For one glorious Sunday afternoon, Newark's North Ward was all Italian-American again as more than 1,000 people blocked Bloomfield Avenue to watch Italy narrowly defeat England in the 2020 European Championship football final. The avenue between North 11th Street and North 13th Street was shut down for the globally-watched match. A force of ecstati...

A two-alarm fire severely damaged the rectory of a historic Newark church that has long been a focal point of the city's Italian-American community. The fire inside the rectory of St. Lucy's Church, located on Seventh Avenue,  was first spotted at 2:35 pm on Monday by two Newark police officers on patrol, according to Newark Public Safety Director...

DeFelice Brothers Pizza opens its ninth restaurant Monday on Granville Road in west Newark, its first location outside of the Steubenville, Ohio, and Wheeling, West Virginia areas. Franchise owner Scott Hannig, a Huntington Bank employee who has lived in Newark five years, said he has been planning this for quite some time. He grew up in the Wheeli...

Rome's Fiumicino airport said on Thursday it had sealed a deal with Italian airline Alitalia and Delta Air Lines of the United States for the special flights between selected North American cities and the Italian capital from next month. Similar travel "corridors" will also be trialed between Rome and the German cities of Munich and Frankfurt, it s...

Stephen N. Adubato Sr., who rose to prominence as a North Ward leader in Newark in the 1960s and remained a towering figure in Newark civic life for the next five decades, has died at his home surrounded by family. He was 87. Adubato founded The North Ward Center in 1970 and went on to found the highly successful Robert Treat Academy in 1997, one o...

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said the city will rename Washington Park to honor Harriet Tubman and commission a statue of the abolitionist to replace the now-removed Christopher Columbus statue. The city removed the Columbus statue at nighttime in June, but one Italian-American group voiced displeasure with the lack of public discussion before it was ta...

When the general public learns about the Italian immigration to the United States during the 1880s to the 1920s, they usually see it through the lens of those who settled in New York City on Mulberry Street. Unless of course they happen to live in a city with a Little Italy of their own. But even then, the stories of Italian immigrants in New York...

A second statue of Christopher Columbus has been removed in Newark amid a wave of such removals across the country. The monument of the Italian explorer was removed from Columbus Plaza on Bloomfield Avenue, outside the St. Francis Xavier Church, by private citizens around 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to several sources. A city spokesman confirmed th...

A statue of Christopher Columbus in Newark’s Washington Park was taken down overnight but in neighboring Elizabeth, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage has no plans to upset the Italian-American community by removing a monument in New Jersey’s fourth largest city. Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage has no plans to remove the statue of Christopher Columb...

Italian American feast season is about to begin throughout the United States and members of the Society of Our Lady of Sacro Monte of Novi Velia in New Jersey have decided that Coronavirus won’t stop their centuries-old tradition. The triduum and feast of Our Lady of Sacro Monte of Novi Velia will be livestreamed on the society’s Facebook page, as...