Springtime means St. Joseph’s Day zeppole, the classic Italian treat. Not to be confused with donuts, Zeppole di San Giuseppe are often made using fried dough, but that’s where the similarities end. A traditional Rhode Island variety marries light and crispy pâte à choux-style dough with sweet cream filling, and is topped off with more cream, powde...

The recommendation by a city of Providence committee: the Christopher Columbus statue must go. For good. The statue had stood next to Elmwood Avenue in South Providence until last Summer. That's when the mayor had it temporarily removed and put in storage after it became a lightning rod for the social unrest sweeping the country. The at-first tempo...

Add the names Ernie Almonte and Thomas Peluso to the distinguished list of leaders for the prestigious Italo-American Club of Rhode Island. “Benvenuti!” exclaimed George Lazzareschi Jr., the Italian-American social club’s president, as he welcomed members and guests to the recent swearing-in ceremony inside the historic building at 477 Broadway in...

The Ivy League’s woke revisionists are wrong. Classical history matters. A group called Decolonization at Brown is agitating for the removal of statues honoring Caesar Augustus and Marcus Aurelius, claiming they “celebrate ongoing colonialism in the United States and idealize white, Western civilization — both of which continue to cause harm at B...

The historic Columbus Day festival on Federal Hill in Providence is the latest event to fall victim from COVID-19. The large parade and festival is not happening this year, but that's not stopping some businesses from celebrating Italian heritage. "Next year, we expect the Columbus Day festival to be back in full force as it traditionally would, bu...

“As you are aware, due to COVID-19, these have been challenging times for everyone,” Johnston resident George Lazzareschi Jr. reiterated when he stepped to the podium Monday night. “People have lost their jobs, become ill and businesses have closed, but the Italo-American Club remained strong.” So strong, in fact, the proud social club – which is l...

On Tuesday, the Providence Board of Parks Commissioners heard from the public on what they want to see done with the city’s Christopher Columbus statue. Last month, the statue was boarded up after vandals threatened to tear it down. It was later removed from the Elmwood neighborhood and is currently stored in a “secure location,” according to Depar...

When folks across the state recall Dick Fossa’s remarkable career as a high school football coach, they easily identify it with the 15 seasons he spent as Narragansett High’s head coach, which included four Super Bowl appearances, two Division IV championships, and four Providence Gridiron Coach of the Year honors. But what some people tend to forg...

About 100 police officers and state troopers responded Tuesday night to the Christopher Columbus statue at Elmwood and Reservoir avenues after a flyer circulated online threatening to tear it down, according to authorities. Cmdr. Thomas Verdi said some people who’d come out to Columbus Square eventually left without causing damage, and others were...

One of Rhode Island’s most popular dining destinations is looking to the great outdoors this summer for a boost in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants on Atwells Avenue will expand al fresco seating out onto the pavement as the street is closed to traffic starting next weekend. "We're really excited, all of us here on Federal Hill. It's...