Author: Maurice "Mossy" Martin

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,…

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       Tom McManus strolled by the Elm Farm Market at Brigham Circle about 60 years ago when he crossed paths with his former Mission High School teacher, Father McDonough. The wonderful priest, who would later become famously known as “The…

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I was saddened to hear of the passing of Kris Alden last month, who I had known since the good old days when we wrote for the” Mission Hill Good News” forty years ago. Kris was multi talented, among other things…

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God bless our veterans.  At this writing, members of the Mission Hill Post 327 were planning a gathering at Brigham Circle on Veterans Day to honor our veterans. The holiday was originally called Armistice Day when an Armistice was reached…

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I hope you are healthy and keeping a positive attitude during these trying times. Hopefully at this printing the country will be about to reopen. Our Mission Hill businesses have been struggling during these arduous times, and I’ve been supporting…

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Steve Ross, a remarkable man who survived five Nazi concentration camps, passed away last week. Steve was the father of former Mission Hill City Councilor, Mike Ross. I wrote about Steve a few months ago after reading his book “From…

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At Mike’s Donuts across form Mission Church, my fellow coffee drinkers and I engage in a variety of subjects, and recently the topic was the alleged cheating by the Houston Astros and our Red Sox. The teams are accused of…