Philip Vetro will be honored as Italian American of the year, Friday, Oct. 17, at the 23rd Annual Milford Columbus Committee Dinner Dance.   Vetro has been a Milford resident and business owner for more than 44 years. During his time in Milford, he has dedicated his free time to many boards in Milford, including the Planning and Zoning board...

What's the status of "Rome Through Richmond Town," the outdoor event taking the place of New Dorp's annual Columbus Day parade? The free festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, celebrates Italian-American culture at Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave. Borough President James S. Oddo's office announced Tuesday the upcoming performances...

By Kenneth C. Crowe II   The city's Christopher Columbus monument has been defaced with gang-related graffiti for months, and the memorial is becoming overgrown. Located in Columbus Square at the intersection of Jacob Street, King Street and Fifth Avenue, it is just a couple of blocks from City Hall.   That spray-painted tag "540...

October is Italian Heritage Month, and in recognition, Springfield leaders gathered Monday to celebrate the contributions of the Italian American community. Some members of the crowd sang along as the Italian national anthem was played, and the tricolor Italian flag was raised alongside the U.S. and Massachusetts flags during Monday afternoon's ce...

Another Columbus Day came and went this week, although not as such in Minneapolis, which voted this year to honor Indigenous Peoples' Day instead, a time to reflect on the price American Indians paid for the greed and ruthlessness of my European ancestors.   Yet it is ironic that Columbus should take the blame, for he was our first "multicul...

The entire world is familiar with the accomplishments of the great Italian inventors, artists and explorers. The artistic contributions of Leonardo DaVinci to the art world, the genius of Guglielmo Marconi to science, and of the discovery of America through the explorations of Christopher Columbus (Cristoforo Colombo).   But what of the less...

By Bridget Clerkin   He's one of history's most famous explorers, but until now, he'd never been able to find Hamilton. All that changed Friday when the Mercer County Italian American Festival Association unveiled a new Christopher Columbus statue at its headquarters, marking the pioneer's first presence in the township.   At 7 f...

Seattle's Italian-American community is running a full page ad in The Seattle Times Monday as part of its new effort to counter the city's newly created Indigenous People's Day. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray plans to sign the measure replacing Columbus Day with the new commemoration Monday.   Read more   Source: http://mynorthwest.com...

On Columbus Day, a day of major significance to many in the Italian American community, The Italian American Political Action Committee strongly endorsed NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, citing his work in furthering the achievements of Italian Americans. Tom DiNapoli, the first Italian American to serve as NYS Comptroller, was named a Knight of t...

Ottobre è il mese dell'Italian heritage negli Usa e per celebrarlo si tengono festival e parate in tutti gli stati. Il più importante e popolare di questi eventi è senza dubbio il Columbus Day di Manhattan, organizzato dalla Columbus Citizen Foundation. Ne parliamo con il presidente della Fondazione, Frank Fusaro. Qual è la sua storia di Italoamer...