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My name is Daniel A. Carnicella and I am excited to announce my candidacy for re-election to the Nutley Board of Education. I am a graduate of Nutley High School. Class of 1993, owner of an Insurance and Financial Consulting firm in Nutley, a homeowner, and most importantly a parent. At an early age I learned that in order to implement positive cha...

Celebrate Italian culture Saturday in Bristol Borough. The Bristol Lions Club will be hosting their 36th annual Italian Day Festival along the waterfront from noon until 8 p.m. Organizers said the free event will feature activities for kids, vendors, live music, food, and crafters. In addition, Italian sausages that have become staple of the event...

Andrea del Verrocchio, one of the greatest Renaissance artists and the master of Leonardo and Perugino, will star in the first-ever monographic exhibition in the United States, at the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington. The exhibit will showcase some 50 masterworks including paintings, sculptures and drawings. It will run from September 15...

"What a gorgeous festival we had. All of the art is spectacular!" said Cyd Wolf, co-organizer/founder of the Madonnari Arts Festival. "Congratulations to the artists and thank you to everyone who participated. I add an emphatic thank you to the presenters, Little Italy Neighborhood Association/LINA and Baltimore Jazz Alliance/BJA." The festival's e...

Chris Coccia has been chosen as this year’s grand marshal for the 15th Annual Morris County Columbus Day Parade starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 on Ridgedale Avenue. Coccia has been a long-time supporter of the parade as well as the owner of the real estate company the Coccia Real Estate Group in East Hanover. Joining Coccia will be East Hanov...

The Mercer County Italian American Festival is gearing up to celebrate its 20th annivarsary at the end of September with their highly anticipated three-day festival to be held once again at the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds.    The 2019 Festival will be held on Friday, September 27 from 3:00pm until 11:00pm; Saturday, September 28 from 12 noo...

Tony Buba’s 1979 black-and-white documentary Sweet Sal opens with a stream of trash talk. The film’s namesake, middle-aged wise guy Sal Carulli, leans against the exterior of a bar on the main drag of Buba’s hometown of Braddock, a declining suburb of Pittsburgh. Sal is talking about his favorite subject, himself. “The real name is Sal-va-to-re,” h...

"Daniel P Quinn has captured a bygone era with such detailed, loving, bittersweet accuracy. Such family memories - and they are rich indeed, considering he hails from two such vibrant, singularly civilized cultures ... Irish- and Italian-American; no fooling around! The old Newark comes alive in his poignant, celebrating words ... as does the glory...

We’re excited to announce the return of Ciao Philadelphia and the long-beloved event series celebrating Italian culture. This year, our events start in late September and will continue into December. We are confident that it’s also going to be one of the best years yet! The next Ciao Philadelphia event is a rarely seen musical gem and favorite of O...

The Omni Shoreham Hotel will host the most unforgettable weekend of the season when the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) celebrates its 44th Anniversary Gala Weekend, November 1-3. Although the centerpiece of the weekend is Saturday evening, the NIAF Gala Weekend offers events that will pique the interest of all ages and backgrounds. The...

Congratulations to NIAF Member Nicoletta Shane Scarnera and Chef Mauro Molino on the publication of their cookbook Piedmont Style – A Delectable Journey Through Northern Italy. Filled with more than 144 Northern Italian recipes and beautiful photographs, the cookbook pays tribute to the rich history and deeply rooted culinary traditions of the Pied...

Weston’s Frank Angotti, a U.S. Army veteran of the European Theater in World War II and retired businessman and state Division of Highways comptroller, is parade marshal for the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Grand Feature Parade. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Clarksburg. Angotti was born November 21, 1921, to immigr...