Seton Hall University's Catholic Studies Program invites you to travel back in time to more deeply appreciate the past and present, as you tour of Sicily, the Amalfi Coast, and Rome. Dr. Ines Murzaku will lead this 3-credit study abroad tour of sites in Italy that have been most significant to Christian history. The program will take place from Mar...

After the success of "My Big Gay Italian Wedding' in May, the Hawthorne Pride Alliance is ready to embark on its next fundraising production of "My Big Gay Italian Christmas' to be performed on December 10 and December 11 at St. Clement's Church on Lafayette Avenue. "My Big Gay Italian Christmas" is a lasagna made up of a bisexual love triangle, po...

A private party area for up to 50 people and expanded seating section are two of Pascarella Brothers Delicatessen's latest add-ons. The beloved Italian-American establishment run by brothers Anthony and Gino Pascarella, offers sprawling breakfast and lunch menus, which includes homemade breakfast sandwiches, frittatas, the "Jersey Diner" special, "...

Amici Restaurant has a new home in Cherry Hill, one block away from the Italian restaurant's former spot. On Monday night, Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Shin Angulo and Councilman Bill Carter joined Amici Restaurant and Owner/Executive Chef Alex A. Daku to help cut the ribbon at Amici's new location at 312 Kresson Road, according to township officials. T...

Anyhow, if Many Saints really put you in a nostalgic mood, you may want to visit St. Lucy’s parish in Newark from October 15-17, for its annual festival in celebration of St. Gerard. The festival, now in its 122nd year, inspired the season six Sopranos episode “The Ride,” equal parts hilarious and horrifying, mainly because Tony Sirico’s Paulie Wal...

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) will reopen its doors on Friday, October 29, with the first performance of A Bronx Tale The Musical directed by Broadway veteran Richard H. Blake. Based on Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri’s play and subsequent film, A Bronx Tale is set in an Italian American neighborhood in the Bronx of the racially charged...

A standing-room-only audience filled the community room at the municipal building Sunday morning for a celebration of Italian heritage. The event coming one day before Columbus Day drew representatives from Italian American groups in addition to local, county and state officials. “We celebrate today what unites us,” said Councilman Mark LoGrippo, w...

Since 1989, the achievements and contributions of Italian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States have been celebrated each October and, at a recent borough council meeting, Mayor Matt Anesh proclaimed October as Italian Heritage Month in South Plainfield.  "Italian and Italian American Heritage Month is an appropriate time to...

With none of the controversy that surrounded the Columbus Day celebration in 2020, the local Italian American community in Scotch Plains celebrated its roots in Montazzoli and other cities in Italy. Speakers included former New Jersey Gov. Donald DiFrancesco, a Scotch Plains native who is the descendant of Italian immigrants, Daniela Nizzardo Selli...

The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO National held an Italian Flag Raising on the steps of West Orange Town Hall on October 7 in celebration of Italian American Heritage Month. Both Mayor Robert Parisi and UNICO Director Frank Gonnella spoke about the importance of the deeply rooted Italian pride that drives their daily lives. Councilwomen Miche...