This year’s Michael A. Nazzaro Community Service Award was presented to Fernando “Freddy” & Joseph “Peppi” Giangregorio at Friday evening’s reception by the North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee.  The Committee recognized Freddy & Peppi for their dedication to our neighborhood, our city, and the Italian American community of Massachusetts. T...

The Bi-Annual Columbus Day Parade took place on Sunday October 13, beginning at City Hall Plaza and winding through the North End / Waterfront neighborhood. Leading off the parade was Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Italian Consul General Federica Sereni, along with State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, Councilors Lydia Edwards, Ed Flynn and Michael Flaherty. The...

Saturday October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS - 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. The sequel to Carmela Cattuti’s first novel, Between the Cracks, this story invites the reader to accompany Angela Lanza as she builds her life in America during the first half of the 20th century. A Sicilian immigrant, Angela manages to assimilate into the so...

When Thomas Lester began his job as the Boston Archdiocese's archivist in 2014, he quickly noticed that many of the archdiocese's bound archives containing centuries of records of sacraments performed by its clergy were beginning to fall apart. "It was very obvious right from the beginning that these thousands of records were seeing a lot of use an...

A new West End food hall set to open this winter near TD Garden will feature 18 vendors, including Boston classics Mike’s Pastry, Monica’s Mercato and Sullivan’s Castle Island, according to a press release by Patina Restaurant Group, which is managing the project. The new food hall, called Hub Hall, will be located in The Hub on Causeway, a new dev...

The Friends of the North End celebrated its 47th annual reunion on Saturday, September 21st at the Sons of Italy Hall in Winchester, MA. 130 boyhood friends gathered to renew friendships and reminisce about a cherished neighborhood. One attendee summed up the reunion by saying, “This is magical!” There’s nothing more to be said. A 50/50 drawing was...

Saturday October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. Mike Fiorito’s Call Me Guido, is a poignant, sometimes painful, often hilarious collection of stories about growing up Italian in Queens, New York. It’s filled with rich dialogue and recollections of family interactions that carry us below the surface, and surp...

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) previewed the well-known opera, Pagliacci, to viewers during their final dress rehearsal on Wednesday evening. Scheduled to officially begin on Friday, September 27th, the opera will run until October 6th with a fully immersive installation within the DCR Steriti Memorial Rink. The experience includes access to an indoor fa...

Saturday October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS - 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. A beautiful young French girl walks into a bar, nervously lights a cigarette, and begs the bartender for help in finding her missing artist brother. In a moment of weakness, the bartender–a drifter named Caesar Stiles with a damaged past and a Sicilian family c...

Before we get to the bad news, let’s agree that North Beach, the West Coast’s most-storied Little Italy and the richest vein of Beat Generation memories anywhere, can still deliver a moment the way Frank Sinatra delivered “My Way.” As you line up for morning cappuccino among the young and old bohemians at Caffe Trieste, you spot a few who may have...