When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Where: Easy Entertaining / Rising Sun Mills | 166 Valley Street, Building 10 | Providence, RI 02909 - Costs: Members: $50; Non-Members: $60. Advance registration required by Thursday, March 1; Must be 21+. Join Rhode Island Region members and friends for an evening celebrating “La Festa della...

There are still many Little Italys in the United States. Some of them are just a few blocks now, other are what's left of the urbanization that brought large roads in the middle of many American cities after the war, several times crashing an Italian community. Every one of them is a place where a big Italian heart has been, is and hopefully always...

There’s a reason why advertising is so effective. So often, what we see, we want. For instance... While we wait for Game of Thrones to return sometime this decade, Barbara and I decided to go back in time and re-watch The Sopranos. It’s been great, but there has been one unintended side effect. No, I haven’t booked a therapy appointment or whacked...

Providence Journal food editor Gail Ciampa has been selected to receive the annual Media Achievement Award from Southeastern New England Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The award is presented each year to a member of the local media who displays a dedication to journalism and a desire to continually cultivate relationships with...

One year ago a leading Federal Hill restauranteur launched the idea of branding Federal Hill as “Little Italy” and now he is fed-up with the lack of progress.  When Gianfranco Marrocco presented the idea to the fellow business owners, the idea received strong support from the Federal Hill Commerce Association, city officials, and State Representati...

Providence Journal Food Editor Gail Ciampa will be honored on Thursday by the Rhode Island Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women, which proclaims its mission is “to unite and connect women through Italian culture and heritage” while also celebrating the achievements of women of Italian ancestry. Also being honored at the 6 p...

Il sindaco di Foggia Franco Landella ha accolto, questa mattina, a Palazzo di Città, Monsignor Carlo Montecalvo, già Pastore presso la chiesa di Our Lady of Grace a Johnston (Rhode Island, U.S.A.) e attualmente Pastore alla chiesa di St. Sebastian di Providence (Rhode Island, U.S.A.), uno dei promotori dei rapporti di gemellaggio che si sono strett...

Imagine 600,000 Italians in America, good honest hardworking people. Imagine them all of a sudden branded as enemy aliens, discriminated, questioned, moved to internment camps. Imagine that they are prohibited to work, to live in their own homes, to travel more than 5 miles. Imagine them forced to prove their innocence, for a charge they don't even...

A Providence comedian, actor, and writer is headed to New York City for a 10-day run of his one-man-play, "The Last Sicilian." Nick Albanese grew up the son of Sicilian immigrants on Charles Street in Providence, with the whole family living on the second floor above his father's bakery, and rolls those funny but true-life experiences into his show...

Judge Frank Caprio is Rhode Island. He’s Italian. He’s got the accent. He’s blunt, but kindhearted. He makes us look good. And now, he’s getting his own national TV show. That’s right: Your favorite courtroom superstar — sorry, Judge Judy — will debut on Fox stations around the nation this fall, according to an announcement on the “Caught in Provid...