Since 1979, Mujeres Unidas Avanzando went from a nonprofit founded in a church basement to helping low-income Latina women and girls throughout the Greater Boston area.
loria Colon always knew where her roots originated. She was a First Nation, from the Elsipogtog reservation in Canada’s New Brunswick province. But after spending her childhood in Boston’s foster care system, she wasn’t sure how to connect to a part of her history she didn’t know much about.
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 […]
By A.M. Blaze Julius Wayne Dudley, 73, sports a sweeping moustache, cowboy hat, red Harvard sweater and black pants. Standing over six feet tall, Dudley speaks with a distinct confidence. The oldest of nine siblings, he was born in 1944 […]
By Katie Coiro Sarah Hanlon, 20, moved into Mission Hill to live in a packed house. “I live with six girls, so it’s a lot of fun,” she said. “You never know what’s going to happen next. It keeps you […]
By Joshua Qualls Jaquelin Roman’s favorite memory of growing up in Mission Hill is going with her mom to the park next to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. “I just loved the neighborhood in the fall,” said Roman, who […]
By Joshua Qualls Steven Matos, 19, has lived in Mission Hill all his life. He has big dreams. He’s already studying computer science at Bunker Hill Community College, and he wants to travel the world. But Boston, especially Mission Hill, […]
By Riley Robinson Kristi Griffen, a 62-year-old retired special education teacher, moved to Mission Hill just over two years ago from the South End. She owns a brownstone with her husband, a doctor at a Longwood-area hospital. She is a […]
By Joshua Qualls In the nearly 40 years that he’s been coaching basketball in Mission Hill, 55-year-old Chuck Davis, 55, has seen a few of his players touch an NBA floor, including Wayne Turner and Shabazz Napier. “I’m well-respected. I’m […]
By Joshua Qualls Nancy Ahmadifar’s happily-ever-after story began with a housemate interview in 1975. It was a couple years after she moved to Mission Hill for grad school at Northeastern University. Her future husband, Mort, applied for a room, but […]