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Old 01-06-2009, 04:01 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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thats y i had the question face next to Kearny. I knew a lot of old school italians from kearny. i hear theres a lot of Portugese, both back then and now. and new latino immigrants, but there everywhere. i'll remove Kearny.

this sucks Italian-American communities are dying. one of the points I was trying to make with this bulletin was that there not dying. but they clearly are. there not nearly as abundant as they used to be.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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NEW ADDITION

****Rochelle Park/Maywood****
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Central NJ
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I'm glad to see 2 neighboring towns on the list- maybe I'll find a nice, italian around here one day

Elizabeth used to have many italians in Peterstown section but unfortunately, little by little they started moving out.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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yeah, I'm sure all the big cities at one point in history had large italian-american neighborhoods. Newark definitely did, as well as Hoboken, Bayonne and Paterson. I don't really hear to much about Elizabeth, or even Jersey City having large italian-american neighborhoods in the past. they all migrated from italy to the major cities, New York being at the top of the list.

you know what would be cool? if there was an easy way to obtain information of town's previous demographics like in earlier years. i know the image of that hard-working, lower middle class, predominantly italian town exists. i just don't know where it is.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:26 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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Hoboken- that's where Joey Pants is from (Joe Pantoliano)
another Sopranos man is from Jersey as well (most of the actors were orginally from Brooklyn Edie Falco, Lorraine Bracco, Tony Sirico, etc.)
the big man Tony Soprano (Jame Gandolfini) is from Westwood in Bergen County. big italian area?

has anyone been to the Italian-American festival in Hoboken?
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Central NJ
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You know that on Sunday I went to return something at Ikea and then went to the cafe near the exit. Guess who I saw- James Gandolfini! The guy behind me shook his hand before I realized it was him. He was there with some other guys- didn't see any purchases- he was getting food. Cool to see him in Elizabeth (my old town).
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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As far as Essex County goes I always thought Verona had the most Italians.
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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You know that on Sunday I went to return something at Ikea and then went to the cafe near the exit. Guess who I saw- James Gandolfini! The guy behind me shook his hand before I realized it was him. He was there with some other guys- didn't see any purchases- he was getting food. Cool to see him in Elizabeth (my old town).
yeah, its good to see the Jersey born celebrities stay in Jersey. Steve Schirippa ditched us for Vegas... altho he's originally from Brooklyn. Bruce Springsteen still lives in the shore area! its all good.
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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As far as Essex County goes I always thought Verona had the most Italians.
Yeah you would think so, but it's named after Verona, in Italy. thats a rele nice town, as of right now I'm considering it for future relocation. i like essex county in general, nice place, but very expensive. i'm more partial to it than bergen county. but according to some of the data posted on this thread. Bergen county is #1 and Essex follows.

thank you for your input.
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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Live in Lodi........still lots of Italians and Italian specialty stores...mayor is Italian and the old-timers children have bought houses there.
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