Trenton City Council approves new name for Columbus Park

TRENTON, New Jersey (WPVI) -- Trenton's Columbus Park has a new name, following the debate over its controversial namesake.

On Thursday, Trenton City Council approved a measure to rename the location "Unity Square Park."

Back in July, the Christopher Columbus statue was taken down after several groups called for its removal.

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The monument had been vandalized in the weeks before it was boxed up.

It's not yet clear where the statue will end up.
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