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Notable News: “By the Gun” Puts North End on Big Screen, Sacco & Vanzetti Sculpture, Bruins Dennis Seidenberg & More!

With online newspapers, blogs and social media, it is no secret that the North End is always being spoken or written about at just about any given time. No need to worry about catching every article, we find news and views related to the North End / Waterfront from all different types of sources and post them right here!

On the set of “By the Gun,” photo by Seacia Pavao, The Boston Globe

A Made Man (‘By the Gun’ Movie)

Ben Barnes, who stars in the new Boston-based crime thriller “By the Gun,” knew he would be filming part of the film in the North End neighborhood of Boston.  What he enjoyed more than the shooting of the film, was the atmosphere and people of the North End. Such as Damien DiPaola, who plays one of the Italian restaurateurs and shopkeepers, but who is actually a North End businessman in real life. Members of the cast ate at DiPaola’s restaurant Carmelina’s. Read more what else the actor had to say at, The Improper Bostonian.

‘By the Gun’ goes from the North End to the big screen

Debuting at the AMC Boston Common movie theater, “By the Gun” is a movie unlike any other gangster related Boston-based drama. Unlike “The Departed,” “Gone Baby Gone,” and “The Town” which take place in Charlestown, South Boston or Dorchester, this film is based primarily in the North End. Part of the movie was filmed in the neighborhood two years ago, The Boston Globe has more.

Gutzon Borglum’s sculpture of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, photo by Pat Greenhouse of The Boston Globe

Put Sacco and Vanzetti sculpture on display

A plaster mold was made in honor of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, who were executed in 1927 after being falsely convicted for robbery and murder. The sculpture was delivered to the city on the first anniversary of the execution, but was never installed in the building it was intended for. After facing several rejections to place it elsewhere, former Boston Mayor Tom Menino and then-acting governor Paul Cellucci formally accepted the sculpture. Yet the plaster mold still sits in an obscure room of the Boston Public Library, The Boston Globe has more.

Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg on the ice, photo by John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe

Dennis Seidenberg dreams on Miami beach

Having three children makes long distance flights a challenge, traveling too far away is not much of a possibility these days for Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg. The Bruins veteran is no stranger to the Boston lifestyle, after growing up in Germany and traveling around the world, Seidenberg and his family have settled in the North End, where he has been recovering from a knee injury he suffered last season. The Boston Globe has more on Seidenberg’s travel preferences and tips.

Historic pottery waits to be catalogued into the Historic New England’s 20th century collection. Photo courtesy of Erik Jacobs, The Boston Globe

Gathering meaning in the goods of the recent past

Historic New England, originally founded as The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, is a non-profit that aims to preserve the history of domestic life in New England. Founded in 1910, the collectors are currently working on building an online database, a collection that features historic pottery from the North End’s Saturday Evening Girls. Continue reading at, The Boston Globe.

East Boston, North End

Knowing that Boston is a city of distinct neighborhoods, a new clothing startup company in Boston called the Shawmut Shirt Co. makes shirt’s that are unique to their Boston neighborhoods. Whether it is East Boston or the North End, they aim to provide a, “hip, locally produced, apparel that shows off your neighborhood pride.” With a percentage of every purchase being donated to neighborhood charities, read more about Shawmut Shirt Co.

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