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Saint Joseph’s Feast: Procession of the Statue of St. Joseph through the North End – July 31, 2011

Video: The procession of the Saint Joseph statue through the North End streets featuring the Lawrence Italian Band the renowned North End Marching Band. This weekend was the first feast of the season, the 86th Annual Saint Joseph Feast, held on Hanover St., Battery St. and organized by the Saint Joseph Society. In addition to Read More…

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Saint Rocco Procession in the North End – July 2011

Video: Procession Saint Rocco in the North End, Boston on July 17, 2011. The Story of Saint Rocco Saint Rocco was born into an aristocratic French family. He turned away from his worldly inheritance and status, giving all of his possessions to the poor and the sick. Saint Rocco willingly turned to a life of Read More…

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Santa Maria Di Anzano 2011 Procession Through the North End

Santa Maria Di Anzano was honored today with its annual procession on the first weekend in June through the streets of the North End. Sponsored by the Societa Santa Maria Di Anzano Inc., the procession starts the summer tradition of religious festivals and feasts. The video above captures scenes from today’s procession which started and Read More…

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Video: 2011 Festa Nazionale della Repubblica Italiana at Christopher Columbus Park

June 2 is, in Italy, the “Day of the Republic,” a recurring national celebration marking the anniversary of the June 2, 1946 referendum that saw Italian voters choose the Italian Republic over monarchy. Boston celebrated with its own “Festa Nazionale della Repubblica Italiana” on May 29, 2011 at Christopher Columbus Park. Under the trellis was Read More…

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Hanover Street on Chronicle TV5: Part 3 – Post-Gazette’s Legacy and Artist Nathan Swain

In this excerpt from Chronicle’s episode on the North End’s Hanover Street, we learn more about how Italian immigrants assimilated to their new home with the help of the Post-Gazette (formerly La Gazzetta del Massachusetts) from current publisher, Pamela Donnaruma. Then, switching gears to neighborhood beautification is the work of artist Nathan Swain and his Read More…

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150th Anniversary of Italy’s Unification

  In addition to Boston’s celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day and Evacuation Day, many in the North End are recognizing March 17, 2011 for the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy. U.S. President Barak Obama has made an official proclamation to celebrate the anniversary. The Consul General of Italy in Boston, Giuseppe Pastorelli, will Read More…

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Seeking Italian-American War Veterans Who Fought in Italy During World War II

I’m Marco Curti, I’m 30 years old and I work as a researcher and documentarist for different TV production companies based in Rome. Last year I have worked as a footage and stories researcher for these projects: http://www.historychannel.it/wwiilaguerradegliitaliani/programma/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EenxCjI4pw (see clip below) And now I’m in NYC and I’m making a documentary about Italian-Americans who Read More…

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“A Letter From Anna” – Final Part Released

North End Boston has released the final part of “A Letter From Anna,” from a multi-part story by Jan Maguire recounting her family’s North End immigration experience. Here is how the final Part 5 begins: In 1944, on a quiet Saturday morning, a tragedy that Anna was never to recover from, happened. Michael Pelosi was Read More…

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Part 4 – “A Letter from Anna” Released

  North End Boston has released Part 4 – “A Letter From Anna,” from a six-part story by Jan Maguire recounting her family’s North End immigration experience. Here is how Part 4 continues: The three Anzalone siblings shared a productive 1920s.  During that decade, many many babies were born: Ralph and Aurelia had baby they Read More…