National Group Calls on Westfield to Fly Italian Flag for Columbus Day

Oct 13, 2019 329

BY: Matt Kadosh

A national group is calling on the town to raise the Italian flag for Columbus Day, in the way it raised the Pride Flag earlier this year. Columbus Day is Monday. The Italian American One Voice Coalition, which works to fight stereotyping of Italian Americans, is objecting to Westfield’s refusal to fly the striped flag following the month-long flying of the Pride Flag in June. 

“We’d like to work this out,” said Andrew DiMino, an executive board member of the Bloomfield-based Italian American One Voice Coalition. “We don’t think its good to have any type of consternation or problem with this. If the mayor is willing, we’d like to discuss with her how this could be properly accommodated.”

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