A cake like this isn't found at any ordinary bakery. But these multitiered, over-the-top creations are a signature at one historic shop. The shop is featured on "Cake Boss," a TV show about Buddy Valastro's family bakery. But its fame goes far beyond extraordinary cakes. This is Carlo's Bake Shop, and it's been a staple in Hoboken, New Jersey, for...

When most people think about Hoboken they think of Ol’ Blue Eyes — Frank Sinatra; the “kid from Hoboken who got the breaks,” as writer Bruce Bliven coined him. All over the Mile Square, tributes pay homage to this musical and historical legend, as Hoboken was his birthplace and where he found his fame. The city is decorated with all things Sinatra...

La famiglia Conahan Benedetta, Jim e Jessina per la prima volta a Molfetta, nella città dei nonni i coniugi Minervini, emigrati negli anni ‘60 negli States. “Siamo rimasti davvero incantati nel conoscere le bellezze della città dei nostri genitori ”. Grazie alla costante collaborazione con l’associazione Oll Muvi, ai più conosciuta come I Love Molf...

In classic Hoboken style, Frank Sinatra was the soundtrack Sunday afternoon as locals walked Jefferson Street to grab some of the classic favorite food and play carnival games over the weekend at the 109th annual St. Ann’s Italian Festival. The festival, which celebrates Saint Ann, is a foodie’s delight, and it also featured brisk sales of clothing...

Hoboken’s popular St. Ann’s Festival, otherwise known as “The Feast of St. Ann,” kicks off this Wednesday evening with a Bruce Springsteen cover band, The B Street Band. The 109-year-old feast includes five nights of concerts, rides, games, food (including the popular zeppole fried desserts), and a daytime procession through the street in which par...

St. Ann’s Italian Festival returns to Hoboken next week for it’s 109th year. The festival opens July 24 and runs to July 28 all along Jefferson St. between 7th and 8th St. International foods, live music and entertainment will again be featured at one of Hoboken’s most popular events. The festival is not just about the food and music. It also celeb...

The state-wide winners of the Garibaldi Awards have been announced. The award is given to graduating seniors who have excelled in Italian Studies and who also have contributed to the Italian American legacy in America, in community service or through extra-curriculars. The honor is conferred by the Silvio Laccetti Foundation. Prof. Laccetti is a re...

A New York City-based eatery known for their cozy candlelit spaces is hoping there is room for one more Italian restaurant in Frank Sinatra’s hometown, as they are opening their first New Jersey location along the main street of the Mile Square City. Caffe Buon Gusto has been serving hungry New Yorkers for three decades at 151 Montague Street in Br...

We got an amazing opportunity to meet and interview Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro. He is a reality TV show host, and owner of Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, and other locations. He also has several TV shows, such as “Cake Boss,” “Bake You Rich,” “Bake It Like Buddy” and “Bakers vs. Fakers.” If you have seen his show or have been lucky enough...

Giuseppe Fasanella è il nuovo Presidente del “Monte San Giacomo Club” di Hoboken, una delle associazioni più importanti di connazionali presenti negli Stati Uniti d’America. Giuseppe Fasanella, 54 anni, succede nella prestigiosa carica a Carmine Percontino, ed è coadiuvato da Francesco Spina, Pietro Caporrino, Frank Castella, Angelo Caporrino, Robe...