by Matt Conti   Music in Boston's North End hit a high note on Saturday night as the St. Joseph's Society brought a star-packed selection of performers to their "Italy American Style" concert at St. Stephen's Church.   The North End's own trumpeter, band leader and philanthropist, Albert Natale, 92 years young, was honored with the so...

Many Italians looking to start a new life in America moved to Boston in the 19th and 20th centuries. This video by the The North End Historical Society, tells the personal stories of a few Italians in Boston from the North End.   The first Italian immigrants came in the 1860s from Genoa and settled in a three-block area off Fulton Stree...

by James Pasto   In his 1975 study of the North End, "The Italian-American child: His sociolinguistic acculturation," Fr. Lawrence Biondi stated that "The English spoken in the North End is English that is heard nowhere else in New England or Boston. North Enders have a strong tendency toward being uniquely apart — they are not quite Italian...

by Lisa Hughes   A business that's been part of the North End for more than a hundred years is getting ready to close. A bakery with customers so loyal, they tell us this change in the neighborhood is a real loss, and they're already missing some of their favorites. As an elderly woman speaks Italian, a younger woman translates.  ...

By Megan Turchi Nancy Caruso said she never leaves her home without bumping into someone she knows. "The best part of the North End is you see the same people day in and day out," Caruso said, regarding Boston's traditionally Italian neighborhood. Her family immigrated to the North End from Italy in the late 1930s, settling on Endicott Street...

by Matt Conti   January 15th is the anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston's North End. The United States Industrial Alcohol Company constructed a faulty 50 foot high steel tank in 1918 on Commercial Street near where the bocce courts are located today at Langone Park. Twenty one people were killed and another 150 injured...

by James Pasto   I was not one of those kids who sang on the street corners. I didn't have a good voice and by my teen years I tended to hang out less than I did when I was younger. But I remember the kids singing in the park during the day or on cold fall nights around fire-lit barrel. Just like in the movies, as the saying goes. In doing...

by Nicholas Dello Russo   There was never a shortage of doctors in the North End, they were on every corner, up one flight. Most were Italian/American but some were Jewish, left over from when the North End had a substantial Jewish population.   Common wisdom was, if you were only a little bit sick you went to one of the Italians but...

by Becca Manning   Don Paolo, who also serves as the chairman of the Festa di Sant' Antonio in the small mountain town, will bring with him the blessed relic of Saint Anthony for a special viewing and Mass on Sept. 15, the Boston friends of Montefalcione, Avellino announced this week. Together with the members of Saint Anthony Society, Fr A...

by Nicholas Dello Russo A month ago I wrote a brief essay about my visit to Mario Batali's new Italian food emporium in the Prudential Center mall. That first visit was part of a press tour so we had Eataly all to ourselves and I was very impressed with the quality of the food and the overall ambiance. Molto Mario and his partners know how to cook...