The first Sunday of June always brings the first Italian religious procession of the season to Boston’s North End, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano.  The 114 year old society held a Mass in Italian at St. Leonard Church followed by a lunch at St. Joseph’s Hall, the newly renovated function space under the church blessed just last week by the Cardinal...

There’s been a lot of discussion about the building at the corner of Prince and Salem Streets which is owned by Joe and Fred Giangregorio. The building is slated to be demolished and replaced with an attractive, modern apartment building. North Enders refer to it as the “Postale” building because the latest tenant was a popular mail box company, bu...

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) recently celebrated the arrival of spring and Pasquetta. Pasquetta is often translated to “little Easter,” and is a day to relax. It was instituted in the post-war period to create a long weekend, which allows people to have a weekend getaway, or at least a “scampagnata” (jaunt to...

Saturday, May 11, 2019. 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT. I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. The author will be interviewed by local chef Barbara Lynch. The Italian Table delivers both parts of the fantasy and reality of Italian meals as they would be eaten on location. Combining menus and recipes with visual experience and inspiration–as well as...

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...