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The longest-running Italian festival in the United States concluded earlier this week, in gratitude and praise to Our Lady of Mount Carmel for her protection and intercessions these past 144 years. “She means everything to me,” said Eileen Bilder, waiting outside Saint Joseph Church on July 15, the vigil of the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and...

St. Ann’s Italian Festival returns to Hoboken next week for it’s 109th year. The festival opens July 24 and runs to July 28 all along Jefferson St. between 7th and 8th St. International foods, live music and entertainment will again be featured at one of Hoboken’s most popular events. The festival is not just about the food and music. It also celeb...

Legendary Newark politician Anthony Carrino, a former Newark police officer who represented the North Ward on the city council for 28 years, has passed away. Carrino was one of Newark Mayor Kenneth Gibson’s fiercest opponents during the twelve years that the two served together.  His final term on the Newark council overlapped with the four years U...

The Frank & Angela Donio Family of Hammonton and Wildwood, NJ was presented with the prestigious 2019 Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) Humanitarian Award at the 31st Annual National Education and Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala in National Harbor, Maryland on May 23. At the Gala, leaders in business, Italian-American causes, and the military received...

Mauro Dal Bo è il nuovo Console Onorario italiano a Baltimora. Ne dà notizia il Consolato generale d’Italia a Philadelphia. Branch Manager della MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company), Dal Bo riceve i connazionali al 2200 Broening Highway - Suite 260. I connazionali possono contattarlo inviando una email all’indirizzo mauro.dalbo@msc.com o telefonand...

The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee is proud to announce that we have chosen Dr. Maureen J. Persi and her husband Melindo A.Persi to serve as Co-Grand Marshals for this 28th Annual Celebration. This year’s selection was even more difficult because there were several worthy individual that were nominated and reviewed by the search committ...

With the recent passing of Allentown icon Lee Iacocca, I was struck by the impact an entrepreneur can make on a city, a country, a world. You see, Lido, as my dad liked to call him, spent his childhood in typical early 20th century humble beginnings, the same neighborhood my dad grew up in. Around Seventh and Allen streets in downtown Allentown,...

Pizza, Pasta & Wine – it’s the most delicious time of year at our Italian Festival & Wine Tasting! Bring your family and friends to savor delicious Italian food, listen to live music, visit our Italian crafters, and enjoy a day of racing! Stop by one of our bocce courts and have a family-friendly game. For only $10 enjoy 5 two-ounce samples of Ital...

John Basilone, the only Marine in World War II to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross, is revered here in the town where he grew up. But now he is also being honored in a small town in Italy near where Basilone's father grew up. He came to the United States in 1903. Colle Sannita, a town of about 2,400 people in the mountains about 5...

In the spring of 1957, for some inexplicable reason our father, Henry Sacchetti, decided that we should see how he made his living. Dad worked at the Westinghouse Electric Corp., at the Lester, PA plant.  Many Southwest Philly men did the same, with many others working at the General Electric facility at 67th and Elmwood Ave.  Being 10 years old wi...

On July 8-9, the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC hosted the conference "Italy, Europe and the US: facing inevitable change in a smart way," organized by Aspen Institute Italia. Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio and U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry delivered opening remarks, at the presence of Under Secretary of State at the Italian Minist...

Eddie Glorioso, one of the founding brothers of Glorioso's Italian Market, died Monday. He was 95. The well-known store that's been a part of Brady Street's business district for decades announced his passing on Facebook. "For those who knew him, he was a giant part of the grocery store, where he had a special gift of making people smile. He was la...