Italian group wants Bridgeport to turn over Columbus statue

Sep 19, 2022 391

BY: Brian Lockhart

Over two years after Mayor Joe Ganim's abrupt decision to remove the Christopher Columbus statue from Seaside Park and stick it in storage, an Italian American organization has asked the monument be transferred to its custody.

"That statue has been lying in a barn  —  in a barn  —  where horses once were," former state Rep. Christopher Caruso of the Council of Italian-American Societies of Greater Bridgeport told members of the park commission Tuesday. "That symbolism itself is disturbing and insulting."


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