Ieri l’Aula del Senato ha discusso le diverse mozioni sui monumenti commemorativi di Cristoforo Colombo, al centro di una infuocata polemica negli Stati Uniti. Al termine della discussione, le mozioni sono state ritirate ed è stato presentato un ordine del giorno unitario sul quale il Vice Ministro degli affari esteri Mario Giro, presente alla sedu...

The day after Columbus Day was celebrated, the Christopher Columbus statue in downtown Binghamton was vandalized for the second time in five weeks. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar and District Attorney Steve Cornwell are requesting information on who spray painted the bust of Columbus sometime early yesterday morning. The Sons of Italy Lodges...

City officials have officially canceled Columbus Day. Instead, Detroit will now celebrate Indigenous People’s Day on the second Monday of October after the City Council unanimously approved a proposal to recognize it. Columbus Day is a federal holiday, but Detroit city workers do not receive it as a paid day off. Several people spoke out against th...

A hearing on a petition that calls on Buffalo lawmakers to remove the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Park — and rename the park — prompted a spirited debate Tuesday in Common Council chambers. Proponents of removing the statue, as proposed by the Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition, argued it's unseemly to have a monument to a historical figure...

After a statue of Christopher Columbus was targeted by vandals in Providence, the head of the local chapter of the Sons of Italy is calling for the effigy to be moved to the community it primarily represents. Presumably in protest of Columbus Day, vandals doused the statue bearing the Italian explorer’s likeness with red paint Monday morning. The s...

A new event to promote contributions of local Italian-Americans is planned for Thursday at the Christopher Columbus statue near Kenosha’s lakefront. The event begins at 5:15 p.m. at Piazza Cosenza on Ring Road, between 54th and 56th streets, and will feature presentations by Kenosha native Vince Ruffolo, president of Super Industrial Coating, a Rac...

Two brothers and longtime doctors in Kenosha were hailed Sunday as pillars of the community. Dr. Alfred John Capelli, a family physician, and Dr. Paul A. Capelli, a retired obstetrician, were honored by the Italian American Society at its 93rd annual Columbus Day Banquet. Steven R. Torcaso, the group’s president, called the brothers “two distinct”...

Is it time to say arrivederci to Christopher Columbus? Detroit may be the next city to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day. Four large U.S. cities, including recently, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City, are joining dozens of cities and several states in renaming the federal holiday, which always falls on the second Monday o...

A statue of Christopher Columbus in Rhode Island was found defaced Monday in another incident involving the vandalism of statues of the Italian explorer in New England on Columbus Day. According to WJAR, red paint and an expletive targeting Columbus were found on the statue on the corner of Elmwood and Lexington avenues in Providence on Monday morn...

A damaged monument to Christopher Columbus — believed to be the oldest in America — will be repaired and rededicated, a key Baltimore official said Monday. Eric Holcomb, the city’s director of the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, said it’s possible the monument will remain dedicated to the Italian explorer but also be reded...