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City Smoke Shop Opens at 87 Salem Street in Boston’s North End

City Smoke Shop opened recently in the third retail spot at the former True Value Hardware Store location, joining Knockout Boxing and the Luxie Nail Spa. The smoke shop offers traditional cigarette, cigar and chewing tobacco along with the more recent smoking innovations including Vape, JUUL and CBD oil. Cannabidiol—CBD—is a cannabis compound touting pain relief, but Read More…

Business People Photos & Videos

North End Stories: Dave Rothman Talks About Working in the North End After World War II

The latest addition to the neighborhood people digital narrative, North End Stories, features Dave Rothman who originally owned the Salem Street True Value store, now in the hands of Ken Rothman. In this video, he talks about the North End in the years after World War II. View more from the North End Stories project.

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Neighborhood Photo: Sweeping on Salem Street

A daily sight in the North End is Ken Rothman from Salem Street True Value sweeping out in front of his store.   “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on The North End’s fabled streets and the phenomenal views of the waterfront are literally “picture perfect” for resident and professional photographers. To have your Read More…

Business Food & Drink

Globe Travel: North End vs. Federal Hill

This week’s Boston Globe travel section compares the offerings found in the Little Italy section of Boston versus Providence. Yes, it’s the North End against Federal Hill.  These competition articles are interesting, but like the endless cannoli debates, there is no rule saying you can’t have more than one! Here is the headline rundown: Parking: Read More…