The Plainfields' Chapter of UNICO was joined by UNICO District X Governor Anthony Bengivenga in swearing in Joe Belardo, a Vietnam veteran and recipient of many honors not only for his heroic work during the war, but also for his volunteer work for countless veteran organizations.  Joe Belardo won the 2019 Lou DeFillipo Armed Services Freedom Award...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is proud to announce that it will honor John Gunnello as the 2020 Man of the Year. Born and raised in Newark, John Gunnello came from a hard working, modest, blue collar family. Johns father, Edward Gunnello was a lifelong employee for the City of Newark, who worked endless hours to earn an honest p...

When someone takes pride in their work, it becomes a special moment when they come upon an anniversary and realize how much time has flown by. And for Anthony Pascarella, it was indeed a special moment on Sunday, February 9th, marking the 10th year of business for the Pascarella Brothers. “We are thankful to be part of the community who supports us...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is proud to announce that it will honor Denise Dalessandro as it’s 2020 Woman of the Year. Dalessandro, who serves as the Hudson County Director of Roads & Public Property has deep roots in the Italian American community of Hudson County. Dalessandro has been the Woman of the Year of the Jersey City...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is proud to announce that it will honor Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo as its 2020 Law Enforcement Executive of the Year. Ruotolo, was sworn in as acting Union County Prosecutor on July 18, 2019. Before her current appointment, Ruotolo had joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) in Septemb...

Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 is once again proud to announce that their own great Italian American chefs will be on-hand preparing a great Pasta Dinner in support of Parsippany Wrestling. The guys really do enjoy volunteering their time and culinary skills by participating in this fun and lively event every year, as well as to offer our continuing supp...

Sometimes all you want is a practical, simple, down-to-earth plate of food. You’re not looking to be dazzled. You’re not needing to be wowed. And, goodness knows, you really don’t want to lug along a food dictionary to make out the menu. Let others eat Lepre in Civet (according to my dictionary, that's hare stew) or Riso e Rane (risotto with frogs)...

Bottega Veneta, an Italian luxury retailer, will open its first New Jersey location this spring at The Shops at Riverside. The new store will be located on level one of the mall, which is in the midst of the final phase of a multi-million dollar makeover slated for completion this year. Launched in 1966, Bottega Veneta sells ready-to-wear items, ha...

Veteran radio programmer Vinny Marino is appointed Program Director for Cumulus AC WXKC-FM and Classic Hip Hop WXKC-FM-HD2/Erie, PA. He previously servered as an air personality for Classic Rock WWZY-FM (The Boss 107.1).Neptune, NJ. Marino has also worked as Assistant Program Director, Music Director and air talent for Active Rock WAXQ-FM/New York,...

This season is all about Gianmarco Arletti, and what happened Thursday night in the Holy Cross Prep Academy gym was proof. Arletti’s wide-open 3-pointer just before the buzzer lifted the Lancers to perhaps their biggest win of the year; a 47-46 triumph over Burlington City in their Burlington County Scholastic League Freedom Division contest. Next...