The holiday gifting season is upon us, so here's our gift to you this Black Friday: get 20% off when you buy any two panettoni, gift boxes, or select wines, while supplies last! Only on November 27-29, 2020, get ready for your holiday season with this special offer on our best holiday picks. During Black Friday Weekend, seize the opportunity to get...

A boutique Italian hotel complete with a rooftop terrace and two new restaurants could soon take up residence along Cross Street where for decades the beloved Maria’s Pastry Shop stood. “The intent is to build an Italian-inspired boutique hotel pulling from the culture of the North End and essentially knitting back the fabric of the edge of the nei...

Italian retail and dining experience company Eataly will offer same-day delivery of food to consumers living in and around four American cities where the Italian market currently operates. Founded in 2007, Eataly operates 39 Italian markets in 11 countries around the world. Eataly locations offer an expansive marketplace, restaurant and even cookin...

North End denizens and visitors will have a new way to get their morning buzz this week when the team behind a local restaurant group opens Caffé Ducali on Causeway Street. The Filmark Hospitality Group (Ristorante Lucia, Filippo, Ducali, and Cunard Tavern) is set to debut the Ducali-adjacent espresso bar in the North End on Thursday. Decked out in...

Representatives from several Italian-American groups met in the North End Monday to discuss the future of the neighborhood’s Christopher Columbus statute. The statue was originally erected in North End Park in 1979 but was beheaded earlier this year before being removed and placed in storage. Demonstrators protested this weekend, calling for Columb...

The Italian American ALLIANCE is not fooled by Mayor Walsh’s recent actions concerning the Columbus statue, For starters, the Mayor broke his word to the ALLIANCE.  In a private ZOOM meeting between Mayor Walsh, and the ALLIANCE -- which took place shortly after the Columbus statue was vandalized --the ALLIANCE  gathered residents of the North End...

The annual flag-raising at Boston City Hall for Italian Heritage Month was a quiet affair this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reading of the State proclamation was made to an empty plaza. Video commentary was instead submitted by Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Mayor Marty Walsh, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Speaker Robert DeLeo, S...

The controversial beheaded Christopher Columbus statue won’t return to its previous North End home, Mayor Martin Walsh says — but it, with a head re-attached, will continue to live in the old Italian area. Walsh’s office said Tuesday that the city “will be moving forward with a new Italian American Immigrant statue for the park, and this process wi...

October is Italian-American Heritage Month! It’s time for all Italians and Italian-Americans to celebrate with renewed pride our common roots, culture and values. Congratulations to all the Italians and Italian-Americans mentioned in this year’s Proclamation by Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker and especially to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of...

As the air begins to chill, and the days grow shorter and shorter, it’s the perfect time of year to snuggle up with a good book— and if you love to read about your Italian American heritage and culture, Nicola Orichuia of Boston’s I AM Books is the man to help you pick the perfect page-turner! I AM Books is Boston’s first—and only—bookstore created...