It’s Prince Spaghetti day here in Boston! Over the years I have grown to love Italian culture….and of course the amazing food. Irish and Italians have forged a unique relationship over the generations here in Boston. We certainly poke fun at each other from time to time but we have more often than not worked side by side building this incredible city. It’s very common to find folks from this area that are from Irish and Italian decent as well. Hey…forget about it!! :)
There’s many Italian families from Boston who have also made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country as well. Enter SSGT. Anthony Buccini….shot down in action over France during WW2. His brother Al Buccini later moved from the North End and raised a family in Dorchester. He later named one of his sons Anthony who I became friends with.
The North End Historical Society recently started work on a documentary called Boston’s North End: America’s Italian Neighborhood. The documentary is being created from stories of the Italian-American community that has called the North End home for over 100 years.
If you have old photos, home movies or newspaper clips, the filmmakers would love to see them. Most of all, the creators would appreciate your monetary donations toward this project of preserving the legacy of the North End. Contact NorthEndHS@gmail.com or go to NorthEndBoston.org to contribute online.