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The Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District will host the ninth annual Bocce Tournament and Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11. More than 40, four-person bocce teams will compete. A bowling sport of precision and accuracy, bocce was popularized in Pittsburgh by Italian American immigrants who settled in the region at the turn o...

Elizabeth is New Jersey's newest premiere tourist destination. Elizabeth is just minutes from NYC, drawing domestic and international travelers who want to escape the Big Apple and explore "off the beaten path." As one of the oldest cities in the state, established in 1664, Elizabeth's new tourist attractions are generating record-setting visitatio...

Stars from the Italian soccer league team Juventus spent part of the weekend in New Jersey. The soccer stars signed autographs, took pictures and played soccer at the fan festival on Sinatra Field in Hoboken.  The professional soccer club is trying to make a name for themselves in the United States by way of Hoboken. "They want more fans here in th...

Mike Marino, known as “New Jersey’s Bad Boy,” will perform at Surflight Theatre at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 in a comedy show co-produced by Catch a Rising Star’s Suzy Yengo. Tickets are $24.50 and may be purchased online at surflight.org, by phone at 609-492-9477, or at the box office. A SandPaper review of Surflight’s current main stage produc...

It appears that, as of right now, reading between the lines there is no smoke let alone a fire when it comes to the fact that Giuseppe Rossi is training with the New York Red Bulls. In fact, it is as regular on the calendar around these parts as July 4th. Gym. Tan. Laundry. Rossi is in town and training with the MLS side, the former Italian interna...

We were pondering, exactly a week ago, over the surprising lack of conduit at Roma for hustling American players into European football. After all, it’s an American management and James Pallotta has waxed lyrical over the potential of the untapped USA playing talent. Now just a week later, on that very front, the club has signed 2000-born talent Ge...

Tom Giordano's connections read like the Baseball Encyclopedia, a parade of names and events and stories from spending 71 years in professional ball as a player, manager, scout and executive.  At 92 years old, the Newark-born Giordano, nicknamed "T-Bone,'' is still actively working in Major League Baseball, serving as a scout for the Atlanta Braves...

A few months ago, fans of The Sopranos were given an unexpected treat when a prequel film was announced with a script from the show's creator David Chase, co-written by Lawrence Konner. Rather than continue on from the events of the famous finale, the creators have made the clever decision to set The Many Saints Of Newark in the 1960s. This being s...

Saturday, August 11, 2018. Parking lot across from the Heinz History Center and Hampton Inn & Suites - 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. Come play some bocce for a worthy cause this summer at the History Center’s Ninth Annual Bocce Tournament and Festival. All proceeds from the event benefit the Italian American Program, which is dedicat...

"The Michael Jordan of Delaware" moniker attached to new Milwaukee Bucks draft pick Donte DiVincenzo wasn't something that started during his high school days in Delaware, though he did win two state titles and became unquestionably the state's best player at the time. The reference is far more recent, perhaps as recently as early 2017, and comes f...

Pitt made the change in leadership atop its baseball program official Friday, releasing a statement from coach Joe Jordano stating he resigned after 21 seasons, 1,112 games and 588 victories. The statement came one week after he tweeted that he is looking forward to the 2018-19 season. "I am honored to have had the opportunity to lead this program...

This fall, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Operaopens the season with Vincenzo Bellini's tragic lyric opera,Norma, performed in two acts.  Soprano Renata Scotta, known for her performances of Norma in the 1980s, called the lead role the "Everest of Opera" (The New York Times on September 20, 2017).  "Singing the role of Norma is the holy grai...