The City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department will conduct a public hearing via teleconference to rename Columbus Park to Piazza Italia Park, located in City Council District 1 at 500 Columbus Street. The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Please note that there is no in-person access to this meeting. There are m...

Memorials to Christopher Columbus are coming down across the United States, but the one in Pueblo will stay up for now. Mayor Nick Gradisar had a Community Connections Event Friday, with the memorial in Mesa Junction a big topic. Demonstrations have been held there in recent weeks, with protesters calling for its removal while the city's Italian co...

The Christopher Columbus statue in Buffalo's Columbus Park was removed Friday morning on orders from Mayor Byron Brown and agreement of the Buffalo Common Council. It followed a request by the Federation of Italian-American Societies of Western New York to have the statue taken down so it is not a distraction to the social justice movement currentl...

A mob assembled on the Fourth of July, ripped down a Christopher Columbus statue and threw it into Baltimore Harbor. Once again, city officials collectively shrugged their shoulders and looked the other way. In response, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan wrote, “Baltimore city leaders need to regain control of their own streets and immediately start making...

Police in Waterbury are looking for a New York man who tried to sell the broken-off nose that was once attached to the Christopher Columbus statue in front of city hall. In a news release, the department named 22-year-old Brandon Ambrose, of Port Chester, as a suspect. The Columbus statue was discovered decapitated shortly after 5:30 a.m. on July...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is weighing in on the toppling of the Christopher Columbus statue in Baltimore. Pelosi, who grew up in Little Italy and is a daughter of a former mayor, told reporters today she did not oppose the removal of the Columbus statue over the weekend. While she said it would be safer to not have protesters knock down statues, s...

A new organization is seeking to dispel the myths surrounding Christopher Columbus, and it is being backed by the five largest Italian American organizations in the United States and their millions of members and followers. In the wake of the unprecedented attacks on the reputation of Christopher Columbus that have spread throughout the country, th...

While calls for the removal of Christopher Columbus statues are happening across the nation, here in Memphis, the statue memorializing the Italian voyager has been vandalized twice. Two separate incidents of vandalism were reported to the statue in Marquette Park. "If you don't have a plan and all you're doing is vandalizing statues and things of t...

Three years ago Walter Alomar asked the city's former administration to remove the statue of Christopher Columbus at Slocum Park on Broadway, the city's historic main thoroughfare. He was told "no". Last week, he asked again and got the same answer.     "The administration has changed but the policy has remained the same," Alomar said, referring to...

After a rally Wednesday evening in downtown New Britain, a few dozen people took turns phoning into a common council meeting to demand the city remove its Christopher Columbus statue. “I’m a second-generation Italian and I still think it should be removed,” resident Joan Leone told the council. “Italians have enough to be proud of. There are a lo...