Monthly Archives: June 2014

First Responders: Editorial: Thank you, first responders

June 13, 2014
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In late 2012, the Gazette staff decided to create this annual special section of stories about local first responders—the police officers, firefighters and EMTs who keep us safe, yet often work unnoticed and un-thanked. Since then, the months just before the special section’s annual publication have been marked by tragic disasters that put gratitude...

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Spring Flowers

June 13, 2014
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Spring Flowers

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Little League receives new kit

June 13, 2014
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Little League receives new kit

Mission Hill Little League (MHLL) players are playing their season in fully-equipped style, thanks to a donation of baseballs, catchers’ equipment, bats, baseball gloves and batting helmets from Kids Gear for Baseball, a nonprofit run by teenagers. “These teenagers are interested in helping communities in the inner city and underprivileged youth play baseball safely...

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National Anthem

June 13, 2014
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National Anthem

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Editorial: Another BRIC in the wall

June 13, 2014
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The latest revelations about Boston Police spying on Northeastern students are many, but they can be summed up easily: daily, even hourly, violations of the Constitution by a spy center with more tax money than sense. It’s easy to laugh at the Boston Regional Intelligence Center’s obsession with yoga classes. But it’s not funny...

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Editorial: VA should support our troops

June 13, 2014
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A federal audit’s determination that the patient wait times at the S. Huntington VA hospital are in the acceptable range is good news, but it sure doesn’t feel good. A month to see a doctor is certainly better than dying while on a vile secret list, as happened in the recent VA scandal elsewhere....

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Hill Happenings

June 13, 2014
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Hill Happenings

The Red Sox paid tribute to U.S. Army Lt. Col. George Rollins, a Mission Hill native, for his military service May 17 during the Sox-Tigers game at Fenway Park. It was a gorgeous Saturday afternoon as past and present Mission Hill folks filled a bus to the old ball park. I enjoyed the pre-game...

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What’s Happening on Main Street

June 13, 2014
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What’s Happening on Main Street

The ’hood hums with lots of local happenings. The Mission Hill Youth Collaborative proved it with their annual Showcase of the Stars on June 5 at MassArt’s Pozen Center. Neighborhood kids showcased their musical talents, rhythmic movement, eloquence, poise and athletic dexterity to a packed house that was standing-room-only. Many of the true unsung...

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