Author: Mossy Martin

Hill Happenings

Happy belated birthday on March 3 to Eric Alden, a terrific advocate for our Mission Hill community. Eric is the vice president of Mission Hill Main Streets, and in 2018, he was the recipient of the Mission Hill Main Streets…

Hill Happenings

Best wishes in retirement from the BPD to Tony Nunez, fondly known as Mission Hill’s singing policeman. Besides being a dedicated police officer, Tony is a talented singer. A few years ago many of Tony’s Mission Hill neighbors and I…

Hill Happenings

George Salah, my fellow member of the Mission Hill Post 327, will celebrate his 97th birthday this month (Oct. 25). George is a World War II veteran who drove Navy landing craft in the Europe and Pacific theaters. He won…

Hill Happenings

Members of the Mission Hill Post 327 gathered at Siros Restaurant on Marina Bay, Quincy, last month for a meeting and somewhat of a reunion since the onset of COVID-19.  We welcomed three new members, Lt. Col. Enoch “Woody” Woodhouse; our first…

Hill Happenings

Happy 80th birthday (July 22) to Illanga Scott, the lone survivor of the G-Cleffs, a local pop soul vocal group. Also in the band were Illanga’s three brothers Teddy, Chris, Tim Scott and their next-door neighbor from Roxbury, Ray Gipson.…

Hill Happenings

It was a touching Memorial Day observance of our fallen Mission Hill veterans at Brigham Circle in a ceremony presided by Mission Hill Post 327 Commander Col. George Rollins.  Memorial Day is a somber holiday, but it was nice to…

Hill Happenings

I started writing my column a week early because it’s St. Patrick’s Day, and with the country at a standstill because of the coronavirus, I’m sitting at home instead of being in a gin mill with my brother Dan, enjoying…