Category: Opinion

Op-eds:

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…

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…

My Trip to D.C.

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…

Letters:

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…

Op-eds:

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…

Hill Happenings

It’s cool when celebrities drop into local establishments and such was the case last week when Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder stopped in the Puddingstone Tavern with his small group. Discerning bartender Scott Prince recognized Snyder and tells me the…

Hill Happenings

Andre Dixon buckles his helmet, as he is about to take the field at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in Washington for the start of the Detroit Lions-Washington Redskins NFL playoff game with 78,000 howling fans in attendance. It is January…

Op-eds

Investing in our students to provide a better education for all By Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang At the Boston Public Schools, we believe that our budget is a values statement, reflecting our commitment to creating the best schools…

What’s Happening on Main Streets

Thank heaven that Presidential elections and Olympiads aren’t held more frequently than in four year increments! If they were, the histrionics and hyperbole would have asphyxiated me by now. What constantly amazes me is that I find myself enthralled with…