Is it schtick, or politic? Joe Piscopo, a lifetime entertainer, kept them guessing, and laughing, Thursday as special guest speaker at the Unico National dinner honoring Bill Curcio as the group's Community Leader of the Year. For some time, political pundits were kept guessing whether Piscopo, a New Jersey native and resident, would toss his hat i...

A longtime local Italian teacher will be honored as the 2016 Southington Unico Gold Medal of Honor recipient next month. Alphonse D’Angelo will receive the honor at the Gold Medal Award Dinner at the Aqua Turf Club on May 17. He taught at Southington High School for more than 30 years and helped start the school’s Italian-language program. “I certa...

At its annual meeting on Tuesday, March 28, UNICO, the Italian American service organization, made a special donation to the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad #scotchplainsrescuesquad at Giovanna's in Plainfield. The flag artwork was created by Ernie Hernandez in honor of the squad's 80th anniversary this year. Hernandez, a recently retired Scotch Plains...

Stamford resident Mario DeCarlo celebrated his 92nd birthday with family and friends at Madonia's restaurant in Stamford recently. DeCarlo, a Stamford native and one of the founding fathers of the Italian Center in Stamford, is a World War II veteran who received the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He is also the recipient of UNICO's Giuseppe G...

Brick’s chapter of UNICO, an Italian-American service organization, will host a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament Friday, April 7. The tournament will be held at the VFW Post on Adamston Road from 7-11 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. Top prize is a $1,500 gift card. Pay $100 for $3,000 in chips. Refreshments, sandwiches, beer and wine, plus a gift...

The Belleville Chapter of UNICO will sponsor an Awards Dinner Honoring the Belleville Police Department on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm at The Chandelier 340 Franklin Avenue, Belleville, NJ. The Chapter will also pay homage to Belleville Township’s police officers as well as all men and women in law enforcement by distributing lawn signs with...

William Curcio said he was unsure about being honored at yet another dinner, "but when they told me where the money was going, I said, ‘I'm in.'?" UNICO National will host "A Night of Giving" on April 6 to honor Curcio, who recently retired from Eastern Propane Corp. The proceeds will go to suppo rt the Sussex County Food Pantry, Project Self-Suffi...

A popular service club in Northeast Pennsylvania celebrating March Madness Thursday night-- Italian style. The Keystone Chapter of UNICO in Dunmore held it's March Madness Membership Drive and dinner in Old Forge. The non-profit organization helps promote Italian heritage in our area. Eyewitness News Anchor Nick Toma was the guest speaker for the e...

The first meeting of the 2017 term of JCCIA officers was called to order at Trattoria Poretta. Over 70 people were in attendance, representing Italian organizations throughout Chicagoland. Among them were the Italian Chamber of Commerce, UNICO, ARSA, Italian American War Veteran, Italian American Executives of Transportation, Italian American Human...

UNICO of Westfield is proud to sponsor a Flapjack fundraiser to benefit our veterans and active military through Bonds of Courage.  Bonds of Courage is a non profit charity that provides a network of support services to troops, veterans and military families on a local level. The event will be held at Applebee's , 1255 Raritan  Road, Clark NJ on Ap...