Boston is home to many Italians. Either the new arrivals, young skilled professionals or students born in Italy and just recently landed in Massachusetts, and the Americans of Italian heritage, get their information about that area by a wonderful magazine, called "Bostoniano". Now the founder and editor of the magazine, Nicola Orichuia, is launchi...

North End business owner, resident and Neighborhood Council member, Philip Frattaroli, is seriously considering a run for Boston City Councilor At-Large. The race to follow Tom Menino as Boston's next Mayor has opened up at least two of the four City Councilor At-Large seats for new candidates with sitting councilors John Connolly and Felix Arroyo...

An annual tradition of the FAA-USA (Federazione Associazioni Abruzzesi - USA) has been to award scholarships to deserving high school seniors for their excellence in the study of Italian. The annual scholarships are made possible through a generous donation by Joe Pace in memory of his mother. This year's scholarship recipients were Sarah Die...

by Stefano Salimbeni As Colombina, the servant of the rich and stingy Venetian merchant Pantalone, Chiara Durazzini is extremely convincing as she delivers on stage the blend of grace and cunning embodied by the most famous female figure of Commedia dell'Arte — the theatrical representation of human mores, vices and virtues invented in Italy in th...

by Matt Conti   Music in Boston's North End hit a high note on Saturday night as the St. Joseph's Society brought a star-packed selection of performers to their "Italy American Style" concert at St. Stephen's Church.   The North End's own trumpeter, band leader and philanthropist, Albert Natale, 92 years young, was honored with the so...

Many Italians looking to start a new life in America moved to Boston in the 19th and 20th centuries. This video by the The North End Historical Society, tells the personal stories of a few Italians in Boston from the North End.   The first Italian immigrants came in the 1860s from Genoa and settled in a three-block area off Fulton Stree...

by James Pasto   In his 1975 study of the North End, "The Italian-American child: His sociolinguistic acculturation," Fr. Lawrence Biondi stated that "The English spoken in the North End is English that is heard nowhere else in New England or Boston. North Enders have a strong tendency toward being uniquely apart — they are not quite Italian...

by Lisa Hughes   A business that's been part of the North End for more than a hundred years is getting ready to close. A bakery with customers so loyal, they tell us this change in the neighborhood is a real loss, and they're already missing some of their favorites. As an elderly woman speaks Italian, a younger woman translates.  ...

By Megan Turchi Nancy Caruso said she never leaves her home without bumping into someone she knows. "The best part of the North End is you see the same people day in and day out," Caruso said, regarding Boston's traditionally Italian neighborhood. Her family immigrated to the North End from Italy in the late 1930s, settling on Endicott Street...

by Matt Conti   January 15th is the anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston's North End. The United States Industrial Alcohol Company constructed a faulty 50 foot high steel tank in 1918 on Commercial Street near where the bocce courts are located today at Langone Park. Twenty one people were killed and another 150 injured...