A major retail stretch just of Downtown Newark is officially home to a new eatery as an experienced restaurant group has launched Sugo inside the Springfield Avenue Marketplace. Sugo, which specializes in pizza and Italian food, recently opened inside a storefront at 48 Jones Street. The restaurant occupies 2,100 square feet at the grocery-anchored...

Two community leaders in Essex County with ties to Newark were recently honored at the county’s annual Italian American Heritage Month celebration. The 2023 event – held last week at the Essex County Martin Luther King, Jr. Justice Building – paid tribute to Sallyanne Floria, a retired Essex County assignment judge, and Ralph Ciallella, a retired E...

The Feast of St. Gerard. Friday, Oct. 13, 2023 to Monday, Oct. 16, 2023. St. Lucy’s Church, 118 Seventh Avenue, Newark, NJ. In the back of St. Lucy’s Church in Newark is a dim chapel where the carved likeness of Gerard Majello is kept. Throughout most of the year, visitors gather here at the foot of the marble altar to ask for blessings. Last week,...

Italian feast days have a storied tradition in the Archdiocese of Newark, especially when summertime rolls around. Some feasts are more than a century old, with generations of Italian Americans keeping the tradition alive. The richness and history of these feasts are at the heart of Italian-American faith culture, according to Eric Lavin, the direc...

During the Great Migration, countless Italians chose to settle in Newark, New Jersey. These immigrants developed their own Italian enclaves and preserved their culture in their own way. Churches were erected and clubs were formed. Many came with only a few dollars and were listed as “peasant” or “laborer” when they entered the United States. They c...

The U.S.-based United Airlines has reinstated its seasonal direct connection between Venice Marco Polo Airport and its New York/Newark hub, which will be operated daily for the summer period, until Oct. 28. The carrier's service joins existing daily direct flights offered by the carrier from Rome and Milan."We are pleased to reinstate our service b...

Frankie Valli worked his way to Newark, New Jersey for the dedication of a street in his honor. Valli, 88, joined Newark and Essex County officials, along with the New Jersey Hall of Fame for the ceremony, which was held just around the corner from where he grew up. The ceremony took place on the Eve of Vallie’s show at the New Jersey Performing Ar...

How does a man with this much talent and this much fame still have this much stamina at 88 years old? Frankie Valli. Who else would I be talking about? People who see him perform in his golden years rave about how his voice is still pure as ever. And he will be performing again with the Four Seasons on Friday, April 28 at New Jersey Performing Arts...

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents a night of comedy with the Italian monsters of comedy, Eric D'Alessandro ("Mask Off Remix - Walmart Diss") and Vic DiBitetto (Working Class Zero) on Saturday, April 14, 2023 at 8:00PM. The Goodfellas of comedy. They are comedy in a red sauce. One comes from a large Italian family in Staten Island....

The beloved owner of Nasto's Ice Cream Co. passed away on Christmas Day. Frank Nasto Jr., 86, had become an icon in the Garden State for his sweet Italian specialties like spumoni, tortoni, and tartufo, a wide variety of ice creams, and fresh fruit sorbets. While it's a Newark sweet spot, the frozen confections ship nationally, a success made possi...