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What’s Happening on Main Streets

July 11, 2014
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The torrential downpour on June 10 did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm or attendance at the Mission Hill Main Streets Awards Night at the Parkman House. The Beacon Hill mansion’s lavish setting was a perfect backdrop to venerate some of the wonderful people and institutions responsible for such a nifty neighborhood. I think Senate...

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What’s Happening on Main Street

June 13, 2014
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The ’hood hums with lots of local happenings. The Mission Hill Youth Collaborative proved it with their annual Showcase of the Stars on June 5 at MassArt’s Pozen Center. Neighborhood kids showcased their musical talents, rhythmic movement, eloquence, poise and athletic dexterity to a packed house that was standing-room-only. Many of the true unsung...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

May 2, 2014
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Main Streets has been a hot topic in the news recently with Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s surprise announcements concerning free Wi-Fi and an increase in financial support for the program from City coffers. On April 22, the other 19 Main Street Directors and I were invited for a morning meeting with the mayor to...

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What’s Happening on Main Street

April 4, 2014
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Spring finally arrived after an unusually miserable winter, and Mayor Marty Walsh drove a spade into Mission Hill soil breaking ground for the long-awaited Roxbury Crossing Senior Center on March 29. This 40-unit affordable rental housing development for seniors over age 62 has been on hold for several years due to the recession. It...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

March 7, 2014
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The proverb, “March comes in like a lion” certainly applies this year, and let us hope that by the end of the month it lives up to its ending and “goes out like a lamb.” Thousands of daffodils and tulips planted in Mission Hill over the past few autumns will certainly be a welcome...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

February 7, 2014
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City planners frequently cite the arrival of artists into urban zones as the precursor of rapid gentrification. Areas like the South End, South Boston, Roslindale, Charlestown and Jamaica Plain that were once considered blue-collar and overlooked by many in the past are currently red-hot in the real estate market. The rich artistic influence that...

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What’s Happening on Main Street

December 13, 2013
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Mission Hill, are you listening? Brigham Circle is glistening…after a beautiful sight of hundreds of neighbors gathering at Brigham Circle on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving to kick off the City of Boston’s annual “Holidays on Main Streets” festivities. The plaza at One Brigham Circle provided for a festive setting, while Mother Nature held off...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

November 15, 2013
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The drizzle couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of hundreds of local children at this year’s Halloween on the Hill on Oct. 31. Maggie Casey from the Mission Hill Youth Collaborative quarterbacked this neighborhood effort that surpassed last year’s masquerade. The Haunted Hallways of the BCYF Tobin Center, where Halloween bags and trick-or-treat maps were distributed,...

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