The survival of most media organizations is to obtain that exclusive interview or story. Publishers and editors attempt to separate their media group from the rest, in order to get the exclusive rights to a story even if this implies "by any means necessary." As a consequence, just look at the much anticipated Sports Illustrated "swimsuit edition"...

By Lari Robling The bridge bearing the neon sign "Trenton Makes the World Takes" is a reminder of the time when New Jersey's capital city manufactured everything from toilets to pottery to wire cable. Trenton no longer makes a lot of what the world takes, and in no place is this more evident than the Chambersburg district. The primarily Italian n...

By Mel Fabrikant The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera has rescheduled the last date to audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus to February 5, 2014. Due to inclement weather conditions, the auditions scheduled for January 22 were cancelled. Auditions for the chorus will begin at 6:30 p.m. and be held at 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jerse...

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP, the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us (Guernica Editions). She is the founder /executive director of the Po...

In 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and riots ensued all over the country. A year later these riots had largely diminished, but tensions over their cause -- in part, systemic segregation and disenfranchisement -- were still high.   When such boils over in Brooklyn, the Italian-American family of young Joe Montaperto uproots to th...

Goodfella's, an award-winning brick oven-baked pizza and family-style Italian-American food restaurant, is coming to the Livingston Mall food court this December. Besides its award-winning pizza, Goodfella's menu includes everything from soups, salads, heros, wraps and Italian hot-pressed paninis to pastas, entrées and brick oven rolls. For de...

The Westwood Regional School District's World Language Department recently announced that Italian language teacher Anthony Genovese was awarded a $4,500 grant from the Italian American Committee on Education (IACE).   The IACE partnered with the Edizioni Farinelli publishing company to provide Italian educational resources for the receiving...

by Mark Di Ionno   First, filmmaker John Maggio had to dispose of the M-word, because it's the first thing that came up when he was trying to raise money to produce "The Italian-Americans," a two-part, four-hour documentary PBS will unveil this month.   "It took longer to raise the money than to actually make the film," Maggio said be...

di Andrea Mantineo   Da sabato 2 gennaio (per la festività di Capodanno domani "America Oggi" non viene pubblicato) i lettori non troveranno più l'edizione internazionale de "la Repubblica" inserita all'interno del giornale. Il Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso ha deciso di interrompere la diffusione del suo quotidiano negli Stati Uniti. La distr...

Now that summer has officially arrived, families throughout the Mid-Atlantic U.S. will be heading to the New Jersey shoreline. Beachtime vacations are incomplete without indulgent delights like cannoli, cupcakes, cookies and other baked goods. Thankfully, one true Philadelphia classic is open along the coast, so families and friends can enjoy the I...