Category: Opinion

Fourth of July memories

This weekend brings the Fourth of July, the celebration of the birth of our nation and an opportunity for all of us to partake in summertime fun with friends and family.  The Fourth of July brings back fond recollections from…

Congratulations To the Class of 2022

These have been difficult times for all of us, but particularly for our young people, who have sacrificed so many of their rites of passage to the demands of the pandemic during these past two years. For older people such…

Hill Happenings

The Boston City Council has been discussing reparation payments by the city to Black Bostonians.  I contacted Mission Hill City Councilor, Kenzie Bok and stated that I’m against such payments. This is a divisive proposal. We are all aware of…

Alcohol is still #1

Americans have been dying prematurely at unprecedented levels in the past two years from a number of causes.  COVID-19 has taken away almost one million of our fellow Americans, with the number still rising daily for the foreseeable future. Fatal…

Hill Happenings

It was great seeing Billy Hanafin who stopped in Mike’s Donuts the day before his 93rd birthday (March 6).        The Hanafins are a wonderful Mission Hill family who supported Mission Church for years, particularly Billy’s late brother, Charley Hanafin.…

A Tragic and Dangerous Time

As we are writing this, the incredibly brave people and government leaders of Ukraine still are holding out against the despicable invaders from Russia. It is clear that Vladimir Putin, the criminal Russian dictator, underestimated the resolve of the Ukrainian…

Guest Op-Ed: How Much is Freedom Worth?

Dr. Glenn Mollette In America we pursue the occupation of our choice. That doesn’t mean we always like our jobs but we can choose to pursue another career or several different careers. We can choose our state, community and house.…

Teacher shortage was inevitable

An article in the Wall St. Journal this week highlighted yet another area of a labor shortage in the country that has been fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic:  “Burned out teachers are leaving the classroom for jobs in the private…