The 25th anniversary of the Christopher Columbus Monument at Elmwood Park was celebrated Thursday with lots of singing, reminiscences and, of course, an Italian culinary feast. A ceremony held next to the recently refurbished monument-fountain that pays homage to the Italian explorer’s 15th- century voyage to the New World was highlighted by rendit...

Seventy seven years ago this month, members of Norwalk’s sizable Italian-American community gathered proudly in front of Columbus Elementary School on Concord Street and dedicated a monument honoring the school’s namesake. The Columbus Memorial Scholarship Fund donated $2,800 for the statue, which was built by a sculptor from Fairfield and dedicate...

Ciao from Rome, and Happy Italian Heritage Month! Last September We the Italians made the first step to a journey that will bring us in the main Italian Festivals all over the US. In Seattle our friends Bob and Lee Casazza (thanks guys! We love you) represented us and spread the word to the several Italians who attended the Festival. It is the firs...

To mark Columbus Day, the Italian American community gathers in many cities around the US to celebrate its achievements and its contribution to this great country in all sectors — be it political, economic, cultural, scientific and beyond. President Donald Trump’s first Columbus Day proclamation highlighted the strong bonds of friendship between It...

Jacqueline Schulz marched as Queen of the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey at Monday’s Columbus Day Parade in New York City. "It was an honor being able to represent a part of my heritage by being Queen," said Schulz, 17, a senior at Union High School.  "It meant a lot knowing that I was able to show how much my heritage means to me an...

Long time Parade Chairman Michael A. Blandina said recently that the annual Italian Heritage Festival and Ocean County Columbus Day Parade never rests on its laurels and that he and his committee always try to offer something new and exciting to those who come out to it. Blandina said that the festival, held from Friday, Oct. 6 to Sunday, Oct. 8 “h...

As city workers tried tried again Wednesday to wash red paint from a statue of Christopher Columbus vandalized over the weekend, one of them remembered watching the sculpture’s unveiling with his mother in 1965, when he was 8 years old. “I thought it was an incredibly proud moment for the city of Bridgeport,” Kevin Monks said. “What a beautiful sta...

Overnight on Thursday vandals hit the Christopher Columbus statue in Tower Grove Park, splashing red paint on it and writing phrases in spray paint along the base it. Early Thursday morning, crews power washed the statue as clean as they could, but there are still faint remains of the vandalism left behind. The crime was timely since Thursday morni...

The St Lawrence Society held its 30th annual Columbus Day dinner, this year honoring Renato Berzolla. The St. Lawrence Club in Cos Cob was packed as the event sold out in advance, a testament to the community’s admiration for the honoree, and perhaps, the wonderful cooking. Dinner started with antipasto and salad, followed by Italian wedding soup....

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...