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“Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story” Film Now Available on DVD

Produced by the North End Historical Society, Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story is the first feature length, high definition film to chronicle the vibrant Italian American community that has called the North End of Boston home for well over 100 years. The documentary movie is based on historical records and interviews with Italian American North Enders and their descendants, ranging in age from 7 to 94, from around the Boston area.

Highlights include early political struggles, former World Welterweight Boxing Champion Tony DeMarco, and Stephen Puleo, author of “The Boston Italians,” and “Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919.” It also features original music written especially for the film, home videos, and many photographs. The DVD cost is $20, plus $5 shipping. View the NEHS website for more information.


The mission of the North End Historical Society is to collect and preserve the historical record and material culture of Boston’s North End, to preserve, catalog, and present these resources in service of the wider community through publications, lectures, educational programs, and exhibits. The mission includes ongoing efforts to bring together scholars and individuals knowledgeable and interested in all aspects of the North End’s history.

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