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70th Anniversary of the Great Brink’s Robbery in Boston’s North End

On January 17, 1950, the Great Brink’s Robbery took place in Boston’s North End at the corner of Commercial and Prince Streets. Still known today as the “Brink’s Garage,” the property marks where $1,218,211.29 in cash and $1,557,183.83 in checks, money orders, and other securities were taken in the “crime of the century” and the Read More…

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101st Anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood in Boston’s North End

January 15th is the anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston’s North End. The United States Industrial Alcohol Company constructed a faulty 50 foot high steel tank in 1918 on Commercial Street near where Langone Park is located today. Twenty one people were killed and another 150 injured when the tank ruptured Read More…

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92nd Anniversary of the Sacco & Vanzetti Execution

On April 15, 1920, a double murder set off a sequence of events that led to the controversial, and later declared unjust, trial convictions of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Their execution on August 23, 1927 is blamed on anti-Italian prejudice and fear of their anarchist political beliefs. The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti The Read More…

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1954 Editorial Reminds North Enders “It’s Up to You, Mayor”

There’s nothing new under the sun. And in Boston and the North End, it’s parking. Just as there’s neighborhood opposition today to plans for a glass tower above the Dock Square parking garage, a tower that would shutter views of Custom House Tower, there was neighborhood opposition in 1954 to allowing parking on the roof of Read More…

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Human Circle Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Great Molasses Flood

Honoring the 100th anniversary of Boston’s Great Molasses Flood, residents and dignitaries came out on a chilly morning to form a human circle on the former location of a 90 foot wide molasses tank, located at what is now Langone Park on Commercial Street in Boston’s North End. Twenty one people were killed and another Read More…

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100th Anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood in Boston’s North End

There will be a remembrance ceremony on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Langone Park site on Commercial Street. The City’s Archaeologist Joseph Bagley, has arranged to have a ground-penetrating radar survey conducted at the site of the flood. The survey will help him construct a map of the flood and form Read More…

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Proposal for Molasses Flood Memorial, 100 Years Later

At the time of its 100 year anniversary, a proposal has emerged to create a memorial to commemorate the 1919 Great Molasses Flood in Boston’s North End. Leland Mercer Alexander, a recent graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, presented his concept to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) at their January 2019 meeting. Read More…

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The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 Centennial Anniversary

Tuesday, January 15, will mark the 100th anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston’s historic North End. There will be a remembrance ceremony on Tuesday, at 10:30 am at the Langone Park site on Commercial Street. The City’s Archaeologist Joseph Bagley, has arranged to have a ground-penetrating radar survey conducted at the Read More…

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Redcoats Occupy Boston Again, 250 Years After 1768 British Troop Landing [Photos]

Long Wharf was once again the site of a landing of British troops, as re-enactors commemorated the 250th anniversary when the seven-year occupation of Boston began in 1768. A Revolution 250 event, “Boston Occupied: An Insolent Parade” featured over 150 Redcoat actors who occupied downtown Boston over the weekend. After landing, the British marched to Read More…

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Historic Neighborhood Photo: North End Union Article

This week we have an article from 1982, submitted and written by Frank Conte, that describes the unique community that surrounded the North End Union in the neighborhood. From activities for children to senior recreation, it seems the Union really had something for everyone. It is described in the article as the “unchanging element in Read More…