NEWARK, NJ – City officials say they know who did it, but it was not them…and they’re not telling who it was. A second Christopher Columbus statue was removed overnight, this time the one that stood in front of Columbus Plaza on Bloomfield Avenue after 6 pm on Friday.
“This was done by Murphy, the city of Newark or both,” said Joe P. “That statue’s been there as long as I’ve been alive. What about my heritage?”
The statue stood for decades in front of St. Francis Xavier Church.