The Board of Education voted to change the name of Christopher Columbus Family Academy and to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The school’s name will go before a committee, which will be tasked with collecting input and providing a recommendation on a new name. The change to the holiday name will only impact what is recog...

The Greater New Haven Columbus Day Parade has been canceled this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to First Selectman Michael Freda. Freda said the decision was made on a recent short Zoom call to cancel the parade because of the novel coronavirus. He said committee organizers and town officials agreed easily it was in the be...

Town leaders want to hear residents’ opinions on the Christopher Columbus statue in front of the John Weichsel Municipal Center at a public hearing next month. Chris Palmieri, a Democrat and Town Council minority leader, suggested the public hearing. His idea was unanimously approved Monday night by the council, which has a Republican majority. “We...

The Board of Education voted overwhelmingly in support of removing Christopher Columbus’s name from a Fair Haven K-8 school—as well as from an October holiday on the district’s calendar—in the city’s latest reckoning with the 15th-century explorer’s violent legacy. School board members took that vote Monday night during their most recent regular bi...

While some Connecticut municipalities are removing Christopher Columbus statues in the face of renewed outcry over his history of slavery and genocide against Native Americans, the future of the city’s own monument to the Italian explorer remains unclear. Mayor Harry Rilling said the city has not received any requests to remove the Columbus statue,...

The Christopher Columbus statue in Wooster Square in New Haven was vandalized Saturday, and it wasn’t the first time. According to New Haven Police, Saturday evening around 6:30 p.m. officers responded to a protest that began to form around Wooster Square Park. Police report approximately 20-30 people had gathered around the Columbus statue in the...

Amid nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd have come renewed calls to remove certain monuments from public spaces, including those venerating Confederate leaders in towns and cities across the south, and others honoring Christopher Columbus — which can be found in public squares in all corners of the country. Including Stamford. Mayo...

Councilman Jorge Cruz watched last week as New Haven and Hartford moved ahead with taking down statues of Christopher Columbus and wondered, why not here? “He don’t deserve to be honored with a statue at Seaside Park,” Cruz said of the monument to the Genoese explorer that has stood in his South End district since the mid-1960s. “I’ve had animosity...

Nei giorni scorsi sono stati pubblicati rapporti sulla scarsa efficacia dei corsi online per gli studenti americani costretti a casa dal coronavirus. Ma fanno eccezione i corsi di italiano promossi e finanziati dallo IACE, Italian American Committee on Education, nelle scuole pubbliche e private degli Stati di New York, New Jersey e Connecticut. Da...

The present demonization of Christopher Columbus in New Haven, as well as in the rest of the country, is a misguided rush to judgment. To blame Columbus for all the inequities of European colonialism is not only absurd but inaccurate and anachronistic. To be sure, the Columbian Exchange and settlement of the Americas by Europeans was achieved by a...