Franklin’s Quattro Eroi Lodge, 1414, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, recently hosted its installation of officers. The services were held at the VFW on Pond Street and were facilitated by State First Vice President Denise Furnari and State Deputy Joanne Ciannavel. Gino Carlucci will serve a second term as president and Barbara Mucciar...

Carlo B. Geromini, a member of Franklin’s Quattro Eroi Lodge, 1414, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, was presented with the Public Service Award by the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts on May 5. The recognition was part of the Massachusetts Education and Law Awards, presented under the leadership of the Commission for Social Justice Grand...

The Morris County of the Order of Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 President Louis Amato donated $750.00 to Valerie Fund in support of their upcoming event on Saturday, June 8 in Essex County’s Verona Park. Parsippany resident Bella Rocco, a Parsippany High School Senior, and former patient of Valerie Fund, accepted the donation on their behalf. Bella has...

Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani, United States Navy (Ret.), will be the Honorary Chairman of the Sons of Italy’s Foundation 31st National Education & Leadership Awards Gala.   Admiral Giambastiani is a retired United States Navy admiral who served for 37 years and was the seventh Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2005 to 2007. Born in...

The Sons and Daughters of Italy Myrtle Beach Lodge #2662 proudly presents "FESTA ITALIANA" being held at The Market Common on Farrow Parkway in 4017 Deville St, Myrtle Beach, SC on Saturday, June 22nd 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Sunday, June 23rd 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. There will be at least 3,200 meatballs. 1,050 sausages, 2,500 raviolis and 50 gallons of...

In 1932 the American Legion formed the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) to teach the children of veterans the principles of “justice, freedom and democracy” and to help prepare the youth for success. Little did the founders think that in 2019 an 87-year-old recruit would be inducted into the organization. But Giovanni Bernardis, a native of Italy,...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announces its support of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s official statement, issued on Friday, April 12, apologizing for the largest mass lynching in United States history. The proclamation relates to the 1891 lynching of 11 Italian immigrants who were accused of murdering Police Chief David Henne...

The Little Italy Lodge OSIA #2286 Foundation, Inc. will be awarding educational scholarships totaling $12,000 (two for $4,000; two for $2,000) for the 2019-2020 academic year. Awards assist individuals of Italian descent in furthering their education. Eligible Little Italy Lodge members, their spouses, and specific family members may apply. Applica...

The mayor of New Orleans plans an apology to Italian Americans for what's considered the nation's most deadly lynching — violence in which 11 Italian immigrants were killed after acquittals in a police chief's murder. "This has been a longstanding wound," said Michael Santo of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy. The lynching in 1891 and response...

Applications are being accepted for two scholarships donated by the Sons of Italy, Purple Aster Chapter of Galloway and Absecon, to high school seniors at Absegami and Holy Spirit high schools. Students who have a parent or grandparent of Italian descent and who will be enrolled in college in September 2019 are eligible to apply. Two $1,000 scholar...