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What’s Happening on Main Streets

February 3, 2017
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The chairman of the Republican National Committee cautioned his party about putting a brash, egotistical, and outspoken loudmouth in the White House. Calling this wealthy media celebrity a “Madman,” the GOP chairman worried about the sanity of this candidate. Railing on about the rigged system of entrenched special interests and how his fellow rich...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

January 6, 2017
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With the holidays behind us, here’s a thumbs-up to those who did more local shopping and a pat on the back to all the businesses that helped to make our neighborhoods feel more festive. The City’s #5onMain effort encouraging shoppers to purchase five items at Boston neighborhood businesses exceeded all expectations. I’m happy to...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

December 2, 2016
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It’s “Beginning to look a lot like Christmas” and Mayor Marty Walsh will commence Mission Hill’s holiday season with Santa Claus and his elves at 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 3 by lighting that sturdy tree in the Brigham Circle Park. Join with your neighbors on Saturday to promote community shopping in Boston while savoring...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

October 7, 2016
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Autumn arrives, daylight diminishes, and excitement ensues in the Mission Hill business district. A new venture will soon be opening at the recently shuttered Kwik-E Sub shop in Brigham Circle. Keith Patrick, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute and manager of the Penguin in Mission Hill will oversee this new establishment, which...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 2, 2016
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Like salmon and herring heading upstream and the gazelles and wildebeests trekking the Serengeti, the Mission Hill neighborhood undergoes an annual migration each Sept. 1 when the students return on Move-In Day. The City and the various colleges attempt to make the operation a painless one with extra police presence, special parking and driving...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

August 5, 2016
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Main Streets Awards night continued… Our Golden Broom Award recognizes the “Cleanest business in the neighborhood.” Competition is always fierce for bragging rights that accompany this unique annual bauble. First term At-Large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George, a small business owner and former Fields Corner Main Street director, impressed the audience with her reflections...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

July 1, 2016
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Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary at 800 Huntington Ave. proved to be perfect setting for the Mission Hill Main Streets Awards Night on June 22, where over two hundred guests gathered to recognize local worthies and celebrate this wonderful little corner of Boston. Certainly the capstone of the event was the presentation of the...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

June 3, 2016
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Do people seem friendlier when the Sox are playing well? Maybe it’s just me. Let’s hope the exquisite exhibition at Fenway extends all the way until October. The neighborhood is still abuzz about the concert held at Mission Church on May 21 featuring the talents of the Irish Chorale from Toronto as part of...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

May 6, 2016
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Do sunny temperatures really put people in a better mood? Can milder weather cause people to smile more often? Or, is it that nice weather improves my disposition and folks appear to be friendlier to me because I possess a more agreeable outlook? I truly don’t know. At this time of year, each day...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

April 1, 2016
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Daffodils are sprouting forth from their winter hibernation as Mission Hill sheds its winter grey to springtime green. William Butler Yeats in his famous poem “Easter 1916” said, “Whenever green is worn are (sic) changed, changed utterly. A terrible beauty is born.” Locals of Irish extraction undoubtedly recognize those sentiments as readily as Americans...

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