Opinion

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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Editorial: The State House and the T

February 10, 2012
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We expect suburban and rural state legislators to hop on board with their Boston peers in fixing the MBTA’s budget woes. Most of them are Democrats, and Massachusetts Democrats believe in properly funding the MBTA. It says so right in their party platform, which supports “increasing investments and promotion of public transportation throughout the...

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Editorial: A Super Bowl Loss

February 10, 2012
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The New England Patriots lost the Super Bowl, and life here is no worse for it, just as life would not be any better had they won. Still, there was that collective groan from the guys watching at the Post, the students watching in the bars, the restaurant workers watching from behind the counter,...

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Op-Ed: Unifying the community colleges

February 10, 2012
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By Gov. Deval Patrick We have 240,000 people looking for work and nearly 120,000 open jobs today in Massachusetts.  How can we have so much opportunity available and so many people still looking for a chance? Business leaders tell me over and over again that it is because the people looking for jobs don’t...

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Hill Happenings

February 10, 2012
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Condolences to the family of Pauline Pierce, a beautiful, fun-loving woman who passed away last month. Mrs. Pierce was a terrific actress, performing for many years in the Mission Hill Theatre Group. She displayed her talent in several plays, including “Harvey,” but more importantly, Mrs. Pierce was instrumental in bringing a delightful sense of...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

February 10, 2012
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By Richard Rouse You don’t need a groundhog to tell you that we still have more winter days ahead. Keep your sidewalk clear of snow and ice along with a healthy supply of rock-salt-type de-icers. There are many environmentally friendly brands readily available at our local stores. If you are truly concerned about your...

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Editorial: Fund the T like a treasure

January 13, 2012
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Pay more and get less. That’s the pitch the MBTA is making to riders as it struggles to fill a $161 million operating budget deficit. It’s a draconian budget. Fare hikes that outpace anyone’s pay increases. No transit for people who work weekends or for tourists to and from the suburbs. A high impact...

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Editorial: Seize the Year

January 13, 2012
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The year 2012 is here, and very little can be said with certainty about what events it will hold. Except this: An ancient Mayan god will not return to destroy the world, contrary to a surprisingly popular superstition. More sophisticated thinkers point out that end-of-the-world stories are metaphors for changes in belief systems. They...

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