The Jersey City Italian-American community celebrated Columbus Day Saturday with a parade and a block party. The event also honored outstanding Italian-Americans for their contributions to the city. Developer Joseph Panepinto Jr. served as grand marshal. Dr. Giorgio DiVincenzo was the Italian Medical Professional of the Year; Joseph Severini the It...

You may be busy raising your family or serving as a caregiver for relatives and regret not having the time to help improve your community. The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany and Sons of Italy #2561 has a solution to that dilemma. On Thursday, October 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., you can help improve the lives of others and have fun while do...

A national group is calling on the town to raise the Italian flag for Columbus Day, in the way it raised the Pride Flag earlier this year. Columbus Day is Monday. The Italian American One Voice Coalition, which works to fight stereotyping of Italian Americans, is objecting to Westfield’s refusal to fly the striped flag following the month-long flyi...

Five Italian-American artists from New Jersey are exhibiting their work this month at the Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave. October is Italian Heritage Month, and each artist is a descendant of Italian immigrants. The title of the exhibition, “The Golden Door,” refers to a 2006 Italian movie, “Nuovomondo,” about Italian immigration at th...

Thomas Baio of North Gate Road in Mendham NJ was honored by Patriot Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America on September 12, 2019 as a 2019 Distinguished Citizen of the year. The event was hosted at Canoe Brook Country Club. Thomas Baio is a husband, father of 3 children, and practicing Architect. He holds Architectural licenses in 5 states and h...

Celebrate Italian-American heritage and culture Saturday when the annual Jersey City Columbus Day Parade takes to the streets. The annual event will take place at 1 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 12, with the line of march starting at Dickinson High School on Newark Avenue and continuing to City Hall on Grove Street. The parade route is as follows: Newar...

There is more to celebrating Italian traditions than to feast on pizza or pasta at home or at a restaurant, especially with the approach of Columbus Day each year. Columbus Day, a federal holiday, occurs in October during national Italian Heritage Month. So how can one best appreciate and celebrate things Italian this month and beyond, whether you...

It’s gravy. And it’s pronounced gaba-gool. If you disagree, you may not be as Italian as you think. Or you are and you’re just from a different part of the country. I grew up in South Jersey and enjoyed Sunday gravy, yes, that’s tomato sauce over spaghetti. My wife grew up in Rhode Island and their gravy is brown and belongs on Turkey and mashed po...

Ambriola Co Inc’s mammoth warehouse in West Caldwell, New Jersey, is crammed full of boxes and wheels of harder cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Romano and Grana Padano - and more is coming, lots more. Phil Marfuggi, president and chief executive officer of Ambriola, a unit of Auricchio SpA, one of Italy’s largest cheese producers, is...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) held its inaugural charity golf outing on Monday, September 9 at the exclusive Ramsey Golf & Country Club in Ramsey, NJ. You couldn’t ask for a more perfect late summer day to host 80 golfers and guests from the tri-state area. The outing was emceed by Emmy-award winning on-air talent Matt Stucko of Y...