A passer-by walks near the entrance to a restaurant in Boston’s North End neighborhood, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008. The district has shown an Italian
A passer-by walks near the entrance to a restaurant in Boston's North End neighborhood, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008. The district has shown an Italian influence since the early 20th century and features Italian restaurants, small parks, historic churches, and traditional shops that draw a large number of tourists annually. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) ( Steven Senne )