Life on the Corner: Mala Festa

By the early 1920s my grandfather, Nicola, had saved enough money to buy a small tavern at the corner of Lewis and...

Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi, the first child of Carlo Giuseppe Verdi and Luigia Uttini, was born in their home...

North Bennet Street Industrial School

When I first emigrated from Sicily at age seven into the North End of Boston, my transformation...

Letter to the Editor: Community Preservation Act Funding

We are writing to say thank you to State Representative Aaron Michlewitz for his advocacy to increase the state match for the Community Preservation...

Letter: Eliot School and Busing

Letter to the Editor: I wanted to highlight this post in the NY Times...

A Shtetl in the City, Part 4 – Solomon Levi

This is the fourth installation of Nicholas Dello Russo’s “A Shtetl in the City”, following part one, part two, and part three.

Downtown Journal: Fireworked Over

I was telling a friend, a Broadway aficionado, about the topic I planned for this column. He immediately thought of a song,...

Life on the Corner: The Roma Pharmacy

There’s been a lot of discussion about the building at the corner of Prince and Salem Streets which...

Life on the Corner: Trio’s Ravioli Shop

October 1st in 1979 was a momentous day for the city of Boston and for the North End. The city was still...

Downtown Journal: Vanishing News

One of the biggest local news stories of the year nearly got buried under a pile of rubble. That story is the...

Op-Ed: Please Come on April 25: City Reveals Plans for Nazzaro Center

By Ellen Hume, Marie Simboli and Kirsten Hoffman - Save the Nazzaro Coalition WHAT: The future of the Nazzaro...

Op-Ed: Dock Square Garage Proposal: Out of Sight, Out of Their Minds

Judging from several recent articles and columns that have flushed online trolls from their subterranean dwellings, there has been much interest and...