A Christopher Columbus monument in Baltimore was vandalized overnight on Monday by protesters rallying against “hate-filled monuments,” the Baltimore Brew reported. Protesters smashed a hole in the monument, rendering its inscription, “Sacred to the Memory of Chris. Columbus Oct. XII MDCC VIIIC,” unreadable, the Brew reported. The destroyed monumen...

As protesters around the country push for the removal of Confederate monuments, a group will rally near the Ohio Statehouse on Saturday against a different kind of statue: one of Christopher Columbus. Several cities like Lexington, Ky., and Baltimore, Md., have pledged to remove their Confederate monuments following the violent protests in Charlott...

Big crowds are anticipated for a Council meeting Monday night where the city’s leaders are expected to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day. Interim Police Chief Mike McCloskey said additional officers will be stationed at the doors of City Hall, where all visitors are asked to go through a metal detector. Visitors are re...

A historic landmark for decades is back in its rightful place after an eight month absence. The Christopher Columbus statue and its pedestal were returned, Tuesday, to downtown Pittston. 525 years after Christopher Columbus discovered America, the city of Pittston is rediscovering his recently repaired statue. "We've been saying all week joking it'...

Houston police say someone vandalized the Christopher Columbus statue in Bell Park overnight. Police were called to the scene between 12 a.m. and 2 a.m. Friday at Bell Park in the 4800 block of Montrose. It appeared someone dumped red paint on the statue. According to a plaque, the Italian-American Organizations of Greater Houston donated the statu...

A public forum in White Plains on the potential landmark status of a Christopher Columbus statue sparked controversy over whether or not Columbus is a figure worth celebrating. The forum, held by the Historic Preservation Committee in the Common Council Chambers on July 9, gave citizens of White Plains the chance to voice their approval or disappro...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation today announced Thomas Iovino, the Founder of Judlau Contracting, Inc., and CEO, Judlau Enterprises, LLC, and Dr. Laura L. Forese, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian, as honorees of the 2017 Columbus Celebration. They will join Barnes & Noble Founder and Chairman Leonard...

Local groups are preparing to install a bust of Christopher Columbus in front of the John Weichsel Municipal Center, an important historical figure particularly for Italian-Americans but controversial for others.The Town Council unanimously approved the monument’s placement last year. It’ll be installed on Columbus Day. Dick Fortunato, coordinator...

This weekend Festa Italiana at the Henry Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront includes an exhibit featuring several artifacts from the Christopher Columbus Museum located in the Columbus Antique Mall. The items at Festa Italiana are available for viewing Saturday, July 22 from 11:30 a.m. to midnight and Sunday, July 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1...

On Monday, Oberlin’s City Council was ready to eliminate Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day; however, in a bid to seek another solution, Order ISDAPresident Basil M Russo took to the podium and articulated why the national holiday must be preserved as it symbolizes and celebrates Italian American heritage. Backed by more than...