The Weekender: St. Anthony’s and St. Lucy’s Feasts, North End Love, Restaurant Proceeds to Italy!

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Photo by Matt Conti
A ‘few’ people came out for the St. Anthony’s Feast! Photo by Matt Conti

St. Anthony’s “Feast of All Feasts” Celebrates with Grand Procession in Boston’s North End [Photos]

The weather was flawless for the “Feast of All Feasts” that brought loads of people into the North End neighborhood. The grand procession took St. Anthony through the neighborhood and Matt Conti was on hand capturing photos, view the post for complete coverage.

The North End; Love it or Leave it? No, Just Love It

In response to a contentious feast poll in the neighborhood, this opinion piece speaks to the essence of what the North End summer feast season is all about. On behalf of those who “call the North End home,” the feasts are lively celebrations of Italian heritage that are more than just street festivals, read the post.

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

A festive opening ceremony at Christopher Columbus Park marked the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. After reciting an oath to uphold the mission and principles of the National Park Service, free ferry rides to the Boston Harbor Islands were enjoyed by hundreds. View the post.

Photo by Matt Conti
Photo coverage of the St. Lucy’s Feast by Matt Conti

St. Lucy’s Feast Finishes Off Big Weekend of North End Festivities

The Monday after a busy St. Anthony;s Feast weekend can only mean one thing, St. Lucy’s Feast. Marching through the neighborhood streets with marching bands, flower girls and color guard, the St. Lucy Society held the 95th Feast in honor of Santa Lucia, St. Lucy, view the post.

North End Restaurants Donate to Italian Earthquake Victims; Free Comcast Calls

Restaurants in Boston’s Little Italy are coming together to donate proceeds to the victims of the recent Italian earthquake that hit Central Italy on August 24th.  The offer will last through Labor Day, read the post for the complete list of participating restaurants.