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.
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, Ken Rothman, owner of Salem Street True-Value Hardware reflects on how the small businesses of Salem Street in the North End have changed over the past 48 years to serve a changing neighborhood.
On June 22, 2013 two outdoor and temporary ‘pop-up’ Italian-American Cultural Museums will take place, one at the gateway to the North End, on Cross Street between Hanover and Salem Streets (from 3:00-4:00 PM) and another in Uphams Corner on Dudley Street and Columbia Road (from 1:00-2:00 PM). Similar to an actual museum those in …
In this video, Dave Rothman past owner of Salem Street True Value Hardware reflects on what it was like to work in the North End in the years following World War II.