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Dec 07, 2017, 08:30 ET UNICO National Donates $50,000 to a Hospital in Rieti, Italy Devastated by an Earthquake in 2016 $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

UNICO National, the largest Italian American Service Organization in the country, has donated $50,000 its members raised after the August 2016...


Oct 13, 2017, 08:30 ET The Preserve Columbus Day Coalition Seeks Support to Uphold Italian American Holiday $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Another Columbus Day has passed with Italian Americans celebrating their pride by marching in parades, displaying the colors, and holding...


Aug 24, 2017, 10:19 ET UNICO National President Thomas J. Vaughan Jr. Speaks Out in Opposition of Removing Christopher Columbus Statue from Columbus Circle in NYC $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Thomas J. Vaughn Jr., President of UNICO National, released the following statement regarding this issue: "Columbus represents the...


Jan 26, 2017, 08:45 ET Organizations Galvanize in Strong Opposition to NEA Initiative to Celebrate Columbus Day as Dia De La Raza/ Indigenous People's Day $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

A wide ranging group of national, regional and local organizations have joined forces to oppose the National Education Association's (NEA) recent...


Apr 11, 2016, 08:30 ET UNICO National to Honor Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova's Final Four Most Outstanding Player with Dr. DM Nigro Memorial Award at Convention $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 UNICO National has announced that it will be presenting its coveted Dr. D.M. Nigro Memorial Award for Amateur Athletics to Ryan Arcidiacono,...


Mar 11, 2016, 08:40 ET UNICO National Presents 2016 Marconi Science Award and Medal to Physician-Scientist Dr. Jon S. Odorico of Madison, WI $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 Dr. Jon S. Odorico of Madison, WI, was awarded the 2016 UNICO National Marconi Science Award and Medal by UNICO National President Ann Walko,...


Oct 30, 2014, 12:31 ET UNICO National Decries NBC "Meet The Press" Host Chuck Todd's "Mob" Comment $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 UNICO National, the nation's largest Italian American service and charitable organization, is publicly denouncing the recent comments made by...


May 15, 2014, 08:30 ET UNICO National Marconi Science Award Presented to World-Renowned Neurological Researcher Dr. Salvatore DiMauro $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 Dr. Salvatore DiMauro of The Bronx, New York was presented with the 2014 UNICO National Marconi Science Award and Medal by UNICO National...


Jun 18, 2013, 08:30 ET UNICO National and Marconi University Forge International Educational and Cultural Partnership $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 UNICO National, the largest Italian American service and charitable organization in America and Marconi University, headquartered in Rome,...


Mar 25, 2013, 08:30 ET UNICO National Honors Dr. Stephen L. DeFelice of Westfield, NJ with Marconi Science Award for Lifelong Career of Discovery Including Pioneering Research in the Use of Carnitine for Multiple Medical Purposes $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 Dr. Stephen L. DeFelice of Westfield, NJ, was awarded the 2013 UNICO National Marconi Science Award by UNICO National President David Donnini...


Dec 18, 2012, 08:35 ET UNICO National Italian & Italian American Heritage 2013 Calendar Featuring Winning Italy Photo Contest Entries Now Available $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

UNICO National released its Italian and Italian American Heritage Calendar for 2013.  This year, this beautiful, full-color wall or desk...


Sep 12, 2012, 08:35 ET Italian American Service Organization UNICO Foundation Offers Scholarship Opportunities to Deserving Nursing Students $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 The UNICO Foundation, which is affiliated with UNICO National, the largest Italian American service organization in America, has announced the...


Apr 16, 2012, 08:10 ET UNICO National Presents 2012 Marconi Science Award and Medal to Dr. Victor F. Greco of Drums, PA $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 Dr. Victor F. Greco of Drums, PA, was awarded the 2012 UNICO National Marconi Science Award by UNICO National President Glenn Pettinato at a...


Aug 02, 2011, 08:10 ET UNICO National Calls on Public to Lobby Congress to Pass Italian and Italian American Heritage Month Resolution! $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

UNICO National's Anti-Bias Committee has succeeded in having a Congressional resolution introduced that would permanently make October "Italian and...


Jun 08, 2011, 07:35 ET UNICO National Presents 2011 Marconi Science Award and Medal to Astronaut Paul Richards $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Astronaut Paul W. Richards of Annapolis, MD, was awarded the 2011 UNICO National Marconi Science Award by UNICO National President Chris DiMattio...


Jan 18, 2011, 07:48 ET UNICO National Condemns Senseless Arizona Shootings $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

UNICO Foundation makes contribution to memorial fund set up for slain 9-year-old Italian American Christina Taylor Green UNICO National, the...


Dec 22, 2010, 07:45 ET UNICO National Declares Campagna Pasta Imported From Italy by Fancy Foods, Inc. as 'Official Pasta of UNICO' $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

At a recent national meeting, UNICO National, the largest Italian American service organization in America, declared that pasta products from...


Nov 29, 2010, 07:45 ET Rising Star - Italian American Tenor Christopher Macchio - Wows UNICO National Meeting and Then Named Honorary Member $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

At a recent UNICO National regional meeting, young Italian American tenor Christopher Macchio, a rising star in the entertainment world, gave a...


Nov 09, 2010, 07:35 ET UNICO National: 'VH1's My Big Friggin' Wedding Is a Big Racist Stereotype of Italian Americans' $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Describing the show as yet another disgraceful and disheartening chapter of Executive Producer SallyAnn Salsano's malicious exploitation and...


Oct 22, 2010, 07:40 ET UNICO National Announces Mille Grazie Award Winners $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

UNICO National President Chris DiMattio today announced UNICO's prestigious "Mille Grazie" Award - given to those fostering a positive image of...


Sep 09, 2010, 08:20 ET UNICO National Launches Campaign to Designate October as National Italian and Italian-American Heritage Month $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

After succeeding last year in having the State of New Jersey recognize October as Italian-American Heritage Month, UNICO National's Anti-Bias...


Aug 31, 2010, 08:20 ET UNICO National Calls Upon Governor Christie to Restore Funding for NJ Italian American Heritage Commission $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

UNICO National today called upon New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to restore funding to the New Jersey Italian American Heritage Commission,...


Aug 30, 2010, 13:45 ET Mafia II 'Party' Fizzles, Italian Americans Stand United $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Claiming a clear victory in a long battle, Andre' DiMino, who is leading a coalition of groups and individuals from the Italian American community,...


Aug 18, 2010, 12:29 ET UNICO National Calls on Take Two Interactive to Halt Release of Mafia 2 Videogame for Stereotyping Italian Americans $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Calling it a "pile of racist nonsense" that perpetuates stereotypes of Italian Americans as violent, murderous mobsters, UNICO National's Andre'...


Jun 24, 2010, 08:15 ET UNICO President Andre' DiMino 'Cautiously Optimistic' About MTV Meeting, Notes UNICO Anti-Bias Committee Targeting 'Copycat' Reality Shows on Other Networks $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

UNICO National President Andre' DiMino today reported he is "cautiously optimistic" about the potential lack of derogatory Italian American...