The Plainfields' Chapter of UNICO is once again holding its Annual Pig Roast--Friday, December 5th. Doors open 7:00 PM at the Italian American Club at the Scotch Plains Italian American Hall. The club is located at 1976 Valley Ave. in Scotch Plains. The home-made meal and menu includes unlimited roasted pig and chicken, bread and sides of roa...

Mentre nel New Jersey fervono i preparativi per il gala di lunedì prossimo in suo onore, Miss Italia Clarissa Marchese ieri mattina a Fiumicino salendo sul volo che l'ha portata in Canada ha detto che si sente addosso "la grande responsabilità di portare l'Italia all'estero". I connazionali del Canada nei prossimi giorni e quelli di New York e New...

The Cedar Grove Chapter of UNICO National is accepting applications for its annual scholarship awards. This year the chapter will be awarding several Cedar Grove resident high school seniors $1,000 awards. In addition to the local chapter scholarships, there are eight district and national awards for undergraduates and two awards for post...

by Dolores Alfieri   With Memorial Day having just passed, marking the unofficial start of summer, Anthony and I decided to share an excerpt from my memoir, The Dreams that Break Your Heart. This chapter is about a trip down the Shore in Jersey, which is a summer ritual familiar to countless East-Coast Italian Americans. This is the real Jer...

By Maurita Cardone Il termine è inglese e, come tanti neologismi di provenienza anglosassone, diventato di tendenza, è oggi spesso abusato.   Non al punto, tuttavia, da oscurare la vibrante realtà cui l'espressione fa riferimento e che, al contrario di quanto comunemente si creda, non è appannaggio esclusivo del mondo delle tecnologie. &nb...

La Befana w­ill arrive directly from Italy and land in New Jer­sey to spread cheer and hap­pi­ness for all well behaved children.   Date: Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 10 Time: 11:00 AM Where: Trum­pets Jazz Club & Restau­rant, 6 Depot Square, Mont­clair   La Befana will deliver gifts and treats to chil­dren. A fun-filled pro­gram. A sk...

Despite a rainy Friday, organizers called the Clark UNICO 9th Annual Italian Feast a huge success. "The crowds came out on Saturday and Sunday" said Clark UNICO President Ralph Bernardo. The feast brought back rides, games, beer, crafts, novelties, and of course a huge selection of food.   Continuous entertainment each night featur...

You may take one look at that headline and ask, "What do you mean, how to speak Jersey restaurant Italian? Everyone knows how to pronounce gnocchi, cappacola and cavatelli.''   Not like an Italian, they don't. Being one myself, I know something about these things, but quickly discovered, in my epic search for N.J.'s best Italian restaurant,...

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera) celebrates the Year of Italian Culture in America with its new production of Giacomo Puccini's Suor Angelica and Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. Verismo Opera presents the grand production live with a full cast on Sunday, October 20, 3:00 p.m., at the Bergen Performing Arts Center...

By Jacqueline L. Urgo In this place known as the "Blueberry Capital of the World," which has also been called the most Italian place in New Jersey, they really like their provolone, especially around Christmastime.   Between early December and Super Bowl Sunday, 2,800 pounds of the piquant cheese, in the shape of 10-foot-long torpedoes, wil...