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Coming to America – Again: A Tribute


According to Census figures, the foreign (and mainly Italian) born population of the North End in 1930 was 18,686 (67%) out of a total population of 27,818. In 1950, it was 4,779 (29.7%) out of a total of 16,064. However, in 1970, there were 6,303 (62%) people who listed “Italy” as their country of birth, out of a total population of 10,134. While the census show dramatic drop in the overall population of the North End, both in terms of the total population and that of the foreign born, the percentage of new immigrants to native born Italians was roughly ...

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