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Closing Day at Maria’s Pastry Shop [Photos]

After fifty years in business, Maria Merola has decided to retire and close Maria’s Pastry Shop at 46 Cross Street in the North End. On the shop’s last day in business, photographer Gerri Palladino stopped by to take some final photos of one of the staple pastry shops in the neighborhood.

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Neighborhood Photo: Zeppole Heaven for St. Joseph’s Day

St. Joseph’s Day was this week, March 19th, bringing the seasonal offerings of zeppole, also known as sfinge, to the North End pastry shops. This delectable pair came from Maria’s Pastry on Cross Street, featuring one traditional with custard and jelly and the other with cannoli cream. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Read More…

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Travel Channel Features North End’s Italian Ice and Gelato

Bobby Eustace from Polcari’s Coffee serves up Italian Ice to the Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmem who then heads over to Caffe Paradiso to see Antoinette and Adrianna DeStefano. (Watch the full clip.) Also, see Maria’s Pastry in a separate Travel Channel clip with the Top 5 Highlights in Boston. H/T to Matt Black for emailing Read More…