Cristina Fontanelli, award-winning opera singer and actress, has been chosen to be this year’s Grand Marshal for the 13th Annual Morris County Columbus Day Parade. Cristina’s great-grandfather was instrumental in 1937 to having President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaim Columbus Day a federal holiday. Joining Cristina is Henry Amoroso, Esq., attorney...

The Nashville Metro Council approved a resolution Tuesday requesting that the second Monday of October, often known as Columbus Day, be recognized as Indigenous Peoples' Day. It came after Mayor Megan Barry earlier this week signed a proclamation declaring the day Indigenous Peoples' Day. The council resolution, adopted by a 26-5 vote, carries no b...

He’s Italian, very tall, a little stiff — and he’s getting round-the-clock police protection. No, it’s not Bill de Blasio. In the city that’s the biggest terror target in the world, the NYPD is providing 24/7 body-guard services to the marble statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus Circle. The patrols, which consist of one or two cops working ei...

Sbarca in America la Giostra Cavalleresca di Sulmona per promuovere la storica rievocazione anche Oltreoceano. L'occasione è quella del Columbus Day, che viene celebrato il prossimo 12 ottobre. A Boston (Massachusetts) sfilerà una rappresentanza del corteo storico, con la presenza soprattutto di figuranti del Borgo di Santa Maria della Tomba, gemel...

Following the lead of large cities across the nation, Long Beach leaders voted to start observing Indigenous People’s Day on the second Monday in October, a federal holiday that is traditionally observed as Columbus Day. A recommendation for the change came from the city’s Human Relations Commission, a body of appointed community members that is ta...

Italian Americans from Macomb County are hoping it doesn’t rain on their parade, scheduled for Saturday morning in downtown Mount Clemens. The National Weather Service forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of showers, with breezy conditions and a high near 76 degrees.  The annual parade -- a celebration of the culture, history and heritage of Ital...

A group of Italian American and Catholic organizations rolled out a list of 54 elected officials and candidates for office in New York City who want to keep the Christopher Columbus statues in the city. The 41 groups — which include the Columbus Citizens Foundation, Italian American Museum and the New York State Commission on Social Justice — said...

San Luis Obispo will now celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day, the City Council declared Tuesday, honoring the native tribes who populated America over the Italian explorer who “discovered” it. Flanked by members of the Northern Chumash Tribe, Mayor Heidi Harmon read a proclamation at Tuesday’s council meeting on members’ unanim...

The Salt Lake City Council has officially declared the second Monday in October-- the day Columbus Day falls on-- as Indigenous Peoples Day. Council members unanimously signed a resolution Tuesday night, to cheers and applause from a packed council chambers room. The resolution not only designates the day, it encourages residents, businesses and sc...

Mayor Leonard Desiderio and his family will host the annual Sea Isle City Columbus Day parade Saturday, Oct. 7. The parade will begin 2 p.m. in front of the Sea Isle City Italian-American Club on JFK Boulevard next to the Sea Isle bridge, travel east to Landis Avenue and then turn south on Landis to 63rd Street. The parade will feature representati...