Monthly Archives: July 2013

Editorial: Mayoral neighbors

July 12, 2013
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The highly competitive mayoral race is already sparking long overdue discussions on many City issues. One of the best benefits is simply hearing from leaders of neighborhoods that don’t often share their experiences. In this issue of the Gazette, you’ll hear from candidates who are important leaders in Dudley Square and Dorchester. Whether one...

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Editorial: Mission Hill representation

July 12, 2013
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Mission Hill has been fortunate to have local City Councilor Mike Ross not only representing the neighborhood, but also living in it for about half of his dozen years in office. With Ross leaving the seat to run for mayor, it is vital that voters choose a new city councilor with a similar commitment...

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Editorial: Farmer’s markets

July 12, 2013
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The expansion of the local farmer’s market program to a second location is great news. In busy urban life, many of us over-rely on expensive processed foods. Fresh, regional food is a great way to improve our health, our local economy and our pocketbooks. The addition of the farmer’s market at Roxbury Crossing also...

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Letter: Parklet a cost-effective improvement

July 12, 2013
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It is puzzling that your paper seems to not be in support of the construction of a new park in Mission Hill. (“The parklet boondoggle,” editorial, June 14.) A park that is specifically designed to meet the needs and wants of the neighborhood, and, once constructed, will be maintained by private businesses. Businesses that...

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Hill Happenings

July 12, 2013
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John “Grapes” Grady has retired as a basketball coach after 50 years on the sidelines. John, a 1959 Mission High School graduate, most recently coached at Marian High in Framingham. John’s retirement conjured up memories of my senior year at Mission in 1967, when John was my coach. My teammates were terrific guys and...

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Man shot, wounded in Mission Main

July 12, 2013
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A man was found shot and wounded early in the morning of June 15 behind 15 McGreevey Way in the Mission Main public housing development, according to the Boston Police Department.          BPD described the victim’s injuries as “life-threatening.” The unidentified victim is in his twenties. He was transported to a hospital for treatment...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

July 12, 2013
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Those lazy hazy days of summer are upon us. A noteworthy topic reported in this monthly journal has been the parklet program being introduced by City Hall. I can report on what I’ve observed while participating in the Mission Hill effort beginning last summer. I believe I have attended all of the planning meetings...

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