by Matt Conti   Honoring one of the newer saints, a group from St. Leonard Church held the fifth annual procession for Saint Padre Pio on Sunday, June 28th in Boston's North End. The statue of St. Pio was carried from St. Leonard Church after an Italian Mass and walked through the neighborhood streets where devotees pinned donations on ribbo...

by Rita Esposito Watson   Perhaps because our grandfather and his brothers ran a pastry shop in Connecticut, after moving back to Boston I became addicted to North End cannolis. When growing up, Grandma taught us that any argument could be settled once people sat at the table, ate grandpa's pastry, and drank her demitasse.   Once in B...

by Ella Torres   The mecca for authentic Italian food in Boston lies in the North End, often called "Boston's Little Italy." Daniele Bocchieri, a sophomore at Northeastern University hailing from Milan, Italy, knows this to be true more than most.   "I was constantly looking for Italian food," Bocchieri said about his arrival in Bosto...

by Matt Conti   The statue of Madonna Delle Grazie was presented on Sunday afternoon at the annual procession in Boston's North End. The society was founded in Boston in 1903 from San Sossio Baronia Avellino. Featuring Saint Alfio's Band and the Northeast Italian Band, the procession started at St. Leonard's Church at the corner of Hanover &...

Boston's Italian neighborhood is called the North End. It has a strong Italian flair and numerous Italian restaurants. The North End is also Boston's oldest neighborhood and it still possesses an old-world charm kept alive by its mostly Italian-American population. Since the completion of the Big Dig and the demolition of the old elevated Southeast...

Voglia di sapori nostrani in America? Il vostro palato agogna una bella fetta di crudo o una bruschetta fatta a regola d'arte? Tutto sotto controllo, non fatevi prendere dal panico, per questi piaceri della tavola vi aspetta la Salumeria Italiana di Boston.   Questo piccolo locale, stracolmo di leccornie italiane, nasce nel 1962, nella zona...

On a recent visit to the North End, I decided to explore the pride that is associated with Italians and sports.As a proud Italian-American, I already know that there is a special relationship that exists between Italians and their teams, but I wanted to see what else I could find. As I walked down Tony DeMarco way, it became apparent to me that the...

by Matt Conti   The Order Sons of Italy in America, Massachusetts Grand Lodge (OSIAMA), has made a late decision not to march in Boston's North End 2013 Columbus Day Parade. Citing a changing demographic, the Italian-American organization told the North End organizers that it will instead march in the City of Revere this year. "They really...

by Danielle Abreu   The Christopher Columbus Statue on Boston's North End was vandalized Monday night with red paint and the phrase "Black Lives Matter," Boston police said. Red paint was poured over the top and sides of the white marble statute.   The slogan, which has become a common refrain at demonstrations across the U.S. in...

In December, the Post-Gazette and the Regional Review both wrote in remembrance of Joseph "Dom" Campochiaro, who passed away on December 8 of 2014. I would like to add a few words here as well. I was one of the many lucky North End youth to have had Dom as a coach when I played Little League. Dom's patience, as Sal Giarratani stated in a quote fro...