On June 4 the Cedar Grove Chapter of UNICO National awarded their annual scholarships to their recipients at their homes.  They were Taylor Schmey, Stanley Duwal IV and Christopher Schoner.  All three demonstrated outstanding achievements in the classroom, community and school activities.  We'd like to congratulate them as they embark on the next c...

In what the president of UNICO called “lowlife cowardly acts,” vandals in Garfield defaced a Christopher Columbus statue and damaged a local elementary school named for the Italian explorer. Police were actively pursuing leads in finding those responsible for what Mayor Richard Rigoglioso called “hateful and disrespectful” acts, and said they’d be...

The Verona chapter of UNICO National celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And what a year it has been — for everyone! Through the pandemic, the chapter continues to live out the mission of “service above self.” UNICO National is the largest Italian-American service organization, which has chapters all across the United States, raising money f...

Hillsborough Unico Italian American Club is excited to announce their Annual Charity Golf Outing Friday, May 8, 2020 At Hillsborough Golf and Country Club. This year Hillsborough Unico is partnering with The Zippy Fund started after Zippy Cimino recovered from cancer and realized he wanted to help others like him. The Zippy Fund helps pediatric pat...

The weather has been unseasonably mild this year, yet families and individuals continue to be cold and hungry. Many organizations benefit from generous donations during the holidays, but many people then return to their daily routines and forget those in need. For members of UNICO, March provides an opportunity to celebrate the feast of St. Joseph...

The Plainfields' Chapter of UNICO was joined by UNICO District X Governor Anthony Bengivenga in swearing in Joe Belardo, a Vietnam veteran and recipient of many honors not only for his heroic work during the war, but also for his volunteer work for countless veteran organizations.  Joe Belardo won the 2019 Lou DeFillipo Armed Services Freedom Award...

Queensboro UNICO awarded five students with the “American Italian Achievement Award” scholarships on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Rego Park. The Queens chapter of UNICO — an association for Italian Americans — works hard for their community and is always looking for ways to serve the public. One of the ways the group serves the community is by providing sch...

The Scranton Chapter of UNICO National will recognize an outstanding Italian-American male and female student-athlete at the Chapter’s inaugural Brian Piccolo Awards Dinner to be held at Arcaro & Genell’s Restaurant in Old Forge on Tuesday, May 12 at 6 p.m. Applicants will be graduating seniors from one of the 14 high schools in Lackawanna County....

The Plainfields Chapter of UNICO, together with other District X UNICO chapters, recently honored South Plainfield resident Joseph Vella as recipient of the organization’s prestigious Americanism Award. The honor, presented to individuals who have gone ‘above and beyond in their life to help others,’ was presented to Vella during an awards dinner h...

Stan Kuczynski has been elected president of the Chicago West Suburban Chapter of UNICO National. Kuczynski was inducted into the organization in 2014, and served as recording secretary and chairman of the Scholarship, Fundraising and Bylaws committees before ascending to the presidency. “To be president of this 61-year-old organization comes with...