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Hank Cisco, 96, the longtime honorary ambassador of Norristown and cheerleader of most everything that was connected to the Montgomery County municipality, died Tuesday, Jan. 14. For three decades, Mr. Cisco was host of The Hank Cisco Show, a cable-access program recorded at Norristown Area High School. Before that, he was a Norristown police off...

A ceremony to welcome a new class of firefighters became a star-studded affair with “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen in the audience. Just like his father, the younger Springsteen is also making New Jersey Proud, reports CBS2’s Christina Fan. Sam Springsteen was officially sworn into the Jersey City Fire Department at City Hall on Tuesday, joining 14 o...

The Scranton Chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian American Service Organization in the United States, announce that member Diane Alberigi has been named UNICAN of the Year for 2019, according to Jim Brogna, president of the chapter. The annual black tie optional UNICO charity ball will be held Feb. 29 at Fiorelli’s Manor, Peckville with c...

Maria Rosina "Rose" (Spadea Anello) Madonna, 89 of Lancaster, PA passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 after a brief illness. Born in Gasperina, Italy she was the daughter of the late Maria Teresa (Qualtiere) and Nicola Spadea Anello. She was married to the late Joseph Madonna for over 58 years. Rose was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Ann...

Former State Sen. C. Robert Sarcone (R-Newark), the former Minority Leader of the New Jersey State Assembly and a candidate for the GOP nomination for Governor in 1977, died on January 12.  He was 94. A talented trial lawyer and charismatic speaker, Sarcone began his political career in Newark’s North Ward and served as an assistant prosecutor in E...

Friday January 17, at 7PM. Georgetown University – Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building West Road, Washington DC 20007. The Italian Cultural Society, in collaboration with US-Italy Global Affairs Forum and The Department of Italian of Georgetown University,  presents the duo Heartstrings performing words and music from Auschwitz “Ci hanno divisi” (...

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest in international art cinema, a master of memory, dreams, fantasy and desire: Federico Fellini. Our year-long celebration of his genius starts with this musical tribute by one of the greatest pianist of the Italian jazz scene: Enrico Pieranunzi. For this debut in Washington DC of F...

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC (USHMM), invite you to an evening remembering Italian mothers and daughters of the Holocaust. Although the Holocaust has been widely studied,...

The Nutley Board of Commissioners presented two proclamations during the Tuesday, Dec. 17 public meeting. Commissioners Steven L. Rogers and Mauro G. Tucci were absent excused. A proclamation was given to Nutley Unico for their 60 years of service. Mayor and Public Works Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli and Commissioners Thomas J. Evans and Alphons...

Sunday January 12 from 14:00 to 16:00 EST. History of Italian Immigration Museum, 1834 East Passyunk Avenue, 19148 Philadelfia PA. Get your tickets here. Join Angela Cacciarru and learn how to travel in Italy from a unique perspective. Discover new places in which you become immersed in the colors and scents of the hills and the valleys that your a...

The Renovo Sons of Italy Club again played Santa just before Christmas as the club continued to make a difference throughout western Clinton County with contributions that will benefit many for years to come. The club donated $56,000 to over 30 non-profit or financially in need groups on a Sunday afternoon just before the holidays. Donations of thi...

Unico Delaware members and guests enjoyed Italian specialities at a Christmas party at Fish On Dec. 8. Chapter members held their annual Christmas tea at Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Lewes Dec. 11. They shared homemade cakes and cookies with the residents, held a Christmas sing-along and donated small gifts such as socks, hats and...