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By adamg - 10/11/21 - 2:58 pm
Base of former Christopher Columbus statue in his epnonymous North End park

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the protest graffiti on the base where Christopher Columbus used to stand in the North End until he was decapitated last year.

With no statue left to deface or knock down, the protester could only spray paint messages on the base and on the sign that tells you the name of the park.

By adamg - 10/8/21 - 10:05 am

City Councilor and state-senate candidate Lydia Edwards yesterday apologized for her comments on Wednesday, which many took as a defense in support of Columbus in her current and possible future districts, which have significant Italian-American populations. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 6:08 pm

Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Boston - 10-6-21

Acting Mayor Kim Janey today signed an executive order declaring the second Monday of every October as Indigenous Peoples Day, to honor the people whose genocide began with the voyages of the day's previous honoree, Christopher Columbus. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/17 - 3:13 pm
Anti-Columbus protesters in downtown Boston

Pilotblock watched a march through Downtown Crossing today by protesters who want to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.

By adamg - 10/10/16 - 10:30 am
Columbus Day at Boston City Hall in 1892

What Boston City Hall (now Old City Hall, of course) looked like on the 400th-anniversary Columbus Day back in 1892, via the Boston City Archives.

By adamg - 6/6/16 - 9:38 pm

Robert Winters reports the Cambridge City Council voted 9-0 this evening to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/13 - 12:45 am
Pirates in the North End

Matt Conti attended the Columbus Day Parade in the North End, where a number of people dressed up as pirates.

Tim Mouradian, meanwhile, journeyed to Salem, which, he reports, "is fun in October."

Salem witch

North End photo posted under this Creative Commons license; Salem photo under this one and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 9/12/13 - 10:03 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com gives us the scoop on the decision by the Sons of Italy, which cited demographic data it says shows Revere now has a higher percentage of residents with Italian background than the North End.

By adamg - 10/9/12 - 7:27 am

The Herald reports on a man intent on robbing a Maverick Square bank who couldn't understand why the doors weren't open at 9 a.m. yesterday.

By adamg - 10/8/11 - 12:29 pm

At least at the West Roxbury Home Depot, 80-degree temperatures on this Columbus Day weekend (and Thanksgiving) be damned.

Too soon

By adamg - 10/10/10 - 10:20 pm

Small truck

Jo marched in the Columbus Day parade in East Boston today. One parade watcher knew how to watch in comfort:

By adamg - 10/11/09 - 6:03 pm

Today was the annual Columbus Day parade through the North End. Lots of marching bands, of course, along with a float of clowns throwing clown noses into the crowds. One lady put hers on:

One high school's uniforms were kind of unsettling:

By adamg - 10/9/06 - 8:38 am

Go give Spatch some sympathy for having to work on Columbus Day.

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