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The North End’s Hot Dog Santa


Since I based my last two holiday articles on what I found searching the Boston Globe’s historical database, I thought I would make it three in a row by looking around for something on New Year’s Day in the North End. I found something, and this one surprised me. It is about a man named Axel Bjorklund, who used to give out free hot dogs to the poor children of the North End on New Year’s Day. The Globe does not provide any history or background on Bjorklund. A 1923 article simply tells us that Bjorklund had opened his sausage ...

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