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Ray Bourque Brings Meals to Hanover St. Firehouse

Hockey star Ray Bourque delivers pizzas, pasta, and meatballs from his restaurant, Tresca, to the firefighters at the Hanover Street firehouse in Boston’s North End. Tresca also recently donated food to healthcare workers at Mass General, one of several North End restaurants to donate food to frontline workers fighting COVID-19. Photo submitted by Peter Weber.

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Neighborhood Photo: Drew Bledsoe and Ray Bourque at Tresca

Tresca on Hanover Street in the North End recently hosted a private wine dinner with special guests Drew Bledsoe and Ray Bourque. Drew Bledsoe was the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots from 1993 to 2001. He was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2011. Ray Bourque is co-owner of Tresca and Read More…

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Dale Arnold & Ray Bourque Book Signing and Dinner on April 8th

On April 8, 2019, 6:00 p.m., there will be a reception followed by dinner at Tresca highlighting the book, If These Walls Could Talk by Dale Arnold, an insider’s account of the Boston Bruins, with forward by Ray Bourque. Both Arnold and Bourque will be on hand for book autographs. Appetizers and meet and greet Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: Mediterranean Wine Night at Tresca

Tresca hosted a Mediterranean Wine dinner on Monday, December 10 with Chef Rich Ansara stepping away from the restaurant’s typical Italian menu and cooking up Mediterranean cuisine paired with Greek wine and spirits. The dinner was hosted by Tresca owner and former NHL Bruins player Ray Bourque, and WCVB co-anchors Maria Stephanos and Ed Harding. Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: Celebrating Rick Middleton Number Retirement at Tresca

Ray Bourque (right) is shown at a Tresca wine dinner last night in Boston’s North End, celebrating Rick Middleton and his upcoming number (Bruins jersey No. 16) retirement to be held at the Boston Garden on Nov. 29th. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Send in your photos via email to or Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: Ray Bourque Helps Out at Fisherman’s Feast

Ray Bourque, co-owner of Tresca and former Boston Bruins hockey player, helped carry the Madonna del Soccorso during the Fisherman’s Feast’s grand procession this past weekend. Bourque holds the record for the most career goals, assists and points by a defenseman in the National Hockey League. He played 21 seasons for the Bruins from 1979 Read More…

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Showcasing Ray Bourque’s Career and Tresca

Ray Bourque is profiled in this new video showcasing his professional hockey career. In the middle of the piece, Ray’s involvement with Tresca restaurant in Boston’s North End is featured at the 11:25 minute mark. The video has been airing locally on NESN, and nationally on Fox Sports. See the video here.    

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A Night with Ray and Big Papi at Tresca Benefit

Mingle with legends Ray Bourque and David Ortiz at the North End’s Tresca on November 7th, 6-9pm. Chef Rich Ansara will serve amazing appetizers with Arias Wine by David Ortiz, cocktails, Big Papi cigars, photos and more surprises! Proceeds from a $500 donation will benefit the Bourque Family Foundation and the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. Read More…

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New Chef and Team Join Ray Bourque at North End’s Tresca

Tresca Restaurant and Bar in Boston’s North End is still the place where Bruins legend Ray Bourque hangs out. In 2017, the Hanover Street standard starts a new chapter with Executive Chef, Rich Ansara, along with new owners and management. We stopped in recently to catch up with the changes as the Italian restaurant enters its 10th year in the Read More…

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Licensing Board Extends Closing Hour for Tresca’s and Monica’s to 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, Friday & Saturday

The Boston Licensing Board ruled this morning that two North End restaurants can extend their alcohol serving hours to 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The request is a half-hour longer than previously allowed, but not to the 1:00 a.m. that both restaurants had requested. The Board also added a condition that accordion-style Read More…