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Ten Hidden North End Historical Sites and Plaque Proposals

The North End is Boston’s oldest neighborhood and its streets are laden with the treasures of time. Not much is known about the native Americans or anyone living here until the Puritans arrived in the 1600’s. As the colonists settled in, streets began to branch throughout the North End. Much has been written about the […]

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North End History – The Italians

by Guild Nichols PART 5: BOSTON’S LITTLE ITALY 1900-Today The Italian masses that flowed into the North End on the heels of the departing Irish and at the apex of the Jewish settlement found a neighborhood in dire physical condition; a rundown, overcrowded slum of deteriorating tenement buildings. Like their predecessors, these newly-arrived Italian immigrants […]

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North End History: Our Jewish Heritage

North End History by Guild Nichols PART 4: OUR JEWISH HERITAGE  1870-1900 The following brief history of the North End’s Jewish heritage is adapted from Michael A. Ross, The Jewish Friendship Trail, 2nd edition, 2003, and is graciously provided with permission by the author. Eastern European Jews began settling in the North End as early […]

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