Opinion

Hill Happenings

August 3, 2018
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Condolences to the family of Mary Gray, who passed away last month. Mary was a terrific woman who lived on Mission Hill after emigrating from Ireland as a child. I often chatted with Mary at the Mission Hill Post in the old days. She and her husband, Peter Gray raised four wonderful children, one...

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Letters:

August 3, 2018
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Sanchez has the experience Political wit Will Rogers observed “There is nothing as easy as DENOUNCING…it doesn’t take much to see that something is wrong, but it does take some EYESIGHT to see what will put it right again.” Having served twenty years in public life, I learned a thing or two about law...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

August 3, 2018
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Papa’s a hit! I’m not referring to Ernest Hemingway or Goldilocks’ friend. I’m talking about the restaurant run by Konstantine Papadopoulos called Papa’s Pizza Company at 682 Huntington Ave. which opened last month. Located next door to The Squealing Pig on Huntington at the intersection of Wigglesworth and Smith Streets, it features dine-in, take-out,...

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Hill Happenings

July 6, 2018
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Hill Happenings

A group of wonderful Mission Hill folks gathered at the Penguin last month as owner Dermot Doyne hosted a breakfast, featuring Congressman Mike Capuano. Faces in the crowd included Laura Adams, who does terrific work with the Mission Hill elderly, Chris Dwyer from the N.E. Baptist Hospital and my long time friend from Tobin...

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Op-ed: Massachusetts Faces Crisis in Community Based Reentry

July 6, 2018
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By Rep. Liz Malia and John Larivee Community residents, advocates and legislators worked hard on passing a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill this spring.   The goal of the bill is to divert more people into treatment instead of prison, make jails more humane, and reduce recidivism. The vast majority of people in prison will...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

July 6, 2018
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

(A timely observation) “I believe mankind longs for freedom from, and rumors of, war.” Sixty-three years ago this month at the Geneva Conference, President Eisenhower spoke of this craving at the Palais des Nations, which was once the site of the ill-fated League of Nations. The “man from Abilene” stunned the world with his...

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Hill Happenings

June 1, 2018
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Hill Happenings

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, may we pause and reflect back on the many who lost their lives in the line of duty for our country. A walk up the hill to the Mission Hill ball fields brings a somber reminder of the fallen. McLaughlin Park is named after Lt. Joe D. McLaughlin,...

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Letters:

June 1, 2018
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Supporting the Burney Street development   On April 6, 2018, the Gazette published an article on The Laneway Project, the proposed building and open space at 9-11 Burney Street. The article reported details on the project, but failed to acknowledge the large amount of support that the project has received. For instance, the project...

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Op-eds:

June 1, 2018
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Help end distracted driving By BTD Commissioner Gina Fiandaca Glancing at that new text message on your phone. Scrolling through satellite radio stations to find the right song. Adjusting your GPS to find a new route.  Any of these activities momentarily takes your attention away from driving – you are a distracted driver. Every...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

June 1, 2018
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What a vivid time of year this is! Flowers abloom, graduates adorned in academic regalia strolling with their proud families, iridescent sunsets, Old Glory flapping in the breeze… Mission Hill suffuses color at this time of year and the boys of summer at Fenway are on fire. Could it be any better? One of...

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