Opinion

Good riddance, Boston 2024; Welcome, Boston 2030

August 14, 2015
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Boston made history in establishing a new model of fighting off the crony-capitalist scam that is the Olympics. Next, Boston can make another kind of history by establishing a new model of true urban planning: Mayor Walsh’s Imagine Boston 2030 effort. We specifically expect that planning to address sensible assistance for Franklin Park, a...

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Guest Op-Ed: Striving to Create an Inclusive City for All

August 14, 2015
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By Mayor Martin Walsh In July, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation. It bans discrimination and it requires that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else. On this anniversary we reflect on how far we have...

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Hill Happenings

August 14, 2015
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By Maurice “Mossy” Martin Mission Hill mourned the loss of Billy Earley, who passed away on Aug. 1. Billy, a happy-go-lucky guy, was my friend, going back to our days in the Mission Hill projects. He enjoyed sipping a beer, be it at the race track or at his favorite watering hole, the old Curtin’s Tavern. I...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

August 14, 2015
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By Richard Rouse Like the returning swallows to Mission San Juan Capistrano or those migrating emperor penguins to their Antarctic breeding grounds, the anticipated academic arrival that occurs every Sept. 1 in Mission Hill provokes excitement and expectancy in our local business owners. Many owners are preparing welcoming specials to entice newcomers to their...

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Editorial: The Olympic legacy of a corrupted process

July 10, 2015
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Boston 2024 resumed its public presentations last month with yet another cynically artificial meeting. This time, it was a mockery of the charrette format real urban planners might use; the type of input Boston 2024 directly refused to give at the beginning, when it still mattered. There are possible fringe benefits to an Olympics,...

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Hill Happenings

July 10, 2015
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Ivers Whitney Adams was a successful businessman who, shortly after the Civil War, moved from Ashburnham to Mission Hill to be closer to his downtown Boston office on Washington Street. Adams’ new home in the location then called the Highlands was a comfortable abode at 2 Delle Ave. At that time baseball was gaining...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

July 10, 2015
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“Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street.” The late Marvin Gaye wrote and Martha and the Vandellas sang that catchy tune, which perfectly captures the mood of Mission Hill with this wonderful weather. Last winter’s snows are quickly forgotten. Not! On July 3, neighbors gathered at the Mission Bar...

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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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