The history of immigration in this country is one of exploitation; the wealthy, property owning classes exploiting the poor and desperate. We saw this when our parents and grandparents immigrated to America and we still see it today. When cheap labor was needed, the gates to the United States were thrown open and a tidal wave of immigrants flooded...

Visiting chefs from Abruzzese helped raise funds for Central Italy Earthquake Relief at Filippo Ristorante’s grand dinner this week. The event was a kickoff of 40th Anniversary celebrations for the North End’s Lucia Ristorante by Filippo and Phil Frattaroli with guest chefs and restauranteurs Antonella Santacroce, Dal Mohr, Edmundo Guzman and Domen...

When: Venerdì 31 marzo dalle ore 18:00 alle ore 20:00 EDT - Where: I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston 02113 An inspiring story unfolds in this dual language book of the rich history, culture, and ties that bind and define a family of Italian descent, written through the unique perspective of a letter to the author’s children. A masterful way to share...

When: Giovedì 9 marzo dalle ore 19:00 alle ore 20:30 EST - Where: I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston 02113 Acclaimed novelist and playwright Colin Sargent from Maine will present a reading of the book and follow with a discussion/Q&A. The Boston Castrato captures 1920s Boston through the eye of a young Italian castrato seeking love. Raffi leaves more...

Olga F. (DiIanni) Carito of Watertown, Massachusetts and Boothbay Harbor, died Jan. 27, 2017 at age 88. Olga was the former owner and operator of the 1879 Seafarer Inn on Union Street from 1989 to 2005. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts in the Italian community of the North End. She entered elementary school only speaking Italian, but went on t...

On June 22, 2013 two 'pop-up' Italian-American Cultural Museums will take place, one at the gateway to the North End, on Cross Street between Hanover and Salem Streets (at 4:00 p.m.) and another in Uphams Corner on Dudley Street and Columbia Road (at 1:00 p.m.). Similar to an actual museum those in attendance will be able to engage in multi-media...

The 105th Fisherman's Feast in Honor of Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca is scheduled for Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015 in Boston's North End at North, Fleet and Lewis Streets. Opening ceremonies start at 7pm on Thursday night where the staute of La Madonna Del Soccorso will leave her permanent chapel on Lewis Street for a sole...

There is a new Italian American magazine in town, Bostoniano! The name may sound familiar because it comes from the creator of the Bostoniano.info blog / website, published by Nicola Orichuia. Using the tag line, "Boston's Italian American Voice," the free monthly magazine dropped off its first issue this week to 20 locations in the North End, as...

The St. Joseph Society of Boston will celebrate the 89th annual St. Joseph's Feast beginning Friday, Oct. 3 and culminating Sunday, Oct. 12 with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley at St. Stephen's Church in Boston's North End.   The St. Joseph Society of Boston was formed by Sicilian immigrants and descendants hailing from the Ri...

When: July 26-28Where: North End Started in 1925, the Saint Joseph Feast is an annual authentic festival in the North End featuring parades, strolling singers, marching bands, live entertainment, souvenirs, mementos and the best Italian street food and desserts.The St. Joseph statue permanently resides at 467 Hanover Street and has been lovingly r...