The Summerville Italian Feast donated $9,000 to the Dorchester District 2 Education Foundation.  The Summerville Italian Feast gave the check to Education Foundation founder Jennie Crosby and board chair James Weaver at the Dorchester District 2 school board meeting on December 9th. Crosby said that the Italian feast is an important part of the Sum...

Legendary Jon Bon Jovi, known for his singing and his rock group, is also a philanthropist. Half a million dollars was donated through his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation to help build 77 new homes for homeless veterans in Washington, D.C. The project has taken ten years to complete with the help of nonprofit “Help USA,” whose goal is to tackle the is...

The Government of the Lombardy Region has approved €500,000 in support to UNFPA Supplies as part of the Italian region's overall commitment to expanding access to family planning in the least developed countries. Lombardy’s first standalone contribution to fund UNFPA operations follows a Regional Council resolution and represents Italy’s first time...

Jon Bon Jovi may be best known for hits like It's My Life and Livin' on a Prayer, but he does more than kill it on a stage. Through his foundation JBJ Soul Kitchen, he is currently all set to open his third community restaurant, where those in need of a hot meal can access healthy and nutritious food without being worried about judgment. The restau...

Casa Belvedere will unveil its annual display of “Il Presepio Della Solidarietà” — The FDNY 9/11/01 Solidarity Crèche — on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Center on Grymes Hill. The Il Presepio is gift of friendship and solidarity from the Naples, Italy Chamber of Commerce to the New York City Fire Department in honor of the v...

December 14, 2019, 6-8pm. Magazzino Italian Art Foundation, 2700 U.S. 9, Cold Spring, NY 10516. Join us at Magazzino Italian Art Foundation for an evening of art, jazz, and apertivi as part of our annual holiday concert series. For this year’s program, the Pasquale Grasso Quartet performs a selection of classical jazz, from Louis Armstrong to John...

UNICO, the Italian American service organization, welcomed two new members, Melissa Nardone and Amanda Raphael, and also made a donation to the Center for Hope Hospice at its most recent meeting  held at Cafe Gallo in Edison this week.  Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care (Center for Hope) is a non-profit, community-based organization that pr...

Joe DiMartino is not in the business of waiting. The Charleston resident started inviting Staten Islanders to tour his impressive Christmas village of a home on Thanksgiving evening. DiMartino created the display in memory of his wife, Debra Ann, who fell victim to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center. Each year, he raises...

The Italian American Club held its semi-annual pig roast fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 23. The event attracted 350 attendees, including former Governor Donald DiFrancesco, Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, and many prominent members of the local Italian American community. "This is always a successful event, thanks to the hard work of the members," said...

As we approach Thanksgiving and the start of the Christmas Season, John and Pat are spending an afternoon with one of their favorite Italian American friends, the award-winning singer, actress, and opera star Cristina Fontanelli, who brings her captivating personality into the IAP studio for an episode that’s full of love and laughter from the very...