May 1st, when everyone across the world except the U.S. celebrates Labour Day, marked an important event at Montclair State, one that would help facilitate job searches for future graduates of this prestigious public university of the Garden State. Numerous business representatives, political figures, professors and alumni attended the launch of th...

Messina wasn’t the college’s first or even second president. But much of what the school has become can be traced to the Mount Holly resident, who came to the school after stints as a professor and administrator at Nassau Community College, the State University of New York and Broome Community College. Bob Messina wasn’t supposed to amount to much....

The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee has selected Dr. Maureen Persi and her husband Melindo Persi to serve as Co-Grand Marshals for the 28thAnnual Celebration which will take place on Sunday October 13 preceded by the three day Italian Festival on October 11. Parade Chairman Michael Blandina noted that a husband and wife has served as Gra...

Il 21 maggio dalle 10 alle 12 un gruppo di studenti americani che studiano italiano con il supporto dello IACE (Italian American Committee on education) andrà alla scoperta dei segreti della manualità, artigianalità, creatività e tecnologia del design italiano quale eccellenza nel mondo. L’iniziativa, durante la settimana del design a New York, è o...

A newly-opened Wood-Ridge restaurant, Cousin Vinny’s, celebrated with its grand opening and ribbon cutting along with the Mayor, members of the Borough Council, co-creators, friends and family on Wednesday evening.  Members of the Wood-Ridge Borough Council, including Mayor Paul Sarlo, Council President Catherine Cassidy, Councilman Edward Marino,...

Filmmakers converged on Newark to stage a riot. Debris covered the street — overturned chairs, soggy newspapers, dismembered mannequins and clothes from ransacked storefronts. On Tuesday afternoon, extras waited for their turn in the spotlight, including black actors wearing button-down shirts, slacks and summer dresses, and white actors dressed as...

The word Amici means “friends” in Italian. With that in mind, Amici Gelato & Caffe wants to be a place where you can bring, and make, friends. As the name implies, Amici offers authentic gelato and Italian specialty drinks. In addition, the menu features gelato pops, sorbet, Italian desserts, freshly baked goods (including vegan pastries), paninis...

The expansive grounds of the Holy Face Monastery in Clifton, N.J. offer a unique backdrop that breaks away from the typical Italian-American street festival. Here you’ll find palatial views, old stone architecture and Italian Americans of all ages, who gather to celebrate the annual Madonna Del Sacro Monte Feast. The Italian Sons of Daughters of Am...

Peggy Guggenheim was a glamorous American heiress who spent much of her life traveling throughout Europe, assembling a collection of Cubist, Surrealist and abstract expressionist masterpieces. Joanna Zotti is the cheerful daughter of an actuary and a radiologist from Roseland, N.J., who has spent her last four years at Rutgers University-New Brunsw...

The Allegro Singers, featuring three internationally renowned soloists, will present a concert titled “Italian Opera Favorites” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19 in the Community Room of the West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road. Operatic soprano Liora Michelle, tenor Hamid Rodriguez and baritone Ricardo Rosa will perform arias and duets from "Il...