Discover Boston’s  Freedom Trail® After Dark – Lantern Tours Return in September

Discover the Freedom Trail in a new light – after dark – on the official Freedom Trail® Lantern Tours. Freedom Trail Foundation announces the return...

Remembering 9/11 Sixteen Years Later

Here are some local events to commemorate the 16th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks: The USS Constitution will have a commemoration aboard "Old Ironsides". Boarding...

Author Sammarco Fills in North Enders on Back Bay

AUTHOR FILLS IN NORTH ENDERS ON BACKBAY By Patricia Sabbey, FONEL Anthony Sammarco, noted historian and author spoke recently at the North End Branch Library. His...

Life on the Corner, Scollay Sq. Part 1

Why is Robert Burns in Winthrop Square?? Boston was once the most walkable of all American cities. It was a city of low rise buildings...

Walk to the Sea for a Historical Adventure

Here in Boston, we are surrounded by an abundance of history that reaches back centuries ago. The Norman B. Leventhal Walk to the Sea...

Then and Now – Boston’s North End

I went back to my roots last week. I had to escape the heat of the desert Southwest. I had to feel an ocean...

Life on the Corner: Weddings and Wise Guys

The two most important events in the lives of early Italian immigrants were weddings and wakes. These were occasions for families and friends to...

USS Constitution to Float Again

Huzzah! The USS Constitution will float again on July 23rd after two years in dry dock for restoration. The National Parks of Boston in the Charlestown Navy Yard...

Paul Revere House Wins 2017 Preservation Achievement Award

The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, in Boston's North End was one of ten winners for the 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards by the...

Life on the Corner: Italian Grocery Stores

Here is a picture from my North End postcard collection. It depicts an Italian grocery store or alimentari probably in the early 1960's. When I...

Growing Up: Holden Court

When I was a child growing up in the North End, the streets were my playground. We didn't have specially designed play spaces with...

Downtown View: The Filene’s Block

I’m sitting in the sun at a corporate event on Summer Street. Newspaper people often get invited to occasions like this. Millennium Partners are...