By Drew Baldwin

Kelly Kim, 29, has mixed feelings about living in Mission Hill.

“I like it because it’s close to school, but the neighborhood is not so safe. There are times when I don’t want to go outside at night because I’m scared,” Kim said.

Kim is a graduate student at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). For over a year, she has lived with her brother and her dog in an apartment on Tremont Street. Kim is a pharmacy technician at a CVS Pharmacy on Tremont Street, just down the road from the apartment she shares with her brother and dog.

“I think there are two totally different groups living in the area,” Kim said, distinguishing between students and other Mission Hill residents. “We’re definitely facing some poverty here, but many of the students are of different backgrounds than the Mission Hill residents.”

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About this project

The Scope’s student journalists spoke with community members in Mission Hill. #MissionHill100 is a collection of their stories.

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