Author: Maurice "Mossy" Martin

Hill Happenings

Runners, young and old, will participate in the annual, crowd-pleasing Mission Hill Road Race on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 9 a.m., beginning and ending at Kevin Fitzgerald Park.  The M.H. Road Race was the brainchild of “Big Jim” Moynihan. Back…

Hill Happenings

I felt like a kid in a candy store last month at the Museum of Fine Arts admiring the paintings of gifted Mission Hill artist, Itsuo Kiritani. The paintings were on display for one day at the Shapiro Courtyard. Among…

Hill Happenings

The music reverberated through the Tobin Gym as the Boston Celtics cheerleaders guided the Mission Hill senior citizens in a variety of exercises. The event was dubbed “The Senior Celtics” and special guest, Leon Powe, a member of the 2008…

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.…

Hill Happenings

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…

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

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…