The Center for Italian & Italian American Culture announces its kick-off celebration of the Italian Heritage Month: "Vino 2015," a wine-tasting event with wines offered by Gary's Marketplace from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 at Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield.   Tickets for members are $40 per pers...

di Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino Si trova in Long Island, nella città di Oceanside, il liceo che ha portato più studenti a sostenere l'esame AP Italian nel maggio 2015; ben trentuno studenti, il numero più alto del Tristate Area! Nella sede del Consolato generale d'Italia a Park Avenue, Carlo Davoli, Direttore dell'Ufficio didattico consolare, e...

By Linda Stasi Now that the revolting Giudices — the sleaziest duo since Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer — have finally been indicted, isn't it time for the criminally bad "Real Housewives of New Jersey" to end up in the can as well?   Well, actually it's well beyond the time. In fact, I will go the feds one better and say that even the p...

New Jersey BOCCE Invitational will be held on June 21, 2014 at Colonial Park in Franklin, NJ. The start time is 10am. One of the founders of the New Jersey BOCCE Invitational, Frank Valanzola, was a lifelong HRC parishioner.   Nine years ago, he & Pat DeChirico had the vision to start the Invitational with the mission of supporting worth...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is proud to announce that Allan Attanasio will be sworn in as the Chief of Police in the Mountainside Police Department on Tuesday, February 17th at 7:30 pm in the Mountainside Borough Hall.   We are extremely proud of our Executive Board member and know that he is an outstanding choice to le...

As a lead-off event to this year's national celebration of Catholic Schools Week, representatives of the Tri-State Italian-American Congress presented $25,000 in scholarships to 25 students of Italian heritage from 18 Catholic elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Newark.   The awards were presented in the Auditorium of the Archdiocesan C...

The Sons of Italy New Jersey Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), the oldest and largest national organization for men and women of Italian descent, will hold its Columbus Italian Cultural Festa!   Hundreds are expected to attend and enjoy Italian-themed food, vendors and novelties, a bocce tourname...

by Barbara Brown   There will be a Columbus Day ceremony at the Columbus Monument in front of Scotch Plains Town Hall on Saturday at 11 a.m. The event is hosted by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO National, the Italian-American Club of Scotch Plains and the Knights of Columbus #5730 Council.   UNICO is the largest Italian Am...

by Felix Alarcon   The Bayonne chapter of Sons of Italy has announced its new officers for 2014-2015. On April 2 at the Dominic Del Monte Lodge 2560, the organization installed its new slate of officers, which includes John Baccarella, Grace Bitetto, Vitangelo Bitetto, and Gary La Pelusa, who is running for a seat on the Bayonne City Co...

The Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County Celebrates its 35th Anniversary. During the 1970s, Vittorio Russo, proprietor of a fine Italian restaurant known as the Clinton Point Inn, established an Italian Club by canvassing local businesses owned by persons with Italian sounding names. The club was for men and had a business flavor...