This makes a nice base for meat sauce, pink sauce, or clam sauce. Vincent "Buddy" Cianci is the former mayor of Providence, R.I. He is credited with the revitalization of Downtown Providence and Federal Hill (Italian neighborhood of R.I.). He is also known for his criminal activity. He was convicted of racketeering in 2002 and was sentenced to 6 years in prison. His marinara sauce is sold all over R.I. and the proceeds from sales goes to a scholarship fund that has helped more than a hundred Providence students go to college.