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Obituary: Mary Fiumara of Boston’s North End [Prince Pasta TV Mother]

Mary Fiumara of Boston’s North End, famous for her “Anthony! Anthony!” part in the original Prince Pasta commercial, passed away at age 88 on Tuesday, February 2nd. The TV classic first aired in 1969 with Anthony Martignetti. Playing Anthony’s mother, Mary Fiumara shouted out a window on Powers Court. The official obituary is shown below with service information. Mary Read More…

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Globe Interviews Original Anthony About Prince Spaghetti Commercial Remake Without Him

Following up with Anthony Martignetti, the Boston Globe asks why the new Prince Spaghetti commercial has a new actor instead of the original Anthony! Martignetti says he doesn’t want to sound bitter, but being asked why he’s not in the new commercial has become as common as hearing people yell his name. “Why couldn’t they Read More…

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Young Anthony! in Remake of Prince Spaghetti TV Commercial has North End Connections

North End-born, Prince Pasta, launched a remake of its famous “Anthony! Anthony!” Prince Spaghetti television commercial this week bringing a new young actor to the role, Thomas Lee DeSimone. The new “Anthony” is 9 years old and the grandnephew of longtime North End residents, Patricia and Armand “Tip” Thiboutot. Thomas currently lives in Hamilton, Mass. Read More…

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Prince Spaghetti Tapes New Version of “Anthony!” TV Commercial in North End

Forty-four years later, Prince Spaghetti is re-creating its famous “Anthony!” television commercial in the North End. This week, film crews showed up on Margaret Street, Sheafe Street and Cleveland Place to tape new scenes, captured below in photos by North End resident, Chuck Sether. At the bottom of this post, watch the original 1969 version Read More…

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“This is My North End” TV Commercial Produced by North End Chamber of Commerce

At this week’s meeting of the North End Chamber of Commerce, a new commercial was released promoting the North End and its local businesses. Spearheaded by President Donna Freni, the NECC partnered with Comcast TV to produce the commercial. NorthEndWaterfront.com contributed some footage too. The 30-second spot shows various “This is my North End” scenes, Read More…

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North End Chamber of Commerce Promotes “Little Italy” Theme at Meeting [Video]

The North End Chamber of Commerce held its second full meeting of the year on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 with its new board. The NECC is working on several promotional initiatives using a “Little Italy” theme along with “Boston’s Historic North End.” The Chamber introduced a new TV commercial, taxi top campaign, window decals, trash Read More…

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What Are All Those Fiat 500’s Rushing Around the North End?

The North End is the “it” place. The latest evidence comes from Central Fiat of Norwood that has been airing this commercial with the new Fiat 500 rushing through the North End streets. The small car appears proportional with the streets although I’ve never seen cars move that fast around North End corners. There are Read More…

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“Anthony!!” – 40 Years Ago in the North End

It was 40 years ago in the summer of 1969 … a very memorable time: Apollo 11 Moon Landing (link to video report by Walter Cronkite) Woodstock (link to ABC News video of reminiscing) Brian Adams – Summer of 1969 (not actually “from” 1969 … nonetheless, a link to music video) But it was also Read More…