Rome's Fiumicino airport said on Thursday it had sealed a deal with Italian airline Alitalia and Delta Air Lines of the United States for the special flights between selected North American cities and the Italian capital from next month. Similar travel "corridors" will also be trialed between Rome and the German cities of Munich and Frankfurt, it s...

Stephen N. Adubato Sr., who rose to prominence as a North Ward leader in Newark in the 1960s and remained a towering figure in Newark civic life for the next five decades, has died at his home surrounded by family. He was 87. Adubato founded The North Ward Center in 1970 and went on to found the highly successful Robert Treat Academy in 1997, one o...

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said the city will rename Washington Park to honor Harriet Tubman and commission a statue of the abolitionist to replace the now-removed Christopher Columbus statue. The city removed the Columbus statue at nighttime in June, but one Italian-American group voiced displeasure with the lack of public discussion before it was ta...

When the general public learns about the Italian immigration to the United States during the 1880s to the 1920s, they usually see it through the lens of those who settled in New York City on Mulberry Street. Unless of course they happen to live in a city with a Little Italy of their own. But even then, the stories of Italian immigrants in New York...

A second statue of Christopher Columbus has been removed in Newark amid a wave of such removals across the country. The monument of the Italian explorer was removed from Columbus Plaza on Bloomfield Avenue, outside the St. Francis Xavier Church, by private citizens around 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to several sources. A city spokesman confirmed th...

A statue of Christopher Columbus in Newark’s Washington Park was taken down overnight but in neighboring Elizabeth, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage has no plans to upset the Italian-American community by removing a monument in New Jersey’s fourth largest city. Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage has no plans to remove the statue of Christopher Columb...

Italian American feast season is about to begin throughout the United States and members of the Society of Our Lady of Sacro Monte of Novi Velia in New Jersey have decided that Coronavirus won’t stop their centuries-old tradition. The triduum and feast of Our Lady of Sacro Monte of Novi Velia will be livestreamed on the society’s Facebook page, as...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Newark, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. 1. Caffe Espresso Italia Topping the list is Caffe Espresso Italia, serving up home-style Italian American favorites like eggp...

From its humble origins in Newark, New Jersey, for nearly 90 years, the venerable ‘Italian Tribune’ has grown to become perhaps the most important English-language voice in Italian American media. We’ll meet the inspiring couple who has made this multi-generational Italian family business into not just “the Paper of Record for the Italian American...

We might be in the golden age of television, but ‘The Sopranos’ still manages to be one of the best television series ever. Its charm might not be felt instantly in today’s high-octane streaming and bingeing culture, but the carefully orchestrated opus of a Mafia crew leader in the series simply grows on you. It proves to be one of the best represe...