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Addio Boschetto’s, You Will Be Missed

From left: Rocco and Bartolomeo De Stefano, Carlos inside Boschetto Bakery (now closed).

A business that symbolized the Italian spirit that came to the United States at the turn of 20th century shut down operations on Sunday, July 7. After more than 110 years, Boschetto’s Bakery on Salem Street, in Boston’s North End, has ceased its activities due to a sudden steep increase in rent. I’m saddened by the news. Although I cannot claim to have been a regular customer (I do not live in the neighborhood), I still felt a strong tie to the bakery, where I had spent several hours one cold February night in 2012. In that occasion, I got ...

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