Category: Opinion

Editorial: Zoning Out in the LMA

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…

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,…

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…

Editorial: BPS success

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,…

Editorial: A garbage rule

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…

Editorial: Booting Chick-fil-A

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…

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,…