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The New London City Council has voted to permanently remove the city's Christopher Columbus statue. New London Mayor Michael Passero decided to remove the statue last week to protect it from more potential vandalism. It was taken down on Sunday. At a virtual meeting Tuesday, more than 60 spoke before city councilors passed an ordinance stating that...

New Haven and Hartford became the latest Connecticut cities Monday to say they would remove statues honoring Christopher Columbus from public property. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said in a statement released by his office Monday evening that a Columbus statue near the state Capitol would be “removed from city property.” “When the statue of Co...

On Saturday, the statue of Christopher Columbus in Harbor Park was removed. On Sunday, Mayor Ben Florsheim took to Facebook to explain why the sculpture, which he said had been “donated by several groups of local, mostly Italian-American families in the mid-1990s,” was taken down. “First, it has been slated for a temporary move for a while,” Florsh...

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...

Mayor Sarno has announced the Italian American Veterans Memorial Monument located in the South end in Springfield has been defaced. The monument honors Italian-Americans who made a sacrifice to protect our country so all Americans can enjoy the freedom that we have had Sarno said.  “This unfortunate incident is not unlike the vandalism that occurre...

Mayor Walsh, joined by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, came out in opposition towards the vandalism of Christopher Columbus Park’s namesake statue. Walsh and Michlewitz emphasized the fundamental rights and involvement of all North End neighborhood residents in helping to shape future discussions and decision-making regarding the potential r...

Back in October 1980, a monument of Christopher Columbus was unveiled on East Main Street, right near Columbus Square. As listed on the monument, it was dedicated by several Italian-American organizations: the Aviglianese Society, John Cavallari Post, Concordia Lodge 20 O.S.I.A., the Piemontese Society, and Unico National. Over the years the city h...

Italian-based Stevanato Group, a producer of pharmaceutical glass containers and integrated provider of drug delivery systems, is preparing to open its Technology Excellence Center in Boston (US TEC), MA. To respond to the growing demand in U.S. biologics for integrated analytical offerings and project management services, Stevanato Group is establ...

Please join us and many other Italian Organizations, Sunday, June 14 at 2:00 pm for a peaceful rally to bring back the statue of Christopher Columbus that was removed after being vandalized and restore the dignity of our heritage. Please meet at 100 Atlantic Avenue in Boston’s North End (near Joe's American Bar and Grill) for our walk to the base o...

As passionate protests for racial equality march on around the country and here in Connecticut, some New London residents are also taking a stand to take down a controversial statue in the city. Thousands of people have signed petitions to remove the Christopher Columbus statue, which is currently covered on its base with red spray paint. This isn’...

The Christopher Columbus statue in Boston’s North End will be removed Wednesday, hours after it was beheaded overnight. Mayor Marty Walsh said it will be put in storage and there will now be conversations about the “historic meaning” of the incident and whether it will ever go back up. The statue in Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue was...

John R. Anastasia Sr, a veteran Westport police officer, died June 3 at home. He was 83. A native Westporter, he served 34 years on the force, retiring in 1993 as deputy chief. During his illustrious career in law enforcement, he received several promotions and commendations for his service. Born Nov. 28, 1936 to Placido and Carrie (Capasse) Anasta...