Jon Bon Jovi may be best known for hits like It's My Life and Livin' on a Prayer, but he does more than kill it on a stage. Through his foundation JBJ Soul Kitchen, he is currently all set to open his third community restaurant, where those in need of a hot meal can access healthy and nutritious food without being worried about judgment. The restau...

In March 1937, when Esquire published Pietro di Donato’s first short story, “Christ in Concrete,” the magazine included a rare prefatory note. “In the three years since Louis Paul’s prize-winning No More Trouble for Jadwick,” wrote Arnold Gingrich, the editor, “Esquire has received about eighteen thousand short stories from unpublished authors and...

For any pizza lovers undecided on the best slice in Jersey City, Carmine’s Pizza Factory is making its case. The downtown staple recently won two competitions - including one in the very heartland of the slice. Carmine’s placed first in the North America Caputo Cup — a premier pizza-making competition that was held in Atlantic City at the end of Se...

Show runs December 5th through December 31st. Casa Colombo, 380 Monmouth St, Jersey City, NJ. Opening Reception December 7, 4-6pm. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am - 3pm. Weekends by appointment only. The use of the cell phone is a growing phenomenon seducing us with its capacity of immediacy, autonomy and freedom. The ability to capture an...

The stars will shine and the night will be filled with music on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. when Our Lady Mother of the Church parish, 209 Woodcliff Ave., presents “A Christmas Extravaganza.” Barbara Ciannella, Amy Duran, Chad Armstrong, Sara Louise Petrocelli, Kyunghee Kim, and Lucia Wehr will perform Christmas carols and other holiday music, Broadw...

The Italian deli is the greatest sensory show on this food earth, a wonderland of sights, sounds and especially smells. The pungent bite of sharp provolone, like moldy gym socks left out in the rain. Hunky slabs of imported prosciutto, mortadella and sopressata begging to be sliced. Loaves of crusty bread stacked neatly, invitingly, on a shelf. The...

UNICO, the Italian American service organization, welcomed two new members, Melissa Nardone and Amanda Raphael, and also made a donation to the Center for Hope Hospice at its most recent meeting  held at Cafe Gallo in Edison this week.  Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care (Center for Hope) is a non-profit, community-based organization that pr...

The Italian American Club held its semi-annual pig roast fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 23. The event attracted 350 attendees, including former Governor Donald DiFrancesco, Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, and many prominent members of the local Italian American community. "This is always a successful event, thanks to the hard work of the members," said...

Dalla sinergia fra FUA – Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence, la High School of Fashion Industries di New York City e con la gradita partecipazione dell’Ufficio Istruzione del Consolato Generale di New York, nella persona della Dott.ssa Annavaleria Guazzieri, nasce il Corso di Aggiornamento di Lingua Italiana e Did...

The cast of the Sopranos have reunited 20 years after the gangster TV series first aired on HBO and 12 years after its final episode. Approximately 10,000 fans attended the first day of SopranosCon 2019 on Saturday - the first of a two-day event where 54 actors from the hit show participated in meet-and-greets, comedy skits and Q&A sessions. Fans a...