What’s in..What’s out.. by Joanne Giannini
She’s back… Fran Gallo…In a major announcement this week, Frances Gallo was chosen as interim Providence School Superintendent. You may remember, Fran Gallo was the Superintendent 15 years ago in Providence. She also served as Superintendent of Central Falls school system. And for those of us who know the Providence school system from years ago, Fran Gallo also taught at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic School in Providence years ago. She is well respected and a fighter and if anyone can get the job done, it’s her! Good luck Fran, welcome home!
WaterFire this Saturday!…The Providence waterfront will light up Saturday commemorating the Apollo 11 moon landing. The full lighting starts at sunset (around 8:15). There will be also an exhibition, science fair and demonstration area at Market Square presented by NASA RI Space Consortium from 6 to 10 PM. A big highlight of the evening will be at the Waterplace Basin Stage, as Rhode Island’s own Festival Ballet of Providence will Perform “Revolutions” at 7:45 PM. For more information in these invents, check waterfire.org.
The arrests continue in Fatal Federal Hill stabbing...A seventh person was arrested for the stabbing that resulted in the death of Stephen Cabral in Federal Hill. Cabral was stabbed to death after leaving a Federal Hill Bar. Club Seven, the club where Cabral was prior to his murder, has been closed by the Providence Board of Licenses. Several Restaurant owners and business owners have spoken out in favor of the closure of the club. This story continues as more arrests are made and the fate of Club Seven remains dim fo now.
Nightlife Ordinance...Councilor Rachel Miller is introducing a city ordinance that would prevent new nightlife businesses m shingles open past midnight n Federal Hill. Miller has said the ordinance would be in effect one year as a trial to see how it works out before implementation across the whole City of Providence.
Whats Out …
Jeffrey Epstein …. was denied bail pending his trial on child sex trafficking charges. Epstein has requested to be released to house attest at his $77 million property in Manhattan. Epstein as been charged with the sexual abuse of dozens of young girls as young as 14 years old in his Upper East side home in Manhattan and in his waterfront mansion in Palm Beach. Some of these young girls have come forward to tell their stories. Epstein has said he rich running a money managing firm for billionaires by managing their investment.
Prosecutors have dropped their case against Kevin Spacey..Spacey was accused of groping a young man in a bar in Nantucket in 2016. The accuser refused to testify in this case about a missing cellphone which allegedly had evidence of Spacey’s innocence, according to his defense lawyers. There have been other accusers who have charged Kevin Spacey with alleged sexual abuse. But for now, Spacey has dodged another charge, leaving him free.
On a personal note, I’d like to thank my readers for continuing to follow my original weekly column, “ What’s in..What’s out.. since I started writing it four years ago! It’s been a guest article on many pages, but I am happy it’s finally home on my own blog! Please continue to follow it as it’s the real deal of what’s happening in Rhode Island! Thanks and enjoy the weekend!