The Plainfields' Chapter of UNICO will host its annual Pig Roast on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM), at the Scotch Plains Italian American Hall, 1976 Valley Avenue in Scotch Plains. Advance purchase of tickets is $45; $55 at the door.   This fundraising event has been a Plainfields' UNICO tradition for over 40 yea...

It's going to be a great couple of months at Circolo! First, a bocce get-together at Arnoldi's on Sunday, November 17. If you are interested in playing bocce or just get together with a group of friends, join us at Arnoldi's at 4:00pm of that day. But before then, there will be a very special dinner. And here are the details....   ICHF/Circo...

If a parking lot full of tattooed men in black leather and boots outside a place called Death Row Motorcycles doesn't intimidate you, the roar of a hundred motorcycles probably will.   No, this isn't the premise of a "Sons of Anarchy" spin-off. It was the scene at the 4-fourth annual UNICO Motorcycle Charity Run, which was held Saturday. &n...

Those interested in their heritage often look to older individuals in their family and friends to learn more about the culture and customs important in their backgrounds.   Hazleton Unico, the local chapter of a national Italian-American service organization, plans to honor senior individuals of Italian descent In the Hazleton area as part o...

Five local students were presented with scholarships during the annual scholarship dinner of the Merrimack Valley Chapter of UNICO Wednesday night at the Wyndham Hotel in Andover.   Winners of the $2,500 awards were: Megan McKenna of Tewksbury, a student at Austin Prep in Reading; Marika Cerbone and Sarah LaMacchia, both students at Andover...

Joseph Nicolosi has been named Man of the Year by the Holy Name Society of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church. The society bestows the honor each year on a male member of the Easton parish who has given his time and talent to church and community.   At St. Anthony's, Nicolosi has been active as a Eucharistic minister, a volunteer at...

by Mark Di Ionno   First, filmmaker John Maggio had to dispose of the M-word, because it's the first thing that came up when he was trying to raise money to produce "The Italian-Americans," a two-part, four-hour documentary PBS will unveil this month.   "It took longer to raise the money than to actually make the film," Maggio said be...

More than 30 members of Clark Unico joined the Clark Recreation Department in christening a newly installed bocce court on Sept. 26. The celebration included pizza, desserts and Italian music as guests learned the game and played against each other.   The court was donated by The Keith W. Dolan Memorial Fund and was installed by Steve Patern...

The Plainfields' Chapter of UNICO announced it will hold its annual Pig Roast event on Friday, Dec. 6 beginning at 7:30 p.m., at the Scotch Plains Italian American Hall. The club is located at 1976 Valley Ave. in Scotch Plains.   The home-made meal and menu includes unlimited roasted pig and chicken, bread and sides of roasted potatoes, sala...

Non-profit organizations are usually good at one or two things, and tend to work "narrow and deep" due to their mission statements.   Here in Nutley, UNICO is a far-reaching, multi-faceted, tireless non-profit, and like a charitable octopus, seems to have its many hard working tentacles always busy - and giving back to the community in many,...