The Christopher Columbus statue in the capital city is coming down, the mayor confirmed. Mayor Reed Gusciora said the statue — which has long been a target of scorn — is being removed Wednesday morning. The decision comes after the mayor initially said the city planned to form a committee to determine the infamous Italian explorer’s fate after it w...

Tossed into the Inner Harbor in Baltimore and beheaded in Waterbury, Conn., Christopher Columbus had a rough Independence Day. The fate of a Trenton statue honoring Genoa, Italy’s infamous explorer gets discussed on Monday as Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora hosts a 3 p.m. discussion at City Hall. Gusciora has invited several local community members for...

A protest that pressed for the removal of Christopher Columbus’ statue from a park named after the infamous explorer attracted a small crowd Thursday evening. Removal appears imminent although Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora plans a meeting and community discussion before rendering his decision. For the record, emotions and thoughts concerning Columbus...

The Christopher Columbus statue in Trenton, New Jersey has been covered after it was vandalized Tuesday night. Now the mayor says a discussion will begin about the future of the statue after some are calling for its removal. Thursday morning city crews put boards around the base of the statue before covering Columbus with a tarp. "The history of Ch...

On Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Patriots Theater at War Memorial, Visions of a starry night sky will open a Ballroom concert with “A Little Night Music.” As the anticipation for spring reaches an all time high, the Capital Philharmonic presents Vivaldi’s timeless “Four Seasons.” For fun, they have also programmed four months of the year from Tchaiko...

In honor of all Veterans throughout Mercer County and beyond, members of the Mercer County Italian American Festival Association proudly pose in front of a World War II statue restored by their organization and displayed in front of the WWII memorial on West State Street in Trenton.  The statue is soon to find a permanent place within Veterans Park...

On August 29, 1969, something burned at Italian People’s Bakery on Butler St. — and it wasn’t the bread, cakes or cookies created at the famous business. Bread turned to toast and cookies crumbled that infamous day as an early-morning fire fully engulfed the building. Several families lived above the bakery, including owners Joseph Guagliardo, his...

Michael A. Pesce Jr. died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at the age of 98. Born and raised in Trenton, N.J., Mr. Pesce was an original Levittown resident for 38 years prior to returning to New Jersey in 1993. He was a former member of Saint Michael the Archangel Parish. Until his retirement, Mr. Pesce was employed with Roller Bearing Co. in Trenton, N.J....

City of Trenton employees will have to attempt another solution to remove paint from a vandalized statue of Christopher Columbus. “Power washing did not work,” an Department of Public Works employee said. The water wand rested atop the base of the Columbus monument on Hamilton Ave. Paint remained on the legs of the controversial explorer. John Scar...

Dr. Gilda Rorro Baldassari and John Scarpati, Sr. saw red last week. Both proud U.S. citizens of Italian-American descent, expressed anger and concern after someone vandalized the statue of Christopher Columbus inside the Hamilton Ave. park which bears the controversial explorer’s name. Red paint covered several areas of Columbus’ body while the ba...