Christopher Columbus stays — with an asterisk. The findings of Mayor de Blasio’s monuments commission were set in stone Thursday — with the group deciding after months of deliberations not to completely tear down any statues around the city in a monumentally anticlimactic ruling. Columbus will remain atop his perch high above the circle named for h...

In late summer, Durham became the first New Hampshire municipality to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. Now, at the urging of the Durham Town Council, two Durham state representatives hope the state will follow suit. House Bill 1604, sponsored by State Reps. Wayne Burton and Timothy Horrigan to rename the holiday, will be the subjec...

Town officials working to craft a pair of symbolic resolutions for the 2018 Town Meeting ballot say it’s not too late for the public to weigh in. Current drafts would have the town replace Columbus Day celebrations with Indigenous Peoples Day, and urge the state to ban natural gas pipelines while it pursues renewable energy targets. The Hartford Se...

The issue of controversial statues recently made its way to New York when depictions of Christopher Columbus were vandalized across the city, with one even being beheaded in Yonkers and another in Astoria being tagged with graffiti. Since then, there have been calls for the removal of the Columbus monument at 59th Street in Manhattan in the circle...

When Joseph Guagliardo was a street kid growing up in Red Hook in Brooklyn, the statue of Christopher Columbus at the southwest corner of Central Park in Manhattan made him swell with pride. His grandmother, Giavanna, who arrived from Sicily near the turn of the century and, like many immigrants, Anglicized her name and went by Jenny, would take hi...

There are three reasons, among others, that have convinced me, as dean, to have the Calandra Institute remain officially neutral on the issue of the Christopher Columbus controversy. The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute is a university-wide research institute. It is, secondly, funded primarily by the State of New York with tax-levied mon...

Domenica 10 dicembre, l’on. Fucsia Nissoli (coordinatrice di Forza Italia in Nord e Centro America), invitata dal Presidente Simone Galotti, è intervenuta alla Festa augurale di Natale dei Liguri nel Mondo, a New York, dove ha portato anche il messaggio augurale del Presidente Berlusconi. Tra gli altri, erano presenti all’incontro: la coordinatrice...

A giant banner — reading, “This is Potawatomi land! F–k the KKKolumbus murals!” — was unfurled inside Notre Dame’s campus library on Friday morning as students were studying for final exams. The message was meant to be a direct jab at school officials, who have refused to remove 12 iconic murals honoring Christopher Columbus, despite a recent petit...

L’era atomica ha compiuto nei giorni scorsi 75 anni. Proprio il 2 dicembre 1942 gli Stati Uniti annunciarono con un messaggio in codice (“il navigatore italiano è sbarcato nel nuovo mondo”) che Enrico Fermi e i suoi collaboratori dell’Università di Chicago erano riusciti ad accendere la prima ‘pila’ atomica.  La ‘Chicago Pile-1’ aveva prodotto la p...

This month, the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers will make its recommendation: should the Columbus monument in Columbus Circle stay? Or it should come down? The commission is evaluating all public art on city-owned land, but the Columbus monument is one of a handful that has sparked controversy; some are calling for t...