Opinion

Hill Happenings

June 12, 2015
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Hill Happenings

A memorial mass was held last month for beloved James Killilea. James, a Mission High graduate, was a well read and brilliant man. James was a retiree from the City of Boston Election Department, and he had a passion for politics and sports. He would often talk politics at Doyle’s in Jamaica Plain where...

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Editorial: A cultural master plan

June 12, 2015
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The “Boston Creates” arts and cultural “blueprint” sounds like another good big-picture approach from Mayor Walsh’s new-ish administration. This is a crucial conversation in our area, home to the “Avenue of the Arts” and its internationally renowned museums and art schools, as well as our many creative youth programs, local artists and musicians, and...

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Editorial: Thank you, first responders

June 12, 2015
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This month, the Gazette takes it annual pause to thank the police officers, firefighters and EMTs who keep our neighborhood safe, yet often work unnoticed and un-thanked. First responders are granted an enormous amount of power over the residents of Boston, and one of the Gazette’s responsibilities is to hold them accountable for their...

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Op-Ed: Imagining a new Boston for 2030

June 12, 2015
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh/Special to the Gazette I recently announced Imagine Boston 2030, the first citywide planning process in 50 years. It will be a two-year planning process to create a roadmap for success leading up to Boston’s 400th birthday. Boston is a city of neighborhoods and, more importantly, a city of neighbors...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

June 12, 2015
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The Mission Hill Crime Committee (MHCC) hosted their annual shindig in the Mission Parish Hall on May 28, with the group awarding plaques to Boston Police District B-2 commander Capt. John Davin and two local business owners for their steadfast support of our city’s oldest continuously operating crime watch. When Capt. Davin is unable...

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Editorial: Thanks to Hoffman

May 1, 2015
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Thanks to Jim Hoffman, who has retired after decades as the director of Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services. On his watch, the community development corporation is a key factor in Mission Hill’s vibrancy. It has helped to create and preserve affordable housing, and it has produced vast economic development in such projects as One...

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Editorial: Fix the DND map

May 1, 2015
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It’s great that Mayor Walsh and the Department of Neighborhood Development have created the city’s first comprehensive student housing report. It is not great that the report pretends Mission Hill does not exist. The DND continues to poison its reports by using an old BRA map that was never correct. We have warned of...

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Letter: Thanks for local marathon fundraising support

May 1, 2015
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With this year’s Boston Marathon now behind us, I want to take a moment to highlight the incredible generosity of many in our community. For the past six months, I had been fundraising and training for the marathon as a part of Team MR8: a nonprofit organization founded in honor of 8-year-old Martin Richard...

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Hill Happenings

Hill Happenings

Patrick “Sonny” Carroll, a distinguished Mission High graduate, class of 1943, passed away on April 12. Sonny was a member of the Mohawks, a grand assemblage of Mission Hill youths, bonded from childhood alliances in the ’40s to lifetime friendships. Among the other well-known Mohawks were the late Dave O’Connor, a longtime Mission Hill...

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What Happening on Main Streets

May 1, 2015
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April 15! The tax deadline date alone conjures up thoughts of frenzied accountants and panicky procrastinators. This year I didn’t expect the vision I encountered on Tremont Street while returning from a community meeting. Bearded men in grass skirts and cocoanut brassieres looking like audition castoffs from the Rogers and Hammerstein play “South Pacific.”...

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