The 7th Annual UNICO Italian American Feast is just around the corner, according to Clark UNICO Chapter President Ralph Bernardo. This year's feast will take place Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 11-13, on the Clark Municipal Building grounds at 430 Westfield Avenue. The feast will be open Friday night from 6-11 p.m., Saturday from 1-11 p.m., and Sunda...

by Daniel J. Kov Columbus Day was all about celebrating the contributions of Italian-Americans to Vineland in the annual ceremony on the steps of City Hall on Monday. "The Italian community has done so much for this city," Mayor Ruben Bermudez said at the start of the noon ceremony. "They are a critical part of our growth and development as a...

For the first time since 2011 the Howard Beach Columbus Day Parade marched down Cross Bay Boulevard on Sunday.A steady stream of red, white and green enveloped the boulevard, along with the sounds of marching bands from local high schools and Franklin K. Lane High School's JROTC troop. Neighborhood schoolchildren from St. Helen and PS 207 joined th...

Gianna Bianco, a 17-year-old Pelham Parkway resident and senior at Maria Regina High School, has been named Miss Columbus for the 38th annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade.   Bianco grew up attending the parade each year, and said she always looked up to Miss Columbus as a model Italian-American girl. She was excited to learn she was eligible th...

By Daniel Bethencourt   In what could be dubbed an act of criminal irony, a statue of Christopher Columbus in downtown Detroit was vandalized just in time for this year's Columbus Day. The statue, located at Jefferson and Randolph right next to city hall, was splashed with fake blood, and a hatchet was taped to his forehead as if it had...

A wreath laying at the foot of the Christopher Columbus statue headlined a celebration of both Columbus and Italian-American heritage Monday. Organizers say the event at the statue -- which has stood for more than 70 years -- is more than a commemoration of Italian-Americans' contributions to the community.   "It's about tradition ... n...

  WTI Magazine #45    2014 October, 15Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   At this time, you all should have been read tons of words about Columbus Day. I know. But this has been my first one, and this is what I'd like to talk about in the editorial of this number of We the Italians magazine. I am in New York, and then I'll be in New Je...

The Fratellanza Club is currently seeking single young ladies between the ages of 16 to 25 to represent our club in the upcoming Columbus Day Queen Contest to be held on July 26th. A Queen will be selected and all remaining contestants will become Princesses for the year. The Queen and Princesses are sponsored by the Clubs of the Ita...

by Matt Conti   The Order Sons of Italy in America, Massachusetts Grand Lodge (OSIAMA), has made a late decision not to march in Boston's North End 2013 Columbus Day Parade. Citing a changing demographic, the Italian-American organization told the North End organizers that it will instead march in the City of Revere this year. "They really...

  WTI Magazine #69    2015 October, 2Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 69th issue of our online magazine. We're planning our trip to the US right now. It is October, the Italian heritage month, and We the Italians will be in New York and Washington DC to celebrate Italy! First we will march at the Colum...