Jersey City's Downtown was awash in green, red and white for the fifth annual Columbus Day Parade today. Leading the celebration of Italian heritage Saturday was TLC star Buddy 'Cake Boss' Valastro, who was the parade's grand marshal.   "I'm honored to be here," Valastro said, who was accompanied at the head of the parade by his son, Marco,...

The Italian American Community petitions for an official U.S. Capitol luncheon and White House evening reception in annual recognition and endorsement of Columbus Day and the contributions of the 25 million Americans of Italian decent. With our holiday consistently under attack, we ask the White House to rededicate the Presidency to both the holida...

On a perfect, sunny, summery October day, a few dozen people — many wearing the green, white and red colors the flag of Italy — sat out along the Main Street side of City Hall, listened to Italian music and honored Natalie Guiliano DeRosa as "Italian-American of the Year." Then they all moved on to the basement of City Hall to eat ziti, eggplant a...

The Toms River branch hosted Amixi de Boggiasco e del Golfo Paradison from Boddiasco-Genova-Liguria Friday afternoon. This annual presentation of traditional dances was sponsored by the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee, Inc.   Michael A. Blandina, the committee chairman opened the program. The Polizia de Stato (State Police of Ita...

  WTI Magazine #51    2015 January, 9Author : Giovanni Verde      Translation by:   He is the man who discovered America without realizing it. The navigator for excellence. A symbol of the Italian sense of adventure and a pride for both sides of the Atlantic. Cristoforo Colombo was born in Genoa, at the end of the August of 1451. Growing as a me...

After Friday's rain, the Columbus Italian Festival was in a party mood yesterday with food, as always, one of the star attractions.   The smells of pizza, pasta, sausage sandwiches, soup, gelato and pizzelles wafted in the air around St. John Italian Catholic Church, 720 Hamlet St., the center of the festival and Columbus' Italian community....

On Monday, October 13, 2014, Fifth Avenue will come alive with more than 40,000 participants and over one million spectators for New York City's 70th Annual Columbus Day Celebration and Parade, which runs north on Fifth Avenue, from 47th to 72nd Street from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and led by Grand Marshal Frank Bisignano. It is also broadcast live on W...

Leo Feldman takes the cigar out of his mouth, sips from his vodka-and-orange juice and explains why he enjoys a seat of honor in the Italian American Citizens Club. "I'll be 91 in a few days and I've been sitting in the same seat for 65 years," he said.The Harbor Street club with its small patio and bocce courts is a shrine to Italian-American his...

Ristorante italiano, pizza, mozzarella, provola, addirittura il culatello: sapori e termini che stanno quasi scomparendo in alcune parti d'Italia, ma che restano impressi nelle insegne della "piccola Italia", Little Italy di New York. La Grande Mela degli italiani, oggi si è ridotta a una strada, nel cuore di Chinatown. Nonostante il numero e l'in...

By Brian Handwerk   America's love affair with Christopher Columbus has been a rocky one. Some savor his day to celebrate Italian-American heritage, while others chafe at the impropriety of honoring a man who enslaved and killed thousands of native peoples.   But our ubiquitous statues and "Columbias" testify to how passionately most...