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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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What’s Happening on Main Streets

March 4, 2016
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This winter’s mild weather has been a wonderful gift after last year’s horrendous snowstorms. Mother Nature gave Boston a well-deserved break and our business community rejoices. One of the nicer aspects of my job is getting to know some incredibly kind and thoughtful people who work on Mission Hill. Small business owners are the...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

February 5, 2016
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At the monthly Main Streets board meeting, I started getting flashbacks of my college geology class. Our guest speaker started describing geological drumlins formed by the glacier that covered the Boston area during the ice age. Of course the drumlin, or teardrop shaped hill with two sides, carved out by the glacier he was...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

January 15, 2016
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The New Year brings hope and optimism to Mission Hill. With the holidays concluded I’d like to give a thumbs-up to those who did more shopping “locally” and a pat on the back to all the businesses that helped to make the neighborhood look festive. The Boston Main Streets “#5onMain” effort at encouraging shoppers...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

December 11, 2015
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“There’s a tree in the (EnVision) Hotel, one in the park as well, the sturdy kind that doesn’t mind the snow.” It truly is “Beginning to look a lot like Christmas” and Mayor Marty Walsh kicked off the Mission Hill holidays with Santa and his elves on Dec. 5 by lighting that sturdy tree...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

November 13, 2015
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Mission Hill reveled at this year’s Saturday celebration of ghouls and ghosts with an even bigger and better Halloween on the Hill, sponsored by the Mission Hill Youth Collaborative (MHYC). Hundreds of goblins, large and small, enjoyed the spooky sojourn through the expanded haunted house at the Tobin Community Center, and next door, the...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

October 2, 2015
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Excitement ensues as autumn arrives and daylight diminishes. The Mission Hill business district continues to evolve as stores rehab and impressive developments arise. As I age, I delight in witnessing the effect a good economy produces on people’s sensibilities across our city on a daily basis. To quote a hero of my youth, the...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 4, 2015
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“Welcome to the Neighborhood” greetings burst forth from windows of Mission Hill Main Streets merchants beckoning new residents and returnees to enjoy the very best of this friendly little village in Boston. The drowsy summer feel wanes as increased foot traffic awakens a sense of rebirth and excitement to September strollers. Quickly becoming a...

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