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‘Feisty’ Italian spirit fuels Newark native’s career in NFL

By On February 20, 2017

By Gabe Spadaccini When we think of Italians, certain things come to mind: food, wine, romance, coffee, conversation, etc. Seldom do we think of professional athletes as part of everyday Italian culture,… Read More

Pete Giorgi cooks with sister Josephine, nephew Joe Giorgi (current president of Giorgi Kitchens) and Joe’s wife, Dawn.
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Co-founder credits community service with Giorgi Kitchens’ success

By On February 20, 2017

By Pete Kennedy Early in his career, Pete Giorgi Sr. worked as an engineering technical illustrator at DuPont, in the atomic energy department that was responsible for designing the Savannah River nuclear… Read More

Paolo Gentiloni
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Italy votes for more coalition, less ‘demolition’

By On February 20, 2017

Prime Minister Gentiloni a sharp change from Renzi ANSA ROME — Italy’s new Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, could scarcely be less like his frenetic forerunner, Matteo Renzi. In place of a provincial… Read More

Until recently, the wines of the Campania region were considered unremarkable peasant fare.
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Campania whites from southern Italy reach full fruition

By On February 20, 2017

By Frank Cipparone Standing on a hillside in Irpinia, the rugged coastline in the distance, you can visualize the first Greek settlers who arrived almost 3,000 years ago. They introduced eastern Mediterranean… Read More

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Positano: There’s no lemons like those lemons

By On February 20, 2017

By Murray Schulman This past September into early October my wife and I fulfilled our dream of visiting Italy. We spent nearly a year planning this trip as we were determined to… Read More

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Nel blu dipinto di

By On February 20, 2017

Da Susanna Squellerio Avevo solo quattro anni ma fu tale lo stupore, il sentimento di gioia di vivere e spensieratezza che la canzone “Nel Blu dipinto di Blu” mi trasmise che, ancor… Read More

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Stone megalith found in Gela identified as a prehistoric sundial

By On February 20, 2017

By Gabe Spadaccini On the southern coast of Sicily a small group of Italian archaeologists including Giuseppe La Spina, Michele Curto, and Mario Bracciaventi stumbled across a prehistoric “calendar rock” resembling the… Read More

Community Events

A Mass for the ‘light of the world’

By On February 17, 2017

Purification of Mary comes 40 days after the birth By Joe Cannavo Epiphany is gone and in the minds of Italian Americans and even some Italians, the holidays are really over. However,… Read More

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Names of grapes derive from their shape, appearance, character

By On January 27, 2017

By Frank Cipparone Ever wonder how grapes got their names? When you consider the diversity of Italy’s native varieties it can be confusing at times, but always interesting. Regional dialects must be… Read More

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A ravioli by any name is still a little pocket of goodness

By On January 27, 2017

By Murray Schulman It’s a new year already? Yes, 2017 has arrived. The cliché that says the older one gets the faster time moves is more my reality than it is a… Read More