Unico Foundation Inc., a national service organization with members are of Italian descent, offers scholarships for high school seniors, as well as for undergraduate and graduate students of Italian descent. The Nutley chapter will sponsor eligible students who live in New Jersey.    The scholarships for high school students are in addi...

By David Ddanzis   The Sparta chapter of UNICO — the country's largest Italian-American service organization — will unveil a monument in honor of Christopher Columbus Monday morning at Dykstra Park. "We've been trying to do this for many years and it's finally becoming a reality," said Ken Carafello, Sparta UNICO president.   "It...

The Clark chapter of UNICO, a local Italian-American service organization, recently held its annual "New Year Kick-off" meeting. Best known for its annual Columbus Day weekend carnival and Italian-American feast, the organization underwrites numerous activities in Clark, funds an annual scholarship, and provides social and entertainment activi...

2013 marks the 5th annual UNICO Microbrew Festival at Zona Rosa. All thirsts will be quenched with more than 75 unique brews from a wide variety of regional and national breweries. A a couple of local distilleries will also be offering samples.   The event will take place in the Zona Rosa town square on Saturday, August 10th from 5pm to 9pm....

UNICO National, the largest Italian American service and charitable organization in America and Marconi University, headquartered in Rome, Italy and accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, announced a strategic relationship to promote educational and study abroad opportunities and to advance their shared objectives. Under the new relation...

Frank A. Cimini recently celebrated his 100th birthday with a reception in the Weinberg Memorial Library at University of Scranton, where Keystone Chapter of UNICO National presented him with an Extraordinary Member Recognition Certificate.   Born Oct. 20, 1914, Mr. Cimini is the son of the late Giuseppe and Maria Ferraioli Cimini. Mr. Cimin...

by Lindsay Carey   The annual Southington Italian-American Festival reaches the decade milestone later this month. The tradition continues with authentic Italian food, music and a homemade wine contest at the tenth annual Southington Italian-American Festival, July 25-27 on Center Street. "It is important to bring back the Italian tradition...

by Brian M. Johnson   The 28th annual Bristol UNICO Italian Dinner, to be held May 4 at the Giamatti Little League Center, offers fresh salads and hand-cooked pasta and meatballs with proceeds supporting local charities and scholarships.   Continuous servings will be offered from noon to 5 p.m. at the center at 335 Mix Street. There w...

Everyone will be "Italian for a Day" at the Cedar Grove UNICO's La Festa Italiana, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 27-29. The Italian-American service organization will kick off a new year of activities with the festival. There will be free live entertainment, rides and other activities, as well as Italian food, beer and wine. Tickets will be sol...

MSNBC political commentator and "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd today acceded to a request from the Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition and UNICO National and made a public apology for comments he made on October 21st on the air during the "Morning Joe" show on MSNBC which stereotyped Italian Americans.   During the October 21st Broadcast...