Arts & Culture Government

State House Celebration Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Italian Heritage Month Committee

October 1st marked the start of Italian-American Heritage Month, coinciding with the 20th Anniversary of the Italian Heritage Month Committee. Last week a festive program was held in the House Chamber of the State House, followed by a reception in Memorial Hall. Coro Dante, New England’s all-Italian repertoire chorus of the Dante Alighieri Society which Read More…

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Reflecting Back on the Trial Of Sacco & Vanzetti

August in the North End conjures up images of feasts, children playing outside, and residents gathering in the parks; but there’s a darker memory associated with this time of year: On the 23rd of August in 1927, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed via electrocution after being declared guilty of robbery and murder. The Read More…

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105th Saint Agrippina’s Feast in Boston’s North End (Photo Gallery)

The 105th St. Agrippina’s Feast was held this weekend, starting on Thursday evening on Hanover Street and ending with a 10-hour Grand Procession on Sunday through the North End streets. On Saturday night, Montel Jordan sang his famous hit “This is how we do it”, among others to a large crowd. The Sunday Grand Procession ended with the Read More…

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Festa Nazionale della Repubblica Italiana Celebrated in the North End

The 73rd Anniversary of the Italian Republic was celebrated at the annual Festa Nazionale della Repubblica Italiana on June 2, 2019, held outdoors with a “Piazza Italia” at Christopher Columbus Park. Kicking off the event was Boston’s Italian Consul General Federica Sereni with local dignitaries. The day long festa featured various exhibits, children’s games and Italian treats. Read More…

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114th Feast Honoring Santa Maria di Anzano [Procession Photos]

The first Sunday of June always brings the first Italian religious procession of the season to Boston’s North End, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano.  The 114 year old society held a Mass in Italian at St. Leonard Church followed by a lunch at St. Joseph’s Hall, the newly renovated function space under the church blessed just last Read More…

People Schools

Dr. Giuseppe Giangregorio Honored for Promoting Italian Language

Dr. Giuseppe Giangregorio (Pepe) has received an award from Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane (C.A.S.IT) for his unwavering support and promotion of the Italian language and culture in the North End. The award was presented by C.A.S.IT President Giaconda Motta, Italian Consul Education Officer Professor Adamo Castelnuovo, and Eliot School Principal Traci Walker Griffith. Dr. Giuseppe Read More…

Arts & Culture

IDEA Boston Italian-Inspired Cultural Festival Draws Large Crowds

A celebration of Italian and Italian American culture was on full display last weekend, as the IDEA Boston festival kicked off its inaugural annual event at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center on Nov. 2-3. “It was a tremendous success,” said Nicola Orichuia, the festival’s director and president of I AM Books, the North End Boston-based Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

Italian Heritage Month Kicks Off October 1st

October is  Italian Heritage Month! The annual kickoff will be Monday, October 1 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the House Chamber, 3rd Floor of the State House. The event is free and open to the public. The Honorable Robert DeLeo, Speaker of the House of Representatives will serve as master of ceremonies for the impressive program Read More…

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Photo Gallery: 104th Saint Agrippina’s Feast Procession and Tug of War

The 104th St. Agrippina’s Feast was capped off Sunday with a 10-hour Grand Procession through the North End streets. Both the North End Marching Band and the Italian-American Band kept everyone upbeat with traditional feast music. Adding some Irish flair to the festive procession were the Greater Boston Firefighters Pipe and Drum Corps. The Grand Procession ended with the Read More…

Announcements Arts & Culture

Italian Language Summer Camp in North End

Sponsored by C.A.S.IT an Italian summer camp will be held to teach students the language. When: August 13-17, 2018 Where: Eliot K-8 Innovation School – 173 Salem Street, Boston, MA The camp is a great opportunity for students to be exposed early to a foreign language and get them excited about language learning. For more info or to Read More…

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Photo Gallery: Madonna delle Grazie 2018 Procession in Boston’s North End

The annual procession was held for Madonna delle Grazie on July 8, 2018 in Boston’s North End. The society honors Madonna Delle Grazie of Avellino, Italy and was founded in Boston in 1903 from San Sossio Baronia Avellino. Madonna delle Grazie (Our Lady of Graces) is a devotion to the Virgin Mary in the Roman Catholic Church. Read More…

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Photo Gallery: Procession Honoring Santa Maria di Anzano

The first Sunday of June always brings the first Italian religious procession of the season to Boston’s North End, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano. After a Mass at Sacred Heart Church, the 113 year old society kicked off their procession. Devotees walked the streets with the North End Marching Band for the entire day through the neighborhood. Photos by Gerri Palladino. In Read More…