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February 2, 2018
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It’s nice to see Wayne Selden back in action for the Memphis Grizzlies. Wayne, from Mission Hill, has recovered from a leg injury and he scored a career high 31 points against the New Orleans Pelicans last week. Wayne is a great kid who honed his basketball skills at the Shelburne Community Center in...

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January 5, 2018
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The Mission Hill Veterans Post, closing after 60 years, held its farewell party Dec. 23. Although there was a touch of sadness among the throng of celebrants, it was an upbeat crowd, who reminisced about the old days of the Post when many of the World War ll veterans were active participants. Changing demographics...

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December 1, 2017
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Ann Corley celebrated her 90th birthday Nov. 18, carousing with friends at the Granite Link Golf Club in Quincy. Ann, a spirited woman, is a lifelong Mission Hill resident, who graduated from Mission High in 1945. She is a terrific lady and I enjoy conversing with Ann when I see her after Mass at...

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November 3, 2017
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Congratulations to one of Boston’s Finest, Sean Deery, on his promotion to detective. Sean, who is a member of the Mission Hill Post, will be working out of District E-18 in Hyde Park. Happy Birthday to Richie Caulfield, who is also one of Boston’s Finest. Richie, known as “Officer Friendly” around his Mission Hill neighborhood, will...

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October 6, 2017
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Last Saturday evening I was surrounded by joyous faces at the Dedham Hilton and the occasion was my high school reunion, Mission High, class of 1967. It couldn’t really be 50 years, not when I walk in the ballroom and see my beautiful former classmates, including Barbara McCauley, Mo Holden, Marian “Tootsie” McCarthy, “Barb” King, Rene Dykes, and Katie...

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September 8, 2017
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Mission Hill lost a great one when Joe Conlon, a Green Beret and Silver Star medal recipient, passed away last month. Conlon grew up on the Hill and he is a 1960 alumnus of Mission High School, where he was a terrific football player. A fierce defensive end, Conlon later played for the Killilea...

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August 4, 2017
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The atrocity committed against beloved Andres Cruz, proprietor of AC Hardware, left a void in the heart of his Mission Hill neighborhood. The Boston Police did a tremendous job, immediately arresting the three suspects in Andres’ murder. Andres was the exemplar of the American dream. He arrived here 30 years ago from Puerto Rico and...

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July 7, 2017
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Parishioners packed Mission Church last Saturday at the 12:10 Mass to commemorate 60 years of ministry for Father Robert Lennon, who is the director of healing and restoration at Mission Church. Father Lennon grew up on Mission Hill and he is a graduate of Mission Grammar School. In 1944, as a 13-year-old second baseman, Father...

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June 2, 2017
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Kudos to Kate Weldon, the executive director of Resolve New England, who was featured on WBZ television last month. Resolve New England counsels couples who are planning families, including adoption. Kate, from Mission Hill, has been director at Resolve N.E. in Waltham since 2015. I’m reminded of Kate’s wonderful parents, the late Dan Weldon and Judy Weldon,...

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Sister Patrice Garrity, the last principal of Mission High School, passed away last month in Connecticut at the age of 86. Sister Garrity, a 1946 Mission High alumna, locked the doors of the grand high school on Alleghany Street for the last time in 1991. “Although it is a sad day, I’m glad it...

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