Photo by Leise Jones

In the early 1970s both Peter and John immigrated from Italy to the North End of Boston with their families. Shortly after, in 1974 they opened DiPaolo & Rossi Meat Market at 56 Salem Street. D & R has been serving the North End ever since. In this video, Peter talks briefly about housing in the North End shifting from multiple room units to smaller condos causing many families to leave the neighborhood during the 1970s.