Action-adventure, comedy and family values are the main and delectable ingredients of “THE PASTA FAMILY ALL-AGES ILLUSTRATED ADVENTURES” – a series of 23 graphic novels starring a family made of macaroni!  Join our heroine, Annaleenie, a little girl with a GIANT appetite for adventure, and her family and friends, as life’s challenges are met with w...

Amid a sea of supporters from Washington, D.C. to Trenton, from Newark City Hall to the outer reaches of West Essex, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo formally announced his re-election campaign in Newark on Monday morning at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park. DiVincenzo, a Newark native who now lives in Roseland, is seeking his fifth term...

Seton Hall School of Law’s Peter W. Rodino Jr. Society held its annual banquet to honor legal professionals and community trailblazers on Nov. 1 at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark. This year’s event honored Dina M. Mastellone with the “Excellence in Achievement Award”; Edward B. Marable Jr. (’94) with the “Humanitarian Achievement Award”; and Bart...

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Mike Marino. Busy stand-up comedian Mike Marino - affectionately known to his fans as "New Jersey's Bad Boy" - brings his hysterical and insightful take on the Italian-American experience to NJPAC with his new tour, Make America Italian Again. A native of Jersey City, Mike Marino's material is larg...

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia was recognized at the annual Essex County Italian Heritage Celebration on Monday afternoon.  "It's a real honor, especially since I admire my other two honorees" Venezia said in an interview with TAPinto Bloomfield. Venezia's fellow honorees were Eleanor Guarino, a community activist in Belleville, and Carmel Poetue...

If you’ve ever taken a drive in Belleville’s Branch Brook Park, around the cherry blossom trees, there’s a chance you’ve passed by the park’s bocce courts. And if that trip took place any day of the week between 2:30 p.m. and as late as 9 p.m. some days, chances are you’ve seen an diverse group of guys gathered at the courts, playing the game they...

A longtime local union leader was among those honored as part of Essex County’s 2017 Italian Heritage Month Celebration. Bloomfield native and Bloomfield High alum Joseph Calabro, a father of two, has been a “dynamic and influential labor leader” with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), according to a news release from Essex...

Each October countless scattered Italian Americans from all over the United States pilgrimage in what is a joyful return to the “old neighborhood” for the annual feast of Saint Gerard at St. Lucy’s Church in Newark, New Jersey. They come because they wish to express their outward devotion to a gentle saint who has touched their lives and their ance...

There are at least 42 monuments to him in New Jersey, but Christopher Columbus remains one of the nation's most controversial figures. Was Columbus a hero who opened the Americas to European exploration and innovation, or a villain who lead to the enslavement of natives and the death of thousands due to disease? The federal holiday, celebrated on t...

When: Saturday, October 7th at 8 PM - Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102 New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with international, multi-platinum Neapolitan crooner Patrizio Buanne returns to NJPAC, direct his from European tour! For the past decade, on both PBS and on...