If that sounds extreme, it's only because the city’s oldest residential neighborhood matters that much to its residents, and to the city at large. The labyrinthine, lilliputian North End (square mileage: 0.36), first settled in the mid-1600s, today embodies Boston’s IG-worthy charms, from its cobblestoned streets to its European-inspired brick town...

Tony & Elaine’s, a red-sauce joint from North End restaurateur Nick Frattaroli (Bodega Canal, North Square Oyster, Ward 8). The restaurant is new, but it feels like a throwback, intentionally: red-checked tablecloths, raffia-wrapped Chianti bottles, cheesy vintage posters, the works. It follows in the footsteps of restaurants like Carbone and Parm...

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. Gaetano Cipolla is a retired professor of Italian and Chairman of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at St. John’s University in New York City. Cipolla has written numerous scholarly articles on Dante, Petrarch, Tasso, Pirandello, Calvino and others. Some of his e...

Green Cross Pharmacy in the North End is closing its doors for good. Their last day open for business will be March 5, 2019. Owners Joseph (Peppi) and Fernando (Freddy) Giangregorio came to the United States in 1954 and have owned the pharmacy at 393 Hanover Street since 1964. As residents and small business owners, they have been actively involved...

The award was presented by C.A.S.IT President Giaconda Motta, Italian Consul Education Officer Professor Adamo Castelnuovo, and Eliot School Principal Traci Walker Griffith. Dr. Giuseppe Giangregorio and his brother, Fernando Giangregorio, own the Green Cross Pharmacy on Hanover Street in the North End. Principal Griffith said the Eliot School is t...

Saturday February 23 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. I AM BOOKS - 189 NORTH STREET - BOSTON, MA 02113. The Italian American Writers Association in Boston presents “A literary reading and open mic,” beginning at 6 p.m. (sign ups at 5:45). The evening will be hosted by Jennifer Martelli. Featured authors: Joey Nicoletti is the author of three poetry collections,...

If you're looking for a great Italian dinner in Boston, there's no better neighborhood to explore than the North End. Thanks to its large Italian American population and collection of amazing Italian restaurants, the area is clearly deserving of its Little Italy title. Now, Tony & Elaine's hopes to become a new North End favorite by focusing on the...

The magnificent Italian Renaissance Nazzaro Center (the former North Bennett Street bathhouse) was designed by the extraordinarily talented and prolific Charles D. MaGinnis, who specialized in Catholic churches and institutions and had apprenticed under Boston’s last official city architect, Edmund March Wheelwright. The effort to designate it a Bo...

On a brisk winter day, Stephen Puleo, author of Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919, gestured towards the spot where a tank in Boston's North End burst, releasing a tsunami of hot molasses into the streets 100 years ago, on January 15, 1919. "So, that green sign right there is exactly the site of the outside wall of the tank. Ships t...

There is a fascination in the concept of Little Italy that still exists today, when many of these Italian neighborhoods are no longer there. Outdated, but only in some cities, the principle of physically limiting an area of the city according to Italian criteria, the concept of being together, making communities and proudly celebrating their origin...