by Nicholas Dello Russo This skit has Rosaria singing in French and Italian and I think she does a fantastic job. She is accompanied by the great Sal Marino playing his accordion. After graduating from college Rosaria lived in France and Spain. She was a street singer in the Quartier Latin and sang Edith Piaf songs on the Boulevard san Germai...

The scent of garlic, sausage, and tomatoes hits you somewhere between Haymarket and Cross Street, before you've even officially reached the North End.   From the distance, you can spot colorful streamers in bold red, green, and yellow floral patterns stretched across the winding streets, twinkling with metallic thread once you get a closer l...

  WTI Magazine #76    2016 February 15Author : Augusto Ferraiuolo      Translation by:   Boston's North End is a peninsula of almost 100 acres, half a mile long and wide, confined by the ocean on the north and west sides. Though the ocean can be considered, above all, as a physical frontier, various symbolic meanings have been conferred on it. A...

by Nick Malfitano   Saugus - Local businessman Joe Pace is the inspiration for a character in the book "Tonino: The Adventures of a Boy/Cricket from Boston's North End," written by entomologist and University of Massachusetts at Amherst professor John G. Stoffolano, Jr. Stoffolano's tale revolves around a young boy/cricket creature named To...

by Lee Breslouer   Just because a pizza place has stuck around for a long while doesn't mean its pies are anything special... but mostly it does. We tricked you again, it 100% does! And that's certainly the case with these 21 pizzerias from across the country, all of them continuously in operation since the day they opened so many years ago...

by Lauren E. Forcucci   Summer is the time for baseball! Who enjoys an afternoon in the warm summer sun while the cheers of a baseball game echo from the local park? We do!   For this month's column, I spoke with Mr. John Romano, baseball coordinator for the NEAA: North End Athletic Association. Mr. Romano told me about the various pr...

by Brian Dowling The main event in St. Anthony's Feast is set for today, but revelers filled the streets of the North End last night to sample delicacies, dance and welcome a parade of Italian marching bands. It's the 96th year for what's now the largest Italian festival in New England, which was established by Catholic immigrants who ca...

by Stefano Salimbeni   The Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane (C.A.S.IT.) launched its first Innovative Italian Summer Camp program on Monday, July 8. "I still can't believe we managed to make this happen," said Maria Gioconda Motta, founder of C.A.S.IT. and one of several volunteers working at the camp. The program includes both ind...

As immigrants from the different regions of Italy settled throughout the various regions of the United States, many brought with them a distinct regional Italian culinary tradition. Many of these foods and recipes developed into new favorites for the townspeople and later for Americans nationwide.   No one has contributed more foods to the A...

A few years ago, I'd experienced Saint Anthony's Feast in Boston's North End for the very first time. Growing up Italian in Buffalo, I'd enjoyed summer Italian festivals before, as they're a regular annual fixture in most American cities. But nothing could prepare me for the sights and sounds of this, the largest Italian Religious Festival in New E...