The Trenton school board will host a community meeting Monday as it works to rename two elementary schools currently named after Woodrow Wilson and Christopher Columbus. School officials said earlier this week that a committee has been formed to rename Columbus Elementary School and Wilson Elementary School while following district policy, which op...

The Nutley Belleville Columbus Day Parade Committee announced the 2022 Honorees of the 40th Annual Columbus Day Parade at a Meet & Greet held at Mamma Vittoria on Monday, February 28, 2022. The 2022 Honorees are: Tina Cervasio – Grand MarshalLifetime Achievement – Delores Del Deo KirkItalian Heritage Award – Michael V. Calabro, Esq.Italian Business...

No bids were placed on the bell from Christopher Columbus’ Santa Maria, which was up for auction Wednesday morning. The bell is more than 500 years old and worth an estimated $2.5 to $5 million, according to the auctioneer’s website. It was set at a minimum starting bid of $650,000. This bell was part of the Santa Maria back in 1492. Years later, i...

A civic leader is demanding that Mayor Lori Lightfoot apologize for the obscene and derogatory remarks a lawsuit alleges she made about Italian Americans during a phone call to discuss the statue of Christopher Columbus removed from Arrigo Park. That statue was taken away on Lightfoot’s orders in 2020 after it became the target of protests and vand...

A Centreville sculptor has re-created the controversial Christopher Columbus statue that once sat in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood, restoring what he sees as an artistic accomplishment and a cornerstone of local Italian American pride. Acknowledging his bias as an artist, sculptor Will Hemsley said, “I view things aesthetically [and] as a r...

The Columbus Heritage Foundation is building bridges to leaders of the Hispanic community who share our goal to protect, preserve and promote the true historical legacy of the great explorer Christopher Columbus. We commend noted Hispanic-American journalist Miguel Perez, who recently stepped forward with a forceful defense of Columbus Day and its...

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Now, in 2022, a piece from his ship can belong to you. According to a press release from Affiliated Auctions and Realty, LLC, the Santa Maria’s bell is scheduled for auction in Tallahassee on March 2, 2022. Affiliated Auctions says the bell arrived in Tallahassee from Miami after the diver who di...

The Westfield Public School District superintendent said the district mistakenly did not name Columbus Day on the school calendar for the coming year and will be returning it to the calendar. “The absence of Columbus Day listed by name on the 2022-2023 calendar was an inadvertent omission when the document was reformatted for the coming school year...

When Neil Diamond’s “America” cues up inside the Mobile Civic Center, and the Crewe of Columbus marches out Friday for their 100th anniversary tableau, Terry Ankerson will be dancing right along with them. It’s a fellowship the 75-year-old retired banker from Mobile has been involved with since 1974. His family has been linked to the mystic society...

It is amazing to wander around the United States and discover that in places where one would think there were no traces of our country, there is instead a community proud of its Italian roots, people who are committed to celebrating and representing Italy. In the American collective imagination, Iowa is one of the states farthest from the populated...