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.
John Tosi was born and raised in the Italian section of Roxbury, MA, but spent his adult years living on-and-off in the North End. In this video he talks about his childhood and the loss of industry in the North End and South Boston during the 1960s and 1970s.
In this video, Arthur “Sonny” Lauretano reflects on his family life and discuses the immigration of his parents from Avellino, Italy to Boston, Massachsuetts. Arthur has also collected and archived his family’s history on the Lauretano website.