Author: Maurice "Mossy" Martin

Hill Happenings

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…

Hill Happenings

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…

Hill Happenings

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.…

Hill Happenings

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.…

Hill Happenings

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…

Hill Happenings

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…

Hill Happenings

A group of wonderful Mission Hill folks gathered at the Penguin last month as owner Dermot Doyne hosted a breakfast, featuring Congressman Mike Capuano. Faces in the crowd included Laura Adams, who does terrific work with the Mission Hill elderly,…

Hill Happenings

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…

Hill Happenings

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…