The pomp and circumstance of the city’s annual Columbus Day parade has quietly come to an end. Organizers said it became too costly to hold the event, which will be replaced with the Columbus Day Italian Street Festival. The new event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Columbus Park. Alfred Fusco, chairman of the festival and president o...

An organization that promotes and celebrates Christopher Columbus is pushing back against growing calls for the removal of statues of the famed explorer. The National Christopher Columbus Association has launched a website, TruthAboutColumbus.com, to, as it puts it, "separate fact from fiction" about the Italian explorer. The group's leaders say Co...

The Bi-Annual Columbus Day Parade will take place on Sunday October 8th, beginning at City Hall Plaza at 1:00PM. The parade will make its way through downtown Boston and the waterfront, past the Christopher Columbus Park and into the North End.  The parade will include Boston Police and Fire honor guard, military personnel and vehicles, marching ba...

The statue stands in a small park near a strip of businesses owned primarily by blacks and Latinos. The 6-foot tall monument to Christopher Columbus was erected in Long Branch's Slocum Park in 1961, when the city was predominantly white. More than half a century later, the city has seen an influx of Latino immigrants, and at least one Hispanic grou...

Five hundred and twenty-five years ago, Christopher Columbus completed an ambitious and daring voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas.  The voyage was a remarkable and then-unparalleled feat that helped launch the age of exploration and discovery.  The permanent arrival of Europeans to the Americas was a transformative event that undeniab...

The newly crowned honorary royal of the Peninsula Italian American Social Club has more ties to the organization than just her Italian heritage. Longtime Peninsula mother, teacher and community servicewoman Patricia Ercoli Matthews has deep connections to the club’s mission in supporting education, hospice and Italian pride. On Saturday, the social...

Harvard has quietly adjusted its calendar to recognize the second Monday in October as both Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day, reflecting a move by the City of Cambridge to rename the holiday last year. Still, some Native American students say they want the University to formally renounce Columbus Day, arguing that the Italian explorer shoul...

A formidable convocation of legal eagles met behind closed doors to hatch a plan to protect the controversial Christopher Columbus statue at Columbus Circle. Marianne Bertuna, who is the President of the NYC Chapter of the Columbian Lawyers Association, which is named after Christopher Columbus, held a closed-door meeting with over 100 lawyers and...

Baltimore City Council met with Italian American Civic Club (IACC) October 2 by the invitation of IACC President, Joe Di Pasquale, and Dr. Marc DeSimone, Chairman of the Board of Governors. Under discussion was the concerns of Baltimore's Italian-American community pertaining to the recent vandalism perpetrated against the Columbus Obelisk on Harfo...

Shrewsbury Street in Worcester years ago wasn’t just a place for Italian families to hang out – it was the place. It was their home, the birthplace of so many Italian-American children. There was, or so it seemed, an Italian bakery on just about every corner of the street. You couldn’t get through summer without a feast or festival of some sort eve...