Category: Opinion

Hill Happenings

It was a nice send off and thank you party for outgoing State Rep. Jeff Sanchez at the Puddingstone Tavern last month. Jeff, who has represented Mission Hill since 2002, was surprisingly defeated by Nika Elugardo in a close election.…

What’s Happening on Main Streets

How apt the trite observation, often attributed to Bismarck, about how unappetizing the creation of sausages and legislation can be. Did you watch “the world’s greatest deliberative body” advising and consenting to the Kavanaugh nomination? Among the multitude of unsavory…

Hill Happenings

Good luck to Kevin Hearn, who will soon be a freshman at Florida State University. Kevin, the son of Kevin and Laura (Killion) Hearn, has fine lineage. His grandfather, John Killion, was my close friend and Mission High classmate. Kevin’s…

Letter: Thanks to Rep. Sanchez leadership

Thanks to Representative Jeffrey Sanchez’s leadership, more summer learning options will be available for those who most need them. New funding creates a competitive grant to expand evidence-based summer programming across the state. Started as pilot in Boston, including at…

Op-eds:

Back to school By Mayor Martin Walsh Dear Students, September is one of my favorite months. The weather is getting cooler, football is back in season, and students like yourselves are heading back to school. You might not know it,…

What’s Happening on Main Streets

Mission Hill’s version of the Normandy Landing called Move-in Day benefits greatly when the first of September falls on a Saturday. Municipal officials, college representatives, and landlords work together to pre-plan and organize the onslaught as best they can. Police…

Hill Happenings

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…