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The Absence of Italian News in American Media

By On July 12, 2018

By Joe Cannavo Italy has a new government that was only formed after much chaos and political maneuvering. For the better part of two months, it seemed the March election was going… Read More

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The Importance of Learning Italian in School

By On June 21, 2018

By Joe Cannavo The school year is coming to an end and I am asking myself these questions. In school districts that offer Italian, how many parents of Italian descent insisted that… Read More

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This festival season, become a part of the Italian-American renaissance

By On May 3, 2017

Step away from the carnival to absorb some art and culture By Joe Cannavo It’s hard to believe that another school year is almost over and summer will soon be here. No… Read More

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In the absence of a strong Italian media, ignorance and stereotypes will prevail

By On April 13, 2017

There’s not much audience for history when Tony Soprano is grabbing all the ratings By Joe Cannavo You may recall a recent editorial in which I pointed out that for a community… Read More

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N.J. government should have 1 language on website

By On February 20, 2017

By Joe Cannavo A visit to the State of New Jersey’s Division of Pensions and Benefits website inspired me to share some thoughts this month about the many languages our diverse culture… Read More

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National media will never reflect what many in this region already know

By On February 20, 2017

By Joe Cannavo Since 1492, when Christopher Columbus became the first Italian to land on American soil, some 5½ million more of our Italian ancestors have followed this famous Genoese navigator across… Read More

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Holidays may be in the past, but our heritage is right now

By On January 26, 2017

Resolve to keep traditions of our ancestors alive all through the year By Joe Cannavo In my last editorial I urged my readers to put aside the urge to hit the malls… Read More

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Can you keep Christmas in your heart every day?

By On November 30, 2016

It wouldn’t solve all the problems,  but the world would be a better place. By Joe Cannavo This time of year can get pretty hectic. Everyone’s getting ready for Christmas, the most… Read More

Community Events

Demonstrate your Italian pride with actions rather than words

By On November 16, 2016

Community involvement should last all year, not just October By Joe Cannavo  Every year the president signs an executive order designating the month of October as National Italian American Heritage Month. Coinciding… Read More

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Earthquake relief efforts in Italy need your help

By On October 6, 2016

Catastrophe in nation’s central region levels Amatrice, claims 297 lives By Joe Cannavo  My editorial this month is about awareness, but not the usual awareness of Italian pride and the preservation  of… Read More