This month’s featured guests for the "Meet the Mayor" series will be the Basking Ridge chapter of UNICO, the largest Italian American organization in the United States, whose members will talk about Italian Americans' contributions and culture. Italian desserts and coffee will be served. The October "Meet the Mayor" session with Bernard Township Ma...

The UNICO Bocce tournament held on Sept. 11 in Georgetown was well-attended, with 10 teams rolling to support the annual Brian Piccolo Award to Sussex County high school athletic teams. The chairman of the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage, Richard DiLiberto, and the UNICO National President, Steve Pelonero, joined forces to rally members for...

Since 1989, the achievements and contributions of Italian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States have been celebrated each October and, at a recent borough council meeting, Mayor Matt Anesh proclaimed October as Italian Heritage Month in South Plainfield.  "Italian and Italian American Heritage Month is an appropriate time to...

With none of the controversy that surrounded the Columbus Day celebration in 2020, the local Italian American community in Scotch Plains celebrated its roots in Montazzoli and other cities in Italy. Speakers included former New Jersey Gov. Donald DiFrancesco, a Scotch Plains native who is the descendant of Italian immigrants, Daniela Nizzardo Selli...

The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO National held an Italian Flag Raising on the steps of West Orange Town Hall on October 7 in celebration of Italian American Heritage Month. Both Mayor Robert Parisi and UNICO Director Frank Gonnella spoke about the importance of the deeply rooted Italian pride that drives their daily lives. Councilwomen Miche...

More than a year ago, a group of Italian-Americans in Stamford fought to preserve a statue of Christopher Columbus in the downtown. On Sunday, they’ll celebrate that the statue is still standing. The Stamford chapter of the Italian-American service organization Unico is putting on the Columbus Day celebration, which will take place around 11:15 a.m...

The Torrington Chapter of UNICO National and Torrington officials will honor its Italian Mayor of the Day, Art Mattiello, Oct. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the Coe Memorial Park Civic Center. The public is welcome to attend the chapter’s Columbus/Mayor of the Day celebration. Chris Cogliano will play the National Anthem, followed by an invocation from Father...

A township organization will hold an Italian flag raising Friday morning in commemoration of Columbus Day and Italian heritage. The flag raising will be held at 10 a.m. at the Brick Municipal Building on Chambers Bridge Road.  “Come help us help us celebrate Columbus Day and our Italian Heritage,” Brick Unico President Lisa Pizzella said. She will...

The Board of County Commissioners invites residents to Union County’s 13th Annual Columbus Day Flag Raising event. The ceremony will take place Friday, Oct. 8th, at 1:00 p.m., on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse, located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth. “We are proud of the achievements of Italian Americans who have made amazing con...

The Columbus Day ceremony, sponsored by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO and the Scotch Plains Italian American Club, will begin at 9 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 9, with music and have an official program start at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be located at the Alan M. Augustine Village Green in Scotch Plains. The featured guest of the Columbus Day Ce...