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There’s a new seafood restaurant and raw bar in uptown Hoboken. Sirenetta – which means “little mermaid” in Italian – is the sister restaurant to Sorellina Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar; which you will find right across the street. Though the menu and setting are very different, patrons can expect the same level of first-class hospitality. Sirenetta s...

Samuel A. Nalbone Sr., 97, of Moorestown, a decorated World War II Army veteran and later an RCA supervisor for 27 years, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, of metastatic lung cancer at his companion’s home in Mount Laurel. Mr. Nalbone was run over by a truck at age 6, leaving one arm deformed. Doctors wanted to amputate, but his mother took him to a second...

Nearly five months after Baltimore’s Christopher Columbus statue was dumped into Baltimore’s harbor, a local group is working to recreate it—using funds from the Trump administration. In one of its last acts before the 2020 elections, the Trump administration awarded $30,000 to repair or recreate the seven-foot-tall statue that was ripped from its...

Gruppo Fanti, an Italian metal packaging manufacturing company, plans to open a plant in Weirton, officials announced Wednesday. The new plant will initially create 40 new full-time jobs, and Gruppo Fanti plans to invest $30 million into the Brooke County operation, according to the office of Gov. Jim Justice. “I love when we have firsts in West Vi...

After 100 years in business, the iconic Union County Italian eatery, Spirito's Restaurant and Tavern, is closing and the property is up for sale. The sale was listed for sale on www.movoto.com on Friday for $760,000 and includes the sale of the building, land, and liquor license. The building features a first floor retail space and the second and t...

It was 4 a.m. The night air was still crisp and fresh. I was driving alone on the streets in the city of Pittsburgh, Penn. The stillness was very noticeable. Street and traffic lots seemed to be brighter. Lights inside the residences were not visible. Surely no one was awake. My thoughts were focusing on walking a midnight beat as a young, uniforme...

Suzanna Rosa Molina has done it again! She authored another very entertaining book about the Italians in Baltimore. As expected, the celebrated “Little Italy” neighborhood, just east of Harborplace, is at its centerpiece. The book features plenty of terrific photographs, along with detailed family and historical notes. Its title is: “Images of Amer...

It's always a pleasure to visit Ledo Pizza in Severna Park. Family-friendly and casual, it's a "feel good," unpretentious place to enjoy some good Italian and American food. My dining companion and I arrived on a drizzly, chilly Sunday afternoon. A friendly welcome and soft mix of late ‘90s and country music helped us warm up and provided a comfy f...

Scarpino was born from a partnership six years in the making, but its reason for being is simple supply and demand: Chef Scott Walton needed a kitchen and Adam DeSimone had one to fill. “Good chefs are hard to find. Scott called me up in July and said, ‘I have a great idea for something. Do you have any kitchens available?’ I said, ‘I have, like se...

Retired Montclair Police Chief Tom Russo remembers when the roads around Pine Street in the Fourth Ward were filled with the sounds of people speaking Italian. “Everybody used to hang out on their front stoops and greet each other,” said Russo, who grew up in the area in the 1950s. He and his friends used to play in the streets until the streetligh...

On Tuesday, November 24, at 4:00 p.m. EST, Luca Cottini, Villanova University Associate Professor and Host & Creator of the Italian Innovators YouTube show, presents “When Food Became a Work of art”, in the framework of the 5th Italian Cuisine in the World Week. Click here to register, registration is required. What does food mean in painting? Why...

Anyone who has studied in front of the brightly colored, geometric hanging rugs in Hillman Library, or taken the escalators past the massive mosaic in Posvar Hall, knows the “everyday” art of Virgil Cantini. The Pittsburgh-based sculptor and founder of Pitt’s studio arts department made over a dozen public works of art on campus and throughout the...