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Yvonne Abraham

Anthony’s Pier 4 a savior for Albanians

They are taking the last steps over that wooden bridge into the dining room, lingering over the black-and-white pictures of famous guests like actress Hedy Lamarr and Richard Nixon, smearing farewell pats of butter on steaming popovers.

Of all the pilgrims mourning the end of Anthony’s Pier 4 on the South Boston waterfront, local Albanian-Americans may be hurting the most. The restaurant and its late, legendary creator have long been the beating heart of their community.

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