During my last trip to the US, thanks to my good friends Roberta and Robert DiBiase I had the opportunity to meet a wonderful Italian American woman, who is a true icon for the community in New Jersey: Gilda Rorro Baldassari. I found very interesting and important to start this new year offering our readers the story of this proud Italian personal...

by Rich Cuccagna   Dr. Jianping Wang, the new president of Mercer County Community College (MCCC), met recently with the Chair of the New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Commission (NJIIAHC), Robert DiBiase, and Chair of the organization's Curriculum Development Committee, Cav. Gilda Rorro Baldassari, Ed.D.   The purpose...

You're invited! 12th Annual NJIIAHC Congress - Mercer County Community College - Saturday, September 19th. The New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Commission (NJIIAHC) is proud to announce its 2015 Annual Congress: "Promoting Education, Preserving Our Italian Cultural Heritage."   This historic event will fea...

The NJ Italian Heritage Commission has recently begun a project to record the oral histories of Italians and Italian Americans in New Jersey. The Commission will be collaborating with the Rutgers Oral History Archive (ROHA). The Commission and ROHA have already begun selecting interviewees and will begin recording interviews in January, 2016. The...

On Tuesday April 12th, The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District was filmed by NJTV integrating a lesson on immigration from The Universality of Italian Heritage Curriculum. The Curriculum was developed for educators by the New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission, in consultation with the New Jersey Department of Education and is a free r...