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A protest that pressed for the removal of Christopher Columbus’ statue from a park named after the infamous explorer attracted a small crowd Thursday evening. Removal appears imminent although Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora plans a meeting and community discussion before rendering his decision. For the record, emotions and thoughts concerning Columbus...

Christopher Columbus statues  have joined the ranks of Confederate and other memorials being taken down in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by police in Minnesota. In East Hanover, the target is the statue of Columbus in Village Square Park on Ridgedale Avenue placed by the East Hanover Italian American Club in the 1990s. The club is now...

The Christopher Columbus monument, in the resort since 1958, will be taken down from its location on Arctic Avenue at the base of the Atlantic City Expressway. The statue, which is on city property but funded by the Casino Redevelopment Investment Authority for upkeep and relocations, will be moved to avert potential vandalism. But the statue’s...

La comunità italo-americana di Philadelphia si prepara a combattere la proposta del sindaco Jim Kenney di rimuovere la statua di Cristoforo Colombo, un gesto che considerano alla stregua di "un attacco a tutti noi". A farsi portavoce della protesta è Marco Circelli, direttore esecutivo di Filitalia International & Foundation, un'organizzazione non...

A second statue of Christopher Columbus has been removed in Newark amid a wave of such removals across the country. The monument of the Italian explorer was removed from Columbus Plaza on Bloomfield Avenue, outside the St. Francis Xavier Church, by private citizens around 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to several sources. A city spokesman confirmed th...

Recently, there have been a lot of discussions about the movement to attack the reputation and historical importance of Christopher Columbus. Turbulent events in our nation have led to many emotions that have impacted cities and towns throughout New Jersey. While we work to understand and examine the historical conditions that have shaped our natio...

Two groups representing opposite sides of a national debate showed up Friday afternoon to argue over whether to remove a bust honoring Christopher Columbus at the Parsippany Municipal Building. Sparks flew on occasion when some of the pro-Columbus delegation heckled and swore at the those who favored removing the memorial. Police stepped in between...

Republican state delegates from outside Baltimore City joined with Italian American activists to call for monuments to Christopher Columbus to remain up and dedicated to the explorer. This week, City Councilman Ryan Dorsey called for rededicating the Columbus Obelisk to honor victims of police brutality. Del. Kathy Szeliga, a Baltimore County Repub...

A statue of Christopher Columbus in Newark’s Washington Park was taken down overnight but in neighboring Elizabeth, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage has no plans to upset the Italian-American community by removing a monument in New Jersey’s fourth largest city. Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage has no plans to remove the statue of Christopher Columb...

Valente's Italian Specialties in Haddonfield is making a big change as the state reopens amid the coronavirus pandemic. The small market is transforming into Valente's Cucina, an intimate, Abruzzo-inspired, sit-down Italian restaurant, the owners announced. Valente's is adding seating both inside and outside and will continue to offer their special...

The popular pizzeria and restaurant, Uncle Louie’s Pizza, opened its first location in Franklin Lakes in 2014. But as of February 2020, their second location in Montvale is now open. You’ll find them in the spot previously occupied by Momma’s Kitchen, which closed in early February after six years. “We opened a second location because we feel that...

The New Jersey preliminary election on July 7 will challenge several Democrats looking to unseat Republican Congressman Chris Smith for New Jersey's 4th congressional district come November. Former Americorp service member and United Nations staffer Christine Conforti is one Democratic candidate, alongside former U.S. diplomat and lawyer Stephanie...