Opinion

What’s Happening on Main Streets

May 4, 2012
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

By Richard Rouse The Bruins may have faltered and the Sox are stumbling, but Mission Hill’s favorite athletes proudly marched through the neighborhood, garnering excitement at their annual Little League baseball parade on April 21. Employees at the newest local business beamed as they received a warm welcome from the children that Saturday morning,...

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Editorial: Zoning Out in the LMA

April 6, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) extraordinary ability to essentially rezone entire sections of the city is drawing increasing scrutiny—including lawsuits—and creating bizarre situations in the LMA. Article 80, the bit of zoning code that empowers the BRA, says its own purpose is “to provide clear, predictable, and unified requirements for the review of development...

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Hill Happenings

April 6, 2012
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Hill Happenings

Congrats to Joannie Kern, a 1959 Mission High School graduate, who was a Gala Honoree at the Mission Possible banquet last month, which celebrates the legacy of the Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood. Joannie, a lifelong Mission Hill resident, has helped raise thousands of dollars, enhancing the Xaverian High School scholarship fund. Xaverian...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

April 6, 2012
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

By Richard Rouse Nature celebrates its rebirth with the arrival of spring and the flora is dressing up the district with budding trees and blossoms all over. So it is with local acquaintances attending neighborhood celebrations, such as the Community Alliance of Mission Hill event at The Crossing on the Ides of March on...

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Editorial: BPS success

March 9, 2012
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Sky-high graduation rates at Mission Hill-area public high schools are great news. Congratulations to the schools, and most of all to the students who worked hard. Two of those schools, Boston Latin School and the Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, have selective admissions and graduation rates at or near 100 percent. New Mission High...

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Editorial: A garbage rule

March 9, 2012
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Mission Hill City Councilor Mike Ross is among several elected officials who are currently begging the State House for the right to stop trash trucks from emptying Dumpsters at midnight. State reps from the Berkshires will have a say in it. How can government possibly be this silly? Because of the state’s archaic “home...

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Editorial: Booting Chick-fil-A

March 9, 2012
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Northeastern University did the right thing in taking Chick-fil-A off its menu of fast-food chains that can open on campus. The only surprise is how long it took students and the university to realize how controversial the chicken chain has been for years. Chick-fil-A is run by a conservative Christian family that in many...

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Letter: Thanks for post-accident help

March 9, 2012
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On Dec. 21, I was in an automobile accident near Loon Mountain, New Hampshire. My car went out of control on black ice, and I spun 180 degrees into the path of a tractor-trailer truck head on. I had to be cut out of the car with the Jaws of Life. I sustained multiple...

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Hill Happenings

March 9, 2012
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Hill Happenings

Condolences to the family of Patrick “Pitter” Loughran, a lifelong Mission Hill resident, who passed away last month. Pitter, a 1964 Mission High School graduate, was a terrific family man, having been married to Rene (Kelley) Loughran for 43 years, the father of two and the grandfather of five. Rene is also a 1964...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

March 9, 2012
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By Richard Rouse Special to the Gazette On Feb. 16, Mission Hill Main Streets held its annual meeting and election of officers in a festive atmosphere, complete with an exquisite repast of Matt Postal’s best dishes from his Lilly’s Pasta Express. I suspect that he was attempting to wow everyone in attendance into voting...

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