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by Fran Sullivan   Volunteers from the Elizabeth Chapter of UNICO spent Saturday morning, April 18, at the Community Food Bank of NJ where they packed senior citizen boxes, food sorting, packaging, and other jobs as part of UNICO Service Day.   UNICO is an organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing the image of Italian American...

His Excellency, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council of Families to be honored on Wednesday evening, May 13, 2015 at the Embassy of Italy, DC with a host of Ambassadors and Washington Business Leaders.   Ambassadors, Senators and Congress members, Roman Catholic Clergy, artists, business leaders and patrons of the...

È molfettese, si chiama Mauro Raguseo, ed è il sindaco di Little Ferry, cittadina del New Jersey. Al suo terzo mandato. Un successo senza precedenti. Mauro è molfettese d'America di seconda generazione ed è stato anche il primo molfettese a diventare Mayor negli States, un orgoglio per la città di Molfetta.   Occuperà la poltrona di primo ci...

The Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra will join with four professional opera singers, the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania and the Marywood University Campus Choir to present two performances of the magnificent Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1.   The Saturday performance will be given at 7:30...

by Bonnie L. Cook Joseph R. Polito Jr., 77, of West Chester, a lawyer and civic volunteer so devoted to his home turf that friends called him "Mr. Chester County," died Sunday, June 19, of cancer at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester. He had been diagnosed in 2011, his family said.   Born on Valentine's Day, Mr. Polito was the first so...

Little Italy, nestled at the foot of the Jones Falls Expressway close to the Inner Harbor, has been a low-slung quarter of rowhouses, family restaurants and ravioli church suppers for as long as any Baltimorean can remember.   While the neighborhood's narrow streets and Formstone facades have endured, its denizens have watched warily as near...

Each Spring we hold our Annual Scholarship Breakfast, drug at this event the Society present 10 $1000 scholarships in memory of Italian American Police Officers that lost their lives in the line of duty. These scholarships are available only to the children or grandchildren of members who are college bound high school seniors.   Members must...

The Order Sons of Italy will honor U.S. Congressman Tom Marino with the Guglielmo Marconi Award on August 17, 2013, during its 53rd Biennial National Convention in Philadelphia. The Guglielmo Marconi Award, the OSIA's highest honor, is named for the Nobel prize-winning Italian physicist who invented wireless telegraphy. It is presented biennially t...

by Kyle Lawson   There was a time when the Italian Club on Eighth Street in Pitcairn was booming. "This was the place everybody came to on a Friday or Saturday night," treasurer Rich Tartaglione said. "And on a Sunday after church, every table was full."   As Italians across the country celebrate their heritage on Columbus Day this y...

by Sarah Scinto   The Scranton Chapter of UNICO National is looking for contributions to an upcoming First Friday art exhibit. The chapter, in conjunction with Pro Loco "I Longobardi" of Guardia dei Lombardi, Italy, hopes to find vintage photographs of Guardiese immigrants or their descendants who settled in Northeast Pennsylvania. &nb...

On behalf of the East Hanover Italian American Club, the Executive Board and myself, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to the residents of East Hanover Township. Without your support and generosity, we would not be able to continue the Annual Morris County Columbus Day Celebration, a great tradition of Italian culture and heritage. We...

In 1996, the Fierro family of Richmond and the Italian American Cultural Association of Virginia established a scholarship for a Virginia Commonwealth University student of Italian descent. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students on the Monroe Park Campus of VCU, of Italian descent, have demonstrated financial need (as determined by the...