Opinion

What’s Happening on Main Streets

December 1, 2017
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It’s that holiday season and once again, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Each year, I’m inundated by national Main Street groups promoting small-business Saturday (the biggest sales day for most small businesses), which is the day after Black Friday. My colleagues are astonished to learn that the weekend following Thanksgiving is...
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Op-eds:

November 3, 2017
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Op-Ed: Solving the affordability and displacement crisis By Danielle Sommer and Mike Prokosch Housing costs a lot in Boston. It’s getting harder to find a home you can rent or own. And people of color are being pushed outside of the city, increasing segregation across the state. If we don’t take a stand now,...
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Hill Happenings

November 3, 2017
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Hill Happenings

Congratulations to one of Boston’s Finest, Sean Deery, on his promotion to detective. Sean, who is a member of the Mission Hill Post, will be working out of District E-18 in Hyde Park. Happy Birthday to Richie Caulfield, who is also one of Boston’s Finest. Richie, known as “Officer Friendly” around his Mission Hill neighborhood, will...
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

November 3, 2017
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In “The Sound of Music” by Rogers and Hammerstein, the nuns sing, “How do you solve a problem like Maria?” In Mission Hill, the answer is…with two Marias and Michel. On Oct. 29 a neighborhood fundraiser was held at the Puddingstone to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria that recently devastated the island of...
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Letters:

October 6, 2017
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City councilor’s avoidance I am a children’s advocate and educate others about improving children’s welfare. There is much evidence that early unrecognized developmental experiences that do not satisfy children’s needs can later contribute to personal and social problems including violence when they become adults. At-large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is Chair of the...
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Op-Ed: How Boston is helping the people of Puerto Rico

October 6, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of Puerto Rico, those who live here and those who are on the island, as they recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Maria. I am incredibly proud to share that we are stepping up as a City to support...
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Hill Happenings

October 6, 2017
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Last Saturday evening I was surrounded by joyous faces at the Dedham Hilton and the occasion was my high school reunion, Mission High, class of 1967. It couldn’t really be 50 years, not when I walk in the ballroom and see my beautiful former classmates, including Barbara McCauley, Mo Holden, Marian “Tootsie” McCarthy, “Barb” King, Rene Dykes, and Katie...
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

October 6, 2017
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With this column, I’m fortunate to make readers aware of events that occur in Mission Hill that might not merit news coverage, but are noteworthy as events particular to this great neighborhood. For example, on Sept. 14, I attended a 10th anniversary event at the Puddingstone Pub for New England Community Services, a provider...
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Op-Ed: How we’re creating affordable housing

September 8, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels, and job sectors spread out over 23 neighborhoods. Some of us were born and bred here, some with families that have been here for decades, some received a wonderful education or job here and decided...
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Hill Happenings

September 8, 2017
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Mission Hill lost a great one when Joe Conlon, a Green Beret and Silver Star medal recipient, passed away last month. Conlon grew up on the Hill and he is a 1960 alumnus of Mission High School, where he was a terrific football player. A fierce defensive end, Conlon later played for the Killilea...
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