Almost 16 million people in the United States identify as Italian-American. Here in Boston, Italians have a rich and storied history, consistently ranking as one of the top five Italian-American populations for cities in the U.S.
The North End, of course, is often the neighborhood most associated with Italian culture, as it’s referred to as “Little Italy,” a title it’s held since the end of the 19th century. The Sons of Italy in America has over 50 chapters throughout the Commonwealth, and its grand lodge was even once located in the North End, however, none are in the North End today.
We are currently in the process of re-establishing a chapter in the North End and seeking interested members. We will have a concentrated focus on the North End, but our mission reflects the national organization’s goals of promoting Italian culture, traditions, language, the legacy of our ancestors, and contributions to the U.S. and the world.
If you’re interested in joining or simply learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. We can be reached via this Google form, Facebook, Instagram or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We are sons and daughters, grandmothers and grandfathers. We are corporate executives and we are union members…young students and retirees…teachers and attorneys…doctors and firefighters…bakers and Wall Street brokers…and everything in between. We are philanthropists and we are model global citizens with purpose beyond ourselves. And we are proud and patriotic Americans.” – Excerpt from OSIA’s Mission Statement.