More than 300 Pittsburgh residents reached out to the Art Commission at or before a virtual meeting Wednesday to discuss the controversial Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park and calls for its removal. And, after three hours and disagreement over whether the six-member commission or Mayor Bill Peduto had the final call on the statue’s fate...

Dozens of Italian immigrants were rounded up without just cause in 1890 following the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy. Nineteen immigrants were indicted and nine went to trial, resulting in six acquittals and three mistrials. About 10,000 people, enraged by the judicial outcome, gathered outside of Parish Prison where the immigran...

Un gesto di solidarietà ma anche un aiuto concreto verso la propria “terra madre”, da parte di quelle famiglie di emigranti che non hanno mai smesso di amare il proprio paese natio. Ecco il motivo per cui i soci e simpatizzanti di Filitalia hanno deciso di creare un fondo speciale denominato “Italy in Crisis” per supportare le istituzioni che hanno...

In the nation’s capital, there is no Columbus Day. The D.C. Council voted to replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 2019. And the capital is certainly not alone. D.C. joined an already-growing list of places that no longer observe the day, even though it remains a federal holiday. Columbus Day falls on the second Monday of October, commemoratin...

An attorney praised a judge for putting the brakes on the Philadelphia Art Commission's plan to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus from Marconi Plaza, where heated demonstrations have taken place in favor of and against the monument in the wake of George Floyd's death. Attorney George Bochetto represents a group of South Philadelphia residents...

After a monthslong battle, the Christopher Columbus statue in South Philadelphia will be moved to storage. The Art Commission has made its decision to move the statue, but some residents plan to fight that decision in court. “They can’t do that,” South Philly resident Maureen Fratantoni said. After dozens of hours of community testimony and the His...

Attorney George Bochetto filed a motion in the Court of Common Pleas on August 10 in Philadelphia for an injunction to stop the city from removing the statue of Columbus at Marconi Plaza. The cause is to prevent Mayor Kenney from taking down the statue before all parties have a chance to voice their opinions and make their respective cases. "The Ci...

Saint Paul’s Italian Festival will be happening in a different way this year, but the festival’s traditional foods will still be served. Yoselin Person had the chance to see what’s cooking and what will be different in this year’s festival. She was live from the kitchen at St. Paul’s with more. This year the festival will be a virtual and drive-thr...

If you have traveled around the City of Erie, you may have seen the signs already up for the upcoming virtual Italian Festival in Erie. The long-standing tradition at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Erie's Little Italy section, is a days-long event featuring homemade Italian food and pastries, a big basket raffle, Italian music and more. Deac...

Please consider the following points regarding the Christopher Columbus statue in City Park. The information comes from Philadelphia attorney Robert Petrone. Columbus represents the first founding father of the Americas. Columbus was the first civil rights activist of the Americas. He successfully petitioned the king of Spain to enact civil rights...