Category: Opinion

Editorial: Questioning NEU’s dorm

Questioning NEU’s dorm Northeastern University’s dorm project already looked bizarre: demolishing part of the historic YMCA building and sticking a student skyscraper atop it. But these are desperate times, and Mayor Thomas Menino has rightly pressured Northeastern to get its…

Editorial: Remembering Fitz

On a bright winter day in 2002, outgoing state Rep. Kevin Fitzgerald took a Gazette reporter on a tour of Mission Hill to point out some of his accomplishments. A cop wouldn’t let Fitz drive into the construction site for…

Letter: Thanks for great block party

The good neighbors on the Back of the Hill deserve a public thanks for their contributions to the Lawn Street block party on Sept. 10, especially Barbara Dessesaure, Kay Gallagher, Ida Graves, Courtney Nichols, Ricardo Garcia, Toni Komst, the Yaya…

Editorial: Not just along for the ride

Hubway, the new bicycle rental system, appears to be a success. It would be even more successful with the public input it deserves. Hubway, a joint city-corporate program, is one of Mayor Menino’s many real-deal bicycle infrastructure improvements. It is…

Editorial: Supporting Main Streets

The funding losses at Mission Hill Main Streets (MHMS) that resulted in the layoff of staffer Barry Twomey and delayed a deserved pay raise for Executive Director Richard Rouse are discouraging. Perhaps, like many of the businesses MHMS assists, the…

Hill Happenings

By Maurice “Mossy” Martin Special to the Gazette Condolences to the family of Jimmy Casey, who passed away May 29 after a long illness. Jimmy, a loving family man, leaves his wife Kerry (Harris) and three children. He was a…

Hill Happenings

By Maurice “Mossy” Martin Special to the Gazette   Condolences to the family of Dave O’Connor, a World War II veteran and a Mission Hill icon, who passed away May 5 in Sarasota, Fla., at 86. Dave, a Mission High…