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Hanover Street Featured on WCVB TV 5’s Chronicle HD: Part 1 – History

WCVB TV 5’s Chronicle covers the past and present of Hanover Street in an episode that aired on May 10, 2011. The promo description for the piece:

Boston’s Hanover Street: it’s North End nightlife, Hub history and unique characters all mixed together on one very intriguing thoroughfare. Tonight, Anthony Everett eavesdrops on the local gossip at Johnny Shoes, meets a man on a mission to turn ugly buildings beautiful, and finds out why one local eatery has a Peruvian accent. Plus, he’ll report on a plan to transform Hanover Street that’s generating considerable controversy.

Below is an excerpt of the first few minutes reviewing the history of the famous North End street.

Links to people and organizations mentioned in this clip:

“Paul Revere’s Ride” – National Lancers

Alex Goldfeld , North End Historical Society (
Alex’s book: “The North End, A Brief History of Boston’s Oldest Neighborhood

Later in the piece, Nathan Swain’s transformation of the concrete wall in St. Leonard’s Peace Garden is shown. Here is a link to a speed video of that:

From Boring to Beautiful: Adding Color to the North End