Anthony Spadone came from South Carolina – arriving he said just prior to the quarantine – to save the statue. That would be a statue of “Cristoforo Colombo,” whose chiseled likeness gazes over Ridgedale Avenue, this town’s main drag. Sure, Spadone conceded, there theoretically could be better representations of Italian culture than Columbus, but h...

Christopher Columbus statues  have joined the ranks of Confederate and other memorials being taken down in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by police in Minnesota. In East Hanover, the target is the statue of Columbus in Village Square Park on Ridgedale Avenue placed by the East Hanover Italian American Club in the 1990s. The club is now...

We, the people of East Hanover, recognize the Columbus monument as a symbol of atonement for the brutal mistreatment of Italian Americans since their arrival as immigrants in our country. They have a fundamental right to celebrate their culture and heritage without undue interference from government officials or acts of aggression from private citi...

Leading fast-casual create-your-own pizza restaurant Uncle Maddio’s Pizza opened its first Northeast restaurant in New Jersey on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 346 NJ East 10, East Hanover, NJ 07936. Franchisee partners Ben Perez-Ringus and Dipen Desai are opening the restaurant with plans to bring two more Uncle Maddio’s Pizza restaurants to New Jersey...

The East Hanover Italian American Club (EHIAC) announces Michéal Castaldo as the Grand Marshall for the 2015 Columbus Day Parade, which will be held in East Hanover, New Jersey, on Sunday, October 11.   Castaldo is also being honored as the EHIAC Music Achievement Award Recipient for his outstanding performances, arranging and composing tale...

The late actor James Gandolfini, star of television's "The Sopranos," will be honored at the 9th Annual Morris County Columbus Day Parade sponsored by the East Hanover Italian American Club at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 along Ridgedale Avenue from the fire house to Lurker Park. Parade spokesman and former East Hanover Mayor William Agnellino said he e...

The Italian American Club will hold its tenth annual Columbus Day Parade on Sunday. A celebration of local Italian-American culture, this year's parade begins at 2 p.m. on Ridgedale Avenue in East Hanover and is dedicated to all who have served in the U.S. armed forces.   Leading the parade is the Color Guard of Picatinny Arsenal and th...

di Riccardo Chioni   Il New Jersey non è da meno quando si tratta di celebrare la Repubblica italiana e il giorno successivo i festeggiamenti di New York, centinaia di persone si sono dato appuntamento lunedì al ristorante Ravello a East Hanover per la festa del 2 Giugno.Maria Carlino ha condotto la cerimonia alla quale hanno preso parte aut...

At the monthly meeting of the Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 seven new brothers were initiated into the organization. The new members are Brian Dowd, Patrick Minutillo. Remo D'Alessandro, Charles Alfano, Chris Mazzarella, Anthony Bonavitacola and Dennis Calo. The meeting was held at Ravellos, 138 Eagle Rock Avenue, East Hanover.   The Morris Count...

The 2013 Columbus Day 5K will be held at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, at Lurker Park.Awards will be given to overall male and female winners, and to first, second and third place winners in age categories. The 5K Run/Walk is in conjunction with the annual Morris County Columbus Day Parade sponsored by the East Hanover Italian American Club. Th...