North End restaurateurs still have a beef — or Bolognese — with the city’s “unconstitutional” $7,500 outdoor dining fee, as four Italian restaurant owners filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against Mayor Michelle Wu on Monday. The city for the first time this year handed down a North End-only $7,500 fee in response to local residents complaining about th...

One of the hidden gems of Boston is a waterfront community on the North End of the city. Little Italy sits in a historic part of the city where some of the oldest buildings in the city are still standing and in use. It’s a sensory experience in an area that has a lot to offer for the locals and visitors. There’s so much to do that we’ve prepared a...

When it comes to outdoor dining in Boston, Mayor Michelle Wu seems to be taking an a la carte approach to fairness. Most restaurants can put out tables and chairs and have at it. But for North End eateries, they’ll have to pay for the privilege. Wu’s office said in a statement Wednesday that restaurateurs in the neighborhood have until April 10 to...

Everyone has an opinion about where to find the best pastry in Boston’s North End. So it should come as no surprise that one of the neighborhood’s most famous bakeries is among the most talked-about eateries in all of America. Yelp came out this week with a list of “The Top 50 Most Reviewed Places To Eat” on their platform. Mike’s Pastry in Boston...

Tuesday April 12, 2022 — 7 p.m. EST. Zoom Webinar (Register Here). Organized by I AM Books. Join us in conversation with Christin Simon and Julia Clairborne Johnson. Christine Simon grew up in a very large and very loud Italian family and now lives with her husband and four children in New Jersey. The Patron Saint of Second Chances is her first nov...

Friday April 8, 2022 — 7 p.m. EST. I AM Books, 124 Salem Street, Boston MA (Register Here). Join I AM Books for a conversation between Elena Ferrante’s translator Ann Goldstein and Europa Editions Editor-in-Chief Michael Reynolds. The series “Libriamo! From Italy with Books” is presented by I AM Books in collaboration with FICC Boston and is under...

The North End is known for its authentic Italian food, but there are SO many restaurants to choose from. If you haven't tried out Carmelina's on Hanover Street, I definitely recommend trying it out. Growing up, I have always been surrounded by Italian food one way or another. After hearing about Carmelina’s, I had to try it out. I was ready to visi...

March 15, 2022 — 7 p.m. EST. Zoom Webinar (Register Here). Join us in conversation with Sandra Scalise Juneau, author of Celebrating with St. Joseph Altars and film-maker Kirsten Keppel. During the event the 18-minute documentary “Ringraziamenti: The Saint Joseph’s Day Table Traditions” will be shown. I AM Books in partnership with NIAF presents “O...

Thursday March 3, 2022 — 7 p.m. EST. Zoom Webinar (Register Here). Join us in conversation with author and actress Marianne Leone (Jesse, Ma Speaks Up) and author Chris Castellani (Leading Men, All This Talk of Love) to discuss the many aspects of growing up as a first generation American in an Italian immigrant household. I AM Books in partnership...

Looking for the best things to do in North End, Boston? This guide to Boston’s Little Italy has got you covered! When you think of Boston, there are a few things that immediately come to mind — clam chowder, Sam Adams (the beer and the man), Boston Cream Pie, lobster rolls… you may not, however, think of Italian food. While Boston is primarily know...