Leaders of the Confederacy. Slave traders. Forces of imperialism. All have fallen in the United States and beyond, their statues toppled during protests against racism. Christopher Columbus is not safe. Protesters in various cities have torn down, destroyed and defaced statues of the explorer. In West Orange, signs that say “Murderer” and “This is...

In 1960 the average cost of a new home was $12,700 and a new car was $2,600 and gas was 25 cents a gallon. It was also the year that Joseph and Mary Caputo opened their Italian Bakery on South Broadway. “My grandfather and grandmother were from Brooklyn where the family had an Italian bakery. They had seen an ad in an Italian newspaper that lots we...

Camden city officials removed the Christopher Columbus statue from Farnham Park, angering protesters who planned a large march at the park this weekend. As city workers dismantled the statue, members of the community stepped in, angry this was being done ahead of their peaceful march. The Italian explorer has long been associated in history textboo...

As it did at other construction projects around New Jersey, the coronavirus pandemic delayed work at the old Pathmark store off Route 70, the future home of Corrado's Market. Now, Corrado's Market, a North Jersey speciality grocer, expects to open its new store at Laurel Square shopping center sometime in October, said Paul Corrado, the company's p...

Coffee, pizza, and gelato, the trifecta of champions. That and so many more authentic Italian dishes, drinks, and desserts are being served at Hoboken’s newest pizzeria + cafe addition — which you may or may not have heard about — Alessio’s, located at 539 Park Avenue in the Mile Square. Owned by a native Italian, this new spot is worth a visit, if...

Friday, May 29 is Detective Supervisor Mark Occhiuzzo’s last day with the department, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said in a joint release. Occhiuzzo spent more than 15 years with the department, working in various units including domestic violence, missing persons and general investigations units. Occhiuzzo also has experience with the i...

Louis Francis Cristillo, Lou Costello-1906-1959. Born Louis Francis Cristillo in Paterson, New Jersey to Calabrian Native, Sebastian Cristillo, and his wife Helen, Louis is best remembered for his partnership with Bud Abbott. The two made up the comedy team Abbott and Costello. At their peak, the two were possibly the two most quoted men in America...

“Agli albori del Coronavirus, tutti noi eravamo sconvolti da quello che stava accadendo in Italia, tanto che abbiamo tenuto una riunione d’emergenza, per stabilire cosa potevamo fare! Il primo gesto fu merito del Grand’Ufficiale Peter Caruso che, seguendo i notiziari italiani, inviò 15.000.00 Euro all’Ospedale Generale di Cosenza per l’acquisto di...

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...