Work started Tuesday to strip an image and references to Christopher Columbus from the Italian Heritage Monument at Chelsea Parade, in preparation for a rededication ceremony to be scheduled later this month. The Norwich Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee announced plans in June to remove the bust of Columbus engraved into the one side of the...

A statue of Christopher Columbus won’t be venturing from the front lawn of Waterbury City Hall, as a majority of city voters in Tuesday’s election spoke out against a move. Preliminary results showed 59% of 27,957 votes going in favor of keeping the statue in place. Mayor Neil M. O’Leary said he wants to have a community conversation to try to addr...

The first and only Congressional debate this year took place in Woodbridge, but its spiritual center was Wooster Square. That began when a question about who truly represents the Italian American community transformed into three different views on history, culture, and the best ingredients for an equitable society. Those perspectives were offered b...

The first week Francesca Vitale re-opened Marino’s Pizzeria, all the old customers came back, clamoring for the hamburg pizza her mother made famous. “On the first day, we did like 100 pizzas,” Vitale said. Vitale’s grandfather, Sebastiano Marino immigrated from Sicily in 1898 and opened a bakery on Ferry Street in Middletown’s North End in 1920. V...

Thursday, October 29th, 12:00 PM—1:00 PM ET. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86288400500. Neil Thomas Proto (author of "Fearless: A. Bartlett Giamatti and the Battle for Fairness in America") is an attorney, writer, and professor based in Washington, D.C. He earned an MA in International Affairs in 1969, and a JD in 1972, at the George Washing...

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

Local Italian-Americans marked Columbus Day Monday by placing a wreath at the site that formerly held a statue of the explorer and renewing the call for the city to return the figure to Wooster Square Park. Louis Pane, president of the Italian-American Heritage Group of New Haven, noted the importance of Columbus to people of Italian heritage in th...

The Columbus Day Parade was held in Bridgeport with a scaled back event to protect the public from COVID-19. The procession went through the city's North End with only one float. Organizers say that the scope of the event was reduced due to the pandemic, but they never thought of canceling it in spite of all the controversy surrounding Christopher...

Dopo i tristi eventi dei mesi scorsi delle rimozioni , vandalismo e decapitazioni delle statue di Colombo in tantissime citta’ negli Stati Uniti, che hanno colpito e anche un po' diviso le comunità’ italiane  nei vari stati, a Norwalk nello Stato del Connecticut in occasione del Columbus Day, anniversario della scoperta dell’America, e’ stata erett...