Michéal Castaldo, an award-winning classical crossover singer, producer and songwriter, will be the featured performer with his La Dolce Vita Band, kickstarting the Totowa Summer Concert Series, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 7 p.m. The festival takes place at the Municipality Front Lawn, 537 Totowa Rd, Totowa New Jersey, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attende...

Recently, the Amerigo Vespucci Society (AVS) of Long Branch New Jersey held a 129th Anniversary Dinner at the Breakers in Spring Lake New Jersey. Approximately one hundred and fifty people attended the event which celebrated the last history of the organization and honored one of its members, Mr. Joseph Mossa, as their Man-of-the-Year. The evening...

Lucia’s Cafe opened recently in Pitman’s thriving Uptown Broadway district, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner… with amazing specialty items in the mix. The menu tells us this is an Italian inspired Cafe featuring Stromboli, Panini sandwiches, Salads, Sicilian Cannoli, Italian Gelato, fresh brewed coffee and espresso… and a whole lot more! Lucia’...

A Hoboken local favorite is back for its 112th year. The St. Ann’s Italian Festival in Hoboken has just announced its 2022 summer dates for July, which means residents have lots of time to prepare for the beloved summer festival. This year, the feast will take place from Friday, July 22nd through Tuesday, July 26th at 704 Jefferson Street in Hoboke...

It's been just about one year since Hillsborough couple Joe Trani and Kari LaSpisa brought their authentic and delicious Italian cuisine to Raritan with their restaurant Basilico. "Honestly it has been better than we could've ever imagined," said LaSpisa of their first year in business. LaSpisa will celebrate its one-year anniversary on June 1 at 4...

Like every American tourist destination, Atlantic City, New Jersey was hit hard by COVID-19. While the nine major casinos are mostly the reason that people flock to AC, the chorus lyrics from the Bruce Springsteen acoustic song of 40 years past still ring true today: People from nearby Philly, North Jersey, and even NYC are still putting on their m...

Al Ponte, which means "to the bridge" in Italian, opens its doors in the old Simko's Grill location at 1311 RT 35 in Neptune, New Jersey. The menu features wood fired brick oven pizza that cooks at 900 degrees, homemade pastas as well as simply prepared Italian classics! Al Ponte highlights creative cocktails along with an extensive spirits program...

The Amerigo Vespucci Society (AVS) of Long Branch New Jersey held its annual memorial service at Holy Trinity Church of Christ the King Parish this past Sunday. The event, which has been held for decades, honors the deceased members of this historic organization. The Catholic mass is followed by a memorial breakfast held at the AVS building on Will...

On April 28, Joe Italiano's Maplewood, located in the Moorestown Mall, participated in The Night of 300,000 Meals, a fundraiser for the Community Foodbank of New Jersey's Egg Harbor Township Branch. Designed to raise funding for 300,000 meals to more than 60,000 residents of South Jersey who are food insecure, this event brought together many of th...

Growing up in an Italian neighborhood in Union City, we had five Italian delicatessens or stores around our house. They would compete with each other for the neighborhood. When we moved to Marlboro in the 1970s, I really missed all those great Italian delicacies. Now Marlboro has Tuscany Italian Market and so does Manalapan and Freehold. Tuscany ha...