City of Trenton employees will have to attempt another solution to remove paint from a vandalized statue of Christopher Columbus. “Power washing did not work,” an Department of Public Works employee said. The water wand rested atop the base of the Columbus monument on Hamilton Ave. Paint remained on the legs of the controversial explorer. John Scar...

San Francisco joined a nationwide movement to honor Native Americans in lieu of the explorer whose arrival brought on many of their deaths. The Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 on Tuesday afternoon to bump out Columbus Day on the second Monday of October and edge in Indigenous Peoples Day, the San Franciso Examiner reports. It took after the San Fra...

Dr. Gilda Rorro Baldassari and John Scarpati, Sr. saw red last week. Both proud U.S. citizens of Italian-American descent, expressed anger and concern after someone vandalized the statue of Christopher Columbus inside the Hamilton Ave. park which bears the controversial explorer’s name. Red paint covered several areas of Columbus’ body while the ba...

As a first generation Italian-American, to me and to many like me, Christopher Columbus represents the idea that you can voyage far away from home, and with a dream, and perseverance and sacrifice, and faith and hard work, you can find a better life and enjoy the freedom with which we are blessed to have in this awesome country we call the United...

Two Christopher Columbus statues  in Camden County were among several targeted in a statewide vandalism spree, officials say. Vandals daubed paint on monuments to the Italian explorer in Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, and Farnham Park in Camden, said Dan Keashen, spokesman for the Camden County Police Department.

News of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio's monuments commission's recommendations for what to do with controversial statues and monuments on New York City property is being cautiously celebrated by many Staten Island politicians. On Thursday, De Blasio's commission recommended that most controversial monuments and statues be kept where they are with...

Two Christopher Columbus statues in Garfield were vandalized at various parks Sunday, authorities said. Red paint was smeared on a Christopher Columbus statue and sign at Columbus Park on Outwater Lane, Garfield Police Sgt. Thomas LaMantia said. Red paint was also found on the Christopher Columbus statue nearby at Dahnert’s Lake County Park. The va...

Christopher Columbus stays — with an asterisk. The findings of Mayor de Blasio’s monuments commission were set in stone Thursday — with the group deciding after months of deliberations not to completely tear down any statues around the city in a monumentally anticlimactic ruling. Columbus will remain atop his perch high above the circle named for h...

In late summer, Durham became the first New Hampshire municipality to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. Now, at the urging of the Durham Town Council, two Durham state representatives hope the state will follow suit. House Bill 1604, sponsored by State Reps. Wayne Burton and Timothy Horrigan to rename the holiday, will be the subjec...

Town officials working to craft a pair of symbolic resolutions for the 2018 Town Meeting ballot say it’s not too late for the public to weigh in. Current drafts would have the town replace Columbus Day celebrations with Indigenous Peoples Day, and urge the state to ban natural gas pipelines while it pursues renewable energy targets. The Hartford Se...