Parsippany Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 were able to show off their culinary skills by providing and cooking up a great Italian dinner for approximately 250 attendees who came out to show their support at this year’s Parsippany Wrestling Pasta Fundraiser. The guests were treated with All-You-Can-Eat Penne or Rigatoni (with either Lodge 2561’s delicious...

The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University presents “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy” - the award winning solo show by playwright, comedy writer and comic storyteller Steve Solomon - on March 28 at 8:00pm. The one-night stand at the Pollak Theatre finds the Brooklyn-born Solomon returning to his roots, as he makes his i...

In this country the period between Labor Day and the end of the year is chock full of holidays. With Columbus Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s all piling into shared months, it seems every time you turn around there is a new reason to celebrate. But once January hits there is a lull. The festive vibe dies down and we...

Growing up with Italians in your family, there’s a saying at the table. “Have a little,” which translated means, “Keep eating!” Graziano’s Italian Restaurant is no exception to that. Co-owner, Anthony Graziano, said, “We don’t skimp,” as he laid down a bed of cheese on their 24-inch pizza. To put some perspective on it, most bass drums/kick drums a...

A funeral will take place Monday for former Parsippany Councilman Vincenzo "Vinnie" Ferrara, who died Tuesday. He was 59. Ferrara was born in Caposele, Italy, and came to the United States in 1972, settling in Newark. He lived in South Orange before moving in 1996 to Parsippany, where he served on the Township Council from 2011 to 2013, when he los...

Carnevale culminated Tuesday evening at the Annual Dante Alighieri Society’s famous Martedì Grasso, or Fat Tuesday, celebration in Jersey City, New Jersey (562 Summit Ave.). A New Orleans’ themed party replete with shiny beads, colorful masks, and swinging jazz music, revelers stuffed themselves one final time before the penitential season of Lent...

A campaign ad that portrays a congressional candidate as Snooki from the “Jersey Shore” reality TV show is being slammed as a bigoted and a slap at Italian-Americans. New Jersey Italian American Heritage Commission chairman Robert J. DiBiase wants Republican David Richter to pull his “Snooki ad” that compares rival Kate Gibbs to Nicole Polizzi, a c...

Twister Film, an Italian production company, is looking for Italian American families in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago and Detroit, who still have a love for Italy in their hearts for an upcoming TV program. The program will be broadcast in Italy on Rete 4 and worldwide on Mediaset Italia. The casting is open to families of...

A chef from northern New Jersey is gearing up to compete against seven others in a national pasta competition. If Robbie Felice wins the contest at the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival, he'll not only win the title of USA Master of Pasta, but will also represent America at the 9th annual Barilla Pasta World Championship next fall in Italy. During...

New Jersey has some of the largest Italian-American communities in the country. And New Jersey residents are V proud of their top-notch Italian American delis. There are not only Italian specialties, such as imported prosciutto, mortadella, or pear-shaped knobs of provolone, but also plenty of American favorites — like huge hunks of roast beef and...