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This year’s Michael A. Nazzaro Community Service Award was presented to Fernando “Freddy” & Joseph “Peppi” Giangregorio at Friday evening’s reception by the North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee.  The Committee recognized Freddy & Peppi for their dedication to our neighborhood, our city, and the Italian American community of Massachusetts. T...

Maria Ritacco set a plate full of sharp provolone cheese and homemade crackers in the center of the table in the back room of her Oak Street store Tuesday afternoon, then sat down with a smile and a small sigh. Across the long oval table, covered with a waterproof tablecloth, sat her only daughter, Melisa, and her middle son, Robert. Her oldest son...

The mayor of Providence said Tuesday he would consider moving a Christopher Columbus statue that was vandalized. Democratic Mayor Jorge Elorza told WPRO he’d entertain the idea of moving the statue from the city’s Elmwood neighborhood to the Federal Hill neighborhood, which is known for its Italian American community and Italian restaurants. His sp...

Seven Angels Theatre presents in association with Dance Molinari and Coppa Italiano. Mambo Italiano! One night only direct from Italy…Making their American debut is a fantastic group of young performers live on stage at Seven Angels Theatre on October 26 at 8pm. Welcome Italy's top talent and winners of Coppa Italia 2019 "Italy's Got Talent"! /"So...

Vandals have once again covered the Christopher Columbus statue in Providence with red paint. The statue — located at the intersection of Elmwood and Reservoir avenues — was splashed from head to toe in red paint.  There was also a sign leaned up against the pedestal that said “Stop Celebrating Genocide." The Providence police are investigating, ac...

Western Massachusetts Italian Americans greatly admire the man for whom they celebrate Columbus Day. The Italian flag flies over Springfield City Hall, and at the Columbus statue located at the gateway to the South End. That’s where thousands of Italian immigrants first settled in Springfield more than 100-years-ago. Columbus Day falls during Itali...

The Bi-Annual Columbus Day Parade took place on Sunday October 13, beginning at City Hall Plaza and winding through the North End / Waterfront neighborhood. Leading off the parade was Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Italian Consul General Federica Sereni, along with State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, Councilors Lydia Edwards, Ed Flynn and Michael Flaherty. The...

Years following a heated debate about the legacy of John C. Calhoun and the renaming of a residential college at the University, members of the New Haven community are advocating for a similar demand: change the namesake of Christopher Columbus Family Academy. Columbus Day, a federal holiday that celebrates Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Amer...

For the first time in perhaps more than a century there will not be a Columbus Day Parade down Shrewsbury Street this weekend. However, a new committee has taken over the event and plans to resume with a bigger and better parade in 2020. The number of people who attended and participated in the parade along a mile-long stretch of Shrewsbury Street,...

The 28th Annual Columbus Day Festival is taking place on Federal Hill in Providence this weekend. Saturday through Monday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., more than 50 vendors have set up shop outside of businesses along Atwells Avenue. “The real purpose of the festival starting was honestly to do a marketing piece for Federal Hill and the whole goal was...

One of Revere’s longest-standing traditions, the Columbus Day Parade, returns on Monday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. The parade, which alternates annually between Revere and East Boston, celebrates the region’s Italian-American heritage. The parade begins on the south end of Broadway at the Chelsea line and marches up Broadway, continues along Revere Street...

The holiday formerly known as Columbus Day will be officially recognized by Vermont as "Indigenous Peoples' Day", starting on Monday, Oct. 14. Former Gov. Peter Shumlin began observing Indigenous Peoples' Day by gubernatorial proclamation in 2016, a tradition that his successor, Gov. Phil Scott, has maintained. At the beginning of this year, a bill...