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 Outdated, but only in some cities, the principle of physically limiting an area of the city according to Italian criteria, the concept of being together, making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...

January 15 - 6 p.m. IAM Books - 189 North St, Boston 02113. Leonardo Luccone – Remembering Boston’s Great Molasses Flood. Sugary-sweet molasses turned deadly on January 15, 1919, when a holding tank burst and sent 2.3 million gallons of the sticky liquid sweeping through the streets of Boston. The source of what became known as the “Great Molasses...

Saturday, January 12 2019, from 18:00 to 20:00 EST. I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston, MA 02113. Celebrating the Literary Work and Legacy of Louise DeSalvo. With the following guests: Mary Cappello, author of "Night Bloom and Life Breaks in: A Mood Almanack". Nancy Caronia coeditor of "Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the...

Forcella quietly opened in the North End on Thursday, bringing old-world Italian food to the former Carmen space just days before Christmas. Nino Trotta — who owns Forcella alongside his girlfriend, general manager Shannon MacGowan, and his brother, wine director Christian Trotta — said that the cozy, candlelit vibe of the restaurant sets Forcella...

On Sunday, December 16, the The Saint Leonard Choral Society accompanied by The North End Chamber Orchestra will perform its Annual Christmas Concert. The concert will be led by Musical Director Dr. Dan Drzymalski, assisted by Mr. Jake Hudgins. Continuing with tradition, the concert will be held in the lovely setting of Historic Sacred Heart Italia...

IAWA in Boston at I AM Books (189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON MA) Saturday December 8, 2018; 6pm to 8pm. Open mic signup 5:45! Featuring Lisa DeSiro and Camilla Trinchieri. Lisa DeSiro is the author of Labor (Nixes Mate, 2018) and Grief Dreams (White Knuckle Press, 2017). Her poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies, and have been set to mu...

When the Southern Italian immigrants first arrived in Boston at the end of the nineteenth century, one of the few professions open to them was being a barber, and the North End had scores of barber shops. My maternal grandfather had a barber shop on Haverhill Street near North Station, and my cousin’s son has a barber shop today on Salem Street. It...

The championship team for the Fall 2018 season was made up of Angelo DiGirolamo, Anthony Gaeta, Richie Delliago and Gaspar Ostuni. Awards were presented to the winning team at a banquet held on Tuesday, November 6th at the Flaming Grill Restaurant in Revere. The Friends are carrying on a long time tradition of playing bocce at the North End Park, t...

Saturday, November 17, 2018. 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST. I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. The Drivers are a new Boston-based formation with a repertoire of Italian and international jazz standards. Come listen to Gershwin, Jobim, Mina, Gino Paoli, Bruno Martino and more. Featuring the voice of Barbara Balistreri (played with Giacomo Sferl...

Friday November 9 from 18:00 to 19:30 EST. I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston, MA 02113. Augusto Ferraiuolo examines the many religious festivals in the Italian American community of Boston’s North End. In his book "Religious Festive Practices in the North End," Ferraiuolo uses interviews, participant observation, and visual data, to create a vivid p...