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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 26, 2010 Streets of the North End by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari We all have a place that we call home, that place where no matter how far we roam, we retum to over and over again, in person or in reverie, it is the place we most identify with, the place, like no other, that allows us to feel totally com- fortable. Those of us who call the North End home are fortu- nate for we share a part of Boston rich in tradition and steeped in the history of our country. It is interesting to watch the tourists who pass through the North End by the tens of thousands each year taking photos of streets and sites that we have come to take for granted. There are the obvious sites such as the Paul Revere House and Old North Church and the not so obvious like the alleyways sprinkled throughout the North End adding char- acter and a sense of mystery to a neighborhood whose streets were laid out for foot traffic and horse drawn carts, centu- ries before the automobile. Not too long ago, Grandfather Benedetto drove his horse drawn cart through the streets of the North End delivering meat to the restaurants till the day when Finally he was able to have his own butcher shop. Grandmother Carmela, who could not speak a word of English, raised her family with ease in the Italian village that once was the North End. Her day was measured by the sound of bells that summoned the faithful to church, a tiny woman dressed in black who made her way through familiar streets in a foreign land. There is an alley near our apartment building that we daily pass with little notice, yet, tourists finding it fascinat- ing; constantly stop to photograph it and have themselves photographed standing in it, a reminder of the history and uniqueness of our tiny enclave. The saying goes, we stand on the shoulders of all those who came before us, clearly this saying comes to life on the streets of the North End where, much like an onion, ves- tiges of past generations are revealed in layers giving evi- dence of the rich heritage of this historic neighborhood. Clearly we can see traces of its colonial past on Marshal Street and the historic sites that dot the neighborhood. Jerusalem Place reminds us of the Jews who once called the North End their home. A reminder of the Irish presence can be found at Garden Court Street where Rose Kennedy one of the neighborhood's most illustrious residents was born, and of course a walk down Hanover Street with its many fine ristorantes and espresso cafes leaves little doubt who currently occupies the neighborhood. They came in waves displaced from places that for centuries they called home, Jews, Irish and Italians, all contributing to a neigh- borhood so many can claim as their own. PINELLIS UNCTION FACILITY We specialize in - Weddings, Anniversaries, and every Milestone Celebration. We also provide quality service for Training Seminars, Sales Meetings, Award Banquets and Fundraisers. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and creativity for every evenL 280 Bennington Street, East Boston, MA Please Call 617-567-4499 spinellis.com All THAT ZAZZ by Mary N. DiZazzo AChilles Should Have Known the Christine Fedele Ciao bella, You're getting ready to do the town, show- ered and smellin' great! iPrettiest dress in the store, last touches of make-up, you look down -- oh no, those dry, cracked, neglected winter feet can only be hidden in shoes. So let's take care of that NOW. In all my adventures in the Beauty world, there are just a few I've met with true dedication from the heart in what they DO! CHRISTINE FEDELE is one of those intel- ligent, enthusiastic and gentle gals who is Importance of Protecting Yow Heels! here to escort you to smooth and soft feet that lasts for weeks! Christine, a pedicurist with over 20 years experience has introduced an innova- tive pedicure device to the salon and spa industry. She uses it in all her pedi ser- vices. The "FOOT BUFFER" leaves your feet sensationally smooth. Finally getting heels like never seen before. VOGUE magazine voted it "#1 Most Potent Pedicure" At the Orlando Beauty Show it sold out in 40 min- utes. The "FOOT BUFFER's" revolutionary technique prides itself in acquiring smoothed out calluses and removal of dry skin without harsh chemicals or danger- ous cutting blades. The buffer softens skin so creams and moisturizers can absorb more easily. You can find Christine at 1-800-516-7449 or www.footbuffer.com or at INDULGE DAY SPA, 637 East Broadway, South Boston, 617-307-6345 -- a wonderful Day Spa owned by ANNE MARIE IANELLI, a comfort- ing oasis in the heart of Southie. www.indulgedayspa.com. Take care of yourself today with the pro- fessional experience of these fantastic gals! Buona giornata and God Bless the United States of America! -- Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.mary4nails.com. Mary is a third- generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. 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