The flying angels of the North End

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

North End feasts always have a heavy statue of the weekend's saint hoisted around the neighborhood by boisterous, singing, brawny men. The Fisherman's Feast adds girls dressed as angels, who "fly" over the procession. Greg Cook interviewed former angels and took in the procession this past weekend.

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I did not realize there were people under the age of 18 living in the North End.

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Remember Anthoooooneeeee!

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Remember Anothony Martignetti running through the streets of Boston on Wednesdays?

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Mi piace il North End

I love the North End. Especially the Italian festivals. Growing up outside NY, we always thought San Gennaro in Little Italy was the pinnacle of Italian-American feasts. Then I came to Boston. The Fisherman's Feast and Saint Anthony's in the North End are much more enjoyable. Food is better, music is better, and the crowds aren't insane like in NY's Little Italy.

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