Columbus Day

By - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 9/12/13 - 10:03 am 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 - 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 - 10/24/11 - 9:06 am


Chris Devers spotted Joe Curtatone dressed as Columbus in Somerville's Halloween parade yesterday. So there, Boston Herald.

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

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