On Dec. 12, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey, Italian immigrants Natalina "Dolly" Garaventa and Antonino Martino Sinatra welcomed a new baby boy into the world.   As they held their only child in their arms, dreaming of what his future held, the couple likely never imagined that their Frankie would grow up to become an international music icon wh...

The Hoboken Italian Festival, otherwise known as the Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri, or "The Feast," kicks off Sept. 10 and runs until the 13th. The procession of the statue takes place on the 12th; check the link below to get the most up to date time and route.   The festival usually takes up a portion of Sinatra Drive on the waterfront,...

Let's face it. Now that the Thanksgiving leftovers have been picked over and Black Friday has elbowed its way in and out of our bank accounts, the Christmas season is officially upon us, blasting through the front door like a Buffalo blizzard. And we all know who else comes knocking at this jolly time of year: family. These dual themes of the holi...

by Eric Kiefer   Blue Eyes, a new Italian eatery at the Sinatra Park café in Hoboken, will celebrate its soft opening this Friday, April 17, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. The restaurant will begin serving customers on Sunday, April 19.   According to a release, Blue Eyes will feature a wood-burning oven which can prepa...

by Wilson Conde   Jersey City's Casa Columbo is inviting history buffs and fans of crime mysteries to a book signing with Hoboken author Holly Metz, who will discuss her book "Killing the Poormaster" at the 4 p.m. event on Nov. 16. Fran DePalma-Iozzi, Casa Colombo's programming chair, said the book chronicles the death of a Hoboken welf...

Mons. Giuseppe De Candia, direttore per la Puglia della Fondazione Migrantes e padre spirituale dei molfettesi nel mondo, instancabile ottantaquattrenne e inarrestabile giramondo amatissimo dai fedeli della sua "parrocchia", diffusa su tutta la Terra, tiene insieme una comunità geograficamente ampia e distante.   Anche quest'anno, infatti, n...

Though the 600-pound statue of St. Ann is no longer borne on shoulders of barefoot women, the annual procession and feast honoring the Catholic Church's mother of the Virgin Mary still brings Hoboken natives back home from far and wide.   "Every year," said Mary Morin of Paramus, a member of the Hoboken High School Class of '71. "Whenever we...

Verrà presentata mercoledì prossimo, 20 agosto, alle 12.30, a Genova la settima edizione di "Hello, Frank!", l'omaggio musicale degli artisti liguri e ospiti a Frank Sinatra, il più grande cantante popolare del '900, in programma a Lumarzo, in Val Fontanabuona, dove, nella frazione di Rossi, nel 1896, nacque la madre di "The Voice", Natalina "Dolly...

By Richard Muti   Natalina "Dolly" Garaventa, not yet 17, and Antonino Martino "Marty" Sinatra, older by two years, ran away from their Hoboken homes—but didn't go far. They eloped to Jersey City, two miles away, and were married on Valentine's Day 1913.   Both had emigrated from Italy as children—Dolly from the north, near Genoa, and...

di Francesco Salvatore Cagnazzo   PERCHE' SE NE PARLA Tutta l'America rende omaggio a Frank Sinatra, The Voice, nato da padre palermitano, esattamente, di Lercara Friddi, e da madre ligure, di Lumarzo. Il 12 dicembre il mito della musica avrebbe dovuto compiere 100 anni, ma le celebrazioni sono già ben avviate.   A New York c'è la mos...