Author: Maurice "Mossy" Martin

Hill Happenings

The Boston City Council has been discussing reparation payments by the city to Black Bostonians.  I contacted Mission Hill City Councilor, Kenzie Bok and stated that I’m against such payments. This is a divisive proposal. We are all aware of…

Hill Happenings

It was great seeing Billy Hanafin who stopped in Mike’s Donuts the day before his 93rd birthday (March 6).        The Hanafins are a wonderful Mission Hill family who supported Mission Church for years, particularly Billy’s late brother, Charley Hanafin.…

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I stopped by Brendan Behan’s  in Jamaica Plain on Feb. 9 to celebrate the  birthday of the famous Irish playwright, and by the long arm of coincidence, it is also the birthday of Mission Hill’s Michel Soltani, the owner of…

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Congratulations to Fran Toner, who reached the pinnacle of his career last month when he was named Chief of Campus Police at the Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain.  Fran, who was previously a Sergeant, is a Mission High School graduate,…

Hill Happenings

Congratulations to Fran Toner, who reached the pinnacle of his career last month when he was named Chief of Campus Police at the Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain.  Fran, who was previously a Sergeant, is a Mission High School graduate,…

Hill Happenings

Condolences to the family of Andy Schlehuber, a U.S. veteran of the Korean War who passed away on Aug. 24. Andy will be missed. He and his wife, Winnifred, raised seven kids on Mission Hill, and he also leaves behind…

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Condolences to the family of Kenny Galvin, who passed away last month. Kenny was a good guy who always wore a big smile and enjoyed a friendly party.  About 20 years ago when I was working at Mission Hill Liquors, Kenny…

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Frank, a brilliant, multi-talented man, was born in Charlestown, but fell in love with Mission Hill after his first beer at Ed Burke’s Tavern in the ‘60s. He was a terrific athlete, playing  quarterback for the Killilea Club, and he…

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Linda Farquhar Kogut passed away peacefully at her Roslindale home last month.  I loved Linda, who was a ‘66 graduate and honor roll student at Mission High and also my Tobin Court neighbor so many years ago. Linda loved sports,…