Category: Opinion

Hill Happenings

Last month, Mission Hill mourned the death of Franny Ward, a former Mission High School basketball great, a longtime Mission Hill hoops coach, and mentor to the Mission Hill youths. Franny, a 1965 Mission High graduate who had been living…

What’s Happening on Main Streets

By Richard Rouse   Construction on the 15 Francis St. entrance to Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is fully under way. Just recall any time you’ve done a home improvement and the resulting headaches it creates. The hospital is excavating…

Editorial: The Community Alliance

The Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) has a new president, and we look forward to the organization moving forward with renewed energy. CAMH is a crucial neighborhood association that should be the City’s go-to place for discussing local zoning…

Editorial: NU opportunity

The last time a community “task force” reviewed Northeastern University’s development plans, early unity among the Mission Hill, Roxbury and Fenway neighborhoods collapsed and good ideas—such as enlivening the brick-wall face NU presents to Huntington Avenue—fell by the wayside. NU…

Editorial: Keeping meetings open

The May 3 meeting of the City-appointed Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the Home for Little Wanderers redevelopment must have been pretty interesting, considering that most IAG members later issued a letter blasting the project. But we can only guess,…

Hill Happenings

Condolences to the family and friends of Dennis Scanlan, a beloved Mission Hill resident who passed away May 18. A 1962 Mission High School graduate, Dennis worked for the MBTA as a bus driver after serving his country in the…

Editorial: Cold cases, cold comfort

Two of Mission Hill’s cold-case murders were solved last month. There is comfort in that closure, but lingering dismay at the similarities between the horrifying crimes. The prosecution stories strongly suggest that the murders of Rebecca Payne in 2008 and…

Hill Happenings

Happy birthday to Kay “Big Red” Ryan, who had 90 birthday candles at her celebration April 21 at her daughter Joannie’s home in Jamaica Plain. Kay, a beautiful woman who hails from Mission Hill, was joined by family members, including…