Editorial: Supporting local businesses

The natural disaster that was—and still is—Boston’s recent waves of blizzards has hit small businesses hard.

Mission Hill’s local businesses are not only a source of pride, but a linchpin of the local economy. They keep dollars in the neighborhood, from paychecks to contributions to another key Mission Hill resource, the nonprofit sector.

Mayor Walsh’s “Boston Bingo” program, a silly-but-fun game, is one of the good ideas for encouraging people to brave the winter chill and sample neighborhood businesses they might not even in good weather. It’s online at cityofboston.gov/mayor/bingo.asp.

Mission Hill Main Streets’ website at missionhillmainstreets.org is a good resource for learning more about the amazing variety of small, independent businesses in the neighborhood.

If you’re able to be out and about, help Mission Hill’s businesses by visiting some old favorites and maybe trying a new one, too.

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