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By adamg - 8/4/22 - 10:10 pm
St.Aggripina procession in the North End

Adam Castiglioni took in the first night of the St. Aggripina feast in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/20 - 9:42 pm

The feast of all feasts

Organizers of the St. Anthony's Feast announced today they've called off the annual August celebration because of Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/17 - 11:27 am

Warren Mustaccio's family has been running the St. Agrippina di Mineo feast on the North End for 103 years. Never, he says, has he seen anything like the night of Aug. 4, when a "flash mob" organized on social media brought hundreds of teenagers from northern suburbs into the North End, many with backpacks filled with alcohol. Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/17 - 10:34 pm

That brings the feast crackdown tally over the past two weeks to 68, NorthEndWaterfront.com reports, adding that not all those arrested tonight were teens - police nabbed their first North End resident, a guy allegedly drinking out in the open in the Gassy who offered to buy a cop a drink and an Indiana woman in her 40s charged with pouring a beer on a cop.

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By adamg - 8/18/17 - 10:41 pm

For the third weekend in a row, teens, many from suburbs, ran through the streets of the North End tonight. This time, though, Boston Police were grabbing and arresting some of them, NorthEndWaterfront.com reports.

By adamg - 8/15/17 - 12:35 am

Boston Police report they will be sending in extra officers to the Fisherman’s Feast and Saint Anthony’s Feast to try to keep a lid on the "disruptive behavior" by irresponsible people at the last two feasts.

Feast-goers should know disruptive behavior such as public drinking and fighting will not be tolerated and community members who witness such behavior are kindly asked and encouraged to call 9-1-1.

By adamg - 7/31/17 - 9:18 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com has photos from yesterday's St. Joseph procession.

By adamg - 8/16/15 - 9:35 pm
Flight of the Angel in Boston's North End

RoadTrip New England shows us tonight's climax of the Fisherman's Feast in the North End: When a girl dressed as an angel comes flying out of a third-floor window to greet the Madonna.

NorthEndWaterfront.com has photos of the Blessing of the Waters at the start of the feast on Friday.

By adamg - 7/18/15 - 10:31 am

Before he died last year, Thomas Lang, former director of photographic services at the MFA, posted several hundred photos of North End religious processions in the mid1970s.

Via NorthEndWaterfront.com.

By adamg - 8/30/14 - 2:02 pm
Moving day in Boston's North End

Jesse Haley shows us a moving scene during the St. Anthony's Feast in the North End today. Looks like nobody had yet started the ceremonial stuffing of the couch cushions with dollar bills.

By adamg - 8/19/13 - 12:18 pm

Flying angel in the North EndVictoria Bono flies over the crowd. Photo by Greg Cook.

By adamg - 8/5/13 - 9:16 am

Megan Johnson didn't have to go far for the Feat of St. Agrippina, it was right outside her window. She wonders why the processions always include a rendition of "Deep in the Heart of Texas."

NorthEndWaterfront.com has more photos along with a brief bio of St. Agrippina.

By adamg - 8/19/12 - 6:12 pm

Happy guy

Charlie Rosenberg took in the Fisherman's Feast in the North End today and found one happy guy.

By adamg - 8/6/12 - 8:55 am

Boy with guitarGo, go, go, Johnny go.

By adamg - 6/11/12 - 7:19 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com posts photos from this past weekend's feast of St. Anthony of Padua and provides a schedule of upcoming feasts.

By adamg - 8/22/11 - 9:25 am

Old salt

OK, maybe he's really a stockbroker or teacher or something, but this guy photographed by Jeff Tamagini this past weekend at the Fishermen's Feast in the North End sure looked like he could jump into a dorry and haul some traps up.

Of course, what would a feast be without food? Photographynatalia also attended the feast:

By adamg - 8/20/11 - 11:03 am

NorthendWaterfront.com provides the video of the start of the Fisherman's Feast. Although there aren't any fishing boats there anymore, there used to be.

By adamg - 8/2/10 - 1:19 am

Band at St. Agrippina feast

Jeff Tamagini took in the St. Agrippina Feast in the North End this weekend and captured, among other things, one of the marching bands. Paul Keleher was there, too, and also had his camera out, so he could show us a vendor that probably doesn't want you staring at the goods too long:

So, you gonna buy one, or what?

Copyright Jeff Tamagini and Paul Keleher, respectively. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

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