The Verona chapter of UNICO National celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And what a year it has been — for everyone! Through the pandemic, the chapter continues to live out the mission of “service above self.” UNICO National is the largest Italian-American service organization, which has chapters all across the United States, raising money f...

Summer may be more than a month away, but that didn't stop Vilardo's Italian Deli from starting the season a little early with Italian Street Corn. Picture it, all the flavors we associate with Summer in Sorrento, on that most-American icon: corn-on-the-cob. Pecorina, parsley, lemon, butter, and pink peppercorn thyme seasoning from Spiceology come...

Lioni carries on their long celebrated tradition by offering exceptional fresh mozzarella cheese pre-sliced in a new easy-to-open package with a fresh new look. Delicate and smooth, Sliced Fresh Mozzarella is created the old-fashioned way made with 100% whole cows milk and always made fresh-to-order. Sliced into twenty-one pieces, this deliciously...

Italian American feast season is about to begin throughout the United States and members of the Society of Our Lady of Sacro Monte of Novi Velia in New Jersey have decided that Coronavirus won’t stop their centuries-old tradition. The triduum and feast of Our Lady of Sacro Monte of Novi Velia will be livestreamed on the society’s Facebook page, as...

As a film curator, people always ask what films or TV shows they should be watching. I have a top ten memorised, which always features all six series of The Sopranos. From the opening with a mob boss walking into a therapist’s office through all 86 episodes, The Sopranos captured life – family, relationships, marriage, race, religion, food, money,...

Danny Aiello didn’t launch his scene-stealing appearing profession till he was 40 — however he was born to do it. “It have to be one thing I used to be kind of destined to do,” the Bronx native instructed me in 2014 upon the publication of his autobiography. “The reason is, I didn’t voluntarily go away one life for an additional; it simply so occur...

The JBB, a website dedicated to U.S. Junior College Baseball, recently revealed the 2020 JBB All-Americans and included 21-year-old Italian-born and developed catcher Giulio Monello as a member of the Second Team All-Americans. In his second year playing for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Odessa Wranglers in Tex...

Marisa Fusaro, an Italian teacher at Hawthorne High School of ten years, makes her home in neighboring North Haledon with her husband and young son.  Between juggling the demands of an unprecedented remote-teaching experience and taking care of her toddler, she has managed to also raise money and distribute masks and protective face shields to heal...

The Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. New Jersey (ABC NJ) today announced that former Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi is the group’s new President, noting his “wealth of public and private sector experience over his career.” South Jersey’s Fiocchi successfully ran the family’s irrigation business, serving domestic and international clients for over...

Cordi’s Italian Gourmet in Brick Township is doing what it can to make sure the town’s supply of high-quality Italian food is readily available to the residents of the town during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Owner Domenic Cordi said that during the pandemic, his business remains focused on quality and safety and food is available only for curbside pic...