New Jersey native Cara Di Falco is a woman who knows that success is born of passion.  In just three short years, she’s made her online series ‘Cara’s Cucina’ YouTube’s first and ONLY Emmy Nominated cooking show! Di Falco’s distinguished career on TV and radio (at News 12 NJ, Good Day NY on Fox5, and 1010 WINS radio) set the table for her expertly...

Saturday October 5. 2:00 pm Sponsored by the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark. 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, NJ Admission: Donations welcome; open to the public. Contact: Angelica M. Santomauro, Ed.D., Director 973-595-7953 labormuseum@gmail.com http://www.labormuseum.net Jennifer Ranu will discuss her recently published book, Ital...

Princeton is now the second New Jersey town to officially recognize “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” as the second Monday in October. While some towns across the country have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day, officials in Princeton say they plan to celebrate both. "We wanted to make it a positive thing. This is something we hope that eve...

The Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council #6342 of Absecon and Galloway is sponsoring its 9th annual Italian Festival.  Italian live music will be provided by Jim Craine and the Atlantic City All Star Band featuring Tony DeLuca.;  Italian Folk Dancing provided by the Dance Forum South;  free Bocce Ball, including accordionist Carmen Vitanza playi...

The ancient brick oven looms like an incinerator, occupying most of the claustrophobic kitchen. Pizza worshippers have told tales of this monolithic wall of clay and steel. For more than 60 years, it’s baked many of the most deliciously distinctive Sicilian, pan and tomato pies prepared in New Jersey — and if your pizza is the best here, it’s the b...

Everything about Lucco screams, “Big!” Its vaulted wooden ceiling rises high above the 130 seats. Emblazoned in large letters over the open kitchen is “Mangia, bevi, vivi.” (eat, drink, live). Perched atop a scaffold of spirits at the bar, a vintage red bicycle with Lucco-logoed delivery basket serves as a focal point.  Lucco, which opened in 2018,...

Where I grew up in the suburbs of Central Jersey, a sandwich meant American cheese, iceberg lettuce, and chicken roll on Wonder bread — so needless to say, moving to Hudson County, with its array of Italian delis serving fresh ingredients, was eye-opening. I’d never imagined tomatoes could be sweet and sundried, meat could mean capicola or soppress...

Chris Coccia has been chosen to be this year’s Grand Marshal for the 15th Annual Morris County Columbus Day Parade. Chris has been a long-time supporter of the parade as well as the owner of a successful real estate company the Coccia Real Estate Group in East Hanover.  Joining Chris is Anthony Iacullo Esq. of the law firm Iacullo Martino who will...

There is exciting news in the Eash Hanover School district! Natalee Vaccaro-Bartlett, Superintendent of the East Hanover Township School District, has been named the Woman of the Year by the Italian American Club and will be honored during the Columbus Day Parade. Natalee is known for her energetic approach in leading the school district. She is a...

As an avid golfer who travels the world, Bill Oakley understands the nuances of course management. In each case as he has traversed the challenges of Scotland’s toughest links or navigating the challenges of Pebble Beach, the veteran show executive knows that on the course, success is based on reacting to change. It is with that very same spirit th...