Opinion

Hill Happenings

July 7, 2017
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Parishioners packed Mission Church last Saturday at the 12:10 Mass to commemorate 60 years of ministry for Father Robert Lennon, who is the director of healing and restoration at Mission Church. Father Lennon grew up on Mission Hill and he is a graduate of Mission Grammar School. In 1944, as a 13-year-old second baseman, Father...

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Op-Ed: How we’re making Boston an age-friendly city

July 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh What does it mean to be an age-friendly city? It means a city that adapts its structures and services to provide accessibility and inclusion to residents of all ages and abilities. That’s why we’ve created the Age-Friendly Boston Action Plan to serve as our City’s blueprint to make Boston the...

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Op-Ed: Housing Boston, one person at a time

July 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Recently, I walked down West Broadway in Southie, into a bustling Labouré Center. Although it was 7:30 a.m., the energy was high — the room filled was with city and state officials, caseworkers, advocates, and volunteers who had arrived at 5 a.m. that day. Together, they were working to provide...

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Op-Ed: State House update

July 7, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the House passed H.3736, an act relative to language opportunity for our kids, a bill that I sponsored to address the disparities in school performance between English Language Learners (ELL) and their native English-speaking peers. ELL students account for 20 percent of the...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

July 7, 2017
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Mission Hill Main Streets Awards night (continued) The evening exceeded expectations with remarkable presentations and dining delicacies prepared by Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta, Chacho’s, and the Laughing Monk Café. The cuisine is always a hit but this year’s awardees added to the sizzle. The 2017 Outstanding Public Servant prize bestowed upon retiring Boston Police Community...

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Hill Happenings

June 2, 2017
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Kudos to Kate Weldon, the executive director of Resolve New England, who was featured on WBZ television last month. Resolve New England counsels couples who are planning families, including adoption. Kate, from Mission Hill, has been director at Resolve N.E. in Waltham since 2015. I’m reminded of Kate’s wonderful parents, the late Dan Weldon and Judy Weldon,...

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Op-Ed: Investing in Mission Hill

June 2, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh This month, I am proud to put forth a budget for the City of Boston that will make Boston a better place to work, live, and raise a family. At City Hall, we’ve created a plan for our city that will keep Boston financially sound, while making targeted investments towards...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

June 2, 2017
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Trees and flowers in full bloom, graduates emblazoned in their academic regalia, iridescent sunsets, Old Glory flapping in the breeze… Mission Hill suffuses color at this time of year. After viewing the Botticelli exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts earlier this week, my eyes seem to be appreciating our natural surroundings even more....

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Hill Happenings

Sister Patrice Garrity, the last principal of Mission High School, passed away last month in Connecticut at the age of 86. Sister Garrity, a 1946 Mission High alumna, locked the doors of the grand high school on Alleghany Street for the last time in 1991. “Although it is a sad day, I’m glad it...

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Op-Ed: How Boston Basics helps our children

May 5, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh and Ron Ferguson Here in Boston, we are committed to creating an equitable city for all. Reaching this goal requires many approaches. But if we really want to create more opportunities for success and close the achievement gap in our city once and for all, our primary focus needs to...

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