Monthly Archives: December 2014

Editorial: Welcoming our new librarian

December 12, 2014
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It is a pleasure, even in this digital age, to welcome a new librarian to the neighborhood. The Parker Hill Branch is a keystone of Mission Hill’s community and self-improvement. We welcome Katrina Morse as the new branch librarian, and we are encouraged by her enthusiastic ideas for engaging with students and other young...

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Editorial: Happy holidays

December 12, 2014
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With the holidays here and the official start of winter on the way, we hope you enjoy this unique time of celebration and reflection. (And we hope you remember Mayor Walsh’s suggestion to shop local, too.) Hanukkah, the Jewish commemoration of the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, arrives Dec. 16. On Christmas,...

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Obituary: Bishop Joseph F. Maguire, Mission Church Parish native

December 12, 2014
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Obituary: Bishop Joseph F. Maguire, Mission Church Parish native

By Patrick E. O’Connor/Special to the Gazette Retired Bishop of Springfield Joseph F. Maguire died on Nov. 30 at the rectory of St. Michael’s Cathedral in Springfield. He was 95 and almost 70 years a priest. He was born in Roxbury in the Mission Church Parish on Sept. 4, 1919. At St. Columbkille High...

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Hill Happenings

December 12, 2014
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When I attended Mission High School in the mid-’60s, the school had some terrific educators, one of whom was Tom McManus. Tom, a1954 graduate, became a prominent attorney after his teaching stint at Mission High. Chatting with Tom last month, he told me several interesting stories, starting with his foray into teaching. “I had...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

December 12, 2014
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

O come, all ye faithful. Holiday shopping on Main Streets takes on a different emphasis with Mayor Marty Walsh promoting the #5onMain Challenge. I’ll confess that last month I might have gone overboard editorializing about the importance of shopping locally. (My wife often tells me that washed-up politicos tend to pontificate…She’s right…She’s always right!)...

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