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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."

 
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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.

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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.

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Small business

Community

Residents

 

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Andrew Wyeth

"I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape--the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show. "

 

Circle Members

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, City of Boston Credit Union, 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 mainstreetsellenwalker@gmail.com or call 617.232.0182.

 

Meet Your Neighbor

Welcome to MHMS' Meet Your Neighbor segment of our website.  

This month we are featuring our December MH Gazette article as it did  not print properly in the recent issue...

November in Mission Hill was a month full of beautiful sunny days, cool nights and fall foliage that New England is famous for!  Mission Hill Farmer’s Market has left us for the late Fall season and will be back in the Spring, they are a well appreciated resource here in the neighborhood.  We have said good-bye to all but one of our outdoor dining options and they will be missed by all.  The Milkweed Café, 1508 Tremont Street, will keep their outdoor dining for hardy Mission Hill souls until the snows begin.  Our mix of greatly diverse restaurants are already gearing up with creative offerings for the holidays and preparing for more takeout and delivery to keep everyone happy and well-fed this winter.  Cannot wait to see what Pamela Carthy, co-owner of Penguin Pizza comes up with this month!

On another positive note is that we have seen one new business open - TBaars, 754 Huntington Avenue – they create 100% fresh fruit and vegetable juices, bubble teas and natural food cakes.  Say hello to Elaine Huang when you check it out!  More good news is Bucktown’s Chicken and Fish, 1522 Tremont Street, is working to launch the long-awaited eatery.  I spoke with owner Adam Mir, the other day and learned he had recently moved in to Mission Hill and is excited about living in the neighborhood.  We will keep you posted on the opening!

On Veteran’s Day, this past November 11th, MHMS and the Mission Hill American Legion Post 327 members participated in an event at Brigham Circle.  Colonel George Rollins led his troops in a wreath-laying ceremony, while over 30 people looked on.  The honor of laying the wreath was performed by George Sahala and Enoch (Woody) Woodhouse.  George Sahala is a 94-year-old veteran who piloted the boat in Normandy on D Day as he ferried many soldiers back to safety.  Woody Woodhouse, as many of you know, is a former Tuskegee Airman and a long-time Mission Hill resident.   While maintaining social distancing, we were pleased to see that among the many happy faces in the crowd, we were joined by Richard Rouse, former MHMS Executive Director, Tricia Fitzgerald from New England Baptist Hospital, Deeqo Jibril from the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and Mossy Martin, a well-known Mission Hill resident.    A quick shout out to Maria Weinograd, of Mike’s Donuts and Harry Walsh, of The Mission Bar & Grill for donating coffee, donuts and pastries to add the perfect touch to the day!

November is a time to give thanks and MHMS wants to thank our healthcare and emergency workers and our institutions for their on-going efforts and support of Mission Hill. 

As we move into December, we launched our Small Business annual promotion, and many stores are displaying a“snowflake” that you can sign to show your support for local business.  MHMS installed the spectacular lighted snowflakes on Tremont Street, holiday flags are displayed on both Huntington Avenue and Tremont Street as well as holiday posters in shop windows promoting main streets “shop local, shop small” theme.   This holiday, please remember to be safe and practice healthy guidelines (wear a mask, wash your hands and social distance).  Celebrate the spirit of the season, order take/delivery form your local restaurants along South Huntington, Huntington Avenue and Tremont Street!  Enjoy the creative menus, gift items and offerings this vibrant neighborhood has to offer both is resident and visitors.

 
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Happy Winter!!

Be safe, be well...

 

Boston Main Streets

Lasting Impact

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

Corporate Buddy

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

Client Subtitle

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.

Northeastern University

Lasting Impact

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.

Circle Members

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Northeastern University, City of Boston Credit Union, 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.

Contact Mission Hill Main Streets

Send us your questions and let us know what you think about our website via this email link. 


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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

 

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