Opinion

Hill Happenings

December 2, 2016
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Condolences to the family of Thomas S. Maher, a retired Boston Police detective and former Mission Hill resident, who passed away Nov. 12. Being a good friend of his son, Tom Maher, Jr., as a youngster, I got to know the elder Maher and he was a great guy, always keeping an eye on me...

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Op-Ed: Moving forward

December 2, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh There’s no way around it: this has been a divisive national election. For many months, we have been following the presidential race, and in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, that race was finally decided. As many of you know, I supported Secretary Clinton. Waking up on Wednesday wasn’t...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

December 2, 2016
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It’s “Beginning to look a lot like Christmas” and Mayor Marty Walsh will commence Mission Hill’s holiday season with Santa Claus and his elves at 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 3 by lighting that sturdy tree in the Brigham Circle Park. Join with your neighbors on Saturday to promote community shopping in Boston while savoring...

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Hill Happenings

November 4, 2016
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Former and current Mission Hillers gathered at Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park on a glorious Saturday morning for the annual Mission Hill 5K Road Race on Oct. 15, which was preceded by an inspiring talk from Mayor Marty Walsh. The race starts and finishes at Fitzgerald Park and raises funds for the maintenance of the park. The...

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Letter: Donnelly for register of deeds

November 4, 2016
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First, a little about myself. I’m originally from Mission Hill, going to school at Mission Grammar until the sixth grade. Later, my family moved to Jamaica Plain, where I finished grade school at Saint Thomas Aquinas. Then, I attended Boston Tech, Boston University and Northeastern University, where I got my degree in business management....

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Letter: Mission Hill LINK provides a vital service

November 4, 2016
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Many people new to Mission Hill may not know about the Mission Hill LINK – a community bus that has been run and coordinated by a dedicated group of volunteers since the late 1970s. The LINK has provided a much-needed service to local residents, especially older residents and others who are less able to...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

November 4, 2016
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As daylight shrinks, the upcoming holidays seem to rush in too quickly with Halloween, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year occurring in rapid succession, to be followed by those little white snowflakes from above. I hope this observation doesn’t toss a wet blanket on your day. Congrats to the Kush Groove store across...

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Hill Happenings

October 7, 2016
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Dan Breen, Killilea Club’s brilliant quarterback, received the ball from center Tom Lassiter at McLaughlin Park on the final play of the game, as the Killilea Club defeated the Dorchester Knicks, 8-0. That game, attended by about 250 fans, occurred 50 years ago this week and was the culmination of an undefeated season for Mission Hill’s...

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Op-Ed: The importance of early education

October 7, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Equity, coherence, and innovation. These are the goals that Superintendent Tommy Chang and I emphasize as we work to improve Boston Public Schools. We recognize this is not a simple goal. And we understand that there is still work to be done to build an environment that best and individually...

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Op-Ed: How Boston Public Works helps you

October 7, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh While we may want to think that winter is a long way away, the reality is that the season is just around the corner. In order to keep our infrastructure winter-ready, our Department of Public Works has spent the summer preparing our City for snowier days. They have been repairing...

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