The Basking Ridge Chapter of UNICO was established in February 2020.  UNICO stands for - Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, Opportunity.  As a chapter of UNICO National (Unico.org) our mission is to promote Italian heritage, culture and image, be of service to our local communities and charities, scientific, cultural, and educational litera...

If you’re a fellow New Jerseyan, you might have a story about local legend Yogi Berra. While we’ve been without him these past few years, his legacy continues to live on at the dynamic and intimate Yogi Berra Museum, located on the grounds of Montclair State University. Read on to learn more about this special spot, and plan your next visit. Lawren...

Do you say "Italian Ice" or "Water Ice"?  Whatever you call it, you've got more of it coming your way in a matter of days and I have the scoop... Before I tell you where to get it, let's get what we call it out of the way.  Like many of you, I'm a born and raised Jersey girl which does not always mean you blend well in other states.  We have our ow...

Cherry Hill resident Jade Bechelli has been named the New Jersey government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). In this post, Bechelli will oversee advocacy efforts promoting evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Before joining ACS CAN...

At the moment, there’s only one farm-to-table pasta company in all of Salem County. Fazzio’s Pasta Company is a new restaurant in Salem serving fresh pasta and sauce made in house. In particular, Co-owner Matthew Fazzio makes handmade pasta, ravioli, gnocchi, and other authentic Sicilian dishes for both lunch and dinner. The 1,400-square foot Fazzi...

Members of the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey visited Cooper University Health Care to pay tribute to nurses for their efforts throughout the pandemic by donating a supply of collectible toy Hess trucks. The nurses at Cooper will have a chance to win one of the trucks to give to a child in their life through a special giveaway. “We w...

Attention, Sebastian Maniscalco fans! The comedian is coming to Manhattan, Newark, and Brooklyn in March for his “Nobody Does This” tour. Tickets are on sale now for the following shows: - March 21, 2022 at 7 p.m. at Madison Square Garden, N.Y., N.Y. : Buy tickets here. - March 23, 2022 at 7 p.m. at Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.: Buy tickets here...

What is now an Italian specialty store with over a dozen locations in New York and New Jersey started as a dream of a Polly-O salesman. Anthony Ajello took his knowledge of ricotta and mozzarella products and his customer's wants and needs and turned it into a thriving business. In 1966, the very first store would open at Avenue N and East 53rd Str...

Growing up in Union City, I lived with my grandmother for a while when I was 15. I remember every morning that woman who was in her 80s would take her pull-cart from her house on 30th up Bergenline Avenue and buy the groceries that would become dinner. She would stop at Pontecorvo's market on 32nd Street, then visit a butcher, then Spiekerman's bak...

Belleville and Forino, an Italian town of 5,376 residents about 500 miles south of Rome, have reestablished their sister city ties. The resolution to adopt Forino as a sister city was approved at the Feb. 8 Belleville Township Council meeting. Forging ties with Forino can create “great benefits to all residents from the cultural exchange with other...