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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH | NORTH END

The Sound of Silence

The North End has survived the clamor of the Central Artery and years of Big Dig construction, only to find itself in a quiet struggle between Old World and new.

Ciao, Boston: Sights from the North End
Photo Gallery Ciao, Boston: Sights from the North End
The North End fights to maintain its Old World charm while facing big-city change. (Photos / Andrea Fischman)
By Will Kilburn
January 23, 2005

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This is the first in a series of articles exploring area neighborhoods. To a visitor standing at the corner of Hanover and Cross streets, the North End still feels Italian. Most of the businesses have Italian names, the smells of pastry and pasta fill the air, and you can hear Italian spoken on the stoops. But walk farther into the ... (Full article: 2744 words)

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