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Sal Balsamo Honored at 15th Annual Taste of the North End Bocce Tournament

Beating out over 100 players, Nino Rinaldi and Matteo Norcia won the first place trophy at the 15th Annual Taste of the North End Bocce Tournament, held on September 9, 2018 in Boston’s North End. Second place went to consistent top performers, Peggy and Bob Magri, with third place to Giovanni DiPierro and Gerry DiPierro. Read More…

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15th Annual Bocce Tournament on Sept. 9th for Taste of the North End Charities

The 15th Annual Taste of the North End Bocce Tournament will take place on Sunday, September 9, 10:00 a.m. at the Langone bocce courts on Commercial Street in Boston’s North End. The donation of $50/person includes bocce, a tournament t-shirt and the barbecue. Please see the below flyer for details. Contact Pam at or Read More…

Community Health & Environment

NEW Health Wins Health Center Bocce Tournament

On Thursday, July 19, North End Waterfront Health Center (NEW Health) won the annual statewide health center bocce tournament, hosted by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (MLCHC). The tournament is open to all health centers from across the state. The event was well-attended and enjoyed a crowd of participants, as well as passers-by. This Read More…

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Friends of the North End Spring / Summer Bocce Banquet

Friends Of The North End (FONE) held their bocce banquet on Tuesday, June 5th, to celebrate the end of the 2018 Spring / Summer tournament. This event was held at the Flaming Grill Buffet Restaurant in Revere, MA and attended by FONE bocce players and members. Members of the winning Team #1 – Vito Aluia, Natale DeMarco, Frank Read More…

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Friends of the North End Spring Bocce Season Begins

The Friends Of The North End (FONE), began their 12th annual Spring Bocce season on Sunday, April 22. The season will continue every Sunday until May 27, followed by an award ceremony banquet where trophies will be given to the winning team. The Friends are carrying on a long time tradition of playing bocce at the Read More…


Friends of the North End Third Annual Florida Bocce Bowl

On Friday, March 23rd, members of the Friends of the North End (FONE) traveled to Deerfield Beach, FL to play bocce. The match was once again organized by Domenic Piso and took place at Century Village. For the third year in a row, the North Enders were defeated by their opponents who were from Michigan, Read More…

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Historical Book Written by North End Bocce Champion Carmine Vittoria

Bocce champion of the North End, Carmine Vittoria, has written a historical book, Bitter Chicory to Sweet Espresso. The book is an account of World War II in the Naples, Italy area, as seen from a child’s perspective. To learn more about the book, visit Carmine’s website: