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 […]
My grandfather, Nicola Dello Russo, owned a tavern at the corner of Lewis and Commercial Streets during the early to mid twentieth century. Like all taverns, the walls were covered with pictures of local celebrities and events and the picture […]
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 […]
I was going through some of my father’s old photos a while ago and I came across some that I thought our readers would enjoy. I’ll try and post them over the next few months. The photo I’m sharing today […]
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, […]
Latest news: A new study in the Civil and Structural Engineer Magazine (September 2014) by Ronald Mayville has provided more details on specifically the molasses tank failed. Notably, the walls were at least 50 percent too thin and lacked reinforcements at […]
A few weeks ago while attending a meeting in the Time Warner building in New York City, I decided to skip out of a boring afternoon lecture and visit the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side. This was one […]