Robert J. Del Tufo, a former New Jersey attorney general and federal prosecutor who offered a lonely dissent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's corruption investigation known as Abscam, died on Wednesday in Princeton, N.J. He was 82.   The cause was lung cancer, his wife, Katherine, said. As United States attorney for New Jersey f...

St. Ann's Italian Festival is set to bring food, live music and more to the Mile Square City this week. The 106th annual celebration hosted by St. Ann's Church in Hoboken will begin Friday night and continue through Tuesday at Seventh and Jefferson streets at St. Ann's Square. The festival corresponds with a nine day novena -- or prayer -- that wi...

Il 2 giugno in occasione dei festeggiamenti della festa della Repubblica partirà la terza parte del tour negli Stati Uniti dello spettacolo teatrale ''Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino'' di e con Massimiliano Finazzer Flory. Lo spettacolo, che rappresenta il teatro di prosa per l'Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti, sarà in scena con due...

An Italian favorite makes a comeback opening its doors in a not so familiar location. John Piancone Sr. first had the idea of opening an Italian Specialty Store and Bakery in 1955 in Bradley Beach, New Jersey.   His vision expanded nearly 40 years later when his son Rick Piancone opened a family restaurant with his wife called La Nonna Pianc...

The Cedar Grove Chapter of UNICO National is holding their annual turkey and non-perishable food drive starting on Friday November 22nd, Monday November 25th and Tuesday November 26th at St. Catherine of Siena School. Please drop off all items at the school during regular school hours. As in years past, all turkeys and food items will be donated t...

By Niccolò Graffio   Two of the many fond memories I had of my childhood in Corona, Queens: 1) Growing up in a predominantly (Southern) Italian area 2) Playing "War" in the streets with my neighborhood friends. My paisani need no explanation for the former.   The sights, sounds and the smells (especially around dinner time) of the old...

August 6, 2016 marked the official sister city relationship between the Borough of Roselle Park and the Community of Arpino Italy. At a special meeting of the Council of Arpino, surrounded by a gallery of art, the Mayor and Council unanimously approved the sister city relationship to build artistic and cultural bonds as well as the added benefit of...

Last December we did a roundup of the best Italian-American restaurants located in Brooklyn — old-timers peddling the red-sauced cuisine that first arose when immigrant housewives adapted American ingredients to their Italian recipes over a century ago, highlighting things like spaghetti with meatballs, stuffed clams, baked pastas, eggplant rollati...

The Clark chapter of UNICO celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Brian Piccolo Awards at a banquet held at the Gran Centurions. Named after professional football player Brain Piccolo, the awards recognize excellence in athletics, integrity, and leadership.   Arthur L. Johnson High School Class of 2015 award recipients are Christina Bonaccor...

by Chris Cason   Pizza, we all adore it. My 2-year-old, if given the choice, would eat it for every meal if allowed. In fact, if you are standing in an elevator with seven other Americans, chances are at least one of them has eaten pizza in the last 24 hours.   No matter where you go in the U.S., from large cities to small towns, chan...