Opinion

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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Hill Happenings

On April 4, 1946 Mission Hill’s Charley Kelly was discharged from the Navy, as World War ll was finally over. Charley was picked up at the Fargo Building in South Boston by his brother Martin Kelly and their friend Red McIntyre and the three went to the Calumet Cafe (Currently Mission Bar and Grill)...

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Op-eds:

May 4, 2018
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Budget proposal invests in the most vulnerable amongst us By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez On April 26, the House passed a $41.1 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. In my first year as chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, our budget invests in the most vulnerable amongst us and meets...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

May 4, 2018
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Boston’s oldest continuous crime watch attracts those who love and care for our community and our generous Main Street businesses fashioned a feast for the Mission Hill Crime Committee’s annual party on April 26. Eateries donating edibles and gift cards included Butterfly Falafel, Mission Bar, Penguin, Puddingstone, Halal Indian Food, AK’s, Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta,...

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My Trip to D.C.

April 6, 2018
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By Jacob Salamanca Special to the Gazette  Jacob Salamanca is a senior at Fenway High School on Mission Hill. He went with his classmates to the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. last month. Below is a written account of his trip. Going to Washington, D.C. was an incredible experience. It took...

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Letters:

April 6, 2018
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Opposing the Burney Street development We stand with neighbors and abutters in opposing an oversized development at 9-11 Burney Street. We ask the BPDA to prevent this concerning precedent, thereby protecting the residential neighborhoods in Mission Hill. Principal objections: The proposed 6-story building will dwarf existing homes on Burney St., with a height that...

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Op-eds:

April 6, 2018
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House passes legislation regulating, taxing short-term rentals By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez As I meet with neighbors and community members, one concern rises to the top: affordable housing. As our state’s population and economy grows, housing costs continue to rise. In many ways, we are victims of our own success. Our tireless efforts...

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