There are at least 42 monuments to him in New Jersey, but Christopher Columbus remains one of the nation's most controversial figures. Was Columbus a hero who opened the Americas to European exploration and innovation, or a villain who lead to the enslavement of natives and the death of thousands due to disease? The federal holiday, celebrated on t...

The Hoboken Italian Festival takes over the Mile Square City's Sinatra Drive this weekend for it's 91st year. The event started last night and continues tonight with Freestyle Friday, which will include performances by Cynthia, Lisette Menendez, Aly Us, Fascination, Boriqua Posse and more. Performances on the main stage will continue tomorrow with...

It has become a rite of August. Hoboken residents celebrated summer with its annual gut-busting block party. The special event went off on Sinatra Drive under sunny skies and perfect weather Thursday night. There was entertainment and drinks and some fine Italian cuisine -- four different kinds of pasta, meatballs, sausage, eggplant parmigiana, sal...

There are dozens of places to grab a slice of pizza in the Mile Square City and for the past three years organizers of the St. Ann Italian Festival have been in search of the city's best pie. On Sunday afternoon, four pizzerias faced off for title of "Best Pizza in Hoboken 2017" during the 107th annual festival. This year's participants were Rosari...

One of Hoboken’s most popular and most traditional events is back again, running from Saturday, July 22 through Wednesday, July 26. The 107-year-old St. Ann’s Italian Festival -- known colloquially as “The Feast of St. Ann” -- will include the traditional statue procession and Novena.The five-day festival is centered at Seventh and Jefferson street...

Ora c'è un libro, una sorta di "album souvenir", come lo definisce l'autore, monsignor Giuseppe de Candia, a raccontare e ricordare a chi verrà, il primo viaggio pastorale di monsignor Domenico Cornacchia, Vescovo della Diocesi di Molfetta, Giovinazzo, Terlizzi e Ruvo di Puglia, in terra americana in occasione del 90esimo anniversario della Festa d...

My friends and I hogged it up Saturday night at the Monte San Giacomo Club’s Annual Sagra del Maiale (Pig Festival) at the Hoboken Catholic Academy (555 7th St.) in Hoboken, New Jersey. Joining over two hundred other guests, we were treated to an array of delectable pork delicacies, including a phenomenal stuffed pork tenderloin and melt-in-your-mo...

His high-drama reality baking show keeps you guessing until the very end. Chef Buddy Valastro is the star of TLC’s “Cake Boss,” and there is no doubt he pulls off a miracle each episode. His team is constantly challenged by customers to make the biggest, best and most delicious cakes. But there is one thing this fondant fanatic prides himself on ev...

"We all come from somewhere," said Robert Foster, executive director of the Hoboken Historical Museum, speaking of the current exhibition on immigration. "Everybody loves the topic, because there's a common denominator."   What may be surprising, and what "Hoboken, Ellis Island and the Immigrant Experience, 1892-1924," which opened in August...

Following its highly acclaimed debut in New York in March, the multimedia exhibit exploring the life and career of multiple GRAMMY Award winner Frank Sinatra will get its Los Angeles premiere at the GRAMMY Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015.   As the official exhibit of the 2015 Frank Sinatra Centennial, Sinatra: An American Icon traces 100...