By Laryssa Wirstiuk For many people, an Italian festival means deep-fried rice balls, zeppoles, and homemade Italian pastries. But this year's La Festa Italiana, the 110th of its kind, is celebrating a special occasion for the parishioners of Holy Rosary Church (344 Sixth Street): 128 years as the first Italian parish in New Jersey. The festival a...

New York was given a touch of Italian colour this month when Rome-based artist Alice Pasquini painted a narrative triptych across its boroughs during a two-week painting programme.   Pasquini, whose street signature is Alicè, has made a career out of street art, painting mixed-media pieces and large-scale murals over the past decade and on d...

TLC star Buddy 'Cake Boss' Valastro, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, and members of the Jersey City Police and Fire departments are among the hundreds who will march during the fifth annual Jersey City Columbus Day Parade tomorrow.   The parade, which starts at 1 p.m., gathers residents, community organizations, civic groups and bands to cele...

Able, willing & trust-worthy Volunteers are the backbone of La Festa's success!! NEEDED: Set-Up/Clean-Up.. Keep the street clean, garbage under control and help take down everything on the Monday after La Festa (August 18th).Game Barkers – Run a game trailer.Hourly 50/50 – Walk through La Festa crowd selling Hourly 50/50 Raffles.   Comp...

Gli agenti della polizia giudiziaria hanno messo i sigilli al popolare ristorante di Jersey City Casa Dante, che tra i suoi clienti famosi annoverava il leggendario Yankee Phil Rizzuto, a causa di una disputa sull'affitto arretrato che gli attuali prorietari dovrebbero al padrone di casa. Il ristorante Casa Dante, situato lungo Newark Avenue, in p...

This foray into Jersey from the guys we've chronicled graphic-style as the Three Kings of Brooklyn (see link at bottom of page) is split into four spaces with a distinctly Italian accent: café, market, osteria and cantina.   The team, Dale Talde, David Massoni and John Bush, partnered with the duo who executed the design, Anthony Carrino and...

by Rebecca Panico   The director and actors from "The Last American Guido," an independent comedy partially shot throughout Hudson County, will hold a meet-and-greet at Bocelli's Italian Deli in the Jersey City Heights on Friday at noon. "The Last American Guido" was released in 2014 and tells the story of a former nightclub legend who...

It's not just residents moving to Jersey City, companies are moving across the Hudson in droves. This week a report came out that four companies are moving over 1,200 jobs to Hudson County. And those are just the big ones that make headlines, many smaller companies are relocating here too.   One such company is Buon'Italia, an Italian food i...

By Steven Rodas   Prato, a small city in Tuscany just north of the capital of Italy, is home to delicious baked specialties such as the cantucci. This traditional cookie is one of the many treats you could smell baking right here in Jersey City at the newly opened Prato Bakery.   "The residents come almost every day and sometimes...

Local community members will have the chance to enjoy some Italian-style Christmas entertainment at Jersey City's Casa Colombo during its seventh Annual Christmas Concert and Sing Along celebration.   Sunday's celebration, scheduled to start at 4 p.m., will feature Michael Aromondo and his Metropolitan Festival Band, an Italian street musica...