Edward Fitzpatrick

Edward Fitzpatrick is a Boston Globe staff writer covering Rhode Island. He worked for 16 years at the Providence Journal, including eight years as the political columnist and five years as the courts reporter. He is a member of the New England First Amendment Coalition board. He worked as director of media and public relations at Roger Williams University, where he launched a First Amendment blog and taught journalism. He was a reporter at the Hartford Courant and the Albany Times Union, and he was the city editor at The Saratogian. He is a Rhode Island native who graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in magazine journalism and political science.

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Raimondo will remove ‘Providence Plantations’ from official state name on documents, websites

By , Globe Staff

The move comes three days after Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza issued an executive order removing “Providence Plantations” from all city documents and the state Senate decided to put the matter before voters on the November ballot.

Pawtucket teacher, two women charged with vandalizing Columbus monument in Providence

By and , Globe Staff

Memorial had been fenced off following wave of attacks on Columbus statues in other cities.

A renewed debate: Should Rhode Island drop 'Providence Plantations’ from its official name?

By , Globe Staff

With national attention now riveted on matters of racism and inequality, some Rhode Islanders are renewing an attempt to remove the word “plantations” from the state’s official name.


Dinner on the diamond at McCoy Stadium tastes bittersweet

By , Globe Staff

It's easy to savor a meal on the field where Dustin Pedroia played, but the imminent departure of the PawSox to Worcester is still hard to swallow.