Amanda Milkovits, The Boston Globe

Amanda Milkovits

The Boston Globe

Rhode Island, United States

Contact Amanda

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • The Boston Globe
  • Providence Journal
  • Emergency Management

Recent articles by Amanda:

Town council questions school department’s new policies following ‘naked fat test’ investigation

The School Committee chairman said the committee had taken several steps to improve training on sexual abuse reporting. → Read More

Cranston library suspends use of meeting space pending policy review

Hundreds protested the private Independent Women’s Network event on gender ideology, but the William Hall Library’s trustees allowed the anti-transgender event Monday, in the name of free speech. → Read More

Anti-transgender group sparks anger, protests at event at Cranston library

People called on the William Hall Library to cancel the Independent Women’s Network event on gender ideology, but the library’s board of trustees allowed the anti-trans event to go on in the name of free speech — with hundreds of protesters outside. → Read More

Runner focuses on the familiar: ‘What shocks me is how quickly it all changes’

As a counterpoint to 2020’s challenges, Harry Adler began photographing scenes on his daily pre-dawn run, sharing them on social media. His exhibit, “Traveling in Place,” is this weekend. → Read More

Students who kept ‘Pedo Database’ heralded as heroes while experts say the middle school failed them

Days after their “Pedo Database” became public, experts weigh in on what the teenage boys did right — and how the schools in this Rhode Island town need to do better → Read More

Two R.I. men who spread white supremacist fliers in East Providence plead no contest to obstructing police

Stephen Thomas Farrea, 32, of Portsmouth, and Austin Conti, 26, of Warwick, who are affiliated with a New England-based neo-Nazi group, were ordered to perform 20 hours of community service. → Read More

The middle school boys thought their teacher was a ‘creep.’ So they tracked how he treated the girls.

A “pedo database” where some Davisville Middle School students documented how their teacher harassed girls in their class is now part of an investigation into the North Kingstown teacher. → Read More

Three indicted for murder in death of Pawtucket toddler who ingested fentanyl

Jachkeilin Guzman Trinidad Jr., 2, went down for a nap on Dec. 10 and never woke up. → Read More

R.I. chiropractor charged in sexual assault of patient; Health Dept. suspends his license for second time

Dr. Thomas P. Sowa was arrested by Cumberland police last week on three felony charges of second-degree sexual assault, as well as simple assault in his office → Read More

City of Newport releases mugshots of men punched by police during violent arrest

The photographs of Christopher Adam and Dennis Engelson, requested by the Globe, show they both have facial injuries. → Read More

New Bedford priest accused of sexually abusing boy in Massachusetts and Maine

The Diocese of Fall River had barred the Rev. Richard E. Degagne from the ministry in February and added his name to the list of clergy who were credibly accused of sexual abuse of children. → Read More

At school safety conference, experts warn: We can’t promise kids there won’t be a school shooting

The Rhode Island School Safety Committee conference included presentations discussions about predators on social media, emotional issues, and how to tell if someone is planning a violent attack → Read More

A Newport fixture that felt like family: An emotional last day at Bishop’s 4th Street Diner

“You walk in and they call you ‘Honey.’ ... It was a slice of Americana and now it’s gone.” Customers, staff and the owners say the diner’s closing will leave a void in the community. → Read More

Providence police captain charged with assault after video shows him slamming handcuffed man

Captain Stephen Gencarella’s lawyer said the video doesn’t show the whole story, including that the handcuffed man had a knife sheathed inside his waistband. → Read More

Leader of St. Thomas Moore and St. Veronica parish apologizes for reassignment of priest, but questions remain

The Rev. Eric Silva was removed from two churches for making inappropriate comments to children. Survivors of abuse by priests point out that weekend apology “didn’t mention the safety of children, or children at all.” → Read More

Providence Police Chief moves to fire veteran captain who assaulted handcuffed man

Captain Stephen Gencarella, a 25-year veteran, is charged with six violations of department rules and regulations. He remains under criminal investigation by the attorney general’s office and the police department. → Read More

Providence Diocese rescinds assignment of priest who made inappropriate comments to children

“This is just step one. We are coming after Tobin next,” said child sexual abuse survivor Ryan Brophy, who has protested this week against the assignment of the Rev. Eric Silva to a Narragansett parish. → Read More

Survivor makes a stand after priest who made inappropriate comments to children assigned to Narragansett parish

Ryan Brophy, a father and survivor of childhood sexual abuse, felt he had to act when he learned the diocese had assigned the Rev. Eric Silva as assistant pastor at St. Thomas More Church. → Read More

Diocese assigns priest to Narragansett parish after placing him on leave over inappropriate comments to students

Representative Carol Hagan McEntee questions the diocese’s decision: “This reassignment lacks all transparency on what [Rev. Eric Silva] he did while he was on leave to better prepare him, and we have no assurances in Narragansett that he should be trusted around children.” → Read More

The far-right Patriot Front is getting bigger, and more visible, in New England

Long before its members marched — masked, uniformed, and 100-or-so deep — through downtown Boston early this month, Patriot Front had been quietly making its presence felt in New England. → Read More