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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Boston’s 1st Urban Renewal – New York Streets at West End Museum

Prior to the demolition of Boston’s old West End, another vibrant, multi-ethnic neighborhood of tenement houses and mom-and-pop shops fell victim to so-called ‘urban...

Life on the Corner: Birds of Passage, Part 1

Of the twelve million immigrants who arrived at Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954 four million were Italian and my grandmother, Colomba Cordani, was...

67 Years Ago: Great Brink’s Robbery in Boston’s North End

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...

98th Anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood in Boston’s North End

January 15th is the anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston's North End. The United States Industrial Alcohol Company constructed a...

Revisiting the Beginnings of North End Gentrification in the 1970’s

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...

How a Jewish Banner from Boston’s North End Became Israel’s Official Flag

The fascinating connection between Israel's flag and Boston's North End has come to light in a research paper by Brandeis University professor Jonathan Sarna, recently highlighted...

New Paul Revere House Education & Visitor Center Opens [Photo Gallery]

The Paul Revere Memorial Association opened its new Education and Visitor Center at Lathrop Place on Saturday December 3, 2016. This marks the culmination...

New Research Says Great Molasses Flood in North End Made More Deadly by Cold...

A new research study on the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston's North End says that January's cold weather made the molasses extra...

North End Film Premiere of Italian American Documentary [Photos]

Boston's North End: An Italian American Story had its neighborhood premiere Saturday night on Hanover Street at St. Stephen's Church. The documentary film chronicles...

November 5th: North End Premiere of “Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story”

St. Stephen's Church on Hanover Street will be hosting a free showing of the highly anticipated documentary, Boston's North End: An Italian American Story. The...

“Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story” Film Now Available on DVD

https://youtu.be/bVsLyl7j0hc Produced by the North End Historical Society, Boston's North End: An Italian American Story is the first feature length, high definition film to chronicle the...

Boston’s Archaeologist Discovers Trove of Artifacts at Old North Church

City of Boston City Archaeologist Joseph Bagley unveiled a trove of artifacts recovered from a dig at the Washington Garden at the Old North...