Alphonso Dasaro was born in raised in North End. In this short video he shares some of his fondest memories from childhood and of the neighborhood.
In this video, 94-year-old Nicholas DiCarlo describes the flat on Commercial Street he was born in and touches on why family is so important for Italian-Americans.
Bob Skole was a journalist with the weekly newpaper, The Italian News from 1951 to 1956. In this video he recalls interviewing famous Italian-Americans like singer Tony Bennett and the Defense Secretary for the Sacco and Vencetti trial.
In this video, Rosalba Ursino reflects on her journey from Calabria, Italy to Boston’s North End as a child. As well as on her transition from the North End to one of Boston’s suburbs as a teenager.
Started in 1932 by Anthony Polcari, Polcari’s Coffee remains one of the North End’s hearts. In this video Bobby Eustace and Nicki LaBonte share some of the history of Polcari’s Coffee. Be sure to stop by Polcari’s at 105 Salem Street or visit their website at http://www.polcariscoffee.com.
This is the first in a series of interviews with Charlie Coppola and Sam Viscione about growing up in Boston’s North End. In this video, Charlie and Sam discuss their first jobs and the money saving ways of their mother’s.