A new management team took over the longtime Secaucus Italian institution Bareli's in November, and has been rolling out changes to the formerly old-school restaurant. First came a complete renovation of the dining room (left).   Also, the menu has been modernized; it's now Italian-American, with entrees generally in the $18 to $31 range. Fa...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey was proud to present a check to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics for $20,000 to once again be a Platinum Sponsor .   Pictured below is Financial VP Joseph Simonetti, President William Schievella, Executive Director Vincent Nardone, Torch Run Director Robert Belfiore and Trus...

By Terrence T. McDonald   Anthony Cucci, the former mayor, Downtown councilman and decorated war hero, died today at Jersey City Medical Center. He was 92. Cucci, known to everyone as "Tony," was big-hearted and modest, "the people's mayor," according to Lou Manzo, a former state assemblyman who worked in the Cucci administration. &nbs...

by Jacob P. Perry   A longtime township resident was honored by the Township Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 26, for having been named 2015 "Woman of the Year" by the Center for Italian & Italian American Culture. The recipient, Janice Mariana Fields of Darren Drive, has lived in town for 24 years and served in numerous community an...

When MX Solar USA, the U.S. subsidiary of an Italian solar panel manufacturer, ceased production at its Somerset County plant last year, it left a gash in the state's bleeding industry — until another Italian solar manufacturing firm recently started reversing the hemorrhaging by opening a warehouse in Parsippany. After growing its warehouse footp...

By Bill Clapper Strolling into Sorentos Italian Gourmet along Marlboro's lively main business district, we knew we were in a special place.   The furnishings and décor spoke of old world charm — or at least what we state-side bound-Americans envision as an Italian restaurant in Italy. Our waiter, dressed in all-black, greeted us and took ou...

500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum focuses on the renowned collection of more than 1,000 Italian drawings at the Princeton University Art Museum, which includes significant works by artists Luca Cambiaso, Guercino, and Giambattista Tiepolo, as well as masterpieces by Carpaccio, Michelangelo, and Modigliani...

Six university students who reside in the Tri-State area have received National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships. The students are Giovanni Iaboni of Bethany, Ct., Jade Bonacolta of Upper Saddle River, N.J., Angela Capranzano of Glendale, N.Y., Daniel Graziano of Amawalk, N.Y., Paul Lindseth of New York, N.Y., and Samuel Pellegrino C...

By Kevin Shea A 7-foot statue of Christopher Columbus that stands in front of the Italian American Heritage Center in Hamilton was defaced with graffiti sometime this weekend, police and officials said. Columbus' face was painted black, the number 13 was written on his chest and the letters "FU" were scrawled on the ground in front of the ped...

Are you an Italian American who is sick and tired of the negative portrayal and denigration of our heritage? If so, we need you to attend the Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition general meeting on Sunday, April 21, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Chancellor's Suite in Seton Hall University, South Orange. The event is free and all are welcome to atte...