WTI Magazine #81    2016 July 15Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 81st issue of our online magazine. At We the Italians there's a lot going on. We're working on a complete restyling of our website, which will be ready in September and won't disappoint our readers. In the meantime, on behalf of We the...

The recently re-organized Pannese Society did more than generate revenue and exposure last Thursday night during a dinner and fundraiser at Ciara Restaurant and Lounge.   "We were sold out!" said Louis Spremulli, a Johnston resident who, along with his wife Carla, created excitement for the Pannese Society's rebirth after a trip to Panni, Fo...

by Pete Fontaine   The Honorable John O. Pastore, 1963; Honorable Christopher Del Sesto, 1970; Honorable Albert E. DeRobbio, 1990; and Lt. Gen. Reginald A. Centracchio, 2006. Those are some of the names on a list of 52 legendary Rhode Islanders who have been honored with the Verrazzano Day Observance Committee's prestigious "Man of the Year...

By Scott Mackay John O. Pastore was a legendary Rhode Island political figure, the son of immigrants and the first Italian-American elected as a governor and a U.S. Senator.   A dominant figure in state politics, Pastore had a distinguished 26-year tenure in the Senate and never lost an election in a long career that began in the doldrums o...

By Paul Grimaldi   A Rhode Island-based gambling giant starts life Tuesday as a new company, with a new name, the result of a previously announced merger. The merger combined GTECH, the world's largest provider of lottery systems, with International Game Technology, the world's largest slot-machine maker. "Over the next three years it...

The 2016 Presidential elections give us the opportunity to talk about the political behavior of the Italian Americans through their experience, from the first days to these years. It is a very interesting topic, which we address by meeting with one of the most prominent experts about this topic, Prof. Stefano Luconi. Watch out, this is going to be...

Must have certification in Spanish and ItalianPosition Type: Full-timePositions Available: 1Job Categories:Classroom Teacher > Language: ItalianClassroom Teacher > Language: Spanish   Welcome to South Kingstown High School! South Kingstown High School is located on the Atlantic Coast, 32 miles south of Providence, Rhode Island, in the...

by Erika Niedowski   At first, Gina Raimondo thought solving Rhode Island's pension problem was just a matter of math: Billions of dollars of unfunded benefits were owed to the state's teachers, police officers, firefighters and others. But the newly elected general treasurer quickly learned back in 2011 that the fix was as much about p...

By Jenna Pelletier  The independently produced documentary film "Men of the Cloth" will premiere in Rhode Island Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Showcase Cinemas Warwick. Directed by former menswear fashion editor Vicki Vasilopoulos, it presents an intimate look at three Italian master tailors in the twilight of their careers. The film follows Nino...

Providence's Federal Hill, a wonderful neighborhood long known as a center of great Italian-American food, culture and shopping, is one of the jewels of Rhode Island. Celebrated in all the tourist guidebooks, it is a place that should attract families and fun-lovers as part of their Ocean State experience. Unfortunately, sporadic recent violence —...