An effort is ongoing in the borough’s Italian-American enclaves to save a beloved statue of Christopher Columbus. Locals are participating in at least two petition efforts to implore a public art review commission established by Mayor de Blasio to keep a statue of Christopher Columbus in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle. The Sons of Italy placed petitio...

An air of defiance hung over the re-dedication ceremony for a Christopher Columbus statute in Garfield on Saturday morning. Local, state and federal leaders who spoke at Columbus Park for the monument’s 50th anniversary made brief nods to the anti-Columbus sentiment that has swept the nation of late. But for the more than 40 people in attendance, t...

Cento anni in America, anzi di Italiani-aquiloniesi in America. Il Club San Vito Martire nel New Jersey ha festeggiato nei giorni scorsi, in occasione del Colombus Day, il suo primo secolo di vita. Fondato da emigranti di Aquilonia a inizio secolo scorso, in onore del santo patrono della comunità irpina, il Club raccoglie oggi italo-americani di tr...

Several dozen municipal governments across the U.S. have changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. They contend that Christopher Columbus and other Europeans ushered in centuries of ethnic cleansing and genocide. Injustices of the past cannot be changed by new-age political correctness. And the propensity for historically ruthless treatment o...

The 70th Annual Columbus Day Dinner Dance Cotillion kept tradition alive Saturday evening at Guy’s Party Center. The Council of Italian American Societies of Summit County sponsored the elegant evening. This year’s debutantes were Sophia Rose Scarpitti of Stow-Munroe Falls High School, daughter of Mike and Carla Scarpitti; Mia Isabella Latine ofWal...

On the morning of Monday, October 9th, residents of South Plainfield joined public officials and other dignitaries outside of the South Plainfield Senior Center to celebrate Columbus Day with a special ceremony put on by the Plainfields’ Chapter of UNICO. The program was emceed by retired South Plainfield High School Principal Dr. Kenneth May. “I b...

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...

It’s been a tough year for Italians in Los Angeles. Columbus Day officially got the axe, and was renamed Indigenous People’s Day to atone for the sins of Christopher Columbus six centuries ago. And the Feast of San Gennaro Festival Los Angeles — an annual Italian street festival in Hollywood held to raise funds for charities and celebrate National...

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...

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...