What’s left of Baltimore’s Christopher Columbus was lifted out of the Inner Harbor Monday morning as officials continued to debate the monument’s merits days after protesters pulled it over, dragged pieces of it to the water and tossed them in with no immediate response from police. Private crews with Specialty Underwater Services and Iacoboni Site...

The Promotion Center for Little Italy, Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote our community's heritage, history, and events; therefore, a non-political one. Stated below are the facts of an act of vandalism. We wish to express our sadness, disappointment, and anger at this personal attack on our neighborhood. On t...

After protesters heaved a marble statue of Christopher Columbus into Baltimore’s Jones Falls Saturday night, consigning it to a resting place amid polluted muck and trash, the reactions ranged from horror to glee. “Bye,” was the one-word tweet from Baltimore City Councilman Ryan Dorsey, who has been calling to rename another Columbus memorial in...

A crowd of shouting protesters yanked down the Christopher Columbus statue near Little Italy, dragged it to the edge of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and rolled it with a splash into the water as fireworks went off around the city on the night of the Fourth of July. Dedicated in 1984, the statue is the latest monument in the U.S. to fall this year...

In October 1984, when Ronald Reagan spoke in Baltimore at the dedication of Little Italy’s new Columbus statue, he extolled “the son of a Genoa weaver” as “a man of vision” who turned a “vast wilderness. . . into an economic dynamo.” Reagan complimented the city for developing its Inner Harbor in “that same spirit” and further likened the navigator...

Anthony J. DiPaula sparked new energy into the Harford County Bar Association as its president in 2016-2017. DiPaula, of the Law Offices of Anthony J. DiPaula P.A., in Bel Air, said his tenure brought more members of the association together professionally and socially. “We had a very active continuing legal education committee that planned useful...

Republican state delegates from outside Baltimore City joined with Italian American activists to call for monuments to Christopher Columbus to remain up and dedicated to the explorer. This week, City Councilman Ryan Dorsey called for rededicating the Columbus Obelisk to honor victims of police brutality. Del. Kathy Szeliga, a Baltimore County Repub...

As demonstrations across the United States draw attention to police brutality and racial injustice, many protesters have reignited the debate over the historical figures the country chooses to memorialize. Some protests in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and others have included people toppling or defacing mo...

The Baltimore City Council is considered renaming 1 of 3 monuments dedicated to Christopher Columbus across the city. It comes as several state's grapple with how to handle removing monuments and statues of controversial historical figures. The proposal was introduced by City Councilman Ryan Dorsey Monday and would rededicate an obelisk monument at...

Anthony J. “Tony” Furnari Sr., a retired Baltimore Department of Public Works project manager and sports fan, died May 13 of sepsis at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. The Carney resident was 90. The son of Italian immigrant parents, Anthony Joseph Furnari was born in Baltimore and raised on Garrett Avenue. His father, Louis Fu...