Opinion

Hill Happenings

September 2, 2016
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There have been several famous Mission Hill gangs, going back to the “Mohawks” in the early 1940s. Dave O’Connor, James “Specsy” Cummings, and John H. Clifford were among the group that wore the sparkling blue and gray Mohawk jackets. The Mohawks convened on Calumet Street by the “Ledge” site where they played “kick the...

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Op-Ed: National Night Out

September 2, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Recently, I visited neighborhoods across Boston, from Hyde Park to Brighton, from Mattapan to East Boston, for “National Night Out” with members of the Boston Police Department and Commissioner William Evans. We spent time with residents of all ages in nearly every neighborhood, playing games, eating food and ice cream,...

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Op-Ed: Harnessing the creativity of Boston’s artists to build a better city

September 2, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I was excited to join the Mayor’s Mural Crew recently, as they celebrated their 25th anniversary of beautifying our city. I picked up a paintbrush, and colored in a mural of ballet dancers on the wall of the performing arts center on Blue Hill Avenue. As I painted in the...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 2, 2016
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Like salmon and herring heading upstream and the gazelles and wildebeests trekking the Serengeti, the Mission Hill neighborhood undergoes an annual migration each Sept. 1 when the students return on Move-In Day. The City and the various colleges attempt to make the operation a painless one with extra police presence, special parking and driving...

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Hill Happenings

August 5, 2016
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Happy 90th birthday (July 31) to grand John Clifford, a World War ll veteran who has the distinction of being the longest continuous Mission Hill resident, having moved to the Hill in 1928. John graduated from Mission High School in 1943 at age 16. At Mission, John was on the debating team, and according...

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Op-Ed: Congrats to our City of Boston Scholars

August 5, 2016
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Last month, I was excited to announce this year’s City of Boston Scholars with my Education Cabinet and the City’s Scholarship Committee. We recognized 35 students from our high schools and neighborhoods, and welcomed back 70 returning Scholars. This year, the City’s annual scholarship process administered $250,000 in total: awarding $2,500 to each Scholar....

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

August 5, 2016
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Main Streets Awards night continued… Our Golden Broom Award recognizes the “Cleanest business in the neighborhood.” Competition is always fierce for bragging rights that accompany this unique annual bauble. First term At-Large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George, a small business owner and former Fields Corner Main Street director, impressed the audience with her reflections...

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Hill Happenings

July 1, 2016
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Hill Happenings

There was joy permeating the Jamaica Plain ball field on McBride Street on a sun splashed Sunday for the Mission Hill fathers, sons, and daughters baseball game, held every year on Father’s Day.   It was great seeing Kevin O’Neill looking robust after a bout with cancer. Kevin was at his usual third base...

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Op-Ed: When we needed it most, the world came to Orlando’s aid

July 1, 2016
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By Buddy Dyer, mayor of Orlando On June 12, 49 souls were stolen from Orlando, murdered in an unimaginable act of terror. Hundreds more were injured or witnessed unthinkable violence. Our city remains in a state of shock, our hearts broken as we grieve for the victims and their families. Everyone in our city...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

July 1, 2016
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary at 800 Huntington Ave. proved to be perfect setting for the Mission Hill Main Streets Awards Night on June 22, where over two hundred guests gathered to recognize local worthies and celebrate this wonderful little corner of Boston. Certainly the capstone of the event was the presentation of the...

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