by Emily Berg

A new age comes to the old neighborhood

Young professionals and students are rapidly replacing the old Italian families who have lived in the North End of Boston for more than a century. It's a change that's reshaping the community and, some fear, eroding its sense of neighborhood. CONTINUE

North End newcomers

A young professional couple, living in the North End for the past three years, has very different opinions about the neighborhood they call home. One enjoys the neighborhood's old world charm and the other does not feel welcome or at home in the North End. CONTINUE

A lifetime of memories

Two older Italian residents of the Casa Maria retirement home remember growing up in a very different North End where almost all of their neighbors were Italian and there were actually less Italian restaurants. CONTINUE



- Francis Tomosino clip 1 / clip 2

- Anthony Magaletta


- Coffee and pastry on Hanover Street

- St. Leonard's Church - Italian mass still held here

- Old North Church

- Open air dining on Hanover

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