popular events. The festival is not just about the food and music. It also celeb...

Legendary Newark politician Anthony Carrino, a former Newark police officer who represented the North Ward on the city council for 28 years, has passed away. Carrino was one of Newark Mayor Kenneth Gibson’s fiercest opponents during the twelve years that the two served together.  His final term on the Newark council overlapped with the four years U...

Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill is a family-friendly dining spot found within the Hampton Inn with a casual, Tuscan-inspired setting. In fact, they offer Northern Italian dishes with a Mediterranean flair. Additionally, the Med Grill features an open kitchen, a dining room that takes inspiration from Tuscany and a lobby bar; Meanwhile, they have out...

The Frank & Angela Donio Family of Hammonton and Wildwood, NJ was presented with the prestigious 2019 Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) Humanitarian Award at the 31st Annual National Education and Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala in National Harbor, Maryland on May 23. At the Gala, leaders in business, Italian-American causes, and the military received...

The 31st Annual Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival is still more than a week away but local residents were able to get a sneak peak Wednesday evening. Festival organizers held a wine tasting to preview West Virginia’s largest Italian festival that see more than 150,000 people attend annually. However, if it wasn’t for several commun...

Alyson Lupinetti is proving that “like father, like daughter” definitely applies to barbecue. Not only does the 27 year-old Mount Laurel pitmaster follow in her late father Butch’s footsteps all over the country, she wins awards like him, too. On the road for seasonal competitions with the Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ  team, Lupinetti already has 10...

Mauro Dal Bo è il nuovo Console Onorario italiano a Baltimora. Ne dà notizia il Consolato generale d’Italia a Philadelphia. Branch Manager della MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company), Dal Bo riceve i connazionali al 2200 Broening Highway - Suite 260. I connazionali possono contattarlo inviando una email all’indirizzo mauro.dalbo@msc.com o telefonand...

The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee is proud to announce that we have chosen Dr. Maureen J. Persi and her husband Melindo A.Persi to serve as Co-Grand Marshals for this 28th Annual Celebration. This year’s selection was even more difficult because there were several worthy individual that were nominated and reviewed by the search committ...