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.

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Links to people and organizations mentioned in this clip:

“Paul Revere’s Ride” – National Lancers

Alex Goldfeld , North End Historical Society (www.NorthEndBoston.org)
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

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