The Doctor Broad
A young doctor suddenly finds herself caring for a sickly old man named Raymond Patriarca. As she grows closer to her new patient, she’s drawn into the underworld in more ways than one.
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A Teenage Fugitive
News clippings from the late 1920s offer a glimpse of Raymond Patriarca's early run-ins with the law, for crimes including hijacking a truck during a "rum-running war" and safe-breaking. In some instances, the teenage Patriarca used the alias John D'Nubile. Courtesy of the Providence Public Library.
The Boss Is Brought In
From Radical Doctor to Mob Daughter
A Match Made at The Forum
The End of an Era
Newspaper coverage at the time of Patriarca's declining health and death catalogued the rise of his crime empire, his impact on Federal Hill, and the power vacuum he left behind.
Thursday, July 12, 1984
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Sunday, July 15, 1984
Sunday, January 18, 1981
Crimetown is Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier. It is produced by Drew Nelles, Kaitlin Roberts, Austin Mitchell, and Mike Plunkett. The associate producer is Laura Sim. The show is edited by Alex Blumberg and Caitlin Kenney. Fact-checking by Mick Rouse. This episode of Crimetown was mixed, sound designed, and scored by Haley Shaw. Additional mixing by Matthew Boll, Martin Peralta and Enoch Kim. Additional sound design by Robin Shore at Silver Sound. Casting by Shelly Shenoy. Featuring performances by Shelly Shenoy, Brian Silliman, Tarcisio Longobardi, and introducing Piper Yang. Archival footage courtesy of Rhode Island’s WPRI Channel 12 and WJAR Channel 10. The title track is “Run To Your Mama” by Goat.
"Torna A. Surriento" is written by Ernesto de Curtis and G.B. Curtis, and is performed by Joshua Bell, Sarah Bell and Mark Armstrong, courtesy of Jonathan D. Raben from the soundtrack to his documentary Italian Americans and Federal Hill. Original music by John Kusiak, Kenny Kusiak, Jon Ivans, Edwin and Bienart. Ad music is by Matthew Boll. The show's digital editor is Rob Szypko. The design director is Ale Lariu. Archival research by Brennan Rees.This season of Crimetown is dedicated to the memory of Zachary Malinowski. Thanks to the Providence Journal, Providence Public Library, Julia Heymans, Emily Wiedemann, Kate Wells, Lisa Newby, Tim White, Mary Murphy, and everyone who shared their stories with us. Providence is a special place, and we're honored to tell a part of its story.