Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that Tom Golisano, founder of Paychex and noted philanthropist, will serve as the 2022 Grand Marshal of the Columbus Day Parade on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. Golisano’s visionary business acumen led to the creation and success of Paychex, which streamlined payroll and human resources services to busin...

It is with great pride and pleasure that I announce that our Gilda has been chosen as this year’s Grand Marshal of the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade. The largest New Jersey parade celebrating Columbus! I will send the specifics for the Columbus dinner inaugurating Gilda Rorro as the Grand Marshal, along with the parade details. The dinner will o...

A bill to change Christopher Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Minnesota state level was voted 8-5 on March 15 to move the legislation out of the House State Government Finance and Elections Committee to be voted on by the full House. Indigenous people have called for the recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day,...

On March 14, 1891, prominent New Orleans citizens, including future mayors and governors, led America’s largest-ever lynch mob into the darkest pages of U.S. history. Holding torches, rifles and rope, this mob of vigilantes stormed into Parish Prison and pulled out 11 Italian Americans. Thousands assembled outside the jail and cheered as the wrongf...

The Trenton school board will host a community meeting Monday as it works to rename two elementary schools currently named after Woodrow Wilson and Christopher Columbus. School officials said earlier this week that a committee has been formed to rename Columbus Elementary School and Wilson Elementary School while following district policy, which op...

The Nutley Belleville Columbus Day Parade Committee announced the 2022 Honorees of the 40th Annual Columbus Day Parade at a Meet & Greet held at Mamma Vittoria on Monday, February 28, 2022. The 2022 Honorees are: Tina Cervasio – Grand MarshalLifetime Achievement – Delores Del Deo KirkItalian Heritage Award – Michael V. Calabro, Esq.Italian Business...

The Westfield Public School District superintendent said the district mistakenly did not name Columbus Day on the school calendar for the coming year and will be returning it to the calendar. “The absence of Columbus Day listed by name on the 2022-2023 calendar was an inadvertent omission when the document was reformatted for the coming school year...

A Republican-backed bill to preserve Columbus Day and have New Hampshire celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in August drew opposition at a public hearing this week, in a reprise of a fight last legislative session when Abenaki leaders spoke against the August date. Rep. Jess Edwards, an Auburn Republican, who is a co-sponsor of HB 1173, favored the...

The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee is seeking their next grand marshal for its 31st annual parade and Italian festival to be held in from October 7-9 in Seaside Heights. Long-time Parade Chairman Michael A. Blandina announced, “Grand Marshal nominees should be civic minded individuals who are of good character as they will be the symbol...