This morning, the National Team departed for the United States on board an Airbus A330neo ITA Airways, a new generation airliner that is light, quiet and efficient and which reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per seat by 25% compared to previous generation aircraft. The flight will last for eleven hours and 45 minutes, with the team set to...

The New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission proudly announces the appointment of Margaret Fontana as its new Executive Director. With an extensive career spanning diverse sectors in media, nonprofit, healthcare, education and entertainment, Fontana brings a wealth of experience and a passion for cultural preservation to her new role. A seasoned medi...

Paisan Con — “New Jersey’s first Italian pop culture convention” — is coming to Fairfield, NJ, next month. The two-day extravaganza — featuring the likes of “Sopranos” star Lorraine Bracco; Giants quarterback Tommy “Cutlets” DeVito, legendary Mets reliever John Franco, and “Godfather” actor Gianni Russo — will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton on...

If you go, make sure to say gravy and not sauce. Paisan Con, billed as New Jersey's first Italian pop culture convention, is coming to Fairfield next month. The festival is slated to run at the DoubleTree by Hilton on April 13 and 14, and the lineup is a who's who of Italian American life. "Paisan Con is a celebration that aims to encapsulate the r...

The Arthur L. Johnson (ALJ) High School Italian Club, advised by Ms. Alessandra Bonacchi, helped the Tifosi Napoli Club New Jersey raise over $700 to support an open-space library in Forcella, Napoli. The club has held Nutella bake sales after school and a district-wide jeans day to help raise money. The library was built in memory of Annalisa Dura...

Once again, the Verona Chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States, is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors. There is one application for several scholarships, most of which require Italian heritage, but not all do. One scholarship is specially for students entering a trade sc...

Learning another language is a worthy endeavor, but Princeton High School (PHS) students who participated in an Italian exchange program — travel to Italy last fall and hosting a return visit last month by students from Italy and their teachers — were able to add several dimensions to the educational experience. “I greatly appreciated the opportuni...

Ever wanted to own a piece of Tony Soprano’s world? Hope you’ve been saving up, because here’s your chance. Holsten’s Brookdale Confectionery in Bloomfield, famously the site of the series finale of “The Sopranos,” is selling Tony’s booth. The booth was the last place Tony Soprano and family (minus a tardy Meadow) were seen before the abrupt cut to...

The historic St. Michael's Catholic Church, located on Cianci Street in Paterson, concluded its operations with a final mass on Sunday. Established over a century ago, the church served as the first Italian church in Paterson, playing a central role in the spiritual life of the community. The closure of St. Micheal's was attributed to building viol...

UNICO National, the largest Italian American Service Organization in America, is proud to announce that ESPN National Correspondent Sal Paolantonio will receive the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award for Journalism & Broadcasting Excellence at the UNICO National Italian American Awards Gala. 'UNICO National is ecstatic to recognize the successfu...