Experience Mission Hill Main Streets
Mission Hill - we are everywhere!
As you begin to understand Mission Hill neighborhood, the statement “we are everywhere” becomes more clear. This community is part of the life story for many incredible people who were fortunate in being born and raised here or who lived here in Mission Hill at some point in their life. The epic stories of Kevin Fitzgerald live on and inspire many to do their best to make him proud. This neighborhood is a tight-knit, urban, thriving community where one can engage, learn, grow and participate in a rich cultural setting.
Though many have left, they stay connected. You never know who you will run into when wearing your “Mission Hill Main Streets” tee shirt swag or connecting on social media but it is guaranteed that the conversation and memories will flow as "we are everywhere."
Mission Hill Main Streets at a Glance
Mission Hill is one of Boston's most vibrant neighborhoods
Mission Hill Main Streets is a non-profit organization that works with local businesses, residents and community organizations to revitalize our local business district (Tremont Street from Roxbury Crossing to Brigham Circle, Huntington Avenue from Longwood Avenue to South Huntington and parts of Terrace and Parker Streets) and strengthen our community. With the City of Boston and the National Main Street Center, we are part of a citywide and nationwide movement to revitalize local businesses and shopping districts.
MHMS Business Membership
Mission Hill Main Streets Business Membership welcomes our new "family" members! In addition to working with residents and community organizations, MHMS was created to work with and revitalize our local businesses. This is one step in an on-going process. The MHMS Business Members listed here contribute and adapt to our vibrant neighborhood by embracing change.
2020 Business Membership includes: Chicalates Mexican Street Food, Circle Properties, Citizens Bank, Cornerstone Real Estate, Crispy Dough Pizzeria, Dunkin', East Boston Savings Bank, Flann O'Briens Pub, Il Mondo Pizzeria, In The Cut Barbershop, International Halal Market, Kush Groove Shop, Laughing Monk Café, Lily's Gourmet Pasta, Liz's Hair Care, Longwood Properties, Mike’s Donuts, Milkweed Cafe, ODB Liquors, Papa's Pizza Company, Penguin Pizza, Puddingstone Tavern, 7-Eleven Store, Solid Ground Café, Tremont House of Pizza, Trillfit, Spinney Insurance Agency, Inc., Tavern of Tales,The Mission Bar & Grill and Vanity Loft Salon.
Interested in joining? Reach out to MHMS with the button below.
Who we are
There are almost 100 small businesses in the Mission Hill neighborhood owned or managed by a large number of women and minorities. Our community is comprised of world renowned medical and educational institutions, long-term residents, students and developers who work with the community to maintain the vibrancy and history of Mission Hill.
William Butler Yeats
"The trees are in their autumn beauty, The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water Mirrors a still sky."
Supporting our mission
MHMS has created several membership levels to help us support programs and our mission, which is in part, to "foster community spirit and collaboration in Mission Hill." We welcome Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Needham Bank, New England Baptist Hospital, Northeastern University and Wentworth Institute of Technology as a part of the Circle Membership effort.
For more information regarding individual donations through MHMS decals or Circle Membership levels, please contact us at or call 617.232.0182.
Meet Your Neighbor
Welcome to MHMS' Meet Your Neighbor segment of our website.
This month we are featuring an excerpt from Mission Grammar School's press release as they provide critical support with Early Education Program Reopening
On July 6th, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Grammar School (Mission Grammar) reopened their infant, toddler, and early education program to provide critical support for families impacted greatly by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the guidance of Early Education and Care (EEC) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Mission Grammar implemented efficient safety precautions in order to open their doors to families, the first Catholic school in the Archdiocese to do so since the pandemic began.
“Our families rely on the care they receive at Mission Grammar and need us now more than ever,” said Aliece Dutson, President of Mission Grammar. “Quite a few of our families are first responders or are already physically back to work and returning to school has been a great source of support. Many of our other families are still working from home and reopening has been equally as supportive; we know it is difficult to work a full-time job from home while also caring for children. By reopening, families can successfully work and know their children are safely engaging in academic, social and emotional learning.”
In preparation for the reopening, each family attended a virtual Information session. The school prioritized providing spaces for faculty and families to come together prior to reopening allowing for conversations, questions and shared understanding of the school’s in-depth plan so everyone felt comfortable and ready.
One of the most positive outcomes reported by Dutson has been the regular communication, feedback and community spirit from their families that allowed them to implement this strategy with trust and resilience.
“We have learned through this entire process: adaptability, creativity and continuous learning are key as we prepare for new challenges each day,” said Dutson. “There is no ‘standard practice’ in this time of COVID-19 but leading with love, safety, and communication is what we will continue to do in this uncertain time.
“Mission Grammar School is an incredible partner to CSF in our mission to Build Minds and Change Lives in greater Boston,” said Mike Reardon, Executive Director of CSF. “Reopening their Early Childhood Center this summer provided a much-needed resource for the school’s families and community.
Be safe, be well...
Boston Main Streets
Boston Main Streets is a network of 20 Main Streets Organizations that use a comprehensive revitalization approach to create, build and sustain healthy commercial districts
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH, "The Brigham") is located adjacent to Harvard Medical School, of which it is the second largest teaching affiliate. It is the largest hospital of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area in Boston, Massachusetts, US. With Massachusetts General Hospital, it is one of the two founding members of Partners HealthCare, the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts. BWH is also Mission Hill Main Streets Corporate Buddy.
New England Baptist Hospital
New England Baptist Hospital will transform the lives of those we serve by promoting wellness, restoring function, lessening disability, alleviating pain, and advancing knowledge in musculoskeletal diseases and related disorders.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research.
Northeastern University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, New England Baptist Hospital, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Needham Bank and Dana Farber Cancer Institute are all Circle Members of Mission Hill Main Streets.
Their annual support of our mission and programs benefits residents, students and business owners.
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MHMS Board of Directors
Eric Alden, Vice President, Gar Chiang, President, Dermot Doyne, Christine Dwyer, Michael Fitzgerald, Toni Komst, Clerk, Chorlette O'Neill, Shirma Pierre, Johanna Sena and Gary Walling, Treasurer.
MHMS Advisory Board
Patricia Fitzgerald, Richard Quiroga, Richard Rouse, Michel Soltani, Enoch Woodhouse and Joseph Wong