Sons of Italy Pulls Out of North End Columbus Day Parade Saying Revere is More Italian

Sep 15, 2013 1351

by Matt Conti

The Order Sons of Italy in America, Massachusetts Grand Lodge (OSIAMA), has made a late decision not to march in Boston's North End 2013 Columbus Day Parade. Citing a changing demographic, the Italian-American organization told the North End organizers that it will instead march in the City of Revere this year.

"They really left us hanging, citing a demographic shift that supposedly shows a greater percentage of Italians in Revere than the North End," said Louis Strazzullo, President of the North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee. "It doesn't make sense. Even with the changes in the neighborhood, this is still Boston's Little Italy," he added.

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