Nutley Unico gives Lifetime Achievement Award at January meeting

Nutley Unico gives Lifetime Achievement Award at January meeting

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley Unico, a chapter of Unico National, held its monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 5, welcoming new members Sharon Balsamo, William Cutillo, Daniel Ervolino and Joseph Trentacost.  The Mille Grazie Award was given to Maurice Ferraro for his service to Nutley Unico, and the highlight of the evening, besides the outstanding menu, was […]

Bloomfield Unico comes together for the holidays

Bloomfield Unico comes together for the holidays

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Forty members of Bloomfield Unico and five Unico interns from Bloomfield High School attended the organization’s Christmas get-together on Dec. 15 at Bella Napoli Restaurant in Bloomfield. Chapter members brought unwrapped toys to be donated to the Bloomfield Police Department’s Youth Division, whose officers then distributed the toys to Bloomfield families. Photos […]

Bloomfield Unico holds successful fall food drive

Bloomfield Unico holds successful fall food drive

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Nov. 12, members and interns of the Bloomfield chapter of Unico International arrived bright and early at the Brookdale ShopRite, where volunteer members worked in hourly shifts to greet busy shoppers to encourage them to contribute items for the chapter’s fall food drive. The shoppers generously purchased enough items to allow […]

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 […]

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 […]

West Orange HS Senior Awards Night distributes scholarships totaling nearly $400,000

West Orange HS Senior Awards Night distributes scholarships totaling nearly $400,000

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School held its annual Senior Awards Night on June 2, recognizing students for academic successes, athletic achievements, community service and more, and distributing scholarships totaling nearly $400,000. The West Orange Scholarship Fund, overseeing several community scholarships, distributed a record $140,900 to 142 students. Formed in 1923, the fund […]

West Orange raises the Italian flag on the steps of Town Hall

West Orange raises the Italian flag on the steps of Town Hall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO National held an Italian flag raising on the steps of West Orange Town Hall on Oct. 7 in celebration of Italian American Heritage Month.  Mayor Robert D. Parisi and UNICO Director Frank Gonnella both spoke about the importance of the deeply rooted Italian pride that […]

Townwide cleanup a smashing success in Bloomfield

Townwide cleanup a smashing success in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Hundreds of people spread out across Bloomfield on April 24 armed with rakes and garbage bags to participate in the townwide cleanup, picking up trash and other debris in every park in town, plus a few other locations. The 500 volunteers in 70 different places included Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, […]

Nutley UNICO holds raffle drawing to raise money for scholarships

Nutley UNICO holds raffle drawing to raise money for scholarships

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley UNICO held its annual raffle drawing on Feb. 4 in support of the club’s scholarship program for Nutley High School seniors. Each year, high school students apply to the Nutley UNICO chapter for the opportunities to win some of more than $32,000 in scholarship funds.  Nutley UNICANs sold a total of […]

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