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April 4, 2014
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Condolences to the family of Patsie MacDougall, who passed away last month. Patsie was a beautiful and elegant woman who raised her family in Mission Hill at 31 Tobin Court. It was nice getting to chat with Patsie the last year or so. Most recently, Patsie was at the Mission Hill Road Race. Although...

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March 7, 2014
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Condolences to the family of Tommy Tucker, who passed away last month. Tommy was a laborer and a jack-of-all-trades with his hands. Although he sometimes carried himself with a blustery facade, Tommy had a heart of gold. By coincidence, my brother, Dan Martin, was reminiscing about Tommy shortly before he died. Dan and Tommy...

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February 7, 2014
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Wayne Selden, the gifted freshman hoopster from the University of Kansas and the pride of Mission Hill, has been playing proficiently in the Jayhawks backcourt as the “March Madness” Tournament approaches. In the late ’90s, “Little Wayne” was the batboy for Winnie’s Pub in the Mission Hill Softball League when his dad, Wayne Selden...

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January 10, 2014
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Mission Hill lost a kind-hearted man when Peter Flynn passed away on Christmas Eve. Peter loved Mission Hill and he was instrumental in many Hill activities. Peter was devoted to the Mission Hill Softball League and he was the league’s commissioner and also the player-coach for the Tremont Pizza team. Peter organized the annual...

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December 13, 2013
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Several thousand people will attend the Urban Nutcracker this month at the John Hancock Hall, presented by Tony Williams. Williams, who grew up in the Bromley-Heath projects, founded the Urban Nutcracker in 2001. Williams runs the Tony Williams Dance Center at 284 Amory St. in Jamaica Plain. A tremendously talented dancer, Williams was the...

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November 15, 2013
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More than 400 runners and walkers participated in the 5K Mission Hill Road Race on Oct. 5. The event raises money for the maintenance of the Kevin Fitzgerald Park. Ross Macandrew, 22, won the race in 16:28, 35 seconds ahead of runner-up Christopher Mentas. The first woman to finish the race, which starts and...

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October 4, 2013
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Football glory days were rehashed last month at the Boston Park League Football reunion at the Teacher’s Union Hall in South Boston.Some 300 people attended the event, including players from the prominent Mission Hill team the Killilea Club. The Boston Park League fielded hundreds off football teams throughout the city beginning in 1929. The...

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September 6, 2013
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It was the summer of 1967 and John Moreau was strolling down Lansdowne Street behind the left-field wall at Fenway Park. A baseball lover, John was listening to the Red Sox game on his transistor radio. Carl Yastrzemski was at bat. Accompanied by his buddies George Curran and Joe Gannon, John said, “Yaz is...

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August 9, 2013
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Mission Hill is proud of Lt. Col. George Rollins, as he threw out the first pitch at the Baltimore Orioles-Houston Astros game July 30 at Camden Yards. The Colonel, a Mission High man and a West Point graduate, was representing our disabled veterans. The Colonel threw a strike to O’s catcher Matt Wieters. George...

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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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