Opinion

Editorial: Welcome, students

September 5, 2014
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We welcome the hundreds of new residents, most of them students, who arrived in Mission Hill over the past week. For those who have lived or worked here for a year, a decade or a lifetime, there can only be envy for those who are enjoying their first experiences of the great things this...

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Editorial: Vote Sept. 9

September 5, 2014
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The Sept. 9 primary election offers little excitement in the locally significant races for state senator and representative. But it is an important chance to winnow the field of candidates, particularly in two competitive key races: governor and attorney general. Several of the gubernatorial candidates came to the Mission Hill area during the primary...

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Editorial: Remembering Dr. Amy Moreno

September 5, 2014
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Dr. Ángel Amy Moreno, who taught at Roxbury Community College for three decades, is being mourned. Amy Moreno was among the many people who transplanted from Puerto Rico to Boston in the 1970s and enriched citywide culture in every way. Like many leaders in ethnic communities who serve as bridges to the culture at...

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Hill Happenings

September 5, 2014
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Good luck to Jessica Casey, president of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill, who will be moving to Plymouth. The beloved Jessica was given a heartfelt farewell party at the Mission Bar and Grill last month. Thumbs up to Jim Burke, who organized the party, and Mission proprietor Michel Soltani. The locals rollicked to...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 5, 2014
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Welcome to each returning student of Mission Hill, with a little reminder to behave yourself and don’t be a knucklehead while you’re here! Do this and we’ll all get along fine. I overheard a splendid suggestion by Eric Alden, owner of Longwood Properties, to some young folks: “Act as you would in front of...

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Editorial: BRA reform

August 8, 2014
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The BRA “is in dire need of reform.” For once, that isn’t just residents, or political candidates, or disapproving judges in lawsuits, or the Gazette saying it. That’s straight from the Mayor’s Office, and it’s about time. Mayor Walsh is doing an outstanding job at checking items off his list of campaign promises. BRA...

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Editorial: Sánchez and Chang-Díaz achievements

August 8, 2014
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With our state legislators wrapping up another session of lawmaking, a couple of items strike us as particularly noteworthy. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz was a strong proponent of election reforms that expand access to the voting booth. Early voting, which works very well in other states, is one of those excellent reforms. So is...

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Hill Happenings

August 8, 2014
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An energetic crowd gathered at the Parker Hill Library last month, welcoming Bill Raynor, who read from his newly released book “Poetry in Motion.” Raynor,who grew up in the Mission Hill projects, writes about the meaning of sports is everyday life. The book is pleasant and an easy read. Among the notable faces in...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

August 8, 2014
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While lolling through those lazy hazy days of summer, I’d like to remind readers that our two Mission Hill Farmers Markets have been in full swing since June, and the fresh Massachusetts grown fresh fruit and plump produce is looking mighty prime. The markets were started years ago by Main Streets. We now partner...

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Editorial: Parcel 25

July 11, 2014
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Progress on the redevelopment of Parcel 25 is good news. This project will transform the streetscape in Roxbury Crossing at a literally crucial spot where the MBTA, the Southwest Corridor Park and Columbus Avenue tie into Mission Hill. Now a vacant lot, it will become a model of community-minded, transit-oriented development. Thanks to Mission...

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