Tony DeMarco Wins Title Bout; The 1955 Story Before it Happened

Editors at The Italian News were so confident that Tony DeMarco of the North End would win the 1955 title bout, they wrote the story before the fight. The article was distributed at Boston Garden ringside and well before it was reported in the papers and radio. North End reporter, Bob Skole, shares this clipping Read More…

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“Journalese, A Dictionary for Deciphering the News” Co-Authored by North End Resident, Bob Skole

Longtime North Ender, Bob Skole, has co-authored a new book with Paul Dickson, Journalese, A Dictionary for Deciphering the News. Neighbors that know Bob will not be disappointed. The book epitomizes his everyday wit and knack for breaking through the nonsense. Published by Marion Street Press, Journalese is a new dictionary of journalistic buzzwords that looks Read More…


North End Stories Features 1950s “Italian News” Reporter, Bob Skole

Bob Skole is featured in this video by North End Stories, a digital narrative project. Skole talks about the Italian News, an Italian-American newspaper published weekly throughout the 1950s in Boston. He discusses the various campaigns undertaken by the newspaper to lobby on behalf of the North End neighborhood and to dispel stereotypes of Italian-Americans. Read More…

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Journalist Bob Skole in Video Profile by North End Stories

Journalist and North End resident, Bob Skole, is profiled in the latest installment of the digital narrative project, North End Stories. Skole worked for The Italian News, having interviewed Tony Bennett and the Defense Secretary for the Sacco and Vanzetti trial. Check out all the entries at