Imagine 600,000 Italians in America, good honest hardworking people. Imagine them all of a sudden branded as enemy aliens, discriminated, questioned, moved to internment camps. Imagine that they are prohibited to work, to live in their own homes, to travel more than 5 miles. Imagine them forced to prove their innocence, for a charge they don't even...

A Providence comedian, actor, and writer is headed to New York City for a 10-day run of his one-man-play, "The Last Sicilian." Nick Albanese grew up the son of Sicilian immigrants on Charles Street in Providence, with the whole family living on the second floor above his father's bakery, and rolls those funny but true-life experiences into his show...

Judge Frank Caprio is Rhode Island. He’s Italian. He’s got the accent. He’s blunt, but kindhearted. He makes us look good. And now, he’s getting his own national TV show. That’s right: Your favorite courtroom superstar — sorry, Judge Judy — will debut on Fox stations around the nation this fall, according to an announcement on the “Caught in Provid...

For more than 20 years creating the famed presepio, or Italian Nativity scene, at St. Ann Church has been a labor of love for Vincenzo Santarmarco. At 77, Santamarco, is long retired from his days working in the construction trades as a mason. But he brings these and other mechanical skills to life in assembling a fully motorized Nativity scene, wi...

Emma Salzillo has enjoyed success in such sports as soccer and basketball. The daughter of Gary and Toni Ann Salzillo, Emma, who recently turned 14, has also enjoyed other sparkling successes and is now a budding beauty queen. Back on October 1, the popular Johnston High School freshman received a prestigious honor and stunning crown after winning...

The leadership shuffle on the Providence City Council won’t be complete until the group meets Thursday night to elect a new president, but one change is already official: John Igliozzi, the second-longest-serving member of the council, is the new majority leader. Igliozzi, a Democrat who has represented Ward 7 in Silver Lake since 1997, was elected...

Venerdì 1 dicembre ci sarà l’atteso debutto del pugile italiano Fabio Turchi negli Stati Uniti. Lo sfidante sarà l’americano Mitch Williams, mentre il teatro del match sarà lo Strand Ballroom & Theatre di Providence, nello stato di Rhode Island. Il combattimento rientra all’interno del Real Deal Championship Boxing V, evento organizzato dall’ex cam...

Lidia will be in R.I. at Dave’s Marketplace on Saturday. Anybody who loves food and watches TV has no doubt watched and listened to Lidia Bastianich. For years she’s been cooking with her mother or daughter, or alone, creating Italian dishes that can be re-created in the home kitchen. For those who don’t believe that, Bastianich and her daughter Ta...

Leon Panetta — a former White House chief of staff, CIA director and secretary of defense — will receive a lifetime achievement award, and eight military veterans from Rhode Island will receive distinguished service awards on Sunday, at the Rhode Island Italian-American Hall of Fame 30th anniversary event at The Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The Ha...

R.I.-born Luca Ciummo brings the trade home from Italy and works it hard in Cranston, specializing in custom pieces in a market that includes mega-yachts and commercial jobs. He’s built enough business to require a larger shop and possibly more people to work in what Ciummo calls “a great trade.” Luca Ciummo picked up the art of upholstery in Isern...