Author: Maurice "Mossy" Martin

Hill Happenings

Veterans Day is next week and a tip of the hat to our veterans who served in our great country.  I often think of my close friend and my former Mission High baseball captain, John Killion at this time of…

Hill Happenings

I recently read “From Broken Glass”, by Steve Ross, a wonderful man whom I’ve known since we crossed paths when we worked with the youth in the City of Boston in the mid ‘70s. Steve, the father of former Boston City…

Hill Happenings

was pleased to engage in a nice chat with Father Philip Dabney at Mike’s Donuts the day before his departure to Washington D.C. after 12 years of serving at Mission Church. There is a bench in front of the church…

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I attended a spirited birthday party for Theresa Parks at the Penguin Pizza on June 17. Theresa loves Mission Hill and she and her late husband, Bob Parks were instrumental in the founding of Mission Park back in the ‘70s.…

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Several Mission Hill folks gathered at Twin Rivers Casino in Rhode Island on Dec. 16, watching the Patriots lose to the Steelers. Twin Rivers now has sports betting and the sports book line stretched for more than 50 yards with…

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Mission Hill’s beloved Joe Doyle passed away last month at the Marion Manor Nursing Home in South Boston at age 73. For decades Joe was a fixture in the neighborhood, ambling around the Hill and throughout the city, his gangling…

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I enjoyed an inspiring chat with Father Kevin MacDonald over a beer at Flann O’Brien’s last week. Father MacDonald, a Redemptorist priest in Florida, loves Mission Church, having served here from 1999-2002 and he was back for a short visit.…

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It was a nice send off and thank you party for outgoing State Rep. Jeff Sanchez at the Puddingstone Tavern last month. Jeff, who has represented Mission Hill since 2002, was surprisingly defeated by Nika Elugardo in a close election.…

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Good luck to Kevin Hearn, who will soon be a freshman at Florida State University. Kevin, the son of Kevin and Laura (Killion) Hearn, has fine lineage. His grandfather, John Killion, was my close friend and Mission High classmate. Kevin’s…

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Condolences to the family of Mary Gray, who passed away last month. Mary was a terrific woman who lived on Mission Hill after emigrating from Ireland as a child. I often chatted with Mary at the Mission Hill Post in…