Opinion

Op-eds:

February 2, 2018
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How we’re making Boston a city that’s world-class because it works for the middle class By Mayor Martin Walsh From around the world and across our nation, people look to Boston for hope, for opportunity, and for a chance to build a better life. From the first immigrant who set foot on the Shawmut...
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

February 2, 2018
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“Customers come in, look at me, and begin to cry. Naturally, that starts me crying too, which is the hardest part,” says 35-year-old Noelia Cruz when describing how several patrons reacted upon entering the subterranean A & C Hardware shop on Tremont Street . Mid-January marked the reopening of the popular neighborhood ferreteria owned...
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

January 5, 2018
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Siberian shivering caused by bone chilling breezes closed out 2017, canceling many traditional First Night events at the Common and downtown. Nevertheless, the wintry weather cannot chill the hearts of Mission Hill neighbors who welcome the New Year and every day with smiles and greetings to all. Mission Hill business owners outdid themselves decorating...
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Op-Ed: Finding our way home in 2018

January 5, 2018
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By Mayor Martin Walsh To all Bostonians: happy new year, and may 2018 bring you happiness and health in Boston. As we enter into the new year, I’m grateful for the people of Boston — I continue to be inspired by our residents’ big hearts and deep love of community. 2018 brings a new...
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Letters:

January 5, 2018
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Concerns over Allegheny Street development The Home for Little Wanderer’s Harrington House program for younger children currently resides on Alleghany St. and is supported by our Mission Hill Community. The Home intends to build a new residence on the site, adjacent to Harrington House, to be occupied by its Children’s Collaborative program for traumatized...
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Hill Happenings

January 5, 2018
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The Mission Hill Veterans Post, closing after 60 years, held its farewell party Dec. 23. Although there was a touch of sadness among the throng of celebrants, it was an upbeat crowd, who reminisced about the old days of the Post when many of the World War ll veterans were active participants. Changing demographics...
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Op-Ed: Creating homes and giving thanks

December 1, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Thanksgiving is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have a lot to be thankful for —...
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Op-ed: Reflections on passing criminal justice reform

December 1, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez Recently, I worked with my colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass two criminal justice reform bills. Through a number of practical and progressive policies, we made a commitment to ensure public safety while helping those in the criminal justice system turn their lives around. I’ve...
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Letters:

December 1, 2017
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Raise age for tobacco products At Boston Children’s at Martha Eliot Health Center, we provide preventive care to help our young patients avoid risky behaviors — like smoking — that could jeopardize their health. That’s why we strongly support raising the sale age of tobacco products from 18 to 21. For more than 50...
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Hill Happenings

December 1, 2017
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Ann Corley celebrated her 90th birthday Nov. 18, carousing with friends at the Granite Link Golf Club in Quincy. Ann, a spirited woman, is a lifelong Mission Hill resident, who graduated from Mission High in 1945. She is a terrific lady and I enjoy conversing with Ann when I see her after Mass at...
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