"What is wrong with you people?" That will be among the questions comedian Sebastian Maniscalco asks when he comes to The Borgata Events Center for 14 shows starting July 23 with rescheduled shows as well as two new ones added July 25. Maniscalco, who began his career in 1998 performing at open mic nights, has since performed five hysterical comedy...

The Orange/West Orange UNICO (O/WO UNICO) Chapter was not able to hold an in-person scholarship dinner for the second year in a row. However, that did not prevent the Chapter from awarding nearly $20,000 in scholarships to local high school students from West Orange High School (WOHS) and Seton Hall Prep (SHP) for the second year in a row. Local sc...

For one glorious Sunday afternoon, Newark's North Ward was all Italian-American again as more than 1,000 people blocked Bloomfield Avenue to watch Italy narrowly defeat England in the 2020 European Championship football final. The avenue between North 11th Street and North 13th Street was shut down for the globally-watched match. A force of ecstati...

The Verona Chapter of UNICO National, the nation’s largest Italian-American service organization, is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s scholarships. Scholarship applications were sent to Verona High School, Mount Saint Dominic, Seton Hall Prep and St. Peter’s Jersey City. Twenty-seven applications were received, so awarding six schola...

Sal Marchese, a longtime fixture Belmar’s business community, died on July 5 after courageously battling cancer for the past nine months. He was 66. An internationally recognized hair stylist, Marchese owned and operated Salon Marsal on 10th Avenue for some 17 years after spending two decades in New York City, where he trained under Vidal Sassoon a...

After a one-year hiatus from the Waterfront, the Hoboken Italian Festival is slated to return this fall. Società Madonna Dei Martiri teased the information on their social media Thursday morning, indicating that the festival had been scheduled for the weekend of September 10. Last year saw the procession of the Madonna through the streets of Hoboke...

After being drastically pared down in 2020 in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel will be held in its full glory from July 15 through July 20. Louis Pantalone, the president of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society, noted that, though there was no accompanying carnival last year, the religious aspect of th...

Our organization, the Italian Educational and Cultural Center for the Arts, is located in a historic building named “Casa Colombo.” Should we feel discomfort for running our cultural and social programs in Casa Colombo just because it bears the name of Columbus? If we reflect on the present controversies pro the removal of Christopher Columbus’ nam...

A new eatery specializing in Italian fare and specialty foods opened in Princeton. Delizioso Bakery + Kitchen is the latest addition to Princeton's restaurant map and celebrated its grand opening last week. "We opened around mid-May and ours is a bakery plus kitchen," said Giuliana Guzzo, owner, and marketing manager. "That means we sell baked good...

We all remember exactly where we were when we went into labor with our kids. WNBC News co-anchor Natalie Pasquarella’s labor story, almost fittingly, played out on the air. She was anchoring the 11 pm news when her water broke toward the end of the newscast. Co-anchor David Ushery finished reading a story and they ended the show as usual before the...