Opinion

Editorial: Saying no to a Boston Olympics

December 12, 2014
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The prospect of living alongside thousands of journalists might be enough to make anyone oppose a Boston Olympics bid. But there are many serious reasons that we take the unusual step of urging Mission Hill to join grassroots opponents of the Boston 2024 scheme. It is rare that we advise saying “absolutely no” to...

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Editorial: Welcoming our new librarian

December 12, 2014
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It is a pleasure, even in this digital age, to welcome a new librarian to the neighborhood. The Parker Hill Branch is a keystone of Mission Hill’s community and self-improvement. We welcome Katrina Morse as the new branch librarian, and we are encouraged by her enthusiastic ideas for engaging with students and other young...

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Editorial: Happy holidays

December 12, 2014
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With the holidays here and the official start of winter on the way, we hope you enjoy this unique time of celebration and reflection. (And we hope you remember Mayor Walsh’s suggestion to shop local, too.) Hanukkah, the Jewish commemoration of the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, arrives Dec. 16. On Christmas,...

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Hill Happenings

December 12, 2014
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When I attended Mission High School in the mid-’60s, the school had some terrific educators, one of whom was Tom McManus. Tom, a1954 graduate, became a prominent attorney after his teaching stint at Mission High. Chatting with Tom last month, he told me several interesting stories, starting with his foray into teaching. “I had...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

December 12, 2014
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

O come, all ye faithful. Holiday shopping on Main Streets takes on a different emphasis with Mayor Marty Walsh promoting the #5onMain Challenge. I’ll confess that last month I might have gone overboard editorializing about the importance of shopping locally. (My wife often tells me that washed-up politicos tend to pontificate…She’s right…She’s always right!)...

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Editorial: Remembering Mayor Menino

November 14, 2014
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In the weeks since Tom Menino passed away, much has been said about his stature as one of Boston’s great mayors. We’ll add that he would have been one of its great ex-mayors, too. The most remarkable thing about Menino was his unfeigned guy-from-the-old-neighborhood localism. Unlike virtually any pol you care to name, he...

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Hill Happenings

November 14, 2014
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More than 400 runners and walkers participated in the Mission Hill Road Race on Oct. 18. The race, which starts and ends at Kevin Fitzgerald Park, has become something of a Mission Hill holiday. The event attracted a plethora of former Mission Hill folks, creating a jovial atmosphere on a glorious Saturday afternoon. Before...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

November 14, 2014
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With the chill in the air and the trees shedding their leaves, it won’t be long before the holidays are upon us. Mayor Marty Walsh has announced plans to continue the late Tom Menino’s traditional Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting in Brigham Circle on Sat., Dec. 6 at 3 p.m., which kicks off our...

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Editorial: The Best of Mission Hill

October 3, 2014
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Congratulations to the winners of this year’s “Best of Mission Hill” Gazette reader survey. Once again, we marvel at how many outstanding choices residents have in this great neighborhood. Such “best-of” businesses as Mike’s Donuts have not only have served the community for decades. They also act as social anchors, where people can meet...

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Editorial: DND must fix its map

October 3, 2014
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development must stop using its incorrect neighborhood map to analyze data. One might think it goes without saying that a City department should not knowingly use deliberately incorrect information. Alas, it does not. We had to say it over and over until the Boston Redevelopment Authority, which first created...

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