City Hall Celebrates Columbus Day

An early start to Columbus Day observances in the Merrimack Valley this weekend. The city of Haverhill marked the Columbus Day holiday Friday morning at city hall, with a raising of the Italian flag and a reading of a proclamation in Mayor James J. Fiorentini's office at city hall.

"Columbus day is really Italian American heritage day and we are proud to celebrate that here in Haverhill," said Fiorentini.

A small reception followed.