A man charged with defacing a Christopher Columbus statue in Chicago's Little Italy neighborhood also shouted obscenities as the statue's pedestal was defaced, prosecutors said Sunday. Kyle Miskell, 30, of the 2200 block of West 23rd Place, appeared Sunday at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, charged with felony criminal damage to government pr...

There are at least 42 monuments to him in New Jersey, but Christopher Columbus remains one of the nation's most controversial figures. Was Columbus a hero who opened the Americas to European exploration and innovation, or a villain who lead to the enslavement of natives and the death of thousands due to disease? The federal holiday, celebrated on t...

More and more cities across the country have been renaming the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day. Earlier this week, Moscow in the western part of the state became the first city in Idaho to rename the holiday. The Moscow City Council approved the change on Monday in a 5-to-1 vote. The city follows the U...

Those with deep Italian roots and those without are all welcome to celebrate Columbus Day on Thursday with a morning full of ceremonies, proclamations and entertainment, and to honor a special citizen. The city’s annual Columbus Day celebration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Columbus Square with the laying of a ceremonial wreath and raising of the Italian...

Thousands of people lined the streets for Bloomfield’s Columbus Day Parade, but the talk along Liberty Avenue was about the possibility that the parade could change names, neighborhoods or even seasons. The sun was out in Bloomfield and so were the bands, both big and small. Pageant queens, and friends from KDKA, like Paul Martino and Christine D’A...

Italian flags lined Newark Avenue and Grove Street on Saturday as the eighth annual Columbus Day parade made its way through Jersey City's historically Italian-American neighborhood. Residents came out to Jersey City's downtown district on Saturday to celebrate Christopher Columbus' arrival in the America's in 1492. The parade kicked off at 1 p.m....

Alla fine, dopo tante polemiche, è arrivata. La 73esima Columbus Day Parade annuale si terrà a New York lunedì 9 ottobre e la sfilata celebrerà anche quest’anno l’eredità italiana-americana, la cultura e i successi, con oltre 35.000 partecipanti e oltre un milione di spettatori. Tra le novità, però, la riproposizione di un tema mai esplorato prima:...

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will join the 2017 Columbus Day Parade in Revere this coming Monday, Oct. 9. Baker and Polito will join Mayor Brian Arrigo, the parade’s grand marshall, and other Revere city officials in marching along the route.  “We are honored to welcome the governor and the lieutenant. governor to Revere for thi...

Marching bands and Italian food takeover downtown Binghamton for the 58th year. The Annual Columbus Day Tournament of Bands and Italian Festival returns on Monday. The festivities will kick off at 9am with an Italian flag raising at City Hall. The parade starts at 10am, with bands marching from the corner of Main and Arthur Streets into the city's...

When it comes to raising the ire of the American left over the imposition of western values on the indigenous peoples of North America, no one quite gets them going like Christopher Columbus. To them his arrival in the western hemisphere was the beginning of a long slide down a slippery slope into cultural oblivion inaugurated and perpetuated by d...