The Salt Lake City Council has officially declared the second Monday in October-- the day Columbus Day falls on-- as Indigenous Peoples Day. Council members unanimously signed a resolution Tuesday night, to cheers and applause from a packed council chambers room. The resolution not only designates the day, it encourages residents, businesses and sc...

Mayor Leonard Desiderio and his family will host the annual Sea Isle City Columbus Day parade Saturday, Oct. 7. The parade will begin 2 p.m. in front of the Sea Isle City Italian-American Club on JFK Boulevard next to the Sea Isle bridge, travel east to Landis Avenue and then turn south on Landis to 63rd Street. The parade will feature representati...

Columbus Day will no longer be observed in Los Angeles County after the Board of Supervisors voted to eliminate all references to the holiday and instead observe Indigenous Peoples Day. The second Monday of each October will now be dedicated to celebrating Native American heritage starting in 2019. “Native Americans are descendants of the aborigina...

Americans by a 2-to-1 margin admire Christopher Columbus and think it’s a good idea to have a holiday named after the Italian explorer, a new poll released Tuesday reveals. The survey conducted by Marist College — in concert with the Knights of Columbus — found that 56 percent of Americans have a favorable view of Columbus while 28 percent had an u...

The Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade Committee will host one of the largest Italian-American events in northern New Jersey. More than 4,000 spectators are expected, according to organizers. Seventy-plus entries, with more than 1,000 participants, will include marching bands, drill teams, antique automobiles, motorcycles, floats, flags, zeppole...

Italian-American leaders plan to boycott Mayor de Blasio’s Italian-American heritage reception at Gracie Mansion on Thursday to protest his refusal to defend Christopher Columbus statues. The Gracie Mansion event precedes next Monday’s Columbus Day Parade on Fifth Avenue. “I’m not going to the reception. How can I go to an event hosted by a person...

It is one week until the annual Columbus Day celebration in Pueblo. It’s an event that News 5 has covered for years as it continues to spark controversy in the city and beyond. The event started when the Columbus Monument, which is front of the Rawlings Public Library, was built more than 100 years ago. For 25 years an organized protest against the...

I attended the Sept. 18 City Council meeting that was attempting to eradicate Columbus Day as a city holiday, a proposal sponsored by Councilor Pious Ali. It is true that Native Americans endured many atrocities in the past, and these actions should be rectified, but not at the expense of celebrating our Italian ancestors, who also faced discrimina...

It’ll take place in the Park City but the 109th Columbus Day parade on Oct. 8 will be led by longtime Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti. This is not the first time Lauretti, destined for a 14th term as Shelton’s mayor come November since no one is running against him, has head events here. In 2008 he served as the Barnum Festival Ringmaster and marches i...

Pleasant outdoor temperatures, autumn foliage and ethnic pride for Italian-Americans. That’s the tradition for the Columbus Day Parade in Greater New Haven, which was held in Hamden last year and East Haven the year before that. This year’s march, the largest of its kind in New England, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, in West Haven. The parade st...