NORTH END — Four of Boston’s best photographers played photographers in the 1978 film “The Brink’s Job” about the 1950 robbery in Boston of a Brink’s truck when thieves stole $3 million. The four photographers, from left are, Roland Oxton of Peabody, Archie Newman of Weymouth, Gene Dixon of Quincy, and John Landers Jr. of Milton. All four were on the staff of the Record-American or Herald at the time of the filming in Boston.…

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NORTH END — Former Boston Bruins player and Hall of Famer Ray Bourque hosted a reception on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at his North End restaurant, Tresca, for the Forsyth Institute. Among those on hand were Forsyth CEO and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Wenyuan Shi, and Director of ForsythKids Kerry Maguire, who gave opening remarks. The event will kick off a campaign leading up to Forsyth’s annual fundraising gala, “A Taste and A Toast,” which…

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NORTH END — While in the North End recently, Bill photographed some street scenes from the lively neighborhood. There is the expected: Long lines at a pastry shop. And the unexpected: One of the things that most struck him was the gathering spots for shared ride users because the cars cannot get through the area during the many festivals. Just a small accommodation made to live in the city in the summertime. (Editor’s note: We…

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NORTH END — Pizza lovers lined up to get a perfectly made pizza from Montilio’s Baking Company & Pizzeria, which had its historic pizza carts and oven in the North End at a recent festival. The carts, owner George Montilio told Bill Brett, are from the Italian island of Sicily. The larger of the carts is from the turn of the last century and has an Italian imported oven inside its bed. The smaller cart…

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NORTH END — It was a packed house at the North End eatery Table for the watch party for the hit Showtime series “City on a Hill” episode that was written by Boston investigative journalist Michele McPhee. Joining McPhee, an East Boston native who worked at both the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald, was a cadre of Boston supporters including “City on a Hill” actor Jere Shea, philanthropist Ernie Boch and his publicist Peggy…

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