In an age when reaching out to family is as simple as Facetiming loved ones on an iPhone, for Ben “Gabe” Esposito that is simply not enough. The 76-year-old recently explained family is everything, and for the past 50 years, he and his siblings have arranged an Esposito picnic at Merrill Park in Woodbridge Township. He said it is not enough to just...

The Frank & Angela Donio Family of Hammonton and Wildwood, NJ was presented with the prestigious 2019 Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) Humanitarian Award at the 31st Annual National Education and Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala in National Harbor, Maryland on May 23. At the Gala, leaders in business, Italian-American causes, and the military received...

What makes a good Italian restaurant? For starters, the craftsmanship has to be both classic and creative. The service must be impeccable. But really, the Daily Meal says, it's the overall experience that leaves customers happy. The website ranked the 50 best Italian restaurants in the U.S., among them, Razza in Jersey City. The Grove Street restau...

The North Wildwood Italian-American Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23, with a weekend of great food, family fun and Italian-American heritage. Activities take place from 4-10 p.m. Friday, June 21; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, June 22; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, June 23, along Olde New Jersey Avenue in Nor...

Air Italy has added 10 new destinations to its network through the signing of a Special Prorate Agreement with Alaska Airlines. The new interline agreement start the airlines’ partnership with 10 destinations across the US and Mexico: Anchorage, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, Palm Springs, San Diego, Newark, San Jose (CA) and Guadalajara (...

It all still seemed like a dream for Anthony Volpe: Finally deciding to go pro after a few sleepless nights, hearing his name called in the MLB draft by the team he grew up rooting for and getting a call from Yankees manager Aaron Boone to congratulate him. Then he put on the pinstripes for the first time on Monday — the real ones — and it all star...

Rocco Commisso has secured an immediate boost after taking over ACF Fiorentina, with the Serie A club securing a spot in this summer’s International Champions Cup. Fiorentina will replace AS Roma, who have had to withdraw from the pre-season soccer tournament – which is run by Relevent Sports – due to Europa League qualification demands. Fiorentina...

The Italian American Benevolent Association celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a June 7 dinner dance attended by more than 100 club members and families at the Greenview Inn at Eastlyn Golf Course. Inspired by its rich heritage in America, the IABA was founded to promote solidarity and friendship among all people, to promote the celebration of th...

Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands, is proud to today announce a new way to reward all volunteers who donate the life-saving gift of blood. On Friday, June 14, in honor of the 15th annual World Blood Donor Day, all guests who visit their local Villa Italian Kitchen and provide proof of donation in the form o...

Cousin Vinny's Restaurant, a family-style spot with a bar, opened in Wood-Ridge at the beginning of May. Larry Cerrone, who for nearly 13 years has opened and maintained restaurants in New York City including Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village and Hummus Kitchen on the East Side, teamed with his friend Peter Flower, a publisher, to open the 140-seat re...