A controversial move to hold school on both Columbus and Veterans Day in Stamford is likely to be reversed because it will cost the district money. The Board of Education is expected to conduct a revote on the school calendar for the next two school years on Tuesday night that would bring both holidays back as days off for students and staff.  "Th...

Good news on the legislative front! The N.H. House Executive Departments & Administrative Committee voted H.B. 1335, the bill to eliminate Columbus Day as a state holiday, “Inexpedient to Legislate” by a 14 to 1 vote. The Committee is recommending to the full N.H. House of Representatives that the bill be voted down. Friends of Italian Americans ha...

It appears that Christopher Columbus has lived to sail another day in the commonwealth. Before crossover at the General Assembly, the House Committee on Rules opted not to take up action on a measure, patroned by Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), to replace “Columbus Day” with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in the commonwealth. As similar effort has been...

The decision to remove Christopher Columbus Day and Veterans Day from the school calendar is sparking an intense debate in Stamford, Connecticut this week. In a 5 to 3 decision, the local Board of Education voted to remove the days as holidays. Now, residents are protesting the decision--asking that both holidays be restored as days off for both st...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, announced that, for the first time a historic alliance was launched. IAOVC President Andre DiMino welcomed Eunice Davidson, President and founding member of the Native American Guardians Association (“NAGA”) to a meeting of Ita...

The Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a permit for the Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day & Italian Heritage Month Parade Committee to hold raffles during the annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser. The annual event will be held Sunday, March 3, 2024 at Nutley Parks and Recreation, 44 Park Ave. from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Organizers desc...

Protesters are hoping to impact a school calendar controversy. They want Columbus Day and Veterans Day reinstated as days off for students. A statue of Christopher Columbus sits at the center of Stamford's downtown. His October holiday is now at the center of attention for a number of unhappy residents who protested Monday over changes to the schoo...

Many times we have described the historical and cultural reasons why attacks on Columbus are based on falsehoods, unacceptable and wrong. The Italian American comity is defending itself and the symbol it has chosen, in different ways. One of these ways is the legal way. Those who removed the Columbus statues and cancelled Columbus Day, not only obe...

A Connecticut school district is facing backlash after deciding to strip Veterans and Columbus days from its official holiday calendar in a controversial vote by the school board last week. Students at Stamford public schools will no longer get the day off on both holidays for the next two school years after the board voted 5-3 to remove them Tuesd...

Columbus Day and Veterans Day will no longer be days off for Stamford students after a vote by the Board of Education Tuesday night. Both days, which are currently days off from school in Stamford, had been proposed as in-school days last year as well. But after push-back from local veterans and Italian-Americans, both remained untouched.  Neither...