North End group says Columbus coming back

Jun 15, 2020 702

BY: Erin Tiernan

Christopher Columbus could once again show his face in a North End park where protesters last week beheaded a statue of the controversial Colonial-era explorer.

“We have an understanding with the mayor’s office that statute will be repaired and returned to the place it was before, but this time with better security and cameras to prevent vandalism from happening again,” said Francis Mazzaglia of the Italian American Alliance, which is lobbying for the statue’s return.


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