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114th Feast Honoring Santa Maria di Anzano [Procession Photos]

The first Sunday of June always brings the first Italian religious procession of the season to Boston’s North End, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano.  The 114 year old society held a Mass in Italian at St. Leonard Church followed by a lunch at St. Joseph’s Hall, the newly renovated function space under the church blessed just last Read More…

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Photo Gallery: Procession Honoring Santa Maria di Anzano

The first Sunday of June always brings the first Italian religious procession of the season to Boston’s North End, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano. After a Mass at Sacred Heart Church, the 113 year old society kicked off their procession. Devotees walked the streets with the North End Marching Band for the entire day through the neighborhood. Photos by Gerri Palladino. In Read More…

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Monday’s Guide: Santa Maria di Anzano, Street Hockey Tourny, Food Truck Cleanliness, Lead Water?

The ‘need to know’ for Monday Noteworthy articles: Some Boston school water fountains get special filters after lead concerns After several drinking fountains were shut down at four Boston Public Schools due to concerns over high lead levels, officials have reactivated these fountains after installing special filters. The Boston Globe has more on water in Boston Public Schools. Food trucks Read More…

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Santa Maria di Anzano Procession Starts 2017 North End Feast Season [Photo Gallery]

The first Sunday of June always brings the first Italian religious procession of the season to Boston’s North End, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano. After a Mass at Sacred Heart Church, the 112 year old society kicked off their procession from North Square. Devotees walked the streets with the North End Marching Band for the entire day through the Read More…

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Santa Maria di Anzano Procession Photos

Santa Maria di Anzano was honored in a special Father’s Day procession, having been postponed from earlier in the month due to rain. Starting at Saint Leonard Church, devotees marched with two marching bands through the neighborhood streets. In 1905, a group of ten immigrants from Anzano, Italy founded the Madonna di Anzano Society that continues today. Read More…

Santa Maria di Anzano Procession Kicks Off North End Feast Season [Photo Gallery]

The first North End procession of the season was held on Sunday June 7th, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano. Starting at Saint Leonard Church, devotees marched with two marching bands through the neighborhood streets. North End native and Boston’s Special Events Director, Patricia “Patty” Papa, was presented with an appreciation award for her years of support Read More…

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Procession Video: Santa Maria di Anzano & Madonna delle Grazie

With this year’s move of the St. Joseph’s Feast to October, there is an empty weekend in July without any feasts or saint processions. Instead, enjoy this selection of video clips from some of the religious processions so far in 2014. This video captures moments from the processions for Santa Maria di Anzano and Madonna Read More…

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First North End Procession of the Season Honors Santa Maria Di Anzano [Photos]

The first North End procession of the season was held on Sunday June 1st, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano. Starting at Saint Leonard Church, devotees marched with the Italian American Band through the neighborhood streets. In 1905, a group of ten immigrants from Anzano, Italy founded the Madonna di Anzano Society that continues today. The Read More…

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Procession Video: Santa Maria di Anzano through Christopher Columbus Park and Boston’s North End

Santa Maria di Anzano was honored on June 2, 2013 with a procession through Boston’s North End. The procession coincided with the Festa Nazionale della Reppublica and the statue was presented at the celebration in Christopher Columbus Park by Society President Elio LoRusso. Accompanying the procession of was the traditional Italian marching music of the Read More…

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Santa Maria di Anzano Italian Religious Procession Kicks Off Summer 2013 Season in Boston’s North End [Photos]

Kicking off the first summer 2013 procession in Boston’s North End was the Societa Santa Maria di Anzano. The Italian religious procession was held on Sunday, June 2, 2013 starting at St. Leonard Church and continuing through the neighborhood streets to be honored by devotees. The procession coincided with the Festa Nazionale della Reppublica and the Read More…

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Santa Maria di Anzano Procession Through Boston’s North End [Photos]

It is officially summer in Boston’s North End with Sunday’s first religious procession of the season, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano. The procession was held on June 3, 2012 and started at St. Leonard Church before traversing the North End streets during the afternoon with the traditional live music of the Italian-American Band. See the Read More…

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Santa Maria Di Anzano 2011 Procession Through the North End

Santa Maria Di Anzano was honored today with its annual procession on the first weekend in June through the streets of the North End. Sponsored by the Societa Santa Maria Di Anzano Inc., the procession starts the summer tradition of religious festivals and feasts. The video above captures scenes from today’s procession which started and Read More…