La Festa Italiana, Jersey City’s oldest Italian festival, has been canceled for the first time in its more than 117-year history. “Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the current pandemic and out of concern for the safety and well-being of our volunteers, visitors, vendors, entertainers, etc… we have, with deep regret, made the diffi...

In what the president of UNICO called “lowlife cowardly acts,” vandals in Garfield defaced a Christopher Columbus statue and damaged a local elementary school named for the Italian explorer. Police were actively pursuing leads in finding those responsible for what Mayor Richard Rigoglioso called “hateful and disrespectful” acts, and said they’d be...

Sign to KEEP same sanctity to the town we love. Shared from my former teacher at Seton Hall Prep for the incredibly ignorant trash on this page. For the first time EVER I am EMBARRASSED for West Orange. Reposting from Anthony Lupica: Che disgrazia! What a disgrace to have destroyed and defaced the statuary of Cristopher Columbus! Those responsible...

The annual St. Ann Festa has officially been canceled for 2020. Originally, the event had been moved from June 10 through June 13, to Aug. 26 through Aug. 29. The Italian festival usually features rides, carnival games, homemade food including the famous Pizzelle and much more. “We thought we would have a better picture of the pandemic,” said Jim W...

There are many very good Italian restaurants on the Jersey Shore – so it takes a little extra effort to compete and really stand out. Piccola Italia Restaurant in Ocean Township (Monmouth County), has exceeded on all levels for several years. The restaurant is less than 5 minutes from my home, so I certainly can’t beat the convenience when we’re in...

Leaders of the Confederacy. Slave traders. Forces of imperialism. All have fallen in the United States and beyond, their statues toppled during protests against racism. Christopher Columbus is not safe. Protesters in various cities have torn down, destroyed and defaced statues of the explorer. In West Orange, signs that say “Murderer” and “This is...

In 1960 the average cost of a new home was $12,700 and a new car was $2,600 and gas was 25 cents a gallon. It was also the year that Joseph and Mary Caputo opened their Italian Bakery on South Broadway. “My grandfather and grandmother were from Brooklyn where the family had an Italian bakery. They had seen an ad in an Italian newspaper that lots we...

Camden city officials removed the Christopher Columbus statue from Farnham Park, angering protesters who planned a large march at the park this weekend. As city workers dismantled the statue, members of the community stepped in, angry this was being done ahead of their peaceful march. The Italian explorer has long been associated in history textboo...

As it did at other construction projects around New Jersey, the coronavirus pandemic delayed work at the old Pathmark store off Route 70, the future home of Corrado's Market. Now, Corrado's Market, a North Jersey speciality grocer, expects to open its new store at Laurel Square shopping center sometime in October, said Paul Corrado, the company's p...

Coffee, pizza, and gelato, the trifecta of champions. That and so many more authentic Italian dishes, drinks, and desserts are being served at Hoboken’s newest pizzeria + cafe addition — which you may or may not have heard about — Alessio’s, located at 539 Park Avenue in the Mile Square. Owned by a native Italian, this new spot is worth a visit, if...