Arts & Culture Featured

Fr. Taylor, the “Seamen’s Apostle” of North Square

By Jessica Dello Russo In the final months before the community news project, www.northendwaterfront.com, enters a new phase as a treasure trove of archival material on the North End and Waterfront neighborhoods of Boston for many generations to come, I wanted to share with readers a delightfully unexpected follow-up to a series of articles I Read More…

Event Notices

Stephen Puleo Author Talk Nov. 6th; Top Ten Favorite North End Things

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the North End Historical Society (NEHS), Author Stephen Puleo will talk about his top ten favorite things about the North End on November 6 at 6pm at the North Bennet Street School. This program is open to the public. Tickets are $30 per person, but tickets for current members are Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

America’s Little Italies: Past, Present and Future

The North End Historical Society, along with the North End Branch Library, invite you to a presentation by Jerome Krase about America’s Little Italies on Wednesday, September 19, at 6 p.m. Jerry Krase has spent nearly fifty years visiting and photographing dozens of places in America and a few foreign cities that boasted about having an Read More…

Arts & Culture Commentaries Featured

“Brethren, Bethel, And Basilica” in North Square, Part 2

This is the second installation of Jessica Dello Russo’s “Brethren, Bethel, And Basilica”, following part one. Inside the only surviving Colonial-era house of worship in Boston’s North End, today’s Christ Church or “Old North”, a modern plaque on the wall close by the door to the vestry (below a bust of George Washington) states that Charles Read More…

Arts & Culture Commentaries Featured

“Brethren, Bethel, And Basilica” – North Square Worship Sites From 1649 to Today

By Jessica Dello Russo North Square is undergoing a $2.5 million facelift – the first in many decades. It includes the installation in 2019 of public art by A+J Art+Design on the theme of the many historical periods through which the square has endured as open space. There will be tributes to Boston’s first colonists from Read More…

Arts & Culture Food & Drink

“Dining Out in Boston” Book Talk Draws Crowd to Mariner’s House [Photos]

James C. O’Connell spoke about his new book, “Dining Out in Boston: A Culinary History” at a special book talk sponsored by the North End Historical Society on November 16th at the Mariner’s House in North Square. Dining Out in Boston is a comprehensive historical overview of the development of Boston’s restaurants. The book uses an Read More…

Daily Briefs

Weekend Brief: Little Groove, Devil and The Crown, Cafe Review, Full Moon Views

Things to know for Friday Events for Friday, November 3: 10:00AM Little Groove Concert at North End Library. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter St. and get ready to shake, wiggle, and move with Little Groove. Children will have the opportunity to interact with parachutes, puppets, instruments and more, see here for additional Read More…

Arts & Culture

“Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story” Film Now Available on DVD

Produced by the North End Historical Society, Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story is the first feature length, high definition film to chronicle the vibrant Italian American community that has called the North End of Boston home for well over 100 years. The documentary movie is based on historical records and interviews with Italian American North Enders and their descendants, ranging Read More…

Arts & Culture

Film Preview: Italian North End Documentary Seeking Contributions

The North End Historical Society would like to gain your support for a new documentary about the vibrant Italian-American community that has called the North End of Boston home for well over 100 years. This unique film is narrated by the North End’s own Stephen Passacantilli and based on interviews with North Enders and their descendants Read More…