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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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What’s Happening on Main Streets

July 10, 2015
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“Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street.” The late Marvin Gaye wrote and Martha and the Vandellas sang that catchy tune, which perfectly captures the mood of Mission Hill with this wonderful weather. Last winter’s snows are quickly forgotten. Not! On July 3, neighbors gathered at the Mission Bar...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

June 12, 2015
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The Mission Hill Crime Committee (MHCC) hosted their annual shindig in the Mission Parish Hall on May 28, with the group awarding plaques to Boston Police District B-2 commander Capt. John Davin and two local business owners for their steadfast support of our city’s oldest continuously operating crime watch. When Capt. Davin is unable...

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What Happening on Main Streets

May 1, 2015
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April 15! The tax deadline date alone conjures up thoughts of frenzied accountants and panicky procrastinators. This year I didn’t expect the vision I encountered on Tremont Street while returning from a community meeting. Bearded men in grass skirts and cocoanut brassieres looking like audition castoffs from the Rogers and Hammerstein play “South Pacific.”...

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What’s Happening on Main Street

April 3, 2015
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Spring has finally arrived! Evidence is found in tulip buds bursting forth from their frozen slumber, announcing nature’s annual rebirth. Precipitation by the bucketful is more hospitable than by the shovelful. On March 23 I convened with a group of worried residents from Wigglesworth and Worthington streets for a sit-down in one of those...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

March 6, 2015
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Mayor James Michael Curley’s biblical rejoinder about the annual hullabaloo over municipal snow removal—“The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away!”—would not have received the inevitable smiles from his devoted constituents if he had been in office last month. February 2015 will be recalled with February 1978 for record-breaking blizzards that tested the mettle of...

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Super Fans

February 6, 2015
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