I am the grandson of Alfonsina Malanga, who was born in Caposele, probably on Oct.31, 1886, and who emigrated to New Jersey at an early age; she died in 1961. She married Regolo Pavia, and they had three children, one of whom was my mother. I spent my earliest years in "her" neighborhood in Newark. Although I am no longer in touch with the family, if I can be of any help to you, I would be glad to be. I would also be curious to know what you have found out about the Malangas. I know the name was (and is) very common in Caposele.
Sincerely, Jim Reilly (obviously, my dad was not Italian!)