Opinion

Op-Ed: Discipline in schools

June 3, 2016
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By Andrew Gove, Shearer-Cantrell, Daisy Miranda Cardoso, and Tzuyu Chen Research done through the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (LCCREJ) shows that Massachusetts’ students missed at least 208,605 days in the classroom due to disciplinary removal in the 2012 to 2013 school year. While fair and firm discipline is necessary to...

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Hill Happenings

June 3, 2016
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Happy 91st birthday to Charley Kelly (May 24), a distinguished gentleman from Calumet Street on Mission Hill. Charley is a 1943 Mission High School graduate and he is part of the famous Kelly basketball family at Mission, along with his brother, Ivan Kelly. After high school Charley enlisted in the Navy and he served...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

June 3, 2016
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Do people seem friendlier when the Sox are playing well? Maybe it’s just me. Let’s hope the exquisite exhibition at Fenway extends all the way until October. The neighborhood is still abuzz about the concert held at Mission Church on May 21 featuring the talents of the Irish Chorale from Toronto as part of...

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Editorial: The BRA—a little less asinine

May 6, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority recently fixed an illogical irregularity that the proposed 1470 Tremont St. project brought to light. Before that project, the BRA did not have a policy on whether existing units on site would count towards the affordable-housing requirement of a new development. Taken to an extreme example, a developer could have...

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Op-Ed: Boston is going Fiber

May 6, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I recently announced something that will change Boston’s future: working closely with the City over the next six years, Verizon will rewire the entire city with an advanced fiber-optic network. Replacing our outdated copper-based telecom infrastructure with state-of-the-art fiber will dramatically improve internet connection speeds for both residents and businesses...

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Hill Happenings

Mission Hill mourned the death of three comrades last month, most recently Richie O’Neill, who grew up at 25 Tobin Court in the Mission Hill project. Richie was the loving father of six and he was the proprietor of O’Neill Plumbing. I also lived in Tobin Court and I’m glad Richie liked me because he...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

May 6, 2016
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Do sunny temperatures really put people in a better mood? Can milder weather cause people to smile more often? Or, is it that nice weather improves my disposition and folks appear to be friendlier to me because I possess a more agreeable outlook? I truly don’t know. At this time of year, each day...

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Letter: Senior group deserves recognition

April 1, 2016
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I thought that you would like to know about the organization called ”The Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly,” because they don’t seem to get any recognition. They never forget me. We have coffee and conversations a lot, dinners that are beautiful, and at Thanksgiving and Christmas, they really put on a wonderful celebration...

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Letter: Thumbs-up to 35 S. Huntington Ave. project and developer

April 1, 2016
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After reading last month’s article about the project proposed for 35 S. Huntington Ave, I felt compelled to attend the BRA community meeting at the library. To my surprise, my neighbors and I learned about a thoughtful and attractive project proposed for this long neglected site. The owner, Douglas George, was open, respectful, and...

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Op-Ed: 5 simple habits to help our children thrive

April 1, 2016
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By Ron Ferguson, Jeff Howard, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh Did you know that 80 percent of a child’s brain development occurs during the first three years of life? That fact presents a challenge: It means we can’t wait for schools to prepare our kids to learn. But it’s also an opportunity, because much...

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