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A Letter From Anna – Part 2

by Jan Maguire 2010 As with many of the Italian immigrants, the first stop would be with relatives or friends from the town who had immigrated earlier.  Dominic Polcari was a cousin of Ralph’s mother Carolina. Dominic lived with his family in a second-floor apartment at 11 Thatcher Street in the North End. The Polcaris […]

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Open Kitchen, Craft Cooking

CHEAP EATS Open kitchen, craft cooking By Denise Taylor, Globe Correspondent  |  June 16, 2010 It’s a busy Friday night in the North End and chef Joe Bono is right at home. His new restaurant Benevento’s, named for the Italian town, is packed and orders are streaming in. But in the open kitchen, Bono performs […]

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North End History: It Takes a Family a Bakery to Make

It Takes a Family a Bakery to Make There’s nothing quite so comforting as walking home in the early morning with a warm loaf of bread cradled in one’s elbow. It’s like holding a warm baby straight from the bath in the crook of your arm. You cradle it carefully so as not to crush […]

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