Bloomfield UNICO celebrates Columbus Day

Bloomfield UNICO celebrates Columbus Day

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield UNICO, the Italian service organization, held its 26th annual Columbus Day observance this past Monday morning, Oct. 10, at the Christopher Columbus monument on the Green, across Broad Street from the Civic Center. Always a charming public event in Bloomfield, it attracted a small gathering of fourth-grade essayists, parents, principals, police […]

Belleville and Nutley communities come together for thrilling Columbus Day Parade

Belleville and Nutley communities come together for thrilling Columbus Day Parade

BELLEVILLE / NUTLEY, NJ — The 40th annual Nutley Belleville Columbus Day Parade was a great success, drawing large crowds to celebrate Italian heritage and culture on Sunday, Oct. 9. This year’s grand marshal was Tina Cervasio, Fox 5 lead sports anchor and reporter, and host of “Sports Xtra.”  In addition to Cervasio, other honorees […]

Italian Pride on display at West Orange Town Hall

Italian Pride on display at West Orange Town Hall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO President Frank Gonnella presided over a flag-raising ceremony of the steps of West Orange Town Hall on Oct. 6. Gonnella thanked West Orange Mayor Robert D. Parisi and members of the municipal government for their support. The brief ceremony celebrated Italian pride and culture within the […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate Italian Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate Italian Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Thursday, Oct. 6, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its annual Italian Heritage Month event to celebrate the accomplishments of men and women of Italian heritage everywhere, and honor outstanding Essex County citizens for their contributions to the county and society as a whole. This year, the board recognized […]

Parade committee celebrates Nutley-Belleville honorees

Parade committee celebrates Nutley-Belleville honorees

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade and Italian Heritage Committee celebrated its 40th anniversary at an honoree dinner at Nanina’s in the Park on Wednesday, Sept. 21, with well over 300 guests. The parade is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9, at 1:30 p.m., starting at Belleville High School and ending at the Nutley […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate Italian American Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate Italian American Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Italian Heritage Celebration via Zoom. The ceremony, which returned after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, is held to celebrate Italian culture and heritage, highlighting the contributions of Italian Americans in Essex County. Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson […]