Opinion

Editorial: Council President Wu

February 5, 2016
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There is welcome news coming from the Council President’s Office. At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu, who was recently voted president, says she will be bringing more transparency to the Council. One of the ways she plans to do that is through improving the Council website, allowing residents easier access to information on hearings and...

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Hill Happenings

February 5, 2016
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Mission Hill mourned the loss of Mary G. Breen, a wonderful and beautiful woman who passed away last month. Mary, who lived on Parker Hill Avenue for all of her 83 years, was an accomplished singer and a soloist at Mission Church for many years. Listening to Mary sing was comfort to the soul....

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

February 5, 2016
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

At the monthly Main Streets board meeting, I started getting flashbacks of my college geology class. Our guest speaker started describing geological drumlins formed by the glacier that covered the Boston area during the ice age. Of course the drumlin, or teardrop shaped hill with two sides, carved out by the glacier he was...

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Hill Happenings

January 15, 2016
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More than a 100 parishioners gathered at Mission Church for a fundraiser last month in memory of the late Father Joseph Manton. Father Manton, who died in 1998, served at Mission Church for 60 years. The eminent priest arrived on Mission Hill in 1939. Father Manton often chuckled, “Ted Williams and I were Boston...

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Affordable-housing policy

January 15, 2016
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We at the Gazette are pleased that the City has finally revised its affordable-housing policy, but are disappointed with the final product. The new policy will bring in much-needed money to the City’s affordable-housing fund through raising the amount developers in most of the city will have to pay if they decide not to...

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MBTA, a grade A business

January 15, 2016
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We would like to commend the people running the MBTA for having a terrific business plan. The T continues to break down and have delays frequently, leaving the average Joe or Jane stranded on their way to or from work. One cannot go on social media without reading the pain, anguish, and frustration of...

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Gun violence has no place in our neighborhoods

January 15, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I traveled to Washington, D.C., and stood with President Barack Obama as he took measures to make our communities safer. Requiring all gun purchases to include a background check is a common sense, simple step, which will make it harder for criminals and those who intend to commit crimes to...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

January 15, 2016
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The New Year brings hope and optimism to Mission Hill. With the holidays concluded I’d like to give a thumbs-up to those who did more shopping “locally” and a pat on the back to all the businesses that helped to make the neighborhood look festive. The Boston Main Streets “#5onMain” effort at encouraging shoppers...

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Editorial: Happy holidays

December 11, 2015
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We at the Gazette would like to wish you a happy and safe holiday season. It is a time to gather with friends and family, and recognize the love that we have in our lives. Let us give thanks for what we have. If we have much, let us appreciate our fortunes and help...

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Editorial: Goddard House: A mixed bag

December 11, 2015
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We are glad that the developers are preserving the 1927 Goddard Housing building, protecting a slice of history for our community. Too often preservation is brushed aside in the greedy rush for money. One needs only to look at the 161 S. Huntington Ave. project for an example. There, the community lost the notable...

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