As a lead-off event to this year's national celebration of Catholic Schools Week, representatives of the Tri-State Italian-American Congress presented $25,000 in scholarships to 25 students of Italian heritage from 18 Catholic elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Newark.   The awards were presented in the Auditorium of the Archdiocesan C...

The Sons of Italy New Jersey Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), the oldest and largest national organization for men and women of Italian descent, will hold its Columbus Italian Cultural Festa!   Hundreds are expected to attend and enjoy Italian-themed food, vendors and novelties, a bocce tourname...

by Barbara Brown   There will be a Columbus Day ceremony at the Columbus Monument in front of Scotch Plains Town Hall on Saturday at 11 a.m. The event is hosted by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO National, the Italian-American Club of Scotch Plains and the Knights of Columbus #5730 Council.   UNICO is the largest Italian Am...

by Felix Alarcon   The Bayonne chapter of Sons of Italy has announced its new officers for 2014-2015. On April 2 at the Dominic Del Monte Lodge 2560, the organization installed its new slate of officers, which includes John Baccarella, Grace Bitetto, Vitangelo Bitetto, and Gary La Pelusa, who is running for a seat on the Bayonne City Co...

The Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County Celebrates its 35th Anniversary. During the 1970s, Vittorio Russo, proprietor of a fine Italian restaurant known as the Clinton Point Inn, established an Italian Club by canvassing local businesses owned by persons with Italian sounding names. The club was for men and had a business flavor...

Congratulations to NIAF member Cav. John Scarpati for his community efforts, which restored the Christopher Columbus statue in Mercer County, Hamilton, N.J. The statue, that for many in the local Italian American community stood as a reminder of Italian culture, had recently been vandalized.   Scarpati and the Mercer County Italian-American...

When: June 20 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 pmWhere: White Beeches Golf and Country Club, 70 Haworth Drive, Haworth, NJ United States The Coccia Foundation's 15th Annual Italian Studies Golf Classic will be held on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the White Beeches Golf & Country Club in Haworth, N.J. The outing begins with a delicious hot and cold break...

Alexandra "Alex" R. Donnadio of Hillsborough was selected as Miss UNICO Hillsborough for 2016-17. Donnadio, 22, is a graduate of Hillsborough High School, Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) and is currently attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice.   She has volunteered at the Vacation Bible School, JFK Hospital, NJ Association o...

Steven Cataneo, the real estate broker/ owner and CEO of Century 21 Cataneo & Associates, Holmdel, has been awarded the Stivale D'Italia Award of Excellence, which was presented by The Italian Voice Newspaper.   The Italian Voice Newspaper was founded in 1932 and is circulated in the United States and Italy, including New York, New Jerse...

Former West Caldwell Councilman Dominick J. Aiello was honored by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during its Italian Heritage Month Celebration held at the Hall of Records on Wednesday, Oct. 1.   The event was co-sponsored by Freeholders Leonard Luciano of West Caldwell (District 4) and Brendan Gill of Montclair (District 5), wh...