Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the 2021 Essex County Italian American Heritage Month celebration on Thursday, Oct. 28, in the county’s Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building. During the event, DiVincenzo recognized Judith M. Persichilli, commissioner of the N.J. Department of Health, and Frank J. Del Gaudio, director of the...

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO began their homemade winemaking process during Italian-American Heritage month.  Chapter members and guests gathered for an afternoon of winemaking at Grape Expectations winemaking facilities in Bridgewater, NJ.  The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO is an Italian-American service organization whose m...

Rain did not spoil the fun on Sunday, Oct. 10 as people of all ages watched the 2021 Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day and Italian Heritage Month parade pass through both towns on the Franklin Avenue route. The Nutley Board of Commissioners presented resolutions for the 2021 parade honorees during the Sept. 21 public meeting. Due to the parade’s honor...

In honor of Italian Heritage Month, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, fourth from left, last Thursday celebrated the contributions of Italian Americans. The event at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center honored George Russo, right, a longtime Queens attorney and small business owner, as well as a member of Community Board 10 and member of th...

We are celebrating Italian-American Heritage Month! Stephanie Longo is a historian who focuses on the Italian-American heritage in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.  She says the region is rich in Italian-American history, being that many people migrated to NEPA from Italy many years ago. Longo has researched the ancestry between the two count...

This coming fall is to live and love. This is a season to enjoy culture, art, food, reading, all the Italian way. October is Italian Heritage Month, with the traditional Parade that came back to the streets of North Beach on October 10th. People could enjoy the event in person, tasting Italian food while cheering and waving the Tricolore flags. And...

Students in Eric Lavin’s Italian class at James Caldwell High School’s took the initiative to ask that Mayor John Kelley and the borough council officially commemorate Italian Heritage Month, which began Oct 15. The students requested that the Italian flag be flown on the Village Green. Mayor Kelley and the council readily agreed and the flag raisi...

October is National Italian American Heritage Month. It’s the month where people can celebrate heritage, culture, history, pride, contributions and achievements. It’s a time to celebrate Italian American individuals from the past and the present. “We remember the struggles of our ancestors here in this country and we continue to shed light and figh...

Italian-American Heritage Month is celebrated in October to honor the contributions of Italian immigrants and their families to our country. Many of the neighborhoods they settled in are still very much holding onto the culture. Like a true Italian, Carmine Gangone graciously welcomed CBS2 into his family’s “second home” — Carmine and Son’s. “My da...

Since 1989, the achievements and contributions of Italian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States have been celebrated each October and, at a recent borough council meeting, Mayor Matt Anesh proclaimed October as Italian Heritage Month in South Plainfield.  "Italian and Italian American Heritage Month is an appropriate time to...