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Ms. Linda Schiano, from Old Bridge, New Jersey, has been promoting the Italian language and culture for over 20 years. Ms. Schiano has been an Italian language teacher in Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School for 16 years. “I have been blessed to have an amazing career. I am so passionate about the Italian language and culture and I get to share this...

For Larry Adiutori Jr., owner of Larry's Central Market at 1626 Sassafras St., it's all about family. He's a third generation owner of the small grocery business, and his children and grandchildren frequently work alongside him. It's also about the family who came before them: the walls of the store are lined with old photos of life in the shop. An...

Although the holiday honoring Christopher Columbus has passed this year, the passions of many of the legal combatants over the statue are still running hot, and several legal challenges are still unwinding in court which could determine the fate of the statue in South Philadelphia’s  Marconi Plaza. George Bochetto is the primary attorney at the for...

There will soon be a familiar face on the bench again in the city of Jamestown. On Monday, the Jamestown City Council approved George Panebianco, who was nominated by Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist, to be a city court judge. This isn’t the first time Panebianco has been a city judge. He previously served as a part-time city judge from 2004 to 2014...

Individuals of Italian extraction constitute one of the most important ethnic groups in West Virginia. These Italian-Americans date their connection with the state to ancestors who were recruited during the early years of the 20th century to work in West Virginia’s rapidly developing industrial economy. With more than 17,000 Italian immigrants in t...

Nicholas Grillo was recently named the Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City's Man of the Year for 2021. Celebrating its 112th year, The Dante Alighieri Society is intended to “protect and promote the Italian language and culture in the world, reviving the spiritual ties of compatriots abroad with the mother country and nurturing among foreigners...

The holidays are happening at the Carnegie Museum of Art where many families make an annual pilgrimage to see the holiday trees and the 250-year-old Italian nativity called the Presepio. Every Saturday afternoon through December 18, the Museum has live concerts among the trees, and if you want to learn more about the Precepio, there are drop-in “ar...

The eighth annual Brian Piccolo Award Ceremony, attended by more than 50 UNICO member and guests, was held Nov. 14 at St. Edmond Parish Hall. Master of ceremonies was Richard A. DiLiberto, Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture chair. Nick DelCampo, coach and referee of many sports in Delaware, was the innovative speaker. DiLiberto, De...

Sons & Daughters Of Italy is holding a drive-up and drop off food collection to benefit the St. Thomas More food pantry. The food collection will be held Saturday between 9 am and 1 pm at St. Thomas Church, 12 Hollywood Avenue, Fairfield. President of Sons & Daughters of Italy, Dan Scirica, said that giving back to communities is one of the reasons...

On April 11, 1968, Sister Angela Pia Camillotti, F.M.I.J., along with Sister Angela D’Alessandro, F.M.I.J., arrived in the United States to begin their mission, specifically in New Jersey, helping to educate the children of the Diocese of Camden, initially the children of Saint Margaret Regional School, Woodbury Heights.   After 53 years in the Uni...

The "Rocky" film franchise will officially turn 45 years old this weekend, and in honor of the celebration, fans will have the opportunity to see some of where the Italian Stallion's best-known moments in Philadelphia took place. A new travel and entertainment app called Bounce will unveil "The Rocky Tour Experience" this Sunday in honor of when th...

"My paternal grandparents were born in Cefalu, Sicily, a small town in the Province of Palermo. They separately immigrated to the U.S. and ended up in Baltimore, and married at St. Leo's in June 1917. I have been conducting family research for several years and came across a 1928 article from the Baltimore Sun.  I was thinking about how many ancest...