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di Dom Serafini   Per il voto del rinnovo del Comitato degli Italiani all'Estero (Comites), delle 3.607 schede inviate ai cittadini italiani che ne hanno fatto richiesta nella circoscrizione consolare di New York-Connecticut-New Jersey (NY-CT-NJ), i votanti sono stati 2.304 e 300 le schede nulle. Dei 15 candidati, 12 sono stati eletti e i s...

by Jondi Gumz   Local patrons at Rita's Italian Ice gave the treat good reviews Tuesday. "Fantastic," said Jamie Garrison, a mom who came for a free sample. "We will be back." Amy Weiss, 9, said, "I like all the flavors" while Levi Thomsen, 9, opined, "It's better than Slurpees," explaining that's because of "all the texture." &nb...

di Giulia Cimpanelli   Trasformare le vecchie foto cartacee in digitali in pochissimi secondi e senza bisogno di uno scanner. Si può fare con Memories – Instant Scanner Photo, un'applicazione mobile sviluppata dalla startup napoletana Idea Solution che l'ha ideata dopo prodotti mobile di altro genere pensando al Throw back Tuesday, un fenome...

On May 1st, Nicholas J. Grillo of North Arlington became one of the youngest funeral home owners/directors in New Jersey when he took over the new Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home in Bloomfield, New Jersey.   Grillo brings to Levandoski-Grillo more than 10 years of experience as Funeral Director for Introcaso Angelo in Jersey City, and a youth...

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church's Festa Italiana may have religious roots, but it is also one big celebration of food and music Friday through Sunday at Holy Cross Park in Williams Township. The annual event commemorates the Easton parish's patron, St. Anthony of Padua, whose feast falls on June 13.   A favorite feature is the nightly e...

Federico Fellini was born on January 20, 1920, in Rimini, Italy. Growing up he was interested in art, cartoons, and producing puppet shows. He unsuccessfully attempted to draw and sell caricatures to tourists in Rimini. When he was 18, Federico moved to Rome to study law, but dropped out shortly after and began to work for local newspapers instead....

by Pete Fontaine   "This is without question one of the highlights of my career," Mayor Joseph Polisena said Monday evening following the historic signing of Johnston's Sister City partnership with Panni, Italy. "This begins a very special relationship with a very special town."   Polisena emceed a night of extraordinary pomp and circ...

by Michael M. Grynbaum   Mayor Bill de Blasio is Italy-bound for the second summer in a row. The mayor, who has traveled extensively across Europe and the United States during his 18 months in office, is set to fly to Rome next week to address an international gathering of mayors and environmental leaders at the Vatican.   The me...

by Micheal P. Lombardo   I was asked by members of the Centennial Committee of the Christopher Columbus Lodge #216 Order of the Sons of Italy to write a history of the Lodge since its inception in 1913. In conducting my research I have discovered that few documents seem to exist, most having been lost, damaged or destroyed as a result o...

Dr. Ernest E. Rossi, 86, passed away peacefully August 7, 2015. Ernie was born January 28, 1929 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Ambridge High School in 1946. After graduation he entered the U.S. Air Force and served 3 years in Greenland as a Radio Operator, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant.   Ernie was the first in his I...

by Greg Schulzetenberg   It's been an important tradition of my Iron Range Italian in-laws to take the sport of bocce on vacation. Why not? It's a fantastic, laughter-filled game that can be easily adapted to seasons, various climates and interesting terrain. Outside the weight of the bag, including eight large balls and one small jack...

Early in the day Friday the streets of Clinton were pretty calm. The final touches were being put on this year's Little Italy Festival. They're celebrating 50 years of this festival. Something Lynell McCracken with LIFT says is a tradition they love to celebrate. "I think it's a great time to support the Italian heritage and kind of...