Dear Honorable Nancy Pelosi: This was a sad 4th of July for the Italian American citizens who helped build the City of Baltimore and especially heartbreaking for the Italian American Civic Club of Maryland Inc, which was created in 1943 by your father, the Honorable Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr., who was one of the founding members of our Club. Your brot...

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...

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said Thursday he was not going to tolerate the destruction of property, warning those who toppled the Christopher Columbus statue near Little Italy that “if we identify them, they will be brought to justice.” Young’s comments are the strongest reaction from the administration since the Fourth of July incident...

A brief introduction:  my name is Paolo and I am a realtor in the US (Maryland and DC). I also bought a property by financing it in Bolsena,  Italy and a know a thing or two about mortgages. When I applied for the mortgage (2007), lending regulations where pretty relaxed, but that is not the case anymore. However right now, after the pandemic,  you...

In the wake of the defacing and destruction of statues of Christopher Columbus, two organizations dedicated to the explorer who is credited with discovering America told Newsmax they plan to stay firm behind their hero and fight back. Officials of both the National Christopher Columbus Association and the Knights of Columbus spoke to us days before...

Social media has blown up over the Columbus statue topic. We realize the topic holds great controversy ... we realize there are two sides to every story ... and, we realize there are MANY outcries and opinions. Without causing further heated arguments and meanness to each other, we simply would like to help people UNDERSTAND WHY the Italian communi...

I am a proud first generation Italian-American. I am furious that our elected leaders allowed the statue of Christopher Columbus to be torn down and dumped in the Inner Harbor (”Baltimore’s Columbus statue, toppled by protesters, recovered from Inner Harbor days later,” July 6). I named my company, Terra Nova Ventures, which has invested heav...

This is the letter that the Italian American Civic Club of Maryland Incorporated sent out to the Baltimore Mayor and city Councilmembers on Thursday June 25th (9 days prior to the destruction of the statue). The city received plenty of notification to prepare, but they did not lift a finger when the mob came in the Columbus Plaza. It also included...

What’s left of Baltimore’s Christopher Columbus was lifted out of the Inner Harbor Monday morning as officials continued to debate the monument’s merits days after protesters pulled it over, dragged pieces of it to the water and tossed them in with no immediate response from police. Private crews with Specialty Underwater Services and Iacoboni Site...

The Promotion Center for Little Italy, Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote our community's heritage, history, and events; therefore, a non-political one. Stated below are the facts of an act of vandalism. We wish to express our sadness, disappointment, and anger at this personal attack on our neighborhood. On t...