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...

Summer 2017 Events at the Paul Revere House

Each Summer month at the Paul Revere House offers a mix of 18th century music, colonial trades, and stories of real people who lived...

Freemason Memorial Day Ceremony at Copp’s Hill [Photo Gallery]

The Prince Hall Freemasons Memorial Service at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground was captured by photographer Brendan O'Brien. He used a rangefinder film camera with a...

The Weekender: Prince Postale Closing, Construction Update, Loft & Vine Opens, All Saints Way...

The weekend is here! This week's top posts include business openings and closings, construction updates, and historical pieces of the North End. See the most read articles below. North...

Photography Exhibit Reveals Property Owner’s Perspective on West End Urban Renewal

On display at The West End Museum from now until Fall 2017, are 60 year old photographs depicting the West End before the urban...

Video: “All Saints Way” Featured on Greater Boston

https://youtu.be/QyXr80SXD2s Despite all the changes in the North End, the alley known as "All Saints Way" on Battery Street remains vibrant thanks to Peter Baldassari....