The mayor of Providence said Tuesday he would consider moving a Christopher Columbus statue that was vandalized. Democratic Mayor Jorge Elorza told WPRO he’d entertain the idea of moving the statue from the city’s Elmwood neighborhood to the Federal Hill neighborhood, which is known for its Italian American community and Italian restaurants. His sp...

The 28th Annual Columbus Day Festival is taking place on Federal Hill in Providence this weekend. Saturday through Monday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., more than 50 vendors have set up shop outside of businesses along Atwells Avenue. “The real purpose of the festival starting was honestly to do a marketing piece for Federal Hill and the whole goal was...

Whether you call it Federal Hill or Providence’s “Little Italy,” there’s no doubt that the neighborhood is changing, but there’s still a lot to love that’s exactly the same. Let’s appreciate what we have while we still have it, and also embrace some of the newer multicultural businesses that are making their home along the city’s famous red, white...

After a statue of Christopher Columbus was targeted by vandals in Providence, the head of the local chapter of the Sons of Italy is calling for the effigy to be moved to the community it primarily represents. Presumably in protest of Columbus Day, vandals doused the statue bearing the Italian explorer’s likeness with red paint Monday morning. The s...

It did in fact rain on the parade Sunday morning in Providence, but that didn’t dampen any of the rampant Italian spirit on Federal Hill. Hundreds of people turned out despite the weather for the 26th annual Columbus Day parade, which stepped off at 11 a.m. on Harris Avenue. Ten marching bands, including one from the National Guard, participated as...

The Federal Hill Commerce Association is celebrating the 26th Annual Columbus Day Festival on Federal Hill October 7-9, 2017. The Association announced on Wednesday that this year’s festival will feature three entertainment stages each day. Additionally, dozens of food and retail vendors, the annual parade, games and amusement rides will line Atwel...

One of Rhode Island's most iconic places is inviting everyone to participate in a brand new tradition. The first-ever summer festival on Federal Hill starts Friday and runs through the weekend, ending Sunday at 10 p.m. “The business community (and) the residents all got together and we’re really excited about the opportunity to do this,” said Rick...

Miss U.S. Italia Pageant, formerly known as Rhode Island Italia Pageant, has announced its decision to accept nationwide applicants to reflect the regional diversity of contestants. The Pageant will be held October 1 at 2 p.m. at the Hilton Providence, 21 Atwells Ave., and will consist of several age categories from age 7 and up. "There is so much...

Italians in Rhode Island have a long history to be told. The smallest State of the Union welcomed several fellow Italians: most of them arrived to Providence's Little Italy, Federal Hill (also called "the heartbeat of Providence"). In particular, the jewelry and silverware industry in Providence attracted Italian immigrants to Rhode Island at the t...