When Rose Miller bought her current home on Oscar Street in 1997, she knew that she was returning to a changing neighborhood. “People would tell me, ‘Don’t buy [a house] in Mission Hill,’” she said. “But I thought, ‘Well eventually […]
As the principal of Mission Grammar School, Ali Dutson, 35, has hundreds of children. Her school is part of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral, which sits atop Mission Hill. The soft-spoken, yet charismatic 35-year-old began her teaching career in […]
Justin Brogden, 31, has lived in Mission Hill for three and half years. He loves it. “You could be in [downtown] Boston within 20 minutes,” he said. Brogden admitted that the biggest challenge facing the neighborhood is the affordability. “It […]
“My most vivid memory,” said 25-year-old Breannah Conward-Lewis, ”is learning that the Tobin Community Center has a backyard space with a garden. It gives me hope for having those kind of resources in the city. Just seeing the community gather […]
Maya Isakharova, 80, once slept on a bleak, concrete slab in a one-room apartment with her seven siblings and mother. They rarely had covers or pillows and were in the middle of the Soviet Union.
On a rainy Wednesday morning in Mission Hill, Mike’s Donuts on Tremont Street hung a sign in their window which read, “Welcome Back Students!” The sweet smell of pastries poured out of the open front door. Esmeralda Tango (pictured right) […]
“I would never, never leave here. This is my home,” said Carol DeSilva, who has lived on Mission Hill since she was born. She is 73.