Opinion

Hill Happenings

November 2, 2018
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Hill Happenings

I enjoyed an inspiring chat with Father Kevin MacDonald over a beer at Flann O’Brien’s last week. Father MacDonald, a Redemptorist priest in Florida, loves Mission Church, having served here from 1999-2002 and he was back for a short visit. A great athlete and a 1974 graduate of Woburn High School, Father MacDonald got...
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Op-eds:

November 2, 2018
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Yes on Three By Rev. Courtney JonesPsalm 139 proclaims, “We are fearfully and wonderfully made.” I believe that all of us are wonderfully made in our diversity. Every person has been made in God’s image — and everyone who lives their truth, and lives authentically, is living the way that I believe God intended. Every person...
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

November 2, 2018
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On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the armistice was declared ending the Great War 100 years ago. We celebrate this occasion as Veterans Day. To all who have worn the uniform…Thank you for serving America. Each year, I bore friends and family with my ardent affection for the...
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Hill Happenings

October 5, 2018
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Hill Happenings

It was a nice send off and thank you party for outgoing State Rep. Jeff Sanchez at the Puddingstone Tavern last month. Jeff, who has represented Mission Hill since 2002, was surprisingly defeated by Nika Elugardo in a close election. Upsets happen in political races but I didn’t see this one coming. I was...
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Letters: Status quo isn’t working

October 5, 2018
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As someone who grew up in working class Lower Roxbury/ South End in the 50s and 60s, I can remember a time when housing costs were not a major factor in finding apartments to raise families. In comparison to other necessities at that time, there was no crisis in finding apartments at decent rents....
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Op-ed: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in Boston

October 5, 2018
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By Mayor Martin Walsh To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, hundreds of people from Boston’s Latino community joined me on City Hall Plaza to come together for this nationwide celebration of Latin ancestry and culture. Boston is home to a strong, proud Latino population, and it’s hard to overstate what an incredible impact it’s had...
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

October 5, 2018
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How apt the trite observation, often attributed to Bismarck, about how unappetizing the creation of sausages and legislation can be. Did you watch “the world’s greatest deliberative body” advising and consenting to the Kavanaugh nomination? Among the multitude of unsavory topics probed was the justice’s legendary weak stomach. Loving government and history as I...
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Hill Happenings

September 7, 2018
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Hill Happenings

Good luck to Kevin Hearn, who will soon be a freshman at Florida State University. Kevin, the son of Kevin and Laura (Killion) Hearn, has fine lineage. His grandfather, John Killion, was my close friend and Mission High classmate. Kevin’s grandmother was Jeanne Killion (Hart), who was “Miss Mission” at our former great school....
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Letter: Thanks to Rep. Sanchez leadership

September 7, 2018
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Thanks to Representative Jeffrey Sanchez’s leadership, more summer learning options will be available for those who most need them. New funding creates a competitive grant to expand evidence-based summer programming across the state. Started as pilot in Boston, including at Sociedad Latina, these funds will enable more than 1,000 additional young people to access...
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Op-eds:

September 7, 2018
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Back to school By Mayor Martin Walsh Dear Students, September is one of my favorite months. The weather is getting cooler, football is back in season, and students like yourselves are heading back to school. You might not know it, but it takes a village to prepare for the first day of school. Your...
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