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How To Talk Rhode Island

To talk Rhode Island requires more than a passing knowledge of the expression ‘No school Fosta Glosta’ or the difference between a cherrystone and a littleneck. It’s a hybrid of Northern and Southern New England English, a Boston-meets-Brooklyn sound with ...

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It’s St. Joseph’s Day, Eat Your Zeppole

Forget the corned beef and cabbage, break out the zeppole! March 19 is St. Joseph’s Day, time to trade in the green for the red and forget about St. Patrick. Italian-Americans throughout New England celebrate St. Joseph’s Day by binging ...

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The Merry Widow Murder of 1936

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On October 5, 1936, police got a call to the waterfront at Boston’s Logan Airport. Two men had found a bag in the water. When they opened it, out fell a woman’s leg. Police didn’t yet know it, but the ...

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