Downtown Journal: Striking Workers at Battery Wharf Hotel

Downtown JournalAn occasional column about city life Each morning, I am oddly comforted...

Life on the Corner: Only Suckers Buy TV Sets

The Boston of my youth was a city of well-defined tribes. The Irish in Dorchester, Southie and Charlestown, the Blacks in Roxbury,...

North End’s Lasting Impression

Like many others in Boston, I made this year’s September 1st move. My new apartment is an oversized studio overlooking the Commonwealth...

Life on the Corner: The Miracle of San Gennaro

It appears we have a new feast to celebrate in the North End. On September 13th, 14th, and 15th, the second annual...

Saint Anthony’s Feast: More Than Just a Centennial

I met up with a friend last Sunday afternoon. We spent some time at a local waterfront...

Letter to the Editor: Carless Residents Have No Reliable Transportation Option

Open Letter to the North End Elected Officials, I love living in Boston. I have lived in the North...

“Street Corner Society” Revisited

Street Corner Society is an iconic study published by William Foote Whyte in 1943. I read and...

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...