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...

Sponsored by the Saint Joseph Society of Boston July 28th—30th, 2013 Saint Joseph Society - 467 Hanover Street - Boston, MA 02133 - (617) 720-1368   Begun in 1925, the St. Joseph Feast is an annual authentic festival in the North End featuring processions, parades, strolling singers, marching bands, live entertainment and th...

In Boston, the North End is often considered the epicenter of the Italian dining scene. And it is — but not all eateries are created equal, and for every awesome option (like these) there are some less-than-stellar spots sliding by on tourist dollars.   For a side of buzz with your bucatini, you'll want to think outside the geographic box, a...

Posted by Mario Angotta The statue of Madonna Delle Grazie was presented last Sunday afternoon at the annual procession in Boston's North End. Featuring Saint Alfio's Band and the Northeast Italian Band, the procession started at St. Leonard's Church at the corner of Hanover & Prince Streets and made its way through the neighborhood with many...