Entries by Joanne Giannini

GIANNINI: Testimony to Oppose Bill to Legalize Prostitution in RI

April 1, 2024 Honorable Members of the Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee for your April 4 hearing: I am writing to strongly oppose Senate bill S2934. As the original sponsor of the bills to ban human trafficking, sex trafficking, and indoor prostitution in Rhode Island in 2009, I have done extensive research on the impact […]

Giannini: Christopher Columbus Discovers Johnston

Christopher Columbus statue discovers Johnston by Joanne Giannini. Photos by Ron Cece In a compassionate move, former Mayor and Ambassador Joseph Paolino Jr. bought the stored Christopher Columbus statue for $50,000 and gifted the statue to Johnston after he purchased it from the city in March. The unveiling of the Christopher Columbus statue at its new […]

Twin River vs. Encore… All Bets Off

Public sentiment about casino gambling forced Twin River to build up little by little, but it may be time for the state and the company to decide whether to go the rest of the way to full resort casino.

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