Scotch Plains resident Alphonse Fantini celebrated his 100th birthday at a gathering hosted at the Italian American Club in Scotch Plains on Friday, Oct. 18. The party featured pasta, veal and peppers, bake clams, and other Italian food, along with wine and a cake to celebrate the century mark. Mr. Fantini was born on October 8, 1919, and has been...

Andre' DiMino, Executive Board Member of IAOVC, has been chosen to receive the 2019 New Jersey Heritage Award for Outstanding Ethnic Leaders - recognizing those who have made a commitment to raising and enriching the awareness of their culture and heritage. The Award will be presented to Andre' as the Italian American selection, and awardees of oth...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! What a month! It has been full of wonderful opportunities to show and testify how great the relationship between Italy and the US is! On September 22nd I had the honor and the pleasure of giving the welcoming remarks at the National Italian American Bar Association, welcoming old and new friends...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Jersey City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges. Topping the list is Razza Pizza Artigianale. Located at 275 Grove St., the bar and Italian spot, which offers pizza...

Friday October 25. 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Montclair State University, University Hall Conference Center (7th floor). One Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ. Admission: $50 registration fee for teachers; $25 fee for graduate students and student teachers. Contact: Cav. Mary Ann Re, Ph.D., Director 973-655-4038 rem@montclair.edu Twelfth in a series of all-day...

A state grant will meet some of the costs of the more than $1 million renovation that will turn a vacant former office building into Coratti's, a new Italian restaurant, bar and indoor bocce ball venue in downtown Howell.  "We're getting everything brand new, and, at the end of the day, we're converting an old office building into a great restauran...

I grew up In Staten Island with a strong Italian heritage, my parents moved here from Campobasso,

On World Homeless Day, a rock star, local businesses and others came together to celebrate the new renovations of a Camden shelter. Joseph’s House, which has been on Atlantic Avenue since 2014, held an open house Thursday to show off $1.2 million in renovations. The money of the upgrades came from a mixture of public grants and donations from corpo...

Residents and visitors in Madison have another option to get their pizza fix as Tino's Artisan Pizza Co. has opened their doors to patrons. Mayor Robert Conley joined by representatives from Tino's Artisan Pizza Co., Council, Downtown Development Commission and the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening ribbon cutting...

Italian Americans may not set off Guinness-fueled celebrations every St. Paddy's Day like Irish Americans, or serve as an excuse for margarita madness on Cinco de Mayo like Mexican Americans. But with their heaping plates of spaghetti and meatballs, mobster flicks, and the unfortunate reality TV show "Jersey Shore," Italian Americans are a critical...