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LaFesta Baseball Exchange 2019 “The Boston Games”

As part of North End Against Drugs (NEAD) Family Fun Festival, the crew from North Adams traveled to the North End in early August for the LaFesta Baseball Exchange in Boston. With Puopolo Park under construction, for the first time in 29 years, the LaFesta Exchange in Boston was played on different fields. Game 1 in Read More…

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North End Dodgers Travel to North Adams for LaFesta Baseball Exchange

For the 30th consecutive year, a group of North End boys, ages 13 to 15, traveled to the western part of the state to North Adams, Mass. to play baseball.  It all started in 1989 by a group of men from the North End and North Adams trying to find a way to connect the Read More…

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LaFesta Baseball Exchange – North End Style

Despite the rain throughout the weekend, the North End and North Adams baseball teams did their best to carry on the tradition of friendship and sportsmanship of the LaFesta Baseball Exchange. After their long trip to Boston, our good friends from North Adams were greeted by heavy rain and thunderstorms last weekend, August 11th and 12th. Read More…


The Weekender: Assaggio’s New Ownership, Police Disperse Crowds, Hanover Street Graffiti, Lewis Wharf Pilings, LaFesta Baseball Exchange & Historical Walk to the Sea!

This week’s top posts on NorthEndWaterfront.com covered a variety of topics – from restaurants, to graffiti, to sports and more! Read on below to learn about the most popular articles from the past week. Assaggio Re-Opens in North End Under DePasquale Ventures Ownership Frank DePasquale has acquired North End institution Assaggio which will re-open its Read More…

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27th Annual LaFesta Baseball Exchange Continues Tradition of Connecting North Adams & North End

A good thing never gets old or boring, even for those who have participated time and time again! I can attest to that personally being part of the LaFesta Baseball Exchange Program between North Adams Mass and the North End for the last 27 years.  This weekend, our friends from the Berkshires traveled down Route Read More…

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26th Annual LaFesta Baseball Tournament [Photo Gallery]

Celebrating 26 continuous years, the annual LaFesta Baseball Exchange Tournament was held on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, at Puopolo Field in Boston’s North End. Opening ceremonies featured the Boston Police Color Guard. The baseball exchange program is held each summer between the North End and sister city North Adams. Photos by Matt Conti.


26th Annual LaFesta Baseball Exchange

The North End Athletic Association’s North End Dodgers 13 to 15 year old team traveled to North Adams Mass this past weekend to participate in the 26th Annual LaFesta Baseball Exchange. The coaches – Ralph Martignetti and Domenic DiCenso, the players and many family members along with GM John Romano and his wife Patrica spent Read More…

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Celebrating 25 Years of the LaFesta Baseball Exchange

For 25 years, Boston’s North End and sister city North Adams have held the annual LaFesta Baseball Exchange Tournament. The teams celebrated the anniversary on Saturday night at Puopolo Park as part of this year’s exchange. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh presented co-founder George Canales with a plaque dedicating “George Canales Way.” Co-founders Joe Sgarano and John Fiumara from Read More…

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North End Dodgers Play in North Adams for LaFesta Baseball Exchange [Photos]

North End Dodgers traveled this weekend to North Adams, Massachusetts for our Annual Trip to play in the LaFesta Baseball Exchange. The players and coaches were treated to afternoon at the lake with a wonderful BBQ. At the BBQ and lake, the players from both North End and North Adams intermingled and got to know Read More…