by Mike Pignataro   If Hoboken seems crowded today, with a population just over 50,000, imagine how crowded it was between 1892 – 1924, the peak period of U.S. immigration.   Following the Immigration Act of 1891, which established federal control over immigration, Hoboken's—and the entire country's—demographics changed dramatically....

The factories of Hoboken's industrial past may be a distant memory, but there are still places where products are Hoboken made. Keeping tradition alive, Fiore's Deli House of Quality has made its creamy mozzarella, and Dom's Bakery Grand, its crusty Italian bread, the same way for decades.   At Fiore's, the day's special is always the homema...

The Hoboken Italian Festival, Tatiana Petersen and Dana Marchionne are preparing to bring Italy to Hoboken in an event never before seen in this thriving city. Hoboken Fashion Night is a city wide celebration of Hoboken's unique fashion and retail community and its wide array of creative genius.   The program will consist entirely of Ho...

It is not easy to say something new about a singer everybody called "The Voice": probably the most important and compete artist of the American XX century. Still, as this man was an Italian American, and on December 12 he would have turned 100, we feel important to dedicate one of our interviews to the legend of the great Frank Sinatra. To do that...

By Giovanni di Napoli Last Saturday (July 26th), my friends and I went to Hoboken, New Jersey for the 104th Annual Feast of Saint Ann. Arriving early, we got in the queue to go to church. At first I was surprised about lining up, but I was glad we did. The line quickly grew and St. Ann's Church was packed.   After a short wait, we were gree...

by OSIA Blogger   On December 12, 1915, Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, NJ, to two Sicilian immigrants. In the summer of 1935, Frank's life would change forever. It was at this time that he saw his idol, Bing Crosby, perform live. Once the concert ended, Sinatra was determined to become a singer. He worked odd jobs performing on...

Sharon Yandoli - she of the distinct accent that sounds straight out of Brooklyn but is all Jersey City, where's she from - met her future husband at what was then Hoboken Pizzeria.   She had just watched "The Usual Suspects'' at the local movie theater - slept right through it, she remembers - and stopped at the restaurant, where Angelo "Bu...

With unique twists on upscale Italian/American dishes, the new restaurant Otto Strada on Park Avenue has been bustling with hungry patrons who have heard about it through word of mouth since it opened in November.   Located near several schools and parks, the corner restaurant has attracted families, moms' groups, young people, and singles o...

Established in 1998, this annual scholarship is made available to qualifying high school seniors in memory of Vincenzo "Jimmy" De Pinto, a late president of the Society, for his contributions to the Societa Madonna Dei Martiri, the Hoboken Italian Festival and his devotion to the Madonna.   Emigrating from Italy, Mr. De Pinto never abandoned...

Al via il crowdfunding per la realizzazione del progetto "Illuminiamo la tradizione". Un ponte immaginario che unirà, per sempre, Molfetta ad Hoboken, nel New Jersey. Con milioni di lampadine colorate che andranno a comporre le luminarie che, partendo da Molfetta, raggiungeranno l'altra parte del mondo, dopo aver attraversato l'Oceano. E la realizz...