Tom Menino, to his everlasting pride, was Boston's first Italian American mayor. But the city's Italian American community wants Menino to be remembered as everyone's mayor.   In the North End, Italian-born Ralph Cattaneo serves coffee from behind the bar at Caffe Dello Sport. In between pulling espresso for regulars Cattaneo says the full...

Salve a tutti! Welcome to our second Podcast episode:Viaggio nel North EndOur first podcast focused on the history of the city of Boston.This time, we look at the historic neighborhood of the North End, where hundreds of thousands of Italians have gone through over the past century.   Read more     Fonte: Bostoniano  

A petition has been started by Commercial Wharf resident, Michael Cohen, to rename Christopher Columbus Park after the late Mayor Tom Menino. As of this writing, the petition has over 1,000 signatures with a goal of 10,000. The petition starts:   "The residents of City Of Boston and so many others mourn the passing of Tom Menino who did so m...

by Kerry J. Byrne Frank De Pasquale was holding court with Gov. Charlie Baker on the Hanover Street sidewalk when we arrived Monday night at Mare Oyster Crudo and Seafood Bar, a 1-week-old addition to the restaurateur's North End empire.   The governor had just dined at De Pasquale's Bricco. It seemed a fitting political encounter for the d...

by Nicola Orichuia Time flies when you're having a good time, right? Well, we've been working like crazy on the bookstore and it's been fun and exhausting! Since Oct. 5, when we finally set foot inside our space at 189 North Street in Boston's North End, we have been drilling holes, mounting shelves, receiving orders and doing a million other...

by Becca Manning The 88th annual Saint Joseph Feast is coming up this weekend in the North End, with parades, music, entertainment and, of course, lots of delicious Italian food.   The festival, organized by The Saint Joseph Society of Boston, celebrates the patron saint of the town of Riesi in Sicily and has been going on in the North End...

by Phyllis Hinz & Lamont Mackay The North End, Boston's first neighborhood, is the place to experience the Italian lifestyle. Once the home of American revolutionaries, the community maintains an old world look. Plants hang from the balconies of five-storey, red brick, walk-up condominiums.   There is no such thing as a supermarket in t...

Whether you are a local Bostonian, a New Englander or just someone visiting from another state or country, there is an excellent opportunity to sample some world-class wines while visiting some of the local Boston neighborhoods and local restaurants. City Wine Tours is a company that provides guided tours that explore multiple neighborhoods in Bos...

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is very excited for their Children's Choir debut with the Landmarks Orchestra next Wednesday evening at the Hatch Shell! Italian Night is scheduled for next Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00 p.m. This is NEMPAC's first program in partnership with the Landmarks Orchestra.   The NEMPAC Chil...

After closing its first edition in May, Sounds of Italy Festival is gearing up for a new season. On July 20, Gennaro's 5 North Square held a benefit evening for the festival, centered on rosè wines and Italian food prepared by chef Marisa Iocco.   Fonte: Bostoniano