by James Pasto   According to Census figures, the foreign (and mainly Italian) born population of the North End in 1930 was 18,686 (67%) out of a total population of 27,818. In 1950, it was 4,779 (29.7%) out of a total of 16,064. However, in 1970, there were 6,303 (62%) people who listed "Italy" as their country of birth, out of a total pop...

The North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee is hosting an evening of celebration and commemoration on Friday, October 9 at the Living Room onAtlantic Avenue. The reception will feature music, prizes, refreshments and cocktails.   Advance tickets are $45.00 per person (50.00 at the door) and may be purchased by contacting the Theres...

Hello everyone, my name is Louis Strazzullo and I am the chairman for The North End Columbus Day Parade located in Boston's Little Italy. This parade was started back in the early 50's by the V.F.W of our neighborhood. Every year they would celebrate the Italian American Heritage with a Grand parade through this great neighborhood "little Italy". T...

by Matt Conti   I Am Books, the country's first Italian American bookstore, opened this week in Boston's North End at 189 North Street across from the Paul Revere House. Owner Nicola Orichuia and partner Jim Pinzino want the bookstore to serve as a cultural hub for locals and visitors interested in diving into the rich world of Italian...

by James Pasto   October is Italian Heritage Month, and I'm certain the pages around me will be filled with tributes to Italians and to the North End. There is certainly a lot to be proud of and a lot to display. But October is also the month of Halloween. A quintessentially American holiday with roots in the native Celtic religion, Hallowee...

  WTI Magazine #79    2016 May 13Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 79th issue of our online magazine. The second tour of presentations of We the Italians – the book has been a big success! Once again I've been lucky to meet a lot of committed successful Italian Americans and Italians recently moved to t...

by James Pasto   "Ravioli, meatballs and sausage, holy smoke.Carnevale, scunzalata and Grampa's donkey joke.Oh, we eat a lot and we laugh a lot and do everything that we can,A credit to old Carnevale is Grampa Vaudo's clan". The above refrain is recited every year as part the pre-Lenten celebratory meal of the multi-generational Vaudo clan....

by Nicola Orichuia   Dear readers, Life has a funny and mysterious way of taking us by the hand and pulling us towards projects we never dreamed of until recently. That is how I feel right now, as I announce this big step forward in our goal to give the local Italian and Italian American communities a voice and identity they can be...

Soccer via the World Cup is making the headlines this past month. Recently, in column for in the Clarion-Ledger, Ann Coulter helped it along when she linked the growing popularity of soccer to "moral decay" in the United States. I thought it was a funny column, a tongue-in-cheek stab at the definite media hype around this increasingly (albeit quadr...

by James Pasto   The Boston Draft Riot of July 14, 1863, is remembered more as the "North End Draft Riot," since it began in the North End and the worst part of it occurred in the nei. The context was the American Civil War and the resistance of many Irish immigrants to conscription into the Union Army.   Immigrant resistance stemmed...