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...

I definitely pissed off a member of the Bamonte family. I didn’t mean to do it. I was trying to explain to Nicole Bamonte that I’m writing about how I will try, and likely enjoy, any establishment that displays one or more autographed photos of a cast member from The Sopranos, that it’s a seal of approval for me when I walk into a place in the Tri-...

Everything Italian will be the order of the day next week when the annual Hoboken Italian festival opens its run. A fixture in the city for more than 90 years, the festival will return on September 6 and continue to September 9 along Sinatra Drive and at the park on Hoboken's Waterfront. It features four days of Italian traditions, live music, mult...

Stars from the Italian soccer league team Juventus spent part of the weekend in New Jersey. The soccer stars signed autographs, took pictures and played soccer at the fan festival on Sinatra Field in Hoboken.  The professional soccer club is trying to make a name for themselves in the United States by way of Hoboken. "They want more fans here in th...

It's been more than 100 years and St. Ann's Church here is still giving the community zeppoles, live nightly entertainment and crafts. St. Ann's Church is hosting its 108th annual Italian festival at Seventh and Jefferson streets. The festival, which started Saturday at 1 p.m., is open to all until Thursday, July 26 – the Catholic church's feast da...