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Village Trattoria, a highly favored New Jersey spot for Italian American food and pizza, has been around since 1992. The family run shop is fueled by a simple love of quality food and an immense love of community. During the restaurant’s 28 years of business, the community members of Maplewood, NJ have become loyal customers to the Trattoria. Simil...

An intense competitor and feared contender, Jake “The Bronx Bull” LaMotta was one of boxing’s most legendary figures. He was known as the “Bronx Bull” because of an aggressive, hard-charging style. Jake LaMotta was a classic banger, choosing to pound out his victories in weight classes ranging from welterweight to heavyweight. He was most successfu...

One of the most spectacular examples of ancient Greek civilization in the Western world, the Valley of Temples in Agrigento is, for good reason, one of the most visited attractions in Sicily.  It is an archaeological park that contains several Doric temples, some of them preserved in excellent condition. These temples date back to the Hellenic peri...

A Bridgeton-based Italian foods manufacturer will open its second processing and storage facility on a 44-acre section of the city’s James R. Hurley Industrial Park near the airport, giving the park its first occupant since it opened almost a decade ago. Agriterra LLC is owned by Vineland resident Paul L. Infranco, who also is president of family o...

After a short hiatus, members of the Fratelli della Santa Fede (Brothers of the Holy Faith) got back into the swing of things and celebrated the Feast of San Felice di Nola and Sant’Ilario di Poitiers at Joe’s of Avenue U (287 Ave. U), an old-school Sicilian eatery in Gravesend, Brooklyn. Our first get-together in 2021 (outside of Mass, of course),...

Last year was an excellent year for Italian pasta around the world. The stock effect generated worldwide by the Covid-19 pandemic has led consumers to focus their purchases on non-perishable, healthy goods such as dry pasta and gluten free food. Exporting companies had to face production peaks and logistic stress: an effort that paid off. According...

Let’s get something straight. Here in New Jersey, no one should ever have to rely on any kind of deli sandwich chain. We are blessed to have a seemingly unlimited number of old world delis with fresh, homemade ingredients. But sometimes, desperate times call for desperate measures. So if you’re ever in dire straits, need a quick sub fix, and have t...

Sbarro announced the opening of its second restaurant in the Columbus market with EG America. The restaurant is located inside the Turkey Hill on Cleveland Avenue and is part of seven planned openings in the Columbus market in 2021. Sbarro and EG Group, the parent company of EG America, have also recently opened two stores in the United Kingdom and...

Nutleyite Vincent LoCurcio III, 64, owner of Nutley Park ShopRite and the Belleville ShopRite died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. LoCurcio was a past recipient of the John V. Kelly Humanitarian Award, the Nutley Jaycees Businessman of the Year Award in 2001 and the Dr. Virginius D. Mattia Award for Distinguished Community Service along with his partner...

The South of Italy has no shortage of breathtaking landscapes, rich history and incredible cuisine – but it’s still somewhat unknown when compared to other areas of the Bel Paese. It’s a good thing then that there are several initiatives that aim to make it more accessible and popular, like the Cammino Materano and its newest hiking route.

 Il Consolato Generale d’Italia a San Francisco ha aperto oggi una selezione di candidature per la nomina del Titolare dell’Ufficio di Vice Console Onorario a Sacramento (California). Il Vice Console Onorario, che opererà sotto la direzione del Consolato Generale, sarà chiamato a svolgere primariamente funzioni di assistenza in favore dei cittadini...

The success of Italian cuisine around the world is really a testament to how seriously Italians take food. I imagine you may have heard of Barilla and Nutella, but there are plenty of other iconic food brands that are famous closer to home. Take Pastiglie Leone, a candy manufacturer that has been delighting palates since the unification of Italy. T...