Opinion

Editorial: The Best of Mission Hill

October 3, 2014
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Congratulations to the winners of this year’s “Best of Mission Hill” Gazette reader survey. Once again, we marvel at how many outstanding choices residents have in this great neighborhood. Such “best-of” businesses as Mike’s Donuts have not only have served the community for decades. They also act as social anchors, where people can meet...

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Editorial: DND must fix its map

October 3, 2014
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development must stop using its incorrect neighborhood map to analyze data. One might think it goes without saying that a City department should not knowingly use deliberately incorrect information. Alas, it does not. We had to say it over and over until the Boston Redevelopment Authority, which first created...

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Letter: Problems with MassArt students? Let us know.

October 3, 2014
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Dear Mission Hill Neighbors: Students from Massachusetts College of Art and Design once again have settled into residence halls and apartments around the neighborhood. We’re writing today to let you know that MassArt takes seriously its commitment to helping students become responsible members of their communities. Our expectation of student behavior is the same...

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Hill Happenings

October 3, 2014
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Hill Happenings

A multitude of Mission Hill fans were among the large crowd who attended the Xaverian High School-Everett High football game on a pleasant Saturday afternoon last month in Westwood. The allure was rugged fullback Kenny Kern, from the Mission Hill Kern kinfold. Xaverian, perhaps the best football team in the state, was victorious 21-14,...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

October 3, 2014
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The fences came down, revealing trees nut-browned, Thy trucks have soon gone, all she lacks is renowned. Why have I succumbed to the joys of composing (bad) poetry? I’m delighted to have witnessed the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Thea and James M. Stoneman Centennial Park at Brigham Circle on Sept. 22,  and a return...

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Editorial: Welcome, students

September 5, 2014
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We welcome the hundreds of new residents, most of them students, who arrived in Mission Hill over the past week. For those who have lived or worked here for a year, a decade or a lifetime, there can only be envy for those who are enjoying their first experiences of the great things this...

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Editorial: Vote Sept. 9

September 5, 2014
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The Sept. 9 primary election offers little excitement in the locally significant races for state senator and representative. But it is an important chance to winnow the field of candidates, particularly in two competitive key races: governor and attorney general. Several of the gubernatorial candidates came to the Mission Hill area during the primary...

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Editorial: Remembering Dr. Amy Moreno

September 5, 2014
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Dr. Ángel Amy Moreno, who taught at Roxbury Community College for three decades, is being mourned. Amy Moreno was among the many people who transplanted from Puerto Rico to Boston in the 1970s and enriched citywide culture in every way. Like many leaders in ethnic communities who serve as bridges to the culture at...

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Hill Happenings

September 5, 2014
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Good luck to Jessica Casey, president of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill, who will be moving to Plymouth. The beloved Jessica was given a heartfelt farewell party at the Mission Bar and Grill last month. Thumbs up to Jim Burke, who organized the party, and Mission proprietor Michel Soltani. The locals rollicked to...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 5, 2014
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Welcome to each returning student of Mission Hill, with a little reminder to behave yourself and don’t be a knucklehead while you’re here! Do this and we’ll all get along fine. I overheard a splendid suggestion by Eric Alden, owner of Longwood Properties, to some young folks: “Act as you would in front of...

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