Monday night, New London City Council unanimously passed a resolution to replace Columbus Day in the city with Italian Heritage Day. This comes only months after the Christopher Columbus statue that stood for more than 90 years in the city was removed amidst protests and vandalism that occurred during a Black Lives Matter protest. Since then, the w...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is now an official holiday in Manchester, just not on the day that was expected. Following a compromise proposed by Daniel O’Neil (At-Large), Indigenous People’s Day will be recognized in Manchester on the first Monday in October, with the second Monday in October still being solely for Columbus Day. O’Neil got the idea for...

A unifying solution to the attack on Christopher Columbus as we re-examine history as a diverse community is to include Columbus statues and multicultural statues in shared spaces to show that our heritages, together for better or worse, form one America. That space should be designated for all members of the community. Remember, Taino Chief Guacan...

Dear friends, while I'm writing this editorial the coronavirus situation in Italy is dramatically worsening, and probably in a few days we will be in a full lockdown again. We are scared and angry, because we knew that a second wave would come and the Italian institutions were unprepared. The weeks to come will be difficult and hard, and we all hop...

A citizens proposal to recognize Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day failed to pass a vote in Town Meeting this weekend in Westford. "Westford believes that the culture of Native American people is one to be promoted, the history is rich, diverse, and worthy of celebration, and that the actions and policies of European colonizers of the Americ...

On the occasion of Columbus Day 2020, NYC Council Member Paul Vallone said, “For centuries, Italian Americans have helped shape the course of our nation’s history. Though we were unable to celebrate as we traditionally do, marching down 5th Avenue and with our City Hall Celebration, it’s my honor to celebrate this Italian Heritage Month and recogni...

When a hearty band of supporters gathered in the rain for a flag-raising Monday morning at Town Hall, they were celebrating more than just Columbus Day. They were also honoring local residents Peter and Bea Crumbine for their contributions to the Greenwich community. The tradition of the flag-raising and salute goes back more than 30 years in town,...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia brought a crowd of more than 100 students to its feet Monday evening inside the Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Finnegan Fieldhouse. Scalia, who is the son of the late Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, spoke on Columbus Day about the history and meaning of the holiday, talked about recent efforts to “...

At a borough council meeting last week, South Plainfield Mayor Matt Anesh recognized October as Italian Heritage Month and, on Monday, the Plainfields' Chapter of UNICO held an intimate outdoor Columbus Day ceremony.  According to the proclamation made on Oct. 5, Italian Heritage Month is a time to 'recognize the enormous contributions that the Ita...