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ABC Family’s “Chasing Life” Returns to Film in North End

After filming a 2012 pilot under the name, “Terminales,” ABC Family is returning to film scenes for the upcoming series to be called “Chasing Life.” The main character, a young journalist with family issues and a cancer diagnosis, lives in the North End. “Establishing scenes” will be filmed the week of April 28-May 2 including Read More…

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“Bakery Boss” Films at Pellino’s Ristorante, Former Prince Street Bakery

Bakery Boss filmed at Pellino’s Ristorante in Boston’s North End on Tuesday afternoon. The television episode is expected to appear in February / March of 2014 on TLC. The reason they were at Pellino’s Ristorante at 2 Prince Street is that many years ago this was the home of Prince Street Bakery. Prince St. Bakery Read More…

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North End Scenes Featured in “Wild Duck” Commercial Video

“The Wild Duck” filmed this “Made in the North End” commercial that is now airing on TV. It features several North End scenes and at least one familiar face with Robert Dello Russo, the owner of Boston Barber Company on Salem Street, coming out of the store with a case in his hands. Video production Read More…

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“Chasing Life” Television Series Filming in North End on October 9, 2013 – Parking & Traffic Notice

Right Coast Productions has announced the filming of television scenes in the North End to be used in the new ABC Family Series, “Chasing Life.” The pilot was filmed in Boston last November & December under the name “Terminales”. The show revolves around April, an ambitious young journalist who tries to balance her career with Read More…

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Globe Interviews Original Anthony About Prince Spaghetti Commercial Remake Without Him

Following up with Anthony Martignetti, the Boston Globe asks why the new Prince Spaghetti commercial has a new actor instead of the original Anthony! Martignetti says he doesn’t want to sound bitter, but being asked why he’s not in the new commercial has become as common as hearing people yell his name. “Why couldn’t they Read More…

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Young Anthony! in Remake of Prince Spaghetti TV Commercial has North End Connections

North End-born, Prince Pasta, launched a remake of its famous “Anthony! Anthony!” Prince Spaghetti television commercial this week bringing a new young actor to the role, Thomas Lee DeSimone. The new “Anthony” is 9 years old and the grandnephew of longtime North End residents, Patricia and Armand “Tip” Thiboutot. Thomas currently lives in Hamilton, Mass. Read More…

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Prince Spaghetti Tapes New Version of “Anthony!” TV Commercial in North End

Forty-four years later, Prince Spaghetti is re-creating its famous “Anthony!” television commercial in the North End. This week, film crews showed up on Margaret Street, Sheafe Street and Cleveland Place to tape new scenes, captured below in photos by North End resident, Chuck Sether. At the bottom of this post, watch the original 1969 version Read More…

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“This is My North End” TV Commercial Produced by North End Chamber of Commerce

At this week’s meeting of the North End Chamber of Commerce, a new commercial was released promoting the North End and its local businesses. Spearheaded by President Donna Freni, the NECC partnered with Comcast TV to produce the commercial. NorthEndWaterfront.com contributed some footage too. The 30-second spot shows various “This is my North End” scenes, Read More…

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North End Resident Cooks With Chef Fabio Viviani on ABC’s “The Chew”

North End resident, Lisa, gets cooking with Fabio Viviani and Mario on “The Chew.” Chef Fabio, known for his appearance on “Top Chef,” makes Veal Milanese from Northern Italy and Eggplant Caponata from the South. The episode aired on April 25, 2013 and two clips are shown below. In Part 2, Fabio tells us the 3 Read More…

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Is it Haunted? Stanza dei Sigari Paranormal Experiences Investigated on SyFy TV Show

Is the famous Hanover Street cigar bar, Stanza dei Sigari, haunted? Tune in to SyFy channel’s “Haunted Collector” on Wednesday to find out. The Boston Herald devoted Tuesday’s front cover to the “North End Ghost Hunt” in the cigar parlor, owned by the Riccio family since 1927. Stories abound about the lights suddenly going out, Read More…

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“Boston’s Finest” Screening Premiere With Mayor Menino [Photos]

(Photos by Isabel Leon, City of Boston) Mayor Menino joins Donnie Wahlberg, Julie and Seth Jarrett, TNT and Xfinity in the hometown screening premiere of Boston’s Finest. The program takes a look at the lives of Boston Police officers both on and off the job and lets viewers get a personal look at the lives Read More…