Event Notices

Presentation to Remember the Sacco & Vanzetti Trial Aug. 26

The Sacco Vanzetti Commemoration Society presents a look at the 1920-1927 case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti on Monday, August 26 at 7 p.m. at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston Street. These two Italian immigrants were found guilty of robbery and murder and executed in 1927. Fifty years later, it was declared Read More…

People Police & Fire

92nd Anniversary of the Sacco & Vanzetti Execution

On April 15, 1920, a double murder set off a sequence of events that led to the controversial, and later declared unjust, trial convictions of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Their execution on August 23, 1927 is blamed on anti-Italian prejudice and fear of their anarchist political beliefs. The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti The Read More…

People

“The Italian News” Predicted Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee Tony DeMarco’s 1955 Victory

North End legend and famous boxer Tony DeMarco, who will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame next year, is famous for defeating Johnny Saxton in 1955 for the world welterweight championship. On the morning of that fateful fight, one local newspaper predicted the outcome. Back on April 1, 1955, The Italian News, a weekly publication Read More…

Commentaries

WBUR Contributor Calls Out North Square Posting As Anti-Semitic

WBUR contributor, Erika Fine, says that a longtime posting, “THE NORTH SQUARE – Where it all began…” on the exterior of Sacred Heart Church in North Square is anti-semitic. She highlights the following historical description of Jews that settled in the North End. [highlight]“Jews were also prominently present, especially around the Salem Street area, providing services and goods Read More…

Business Schools

A Look Back: “Saturday Evening Girls” Launch Boston Pottery Business

In the early 20th century, Boston was home to one of the only schools in the country that taught the craft of pottery making. What started as a social service undertaking in the North End by a group called the Saturday Evening Girls, lead to a successful Pottery business in Boston. The Saturday Evening Girls met at Read More…