Fiona Lenzo, a graduate of Hillsborough High School now attending the College of New Jersey has been selected as Miss UNICO Hillsborough for 2020-21. She is pursuing a degree in Education at TCNJ and has studied the Italian language for seven years, receiving the Seal of Bi-literacy. She is an active member of the Hillsborough community, having bee...

Another in a line-up of what seems like unending cancellations has been confirmed.   What would have been the Fourteenth Annual UNICO Italian-American Feast has been canceled this year according to organizers. “It is kind of upsetting that we can’t have it, it’s disappointing,” said Joseph Arancio, President of the Clark Chapter of UNICO.  “This is...

Like many service organizations, continuing a mission during a pandemic can prove challenging. However, the Verona Chapter of UNICO National, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this October, continues to live out the motto “service above self.” UNICO National is the largest Italian-American organization with chapters all across the United States...

As Christopher Columbus statues across the country are torn down and vandalized, an Italian heritage group is asking the town of Kearny to protect a Columbus monument there. UNICO, an organization that promotes Italian ancestry and culture, sent a letter dated July 2 to Kearny Mayor Al Santos and the Town Council asking the city to spray a “protect...

The Hackensack Chapter of UNICO National, its officers, members, and Board of Directors, along with Italian-American concerned citizens of Hackensack, oppose any or all attempts to rename Columbus Park in Hackensack, NJ and/or remove the Statue of Christopher Columbus in said park. In 1940, while sons and daughters of Italian immigrants were joinin...

Members of Scotch Plains’ Italian American community are planning a march on Tuesday, July 21, at 6:00 p.m. from the Italian American Club (1976 Valley Ave., Scotch Plains) to the Municipal Building on Park Ave. in support of the Columbus monument. Three groups are helping to organize the event: the Italian American Club; UNICO (the Italian America...

The Livingston chapter of UNICO National announced the election of Maria Bucco Brush as its first female president in the service organization’s 65-year history. As only one chapter of the nation’s largest Italian-American service organization, Livingston UNICO exemplifies the nationwide UNICO motto of “Service Above Self” by providing charitable f...

Stamford, Connecticut, has a large tight-knit Italian American population which honors Christopher Columbus for his courage and fortitude. The Italian people of Stamford put differences aside and rally around an issue when it comes to a question about their heritage. In addition to this oneness of spirit, Stamford is home to an active chapter of UN...

UNICO National Hillsborough Chapter is looking for a young woman who can represent the township’s Italian American community for the 2020-21 term.  Applicants must fit the following criteria: At least 50% Italian; A resident of Hillsborough; Plan to continue her education; Between the ages of 18 to 25 years old; Must be comfortable speaking in publ...

A new organization is seeking to dispel the myths surrounding Christopher Columbus, and it is being backed by the five largest Italian American organizations in the United States and their millions of members and followers. In the wake of the unprecedented attacks on the reputation of Christopher Columbus that have spread throughout the country, th...