Author: Maurice "Mossy" Martin

Hill Happenings

Ivers Whitney Adams was a successful businessman who, shortly after the Civil War, moved from Ashburnham to Mission Hill to be closer to his downtown Boston office on Washington Street. Adams’ new home in the location then called the Highlands…

Hill Happenings

A memorial mass was held last month for beloved James Killilea. James, a Mission High graduate, was a well read and brilliant man. James was a retiree from the City of Boston Election Department, and he had a passion for…

Hill Happenings

Patrick “Sonny” Carroll, a distinguished Mission High graduate, class of 1943, passed away on April 12. Sonny was a member of the Mohawks, a grand assemblage of Mission Hill youths, bonded from childhood alliances in the ’40s to lifetime friendships.…

Hill Happenings

I was reflecting about my childhood friend, Phil Thompson, who passed away last month. My mind traveled to the great English-Latin football game at Harvard Stadium on Thanksgiving Day in 1966. I was among the 35,000 fans and I was…

Hill Happenings

With March upon us, Mission Hill will celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, St.Patrick. Perhaps some of our fine local pouring establishments will entertain us with Irish music to help digest the corned beef and cabbage on March 17. Irish…

Hill Happenings

Congrats to local tavern-owner Diarmuid O’Neill and his lovely wife Sara O’Neill on the adoption of their four children. The beautiful children—Bezawit, 10;Selamawit, 8; Rahel, 7; and their “wee boy” Andualem, 5—are from Ethiopia. Diarmuid owns the Squealing Pig in…

Hill Happenings

In Bill Brett’s terrific new book “Boston: Irish” there is a strong Mission Hill flavor. Jack Harrington a Mission High School graduate from Parker Street, is featured. Jack,co-founder of Atlantic Associates, has been involved in several charities, including the Home…

Hill Happenings

When I attended Mission High School in the mid-’60s, the school had some terrific educators, one of whom was Tom McManus. Tom, a1954 graduate, became a prominent attorney after his teaching stint at Mission High. Chatting with Tom last month,…

Hill Happenings

More than 400 runners and walkers participated in the Mission Hill Road Race on Oct. 18. The race, which starts and ends at Kevin Fitzgerald Park, has become something of a Mission Hill holiday. The event attracted a plethora of…

Hill Happenings

A multitude of Mission Hill fans were among the large crowd who attended the Xaverian High School-Everett High football game on a pleasant Saturday afternoon last month in Westwood. The allure was rugged fullback Kenny Kern, from the Mission Hill…