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Hill Happenings

June 1, 2018
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With Memorial Day weekend upon us, may we pause and reflect back on the many who lost their lives in the line of duty for our country. A walk up the hill to the Mission Hill ball fields brings a somber reminder of the fallen. McLaughlin Park is named after Lt. Joe D. McLaughlin,...

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On April 4, 1946 Mission Hill’s Charley Kelly was discharged from the Navy, as World War ll was finally over. Charley was picked up at the Fargo Building in South Boston by his brother Martin Kelly and their friend Red McIntyre and the three went to the Calumet Cafe (Currently Mission Bar and Grill)...

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April 6, 2018
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It’s cool when celebrities drop into local establishments and such was the case last week when Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder stopped in the Puddingstone Tavern with his small group. Discerning bartender Scott Prince recognized Snyder and tells me the football mogul seems like a real nice guy. The Redskins, incidentally, were the Boston...

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March 2, 2018
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Andre Dixon buckles his helmet, as he is about to take the field at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in Washington for the start of the Detroit Lions-Washington Redskins NFL playoff game with 78,000 howling fans in attendance. It is January in 2000 and Andre, a football and track star at Northeastern University, class of...

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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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