Today the House of Representatives of the Italian Parliament almost unanimously approved the motion presented by parliamentarians Fucsia Fitzgerald Nissoli and Federico Mollicone in defense of Christopher Columbus. It is a historic day. The motion was discussed on October 26, 2020 and it has been voted today. It was originally signed by 53 parliame...

A superior court judge has ordered Brandon Ambrose, of New York, to pay a hefty fine for beheading a Columbus statue in Waterbury, Conn. during last summer’s protests and riots. Security camera footage showed Ambrose hitting and breaking the statue with a large hammer in the early morning hours of July 4, 2020, according to WNPR. Police said Ambros...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, is joining with dozens of Italian American organizations at an Italian American Civil Rights press conference to denounce New York City Department of Education’s (“NYC DOE”) elimination of Columbus Day. The event is slated for...

As one of its national goals “service above self,” UNICO members remain faithful to helping those in need, as an individual effort or in cooperation with other charitable organizations. Financial donations were given to the Knights of Columbus in support of their 40 Cans for Lent Drive, and to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, which provides food an...

Farmington UNICO DELIVERED 702 pounds of pasta and sauce to the Farmington Food Pantry . Farmington UNICO, founded in 1970, is a Chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States. Farmington UNICO members dropped off their donations of pasta and sauce at Franklin Jewelers and Farmington Jewelers. Geno...

The UNICO Chapter of Kenilworth recently organized a toiletries and personal hygiene drive for homeless individuals who are using Newark Penn Station as their place to sleep. Laura Morana the Chapter President, partnered with an organization in Newark that expressed a necessity for these items to help those less fortunate. The collection was held o...

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every facet of life and the return of “normalcy” is still off in the distance. Individuals, families, institutions and businesses have all been affected to some degree. Organizations of all types have also faced challenges. Yet, they have stepped up to pursue opportunities. The Scranton Chapter of UNICO National,...

The UNICO Chapter of Kenilworth recently organized a coat drive to collect new and used coats in good condition, hats, scarves, and gloves for people in need this winter season. Laura Morana the Chapter President partnered with an organization in Newark that expressed a necessity for these items to help those less fortunate. The coat drive was held...

John M. Alati, a popular former Essex County freeholder who was one of the most influential people in county politics in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, died on January 15.  He was 73. He was elected freeholder in 1984, representing the East Orange/Irvington District 3 seat.   He defeated incumbent Corrina Kay, who had lost party support for re-electio...

Plainfields' UNICO President Bob Bengivenga (Right) and New Jersey District X Governor Anthony Bengivenga (Left) send their virtual greeting to the regional volunteer firefighters in Bergamo province in Italy known as the "Vigili Del Fuoco Isole Bergamasca", whose commander is Luigi Mandelli.   Twelve years ago in December 2008, UNICO officers  Bob...