Nicholas A. Corbiscello, a former Bergen County freeholder and a three-term mayor of Fort Lee, died on July 7.  He was 100. Corbiscello became involved in politics in 1975 when he ran for a Fort Lee Borough Council seat as an independent forging a coalition between Republicans and a faction of the local Democratic Party.  He trailed Democrat Chris...

Zeppole {noun} — deep-fried dough balls sent from the heavens above, typically topped with some sort of sugar, but can also be dipped in sweet sauces; served hot.  These little puffs of perfection are a classic Italian pastry, which many often be described as doughnut-like. But for those who know, these light and fluffy treats are anything but.

Pizza One has officially opened the doors of its new location in Sparta. With existing locations in Wayne and Haskell, the Sparta shop on North Village Boulevard marks the first in Sussex County. The modern Italian kitchen owned by Dante and Jessica Ismail held its two-day grand opening over the weekend, offering giveaways, dollar slices and other...

A seafood market and Italian eatery that has been working out of a narrow building for several years will be moving to a bigger facility set to include two floors of space plus a rear patio area. As the COVID-19 pandemic struck New Jersey, Tutta Pesca at 155 Third Street shuttered both their market and restaurant space in a move somewhat surprising...

The weeklong Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will begin Monday, although in a more limited capacity compared to previous years. The longest-running Italian heritage festival in the country is celebrating its 145th year, and organizers say some aspects of it were never in doubt. “Regardless of what would’ve transpired ... the most important part o...

Three years ago Walter Alomar asked the city's former administration to remove the statue of Christopher Columbus at Slocum Park on Broadway, the city's historic main thoroughfare. He was told "no". Last week, he asked again and got the same answer.     "The administration has changed but the policy has remained the same," Alomar said, referring to...

The Christopher Columbus statue in the capital city is coming down, the mayor confirmed. Mayor Reed Gusciora said the statue — which has long been a target of scorn — is being removed Wednesday morning. The decision comes after the mayor initially said the city planned to form a committee to determine the infamous Italian explorer’s fate after it w...

A new Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace is coming to Briarcliff Commons in Morris Plains. This is the market's second location in New Jersey and its first in Morris County. Founded in 1988, Uncle Giuseppe's has eight stores in New York and one in Ramsey. Urban Edge Properties, the real estate trust that owns Briarcliff Commons, announced that Uncle Gius...

Washington Street is busy — that is a fact. Bustling stores, busy restaurants, and heavy traffic are hard not to find on Wash. But, nestled a stone’s throw away from the busy hustle and bustle of the thoroughfare is a cozy, family-owned Italian eatery called Frankie + Ava’s, located at 208 Washington Street. This restaurant is known for its diverse...

Tossed into the Inner Harbor in Baltimore and beheaded in Waterbury, Conn., Christopher Columbus had a rough Independence Day. The fate of a Trenton statue honoring Genoa, Italy’s infamous explorer gets discussed on Monday as Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora hosts a 3 p.m. discussion at City Hall. Gusciora has invited several local community members for...