For countless Italian Americans, many of the best-loved hallmarks of our distinct culture are intrinsically tied to Catholic tradition.  Even for those who have let their personal practice lapse, or for others who come from different religious backgrounds, recollections of a special feast day in the old neighborhood, or holiday traditions rooted in...

United Airlines restores the daily direct connection Naples - New York/Newark with the first flight departing from Naples airport. The connection will operate until October 29. It joins the daily direct flights, operated all year round, from Rome and Milan Malpensa to the airline's New York/Newark hub and the seasonal connection from Rome to the Wa...

One thing is for sure. If you have the courage to name the best pasta in New Jersey, you better be ready to defend it, and you better be ready to get an earful. I haven't ever taken the time to count them, but there must be a thousand Italian restaurants in the Garden State, and well over 990 of them are awesome, and about the same number are someb...

La Compagnie will debut a new route between New York (Newark Liberty International Airport) and Milan (Milan Malpensa Airport) starting April 15. The all-business class airline already offers services to Paris and Nice from New York. La Compagnie’s new service to Milan will offer five weekly flights (Thursday through Monday) departing at 9:40 p.m....

Attention, Sebastian Maniscalco fans! The comedian is coming to Manhattan, Newark, and Brooklyn in March for his “Nobody Does This” tour. Tickets are on sale now for the following shows: - March 21, 2022 at 7 p.m. at Madison Square Garden, N.Y., N.Y. : Buy tickets here. - March 23, 2022 at 7 p.m. at Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.: Buy tickets here...

When Italians began to arrive in large numbers in the United States, they had no representation and were heavily discriminated. Their rights were not recognized, until 1905 when a visionary, Vincenzo Sellaro, realized that only by uniting and associating themselves could they defend their rights and celebrate their origins. That is when the Order o...

A Big Apple hospitality group that runs a slew of international eateries will be bringing its homemade Italian delights to Newark next year. The ongoing overhaul of Gateway One is aiming to transform the food landscape around Newark Penn Station, New Jersey’s busiest transit hub. The revitalization, being undertaken by owners Onyx Equities, has dra...

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the 2021 Essex County Italian American Heritage Month celebration on Thursday, Oct. 28, in the county’s Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building. During the event, DiVincenzo recognized Judith M. Persichilli, commissioner of the N.J. Department of Health, and Frank J. Del Gaudio, director of the...

Anyhow, if Many Saints really put you in a nostalgic mood, you may want to visit St. Lucy’s parish in Newark from October 15-17, for its annual festival in celebration of St. Gerard. The festival, now in its 122nd year, inspired the season six Sopranos episode “The Ride,” equal parts hilarious and horrifying, mainly because Tony Sirico’s Paulie Wal...

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Italian Heritage Celebration via Zoom. The ceremony, which returned after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, is held to celebrate Italian culture and heritage, highlighting the contributions of Italian Americans in Essex County. Commissioner President Wayne L. Richards...