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...

di Natascia Lorusso   Oggi vi parlo di Simone Bertollini, avvocato di immigrazione a New York. Una storia interessante che evidenzia come l'Italia lascia scappare persone in gamba e meritevoli. Ma soprattutto come la caparbietà e la determinazione aiutano a raggiungere i propri obiettivi.   Simone, originario di Roma, dall'Italia si è...

Dal 1 marzo prossimo il Consolato d'Italia a Newark sospenderà la sua attività. I connazionali residenti nella circoscrizione dovranno quindi rivolgersi al Consolato generale d'Italia a New York.   Dallo scorso lunedì - 10 febbraio – il Consolato di Newark non accetta più prenotazione online: i connazionali che hanno già prenotato un appunta...

Columbus Day isn't until Oct. 12, but the Italian American community was out in full force six months early when the North Bergen Public Library held their "Taste of Italy" event on April 25. The afternoon was packed with activities, entertainment, education, and food, food, food.   Hundreds of attendees showed up from the area to share...

The 11th Annual Morris County Columbus Day Parade, which will be held in East Hanover, New Jersey, on Sunday, October 11, starting at 2pm, features Michéal Castaldo as the Grand Marshal. In addition, Castaldo will be sharing his beautiful voice with the congregation at the 10:30 a.m. mass at St. Rose of Lima Church, 312 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanov...

Middletown Township Public Library located at 55 New Monmouth Road is proud to present That's Amore: The Great Italian-American Songbook with Dave DeLuca on Saturday April 18, beginning at 2:30 pm.   "Featuring such songs as That's Amore, O Sole Mio, Come Back To Surriento, and Volare, The Great Italian-American Songbook celebrates the 'Ital...