The intersecting highways, meshing suburban, rural and city living are a cornerstone of New Jersey life. As are sandy beaches, major professional sports teams, and the closest of proximities to the world’s largest and most influential locale, New York City. What comes with all this? Great restaurants, of course. And New Jersey has many of them. Do...

With Americans consuming over 250 pounds of pepperoni each year through pizza toppings alone, Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands knows there’s nothing like a hot slice topped with spicy pepperoni. In celebration of one of its guests’ favorite slices, Villa Italian Kitchen will be offering an exciting deal on...

Labor Day is here, and with it comes not just the end of summer, but also the close of the “Italian American Feast Season”, so join co-hosts John Viola and Pat O’Boyle as they decamp for the Sicilian American enclave of Lodi, New Jersey to celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker and to discuss the Italian American contributions to the US Labor...

The original musical all about Sicilians, Neapolitans and Jewish Businessmen called, “They Call it Gravy; WE Call it SAUCE!” will be performed for a final three-day run in New Jersey October 11-13 at the Brook Arts Center before it crosses the Hudson. This Perry Award-nominee (Outstanding Original Musical) has enjoyed sold-out performances at the S...

Throughout the eastern United States, many communities where Italian immigrants originally landed began a tradition of hosting Italian festivals. The celebrations, often fundraisers for the local church or other organizations, often include rides, games of skill and, naturally, delicious food. New York’s most famous celebration is the Feast of San...

On August 29, 1969, something burned at Italian People’s Bakery on Butler St. — and it wasn’t the bread, cakes or cookies created at the famous business. Bread turned to toast and cookies crumbled that infamous day as an early-morning fire fully engulfed the building. Several families lived above the bakery, including owners Joseph Guagliardo, his...

Fox Meadow Road is now symbolically Bocchieri Way, while the intersection of Tremont Avenue and Stelle Avenue bears the name of Pingatore Way, as part of North Brunswick’s veteran street naming program. Salvatore “Sam” J. Bocchieri was born on Dec. 21, 1927, in Newark. He served in the Korean War as a member of the United States Army from 1951-53....

Social Media sensation Eric D’Alessandro will return to iPlay America on Friday, November 1st to perform a hilarious comedy routine. The event will be held in the Event Center at iPlay America in Freehold, New Jersey following his sold-out show last spring.  Doors are at 6:00pm, showtime is 7:30pm.  The New York City native will take on his largest...

Raritan Borough is about 4,325 miles away from Italy but a common connection — a World War II hero named John Basilone — now ties the Somerset County town and a small Italian community even closer together. Basilone’s portrait hangs in the center of the Raritan Borough’s council’s chambers. A statue of Basilone stands proudly near the edge of town...

The Borough of South Plainfield’s Public Celebration’s Committee is busy putting the finishing touches on the 62nd annual Labor Day Parade, which will step off this year on Sept. 2. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of the American Legion and the borough’s 2019 parade will coincide to reflect the theme ‘Veterans…Always Serving....