Although the focus was on the big race on the other side of town, the North End kept up its annual Patriot’s Day traditions with Old North’s Lantern Ceremony and the National Lancers re-enactment of the Paul Revere’s midnight ride departing from the Prado on Hanover Street. The Patriot’s Day parade from City Hall apparently ran into a bit of snag, but Mayor Walsh spoke at short ceremony on the plaza. Photos, videos and stories are shown below.
Charlestown Residents Complain of Cannon Shots
The Herald reports that residents around the Charlestown Navy Yard are complaining about the noise from the USS Constitution cannon shots. I have never heard a complaint on the North End/Waterfront, rather folks seem to like the historical acknowledgement. Per the article: “Commanding Officer Timothy Cooper received the most recent complaint two weeks ago Read More…
History of Cannoli Featured at North End Historical Society Presentation [Photos]
The North End Historical Society sponsored a lecture and discussion on “The History of Cannoli,” the wondrous dessert that attracts thousands to the North End each year. Michele Topor of the famed North End Market Tours explained the major differences between the Italian and Italian-American version of cannoli. And, of course, there were complementary samples Read More…
Santa Rosalia Di Palermo Procession
Ending the North End’s summer of religious tributes to patron saints is the Santa Rosalia Di Palmero Society with a mass and procession on Sunday September 12, 2010. Born in 1130 and dying young in 1166, was a rich an noble maiden of Palermo’s Norman origin, Rosalia Sinibaldi. Rosalia retreated to a mountain, presumably as Read More…
One Reply to “Patriot’s Day, Lantern Ceremony and Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride Re-enactment”
growing up in the north end and as a teenager going out at night it was always comforting to see the lanterns lit at night during the spring and summer..as crazy as this sounds after getting in a little mischief once you were back in the north end or on your way home you saw those lanterns lit and you knew you were home..
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