The Baltimore City Board of Estimates voted Wednesday to return the toppled Christopher Columbus statue that once stood in Little Italy back to its original owners. The statue was torn down on the Fourth of July and partially thrown into the Inner Harbor. The Italian American Organizations United called for the city to give the statue back. The Bal...

Beginning this year, Howard County will no longer celebrate Columbus Day. The county is joining a growing list of communities replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. “We’re pleased to take another step to rectify and recognize the impact of Native Americans and Indigenous people whose land we occupy today,” County Executive Calvin Ball...

Because of the coronavirus, Vince Peranio and his wife Dolores Deluxe, owners of The Palace on Dallas, never got to have a farewell party before they moved to Portugal last month. But before he left, Peranio was honored for his contributions to the Maryland film industry at a gala at the Lord Baltimore Hotel. Peranio worked for 50 years as a produc...

It's been nearly two months since the Christopher Columbus statue outside the entrance to Little Italy was torn down and thrown into the harbor. Police say their investigation is ongoing, but they have not announced any suspects or arrests. Mayor Jack Young and Commissioner Michael Harrison promised justice. "For those who want to destroy property...

Baltimore City's Board of Estimates on Wednesday is expected to return what's left of a Christopher Columbus statue, to its original owners. The 17 ton marble statue once stood at 14 foot 2 inches in Little Italy. It was gifted to Baltimore City by the Italian American Organizations United, Inc. On July 6 it was destroyed and dumped in the Inner Ha...

An organization on a mission to preserve Columbus statues across the nation visited Baltimore Wednesday. "What you're doing now is basically taking away the heritage, culture, and history of Italian Americans throughout the world," said Raul Montes. The organization "Hands Off Christopher Columbus" is demanding the Columbus statue that was torn dow...

Legislation that would rename the Columbus Obelisk monument to honor victims of police brutality is heading to the Baltimore City Council after it was unanimously approved by the city’s Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Tuesday. The committee, sans councilmen Bill Henry and Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer, voted 5-0 to approve the bill, which wo...

Galliano Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar on Maple Lawn Boulevard in Fulton wants you to know, they’re open. It’s a New York City style restaurant, serving up classic Italian food for lunch and dinner. The restaurant was set to open just days before restaurants were closed in Maryland. "Not only is it a new restaurant but now we had to wait three or...

Little Italy Neighborhood Association and Baltimore Jazz Alliance have announced the Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival will be postponed until September 2021. During the hiatus, a permanent mural and gallery dedicated to Madonnari will be created - the first of its kind in the United States and only the second outside of Italy. Artist Michael Ki...

Italian immigrants flocked to America beginning in the mid-1800s unaware of the hardships ahead, much like the harsh conditions they left behind in Italy. Despite discrimination, scarce employment, hunger, and drudgery, they courageously established trades, businesses, parishes, and solid family life in neighborhood enclaves nearly identical to the...