If you’ve spent any time shopping for meat and cheese on South 9th Street in Philadelphia, you’ve heard the word. It entered the national consciousness a couple of decades ago, as Tony Soprano and family ate their way through the popular TV show. Others remember it from “The Office,” in an infamous episode where Michael tries to order it for a clie...

NJMEP (New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program) has been expanding recently. The Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of ADM Tronics President and CEO Andre’ DiMino as the newest addition. DiMino becomes the 17th board member. His work and knowledge which made ADM Tronics a life sciences leader is invaluable to NJMEP and its Board. Di...

Now that we've been on the trail for the past few weeks spreading the news about our new group and the Parental Bill of Rights, we're hitting more restaurants around the state. Since we have no choice as we're getting home after 8 or 9 p.m. on most days lately, in order to get a meal in before a reasonable bedtime at 10:30/11 p.m., we're stopping b...

 If you moved to New Jersey from Staten Island or Brooklyn, you might have found yourself crossing the Arthur Kill or Hudson to get your favorite ravioli and Italian specialties. Now, you can get them in Eatontown as Pastosa, known for its own brand of ravioli opened its newest Jersey location last week. According to the company, “Pastosa Ravioli i...

On a chilly Thursday night, more than a dozen customers squeeze into Amici’s wood-paneled vestibule, waiting to be seated. Arriving on time for our reservation, we are surprised when we are swept past the crowd, some of whom give us the evil eye, and are led to a table on the enclosed patio, an overflow space usable most of the year with the help o...

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 7:00 PM. 550 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ, 07090. IN person event. Former Yankee Batboy Anthony Florio will share stories about growing up in Little Italy in New York, travelling with the Yankees each summer and also during three World Series. He will talk about his experiences with NY Yankee greats Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra,...

The participants in the Catholic Studies Spring 2022 study abroad experience, Foundations of Christian Culture – Italy, returned from their travels a month ago and have settled in to successfully complete the semester. However, their time with them in Italy is still very much with them. Having returned to New Jersey on March 14, the students have h...

The famous Santucci’s Original Square Pizza restaurant family continues their area expansion, with a new location coming to Washington Township on Egg Harbor Road. Mark stopped in today and caught up with two of the three owners of this franchise location, Brett and Frank… who tell us that they are planning their opening for next Thursday, May 12th...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias and educational organization, to mark the 30th anniversary of its founding by Dr. Manny Alfano this coming September 2022. Dr. Alfano stated, “I am so pleased and humbled at the progress and growth of this organization.  Thirty years ago, I...

For countless Italian Americans, many of the best-loved hallmarks of our distinct culture are intrinsically tied to Catholic tradition.  Even for those who have let their personal practice lapse, or for others who come from different religious backgrounds, recollections of a special feast day in the old neighborhood, or holiday traditions rooted in...