Honoring Mary and Cesarina Augusto

InsiderNJ on Wednesday was thrilled to talk to Cesarina Augusto Earl of Hawthorne, editor and publisher of the legendary La Voce Italiana or the Italian Voice Newspaper, which has served the Paterson community and the environs and beyond for 84 years.

Earl’s mother, the late Mary Augusto of Paterson, founded the paper with her husband and printed it on Mill Street.

Mary Augusto made history in Paterson as the first woman to run for mayor of the Silk City in 1947. Mary Augusto challenged four-term incumbent William Furrey. Both lost to Mike DeVita, later indicted.

Mary Augusto later worked at the Paterson Department of Public Works. She died in 1982.

Cesarina Augusto (pictured) appeared Wednesday night at the Civic Association meeting of former state Senator John Girgenti and his wife Rose, and shared a copy of her newspaper, which featured a 1980s picture of herself, Lee Iacocca, and future President Donald Trump.

“Someone canceled her subscription to the paper because I printed a picture of Trump,” Earl told InsiderNJ. “Oh, well. You lose a few, and you gain a few.”

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