There will be no formal Columbus Day program in Westfield this year, organizers of the annual event said. The Westfield Italian American Club and Greater Westfield UNICO in a statement said the event’s organizers consulted with town officials and agreed to cancel the program in case there is a resurgence of COVID-19. In June, Westfield health offic...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“IAOVC”), a nationwide coalition of anti-bias activists, has filed suit in Federal US District Court against The Township of West Orange, NJ, seeking an injunction to have the Christopher Columbus statue returned to its original location. The IAOVC has been working with numerous groups and individuals acros...

Earlier this month, Danny DeVito talked with James Corden on his CBS late night show about voicing the character of Bob the dog in the new release of “The One and Only Ivan” movie “I am a dog person, a cat person, an animal person,” DeVito told Corden. He’s also a family person and said he wished he could bring his New Jersey family with him to San...

As each New Jersey summer comes to a close, one sure thing that takes away the sting from saying goodbye to hot, sunshine-filled days is attending a San Gennaro Festival. This celebration, lasting 11 days in Manhattan and with smaller-scaled celebrations in our state, is a food-fest of Italian flavor. Peppers and sausage and zeppolis reign supreme...

When the general public learns about the Italian immigration to the United States during the 1880s to the 1920s, they usually see it through the lens of those who settled in New York City on Mulberry Street. Unless of course they happen to live in a city with a Little Italy of their own. But even then, the stories of Italian immigrants in New York...

COVID-19 has killed another Jersey Shore tradition, the annual Columbus Day Parade. Fundraising efforts fell short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organizers instead, are looking toward 2021’s 30th-anniversary celebration. “The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee regretfully announces the cancellation of the 29th Annual Ocean County Columb...

“Apprendiamo da fonti giornalistiche che i funzionari della Contea di Union, in New Jersey (USA), hanno annunciato che ad Elizabeth sarà eretta una statua a Marsha P. Johnson, storica espressione del mondo transgender. Nulla da dire su questo ma quello che è inaccettabile e’ che tale statua sorgerà al posto di quella di Cristoforo Colombo. Ancora u...

The Montville Chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian-American civil organization in the country, recently awarded four scholarships to local high school seniors totaling $5,000. The Chapter’s Educational Grant was awarded to Vanessa Van Bodegon of Morris Hills High School who will be attending Seton Hall University to study physical therapy...

Fiona Lenzo, a graduate of Hillsborough High School now attending the College of New Jersey has been selected as Miss UNICO Hillsborough for 2020-21. She is pursuing a degree in Education at TCNJ and has studied the Italian language for seven years, receiving the Seal of Bi-literacy. She is an active member of the Hillsborough community, having bee...

There’s no question in our minds that while New York is the city that doesn’t sleep, Hoboken is most certainly the city that always eats — a title we are incredibly proud of. The vast array of cuisines that diversifies the city is what makes dining out a culinary experience. But for those looking for the classic Italian deli, Hoboken is also the sp...