The annual Italian Heritage Luncheon was held last Friday with good food, mingling and dancing by the mostly senior crowd. In addition, City Councilor at Large, Ayanna Pressley stopped by the event. Photos courtesy of Robert Pirelli.
Growing up in the North End after World War II, some of my most vivid memories involve family dinners and the food we ate. Being separated from the rest of the city by physical and cultural barriers, we depended on […]
The annual Italian Heritage Month kickoff will be held on Wednesday, October 1 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the House Chamber, 3rd Floor at the State House in Boston. Coro Dante will be performing the American and Italian […]
Whenever I tell people I have lived in the North End for almost seventy years they invariably ask two questions; where should I eat and how has the area changed? The answer to the first one is easy, eat where […]
On a nice day, you can faithfully find this group of men playing cards on a folding table at the Langone Park bocce courts. Sometimes there is a bit of yelling, and always in Italian. Fellow bocce player, Joe Mendola, […]
With this year’s move of the St. Joseph’s Feast to October, there is an empty weekend in July without any feasts or saint processions. Instead, enjoy this selection of video clips from some of the religious processions so far in […]
The Society of San Rocco held their 2014 procession on Sunday, July 20th through the streets of Boston’s North End. Portuguese dancers from Rancho Folclorico de Peabody accompanied the procession as did the Roma Band and Northeast Italian Band. The […]
The statue of Madonna Delle Grazie was presented on Sunday afternoon at the annual procession in Boston’s North End. The society was founded in Boston in 1903 from San Sossio Baronia Avellino. Featuring Saint Alfio’s Band and the Northeast Italian […]