Author: Maurice "Mossy" Martin

Hill Happenings

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Kris Alden last month, who I had known since the good old days when we wrote for the” Mission Hill Good News” forty years ago. Kris was multi talented, among other things…

Hill Happenings

God bless our veterans.  At this writing, members of the Mission Hill Post 327 were planning a gathering at Brigham Circle on Veterans Day to honor our veterans. The holiday was originally called Armistice Day when an Armistice was reached…

Hill Happenings

I hope you are healthy and keeping a positive attitude during these trying times. Hopefully at this printing the country will be about to reopen. Our Mission Hill businesses have been struggling during these arduous times, and I’ve been supporting…

Hill Happenings

Steve Ross, a remarkable man who survived five Nazi concentration camps, passed away last week. Steve was the father of former Mission Hill City Councilor, Mike Ross. I wrote about Steve a few months ago after reading his book “From…

Hill Happenings

At Mike’s Donuts across form Mission Church, my fellow coffee drinkers and I engage in a variety of subjects, and recently the topic was the alleged cheating by the Houston Astros and our Red Sox. The teams are accused of…

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Congrats to Mission Church secretary, Rose Cotrone, who was the recipient of the Cheverus Medal by Cardinal Sean O’Malley at a ceremony at the Cathedral of Holy Cross last Sunday. The award recognizes those who have served church life in…

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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.…