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There are 8 comments on MET Class Asks: Is the North End Still Italian?

  1. Professor Pasto is a great professor who truly cares about his students. He always made extra office hours for the students who need help. Also, I took both of his WR100 and WR150 classes which were very enjoyable! I know that he recently made a documentary about North End and I am excited to watch it. I hope he continues to teach at Boston University and shares his stories on North End.

  2. This is was a great class filled with special speakers, interactive tours and culminated with a dinner in the North End. I learned so much history, and interesting facts. I highly recommend it. Thank you Professor for an amazing experience!

  3. There are still the traditions being carried on. St. Antony’s Feast had it’s 100th Anniversary Feast in August of 2019. Regrettably many of the smaller feast have stopped. But the bigger ones still are respected and honored. Growing up in the North End in the 50’s I’ve seen many changes in the North End. But The Hard working Italian immigrants that came and brought their traditions to the North End hopefully will never die.

  4. All I can say is Boston as a whole not just the North End is no longer the small little city by the Bay, sitting on the quaint hill. All of the cultural aspects are gone. Southie even parts of Dorchester, Rozi, Hyde Park, West Roxbury are no longer Irish, Eastie and the North End are no longer filled with Italians. Yes you can go to Southie sit at an Irish pub, the same in the north end eat at an Italian eatery but the culture is gone. Now Boston just like every city has become filled with high end shops, yuppies and transplants. I don’t even bother going to St. Anthony’s Feast cause each years the crowds seem smaller. All of the former old folks of generations past have died off, while former Bostonians moved to the North Shore and South shore those ares too are becoming less Irish and Italian as well. I have been a born and bred Bostonian fir 40 years. I still have my accent but the newcomers always ask where I am from when it’s like are you serious you can’t tell I from Boston. It’s so sad what happened to Boston. The culture is pretty much dead and gone. Sometimes I ask myself why I am still here in the city or even in MA at all.

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