After decades breathing life into patients and into local history, Dr. Frank J. DeMaio Jr. now is ready for his own chapter to be written into the ongoing story of Vineland. DeMaio, who practiced medicine here for more than half a century, died Wednesday night at the age of 90 after what the family said was a short illness. He was being treated at...

Fiorentini, a new restaurant offering “Italian cuisine with a global and modern flare”, is coming soon to Rutherford. Husband and wife duo Antonio and Brenda are both hail from Florence — they are Fiorentini, the Italian word for ‘citizens of Florence’. Antonio attended the International Culinary School and has worked at a number of NYC restaurants...

For Carmine Testa, co-owner of Carmine’s Pizza Factory, pizza making is a family trade. Since his father opened a pizzeria when he was 13 years old, Carmine has been working in the kitchen. “I learned to cook the entire menu,” he said of his teenage years at his father’s restaurant. “I enjoyed doing it.” In 2000, he opened Carmine’s Pizza Factory w...

The iconic DiCosmo's Italian Ices shop in Elizabeth sits at or near the top of just about every food critic or food lover's list of the best in New Jersey. The recipes haven’t changed in over a century. But some changes to the business are on the horizon. “I need to tell people, ‘This could be theirs,’” says co-owner Nancy DiCosmo.Nancy and John Di...

The Amerigo Vespucci Society (AVS) of Long Branch New Jersey has announced the recipients of their annual academic scholarships. This year's scholarships, to be applied for the 2021 Fall semester, have been awarded to two New Jersey high school seniors. The first recipient, Peter Rescinio, is a recent graduate of Monmouth Regional High School in Ea...

Jersey City's 119-year-old La Festa Italiana brought dancing, singing, eating, and drinking, all things that have been severely missed since the outbreak of COVID-19, co-chairman Nick Grillo told TAPinto Jersey, back to the streets over the past five nights. "This is huge for the community," Grillo, who has been at the head of the festival that rai...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition (“ IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, joined with a number of other New Jersey based Italian American organizations to denounce the elimination of Columbus Day from the Paterson, NJ school calendar.At a recent meeting, the Paterson Board of Education eliminated Co...

Sempre Avanti® has made a donation of $1,100 (USD) to Il Più Gran Bene Possible (PGBP), an association in Rome that supports and provides safe housing for women with children who are faced with serious physiological, economic, and social difficulties and/or have been victims of abuse. Il Più Gran Bene Possible also works in cooperation with the Vat...

Last December’s holiday season for many people was socially distanced, outdoors maybe with a fire pit or virtual over computer screens. However, seven months later, Nutley UNICO made up for this abnormality, on Wednesday, July 21. The Italian-American organization held their annual Christmas Eve in July dinner hosted by Dan and Cathy Marucci at Mam...

If there's one thing New Jersey knows, it's great Italian food. Are you ready for a culinary road trip? Because these spots are a must. My top 15 spans north to south and features a wide variety of eateries. Some have been around for many years and specialize in the classics. Others are newer and put a unique spin on an old-world style that goes ba...