Amid weeks of nationwide demonstrations for racial justice, public statues of Christopher Columbus — from D.C. to California — have come under heightened scrutiny, with statues being vandalized and ripped down by those who say the man's memory isn't something to celebrate. Here in Boston, a statue of the explorer in the North End was decapitated th...

While the City of Boston re-evaluates the future of a decapitated Christopher Columbus statue, strong opinions from residents have emerged on both sides. The Italian American Alliance in Boston are pushing for the statue’s restoration and return, with the view that Columbus is a symbol of hope for many immigrants seeking economic opportunity. But m...

Christopher Columbus could once again show his face in a North End park where protesters last week beheaded a statue of the controversial Colonial-era explorer. “We have an understanding with the mayor’s office that statute will be repaired and returned to the place it was before, but this time with better security and cameras to prevent vandalism...

Mayor Walsh, joined by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, came out in opposition towards the vandalism of Christopher Columbus Park’s namesake statue. Walsh and Michlewitz emphasized the fundamental rights and involvement of all North End neighborhood residents in helping to shape future discussions and decision-making regarding the potential r...

Please join us and many other Italian Organizations, Sunday, June 14 at 2:00 pm for a peaceful rally to bring back the statue of Christopher Columbus that was removed after being vandalized and restore the dignity of our heritage. Please meet at 100 Atlantic Avenue in Boston’s North End (near Joe's American Bar and Grill) for our walk to the base o...

The Christopher Columbus statue in Boston’s North End will be removed Wednesday, hours after it was beheaded overnight. Mayor Marty Walsh said it will be put in storage and there will now be conversations about the “historic meaning” of the incident and whether it will ever go back up. The statue in Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue was...

North End restaurant owners say shutting down historic Hanover Street and expanding outdoor dining into roads and sidewalks could be the saving grace for their businesses as the coronavirus lockdown lifts. “In this neighborhood, it would be a dream come true to have a little outdoor dining, so you experience the neighborhood, the people, the cultur...

With restaurants closed for takeout only, the usual bustling North End is quiet. But for a couple hours on Saturday, there was a concerted effort to bring it back to its Italian roots. People strolling around the North End Saturday afternoon were brought to a standstill, captivated by professional operatic voices, like tenor Fred Van Ness. For two...

New England’s largest Italian festival, hosted in Boston’s North End, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. After consulting with the city, representatives of St. Anthony’s Society made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Saint Anthony and Saint Lucy Feast. “For over 100 years, Saint Anthony’s Feast has celebrated faith, family,...

Tresca, located at 233 Hanover Street in Boston’s North End, recently donated trays of Italian food to healthcare workers at Massachusetts General Hospital. The food was delivered by hockey star Ray Bourque. The hospital workers replied to the donation with the message, “Thank you Ray Bourque and Tresca for fueling our #mghblake12icu night crew!! L...