The Old North Spring 2015 Speaker Series kicked off on March 25th with a public lecture entitled “Paul Revere: Beyond the Midnight Ride” featuring author Michael Greenburg, author of The Court Martial of Paul Revere: A Son of Liberty & America’s Forgotten Military Disaster. […]
Using its 360-degree online imagery, Google Street View has gone “off the streets” along Boston’s Freedom Trail sites. The interactive virtual experience is created using backpacks with 15 camera lenses each pointing in different directions allowing the Google system to stitch them […]
A barge bearing a heavy-lift crane appeared on the Charlestown waterfront this past weekend. It appears that a new watertight gate/door/caisson is being installed in the dry dock that will be used for the restoration of the U.S.S Constitution. These images […]
Following a successful nine-year tenure as president, Mimi La Camera is stepping down from the Freedom Trail Foundation. La Camera became president in 2005, and brought growth and re-vitalization to the fifty year-old organization. Threatened with financial instability prior to […]
Here is another picture from the walls of Nick’s Tavern, my family’s bar on Lewis Street. The photo was taken during World War II when many North End boys were overseas serving their country. It appears to be a dinner […]
Cappy shares this 1954 class graduation picture from St. Mary’s School in Boston’s North End. Can you find yourself?
Contemporary artist, Ed Sokoloff, has finally found the logo and original menu for Stella Restaurant, formerly on Fleet Street in Boston’s North End. This was a “missing piece” in his famous North End restaurant collage project. Ed reports that he is planning […]
The fourth and final part of The Haymarket Project covers the Fall season with stories from the diverse vendors in Boston’s Haymarket. This episode includes interviews with: Roy Fournier, Harry’s Cheese and Cold Cuts Alyssa “Sina” Chhim Jonathan Chhim Scott Lampert […]
Samuel Adams, one of the original Patriots, holds a deflated football in front of the Boston Tea Party Museum. This photo was captured by Joe Mendola who adds, “Incontrovertible evidence of deflating the football. Go PATS!” See past neighborhood photo posts.
On January 17, 1950, the Great Brink’s Robbery took place in Boston’s North End at the corner of Commercial and Prince Streets. Still known today as the “Brink’s Garage,” the property marks where $1,218,211.29 in cash and $1,557,183.83 in checks, […]