One of the most powerful men in Rhode Island has cancer. As a proud − and some close to him say "stubborn" − 75-year-old Italian man who has been a part of Rhode Island's political life for more than four decades, Senate President Dominick Ruggerio was not keen on talking about his health − or the very private conversation he had about it with his...

The Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau proudly presents the third annual Providence Pizza Week, taking place from April 14-20, 2024. The week of pizzas showcases the most scrumptious and creative pizza pies that pizza joints, restaurants, and even food trucks from across the state can dream up.  The celebration of one of the most pop...

Angelo’s is celebrating its 100th anniversary this weekend with a series of events happening today through Sunday, including continuous birthday cake, grape stomping, pasta-making, live music and more. Classic comfort food Italian dishes done well is what Angelo’s is all about. The portions have always been large, the prices are cheap and the focus...

Notice is hereby given that the Consulate General of Italy in Boston intends to appoint a new Honorary Consul in Providence, Rhode Island, who will be called upon to carry out primarily functions of assistance in favor of Italian citizens and protection of Italian interests in the territory of competence. Compatriots who may be interested in this p...

There's plenty of comedy in politics, but comedian Paul Mecurio would rather steer clear of party lines. “I do cable news show commentary, but I don’t do a lot of politics, because it’s not fun anymore,” says Mecurio, a Rhode Island native who brings his “Permission to Speak” show to the United Theatre in Westerly on March 9. “There’s no nuance. It...

As home to one of the five best Little Italys in America, Rhode Island's Italian food scene is one of the finest you'll find outside of Italy. With so many options, the hardest part is deciding which restaurant to make a reservation at. The Providence Journal recently put it to readers in an unscientific poll. First, we asked readers to nominate pl...

The Rhode Island Philharmonic has named Robert Spano its Principal Conductor. The announcement will be effective immediately. Spano made his RIPO debut this past September and worked with students at the RI Philharmonic Music School. He is known worldwide for the intensity of his artistry and distinctive communicative abilities, creating a sense of...

After hobnobbing with some charming Rhode Island folks on Martha’s Vineyard, we found ourselves inundated with suggestions for Providence, Rhode Island hotspots, with Federal Hill’s Pastiche topping the list. However, amidst the gastronomic gems of the region, a peculiar site loomed – the iconic pine cone (or is it a pineapple?) perched atop the ga...

The Rhode Island Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will hold its annual signature event, Epiphany Celebration, Honoring Three Wise Women, a lively luncheon and awards ceremony, on Saturday, 20 January 2024, at 11:30 am at Cafe’ Nuovo in Providence.Three Wise Women, Rhode Island Entrepreneurs, will be honored for...

It was back in March 2021 that plans for Providence’s first food hall in the city’s Union Station were announced by Marsella Development Corporation.   The hall now has a name, Track 15, a first lineup of food and drink merchants and a tentative opening date of late summer 2024.   Issues with renovating a historic building and pandemic supply-chain...