Category: Opinion

Hill Happenings

Several Mission Hill folks gathered at Twin Rivers Casino in Rhode Island on Dec. 16, watching the Patriots lose to the Steelers. Twin Rivers now has sports betting and the sports book line stretched for more than 50 yards with…

Letters:

Separating migrant children from their parents In a petition signed by over 13,013 individual mental health professionals, organizations and members of the general public, the writers strongly warn of the psychological damage that is happening as a result of migrant…

Hill Happenings

Mission Hill’s beloved Joe Doyle passed away last month at the Marion Manor Nursing Home in South Boston at age 73. For decades Joe was a fixture in the neighborhood, ambling around the Hill and throughout the city, his gangling…

Letters:

Thank someone who has quit smoking This holiday season, I’d like to remind readers to thank a co-worker, friend or family member who has quit smoking, vaping, or using other nicotine delivery products. Many users say quitting is the hardest…

Op-eds

How we are addressing climate change in Boston By Mayor Martin Walsh This year is shaping up to be one of the strongest years in Boston’s history. We’ve continued to add 20,000 new jobs each year, and we’ve brought unemployment…

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.…

Op-eds:

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…