We revisit the ever present subject of North End gentrification with this 1979 article from American Preservation Magazine. The copy of the now-defunct magazine is courtesy of columnist Nick Dello Russo, with the article originally written by Dianne Dumanoski and photographs by Betsy Fuchs. Nick describes the backdrop, “Back in 1979, the North End was just starting to be gentrified and redeveloped. It was a time of enormous change for the neighborhood and there was certainly tension and class divisions.” In addition to Nick, the article includes interviews with resident Bill Ferullo and the new rep. at the time, Sal DiMasi. Cameo appearances in the photos by some native residents, including Lorraine and Alissa Passacantilli.