A Christopher Columbus statue in Rhode Island has been vandalized for a second time in recent weeks. The statue’s pedestal was splashed overnight with what appeared to be red paint. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza’s office said Monday city workers have already cleaned it and police are investigating. The statue was splashed with red paint Oct. 14, wh...

Rhode Island's queen of food, Gail Ciampa, always knows what’s cooking, from innovative new restaurants to old favorites. Here’s a little more about her, including how she landed the coveted position of Journal food editor. (She also has her own food-centric newsletter, which you can sign up for at providencejournal.com/newsletters.) How long have...

Join the Rhode Island Region as we celebrate the holidays with an evening that includes dinner and an entertaining Trivia Night Italian Style at the Aurora Civic Association on Wednesday, December 4th, beginning at 6:00PM. Guest speaker Carla Gambescia, travel writer and author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture...

A Providence City Council member is proposing a resolution to keep the Christopher Columbus statue that sits in the Elmwood section of Providence where it is. Councilor James Taylor said the statue "has long been an important placemaking element to the [Elmwood] neighborhood." The resolution put forward says the Columbus statue was "a gift to the C...

Il 29 settembre scorso Deborah Jean Elsbree Del Sesto ha terminato il suo incarico presso il Consolato Onorario a Providence, per raggiunti limiti di età. A darne notizia è il Consolato generale d’Italia a Boston che dalla stessa data è tornato ad occuparsi direttamente delle pratiche dei connazionali residenti in Rhode Island. Finchè non sarà nomi...

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...

Vandals have once again covered the Christopher Columbus statue in Providence with red paint. The statue — located at the intersection of Elmwood and Reservoir avenues — was splashed from head to toe in red paint.  There was also a sign leaned up against the pedestal that said “Stop Celebrating Genocide." The Providence police are investigating, ac...

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...

Actor Scott Aiello knew he had big shoes to fill when he took on the role of Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci in “The Prince of Providence.” Trinity Repertory Company’s production, based on the book by journalist Mike Stanton, has been a hit with audiences and critics since opening last month. The play depicts Cianci’s long reign as the Mayor of Rhode...

Providence College celebrated the feast of San Gennaro, or Saint Januarius, the Patron Saint of Naples, outside of St. Dominic Chapel on Wednesday, September 18. The event itself honored both Itaian heritage and Catholic tradition.  Little Italy’s Feast of San Gennaro in New York City celebrates the patron saint of Naples with an 11-day festival in...