What’s Happening on Main Streets

By Ellen Walker
Special to the Gazette

April was a remarkably busy month for MHMS and May is looking to be even busier! A big thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help MHMS beautify the neighborhood. There were three separate clean up days this past April by helpers that included residents, students, city councilors and MHMS board members. Our efforts took us up Tremont Street from Sewall Street, into Brigham Circle and the memorial park then down Huntington Avenue to S. Huntington. We had challenging weather one day, but everyone worked through the rain and made a positive difference! Thank you to City Councilor Kenzie Bok and her staff, City  Councilor Murphy’s staff, Representative Nika Elugardo’s staff and Northeastern University students and especially to our resident volunteers.

The neighborhood also celebrated the opening of a new business. Kudos to Mit Patel and Jamille Coy of Bread N Butter at 1562 Tremont Street who offer a wide variety of international products and treats like handmade vegetable samosas, Pocky strawberry cream biscuit sticks and Lay’s steak-flavored potato chips. This shop is worth stopping into the next time you are in the area!

Outdoor dining is gearing up in the neighborhood and you can enjoy “al fresco” dining on Smith Street at The Pig, along Tremont Street from Tavern of Tales to Milkweed Café and all the way up to The Pudding Stone Pub or in Brigham Circle at The Mission, Laughing Monk Café and Penguin Pizza!

This month will also see a visit from Mayor Wu and her team who, along with the Parks Department, will be at McLaughlin Playground Friday, May 6 at 9:30am for “Coffee with the Mayor.”  This event is always a fun time. 

At the end of the month, Memorial Day will be fun-packed for Mission Hill with two great events. First, on Monday, May 30th, the Mission Hill American Legion Post 327 will hold its annual wreath-laying ceremony in Brigham Circle. Please join us for light refreshments at 9:30am. The Museum of Fine Arts will feature three Mission Hill artists during the annual May 30th Community Day from 10:00am-5:00pm. Stop in and say “hi” to Diablo Glass School artist Angie McHale, INFocus Camera Club members Dragan Grujic and Dan Vlahos and then stop by Itsuo Kiritani’s table for a quick demonstration on how easy it is to pick up a paint brush and explore your hidden talents as you peruse his watercolors of the local Mission Hill scenery!

MHMS wants to correct an error from last month’s article. We misidentified one of Mission Hill’s Seniors as Ellen Saucier – her correct name is Mary Burns. Sorry about that Mary!

Until next month, remember to shop local and support small business! 

“Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.”  Carl Bard, CEO Bard Engineering.

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