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The pizza industry in America is paved with Italian dreams. I often wonder if in1905 when Gennaro Lombardi crafted pizza in the United States using his bakers trade he learned from Naples, he had any idea of the legacy that he would leave for future generations of Italians. Lombardi is credited with developing New York Style pizza and making Lombar...

Before every bout, boxer Dave Tiberi meditated on the same Biblical verse: “I can do ALL through Christ, who strengthens me.” He often does so today, 30 years after his last fight, a fight that Boxing News called “the great robbery” and “one of the most infamous decisions in boxing history.” “I believe God has me in the community to be a light, and...

Tony Trongone has assumed the top spot as president of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA) for the 2022-2023 school year. He currently serves as superintendent of the Millville Public Schools. Trongone, a chief education officer with over 17 years of administrative experience in New Jersey public schools, serves as a commiss...

Friday, October 28, 2022, 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM EDT. Italian Embassy - 3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest Washington, DC. A blueprint to foster joint investments in strategic technologies & human capital empowerment.The Trade and Technology Council (TTC) plays a key role in enhancing a renewed economic and strategic partnership between the United States...

Reston will officially welcome a new steakhouse next month. Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is set to open at Reston Station on Nov. 1, the company announced yesterday (Thursday). A grand opening party is slated for that day from 5:30-8 p.m. The 11,000-square-foot steakhouse will be located at 1902 Reston Metro Plaza. Items on the menu include...

Bloomfield UNICO, the Italian service organization, held its 26th annual Columbus Day observance this past Monday morning, Oct. 10, at the Christopher Columbus monument on the Green, across Broad Street from the Civic Center. Always a charming public event in Bloomfield, it attracted a small gathering of fourth-grade essayists, parents, principals,...

For the past year, Sprezza Cucina has brought Italian food pop-ups to Richmond that have shared a more diverse take on that country's cuisine, gathering a cult following along the way. Now, fans and newcomers alike can rejoice, because Angela Petruzzelli—founder, owner and chef of Sprezza Cucina—is opening the first Sprezza brick-and-mortar this No...

An upscale pizzeria and cocktail bar is set to open at a New Jersey train station. Bernardsville’s own Ristorante MV will soon bring Neapolitan pizza and drinks to Bernardsville Station. The Bernardsville Borough Council recently approved plans to bring Pizzeria Tâton by MV, a concept operated by Ristorante MV, to the train station. Pizzeria Tâton...

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 | 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Heinz History Center | 6th floor Detre Library & Archives. $15 for adults and $10 for members. Register here. Discover how archives and special collections can enrich your learning experience with the Italian American Program. This hands-on workshop will highlight the various ways primary sources can b...

Special Collections and University Archives of Rutgers University–New Brunswick Libraries is delighted to announce the acquisition of the Louise A. DeSalvo Papers. Louise DeSalvo (1942–2018) was an acclaimed literary scholar, memoirist, and Rutgers alumna. Her collection was generously donated by the Louise A. DeSalvo Literary Estate, LLC. DeSalvo...

They’re some of Essex County’s “finest residents of Italian descent,” and according to officials, they deserve a huge round of applause for making the region a better place to live. Last week, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its annual Italian Heritage Month Event. The award ceremony is held to “celebrate the accomplishments of...

Richard A. DiLiberto Jr., the chairman of the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture, was elected as one of 15 national UNICO trustees at July’s annual convention in New Orleans. DiLiberto, who will serve a three-year term as a trustee, said he is honored and excited to help steer new generations of deserving young people toward colleg...