Boston’s North End is, by its very nature, an organic, living, vibrant, and ever-changing urban neighborhood. And like any close-knit family, much goes on that is seldom said, seldom seen. The North End guards its secrets well.

Its public persona is quite a different thing. The North End – or “Boston’s Little Italy” as it is sometimes called – is known as a mecca for its many Italian restaurants and caffes. It is a major tourist destination point for early American history buffs. And it is a nationally-renown summer attraction with its several weekend “Feasts” – three-day street festivals organized by North End religious societies. provides news and information on the many neighborhood happenings, meetings, and upcoming events. It also encourages North Enders and visitors alike to express their views and opinions on issues of concern to our neighborhood. It provides access to information on the activities of neighborhood groups, businesses and institutions, as well as useful tips for residents who make the North End their home.

Check out our Municipal Services, Community Groups, or take a look at our business directory pages. Or if you find yourself already settling in, click on any of the stores below to take you to their home page.

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