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“Dining Out in Boston” Book Talk Draws Crowd to Mariner’s House [Photos]

James C. O’Connell spoke about his new book, “Dining Out in Boston: A Culinary History” at a special book talk sponsored by the North End Historical Society on November 16th at the Mariner’s House in North Square. Dining Out in Boston is a comprehensive historical overview of the development of Boston’s restaurants. The book uses an Read More…

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Author Talk Video: “From Italy to Boston’s North End – The Photographs of Anthony V. Riccio 1972-1982”

Anthony V. Riccio recently presented photographs from his book From Italy to Boston’s North End – The Photographs of Anthony V. Riccio 1972-1982.  The book documents the arc of the Italian American immigration experience with images of daily life taken in the rural villages of southern Italy to everyday life in Boston’s North End during the 1970’s Read More…

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Book Discussion Club for Adults

November’s book is Sherman Alexie’s 2008 “Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian” and explores Native American identity through the eyes life of Arnold Spirit, who leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white school where the only other Native American is the school mascot. Copies can be picked up Read More…

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Downtown View: Books for Reading and Giving Away

Sometimes I read recent books by Boston authors and describe them in this column. The following three books fit the Boston criteria, but vary widely in their subject matter. One of them might be just what you are looking for either for yourself or a holiday gift. The Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Read More…

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Author Sammarco Fills in North Enders on Back Bay

AUTHOR FILLS IN NORTH ENDERS ON BACKBAY By Patricia Sabbey, FONEL Anthony Sammarco, noted historian and author spoke recently at the North End Branch Library. His talk was sponsored by the Friends of the North End Library and the Citywide Friends. Mr. Sammarco gave a riveting and comprehensive account of the filling in and the Read More…

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Enthusiastic Crowd for Talk by Historian Stephen Puleo

Stephen Puleo, noted historian and best selling author of books dear to the hearts of North Enders, like Dark Tide, the Great Flood of 1919 and The Boston Italians gave a talk the other day sponsored by the Friends of the North End Library. Steve’s talk about his latest book, American Treasures, is the story of the creation Read More…

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North End Library Friends Host Author on Presidents Reagan and Eisenhower

The Friends of the North End Library hosted our local North End author, Dr. Gene Kopelson the other night at the North End Library.  Gene gave a very informative talk about Ronald Reagan’s first run for President in 1968 which was unsuccessful.  Gene studied this period in history because he felt no other historian had Read More…

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The Saturday Evening Girls Club, New Historical Novel About the North End, by Jane Healey

The Saturday Evening Girls Club, the debut historical novel by local writer Jane Healey, will be released on April 25th by Lake Union Publishing. The novel is based on the true story of the real Saturday Evening Girls Club that existed in the North End in the early 1900s. Several years ago, Healey wrote an Read More…

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Photo Help for New Book by Anthony V. Riccio, “From Italy to the North End”

Anthony V. Riccio is putting on the finishing touches on a new book, titled “From Italy to the North End”. This book of 236 photographs will tell the visual story of Italian immigration from the villages of Italy to the streets of the North End. There are a few last people he is looking to confirm their Read More…