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Mount Hope Cemetery

By adamg - 2/24/22 - 11:16 am

And like the Hub of the Universe it conglomerates in, it got its name from Oliver Wendell Holmes.

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By adamg - 1/21/22 - 9:47 am

Boston Parks and Recreation recounts the story of a column in Mount Hope Cemetery, off Walk Hill Street, that marks the grave of John Edward Kelly, who was born in Kinsale, emigrated as a child with his family to Boston by way of Halifax, Nova Scotia, went back to Ireland to participate in the 1867 uprising, was sentenced to death, had his sentence commuted to banishment in Australia - to which he was transported on a ship with John Boyle O’Reilly - then made his way back to Boston after he was released from five years working on a road gang.

By adamg - 4/19/19 - 9:48 am

UPDATE: Now charged with vandalizing eight memorials at the cemetery; ordered held for a mental-health evaluation.

Boston Police report arresting a Hyde Park woman after, they say, officers watched her getting ready to spray a red substance on tombstones at Mount Hope Cemetery Thursday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/19 - 10:17 pm
Vandalized memorial at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mattapan

Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report several memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan, including one dedicated to fallen Boston officers, were vandalized. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/18 - 8:18 am

Scott Tetreault spotted this unusual goose at Mount Hope Cemetery in Roslindale yesterday.

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