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Corrado's Market, an Italian specialty store, will open its first Morris County location in Denville on Saturday, May 11. The store will open in Denville Commons (3130 Rt. 10 West) at 8 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Denville Mayor Thomas Andes. Music, treats, and prizes will be offered up. Corrado's first opened in 1950, and has bee...

You might think of South Philly as our Little Italy. I’ll make a case for a different neighborhood. Also this week, I find interesting Lebanese cooking in a Malvern shopping center and tasty sandwiches from a hole in the wall in Fishtown. And Craig LaBan is here, all choked up about a spring vegetable. If you need food news, click here and fo...

Singer and songwriter Mario Biondi is one of the most unique voices to emerge from the Italian music scene in the 21st century. The Sicilian-born baritone possesses a voice which is often compared to Barry White and Isaac Hayes. Biondi uses this as his base to approach international genres, such as jazz and soul, plying his own distinctive sound.  ...

Ever since Touch of Italy opened here in the Cape Region, I’ve written about their efforts to provide fresh, handmade mozzarella cheese to those who appreciate that sort of thing. Once mozzarella fans compare that creamy, just hours-old product to those little rubbery softballs available in most grocery stores, they definitely end up appreciating t...

The West Orange High School (WOHS) Italian Club recently sponsored an inspiring visit for World Language students from Andrea Turco, a successful graphic designer and advocate who was born deaf. "The theme of Andrea's visit was "Language has no barriers," said Italian teacher Rosanna Zamloot. "My goal was for not only the Italian Club members but a...

Ciao Chester County! Longtime Philadelphia restaurateur Sandro Frusone has opened Ciao Ristorante at the Commons at Thornbury on East Street Road. Frusone, an Italian native, has owned numerous Italian restaurants in the region including San Carlo’s, Gnocchi and LaNonna in the city before turning his sights to his newest adventure. Frusone said he...

For Jerry F. Borrelli, teaching was more than a profession. For the longtime science teacher from Stony Brook, it was a calling, a desire to share his knowledge and help others. Even in his 80s, ill in the hospital, Borrelli tutored his grandchildren in earth science, said his daughter Betsy Borrelli, of Manhattan. “I enjoy giving to others,” he to...

Recently my dear friend, Carol Salinsky, lost her mother, Ruth.  By all accounts, she was a wonderful woman who raised a great family.  In sympathizing with my friend, I was led to reflect on my own mother, Catherine’s, passing back in 2002.  It seems no matter how old we are we’re only kids in grown up bodies and the memories flow freely……..  “Kat...

A community discussion about whether or not to change Columbus Day on the borough calendar to Indigenous Peoples’ Day morphed into a debate, with Italian Americans statewide and beyond weighing in. The Glen Rock Borough Council unanimously voted on Wednesday night not to remove Columbus Day. What started as an informal discussion ballooned into a r...

The annual Gala of the Italian Cultural Society of Washington DC., that will take place on Thursday, May 23rd 2019, at the Embassy of Italy. This annual event is a celebration of the excellence of Italian culture, in its many facets.  It celebrate the career of Italians who succeeded in the US, the winners of our scholarship awards, teachers, stude...

Saturday, May 18, 2019 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Library & Archives at the History Center - 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. $40 for general registration and $30 for members. Register Here. Join genealogist Rich Venezia of Rich Roots Genealogy for a workshop on delving into your family history in Italy and the United States. Benefiting beginner...

The groundbreaking ceremony at Columbus Square started out as the kind of event that takes place all the time in Philadelphia — a few shiny shovels stuck in a pile of dirt, the people who worked on the project sharing congratulations. But this one played out differently Monday in a green pocket of South Philadelphia, where Native American-rights...