Head Start Celebration on Friday, May 31, 2013

Join Head Start children, parents, and other supporters of the organization on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Boston Commons from 10:00AM to 12:00PM to discuss how budget cuts will have an impact on the children in the program. Tell a friend, bring a friend, and help defend a beneficial program to thousands of children. 
ABCD Head Start and Children's Services is the largest early childhood education program in Boston. They have established themselves as national experts in the field of early childhood development with a proven track record of serving low-income families.

Boston Redevelopment Authority Requests Nominations For Working Advisory Group

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is seeking nominations for a Working Authoring Group (WAG) as part of the Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative. The Blue Hill Avenue/Cummins Highway Improvement Plan process will begin in July 2013 and run for approximately 6 to 8 months. Mayor Thomas Menino hopes to appoint 8 to 12 members to the WAG assisting with the development plans for the Blue Hill Avenue/Cummins Highway MBTA station area. The WAG will assist with plans for economic development, business district improvements, public realm improvements, and open spaces in Mattapan. 

Nomination forms are available at www.fairmountindigoplanning.org. You may also contact Jeremy Rosenberger for more information at jeremy.rosenberger.bra@cityofboston.gov or 617-918-4431. Nominations are due by Monday, June 3, 2013 at 5:00PM. Please submit your nominations to be part of continued growth for our community.

YOFES Offers STD Prevention Workshops Starting Today Wednesday, May 14, 2013!

Youth and Family Enrichment Services (YOFES) is collaborating with the SPARK Center to host a series of workshops on STD, STI, and HIV/AIDS Prevention from May 14th -May 23rd on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30PM-8:30PM at the Youth and Family Enrichment Services Inc. located at 1234 Hyde Park Ave. Suite 104 Hyde Park, MA 02136. They encourage all to participate and will have a specific interest in Haitian/Haitian American community. $75 in gift certificates will be awarded upon completion of ALL workshop sessions. Dinner will also be served.   
YOFES is committed to empowering our economically  disadvantaged communities with a range of high-value  educational services that strengthen our families. YOFES works to  increase parents' knowledge and understanding of the different stages of child development and to provide them with the communication and nurturing skills that strengthen  family relations. 

Haitian Flag Day Saturday, May 18, 2013!

The Consulate General of Haiti in Boston invites the Haitian community of New England to celebrate Haitian Flag Day on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Hyde Park High School located at 655 Metropolitan Avenue Boston, MA from 6:00PM-8:00PM.
Carole Desmesmin will be featured in the event as well as a panelist, Me Theophile Pierre. During the event there will be wonderful dancing and music! To RSVP for the event please call 617-266-3660 ext 15 by May 16th, 2013.

B-3 Food Festival on Thursday, May 23, 2013

B-3 will be hosting a food festival on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Boston Police Post located at 500 American Legion Highway Dorchester, MA 02124. The food festival will run from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. Admission into the food festival will cost $10 per person and will consist of lunch, dessert, and drinks. 
All proceeds from the food festival will go to "Summer Stuff" Youth Program. This program has been around since 2007 and is geared toward youth ages 13 to 18. The program allows youth the opportunity to participate in workshops, seminars, and activities. 
If you have questions or concerns please contact Police Officer Jose Ruiz at ruizj.bpd@cityofboston.gov or Cynthia Brewington at physicc@cityofboston.gov. Tickets can be bought in advance via B-3 Community Service Officers. 

Public Meeting Discussing The Old Mattress Building In Mattapan Tomorrow, May 9, 2013

Today, May 9, 2013 the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will present information about plans for abatement, partial demolition, and stabilization of the building at 1674 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan Square (the "Mattress Building") and for construction of a small public plaza at the site.  > Read more

Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition Hosts Greenway Meeting Wednesday, May 1, 2013!

The Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (MFCC) will be hosting a meeting about the Neponset River Greenway. This is going to be a wonderful opportunity to hear how to further connect our communities through green spaces, parks and additional pathways. Come hear what the most recent designs are for green spaces along the Fairmount Corridor and learn how to get more involved with MFCC and plan for a greener Mattapan future. For more information regarding the greenway contact our experts at MFCC at info@mattapanfoodandfitness.org or 617-696-2900
The meeting will be from 6:00PM-8:00PM at the Mildred Avenue Community Center located at 5 Mildred Avenue Mattapan, MA, 02126. All are welcome to attend!

Great Success In Mattapan At Boston Shines Event

Boston Shines is a city wide clean up where residents and community members roll up their sleeves and take part in making their neighborhoods shine. On Saturday, April 27, 2013 families, friends, and community organizations gathered together to participate in Boston Shines for Mattapan. The event had a great turn out with Mattapan Square Main Streets, Mattapan Patriots, and Mattapan United all represented in this community effort.
On top of the different project areas that were assigned to clean, there was also a great local dance group that performed a flashed mob right in Mattapan square. A big thank you to the Area B3 police for traffic control on Saturday, with the great weather, tons of kids and families, this event was a huge success this year. For more pictures, please check our site www.mymattapan.org.  

Mattapan United Assembly Meeting THIS Thursday, May 2, 2013!

Mattapan United will be holding our monthly community assembly meeting this Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at the Mattapan Library located at 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126. As we have all been affected in one way or another by the bombings at the Boston Marathon earlier this month, this meeting will focus on "Home Emergency Preparedness" - simple steps you can take to prepare for a range of possible emergencies.   We will have a guest speaker from the Boston Public Health Commission present to the group and hope that you are all able to attend. > Read more

Young Achiever Students Support Marathon Victims

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Young Achievers middle school students along with Mattapan United's Outreach and Website Coordinator Isaiah Mulligan made cards for victims of the people and families who were affected by the horrific events of the marathon bombings. As the students reflected on the incident, they wanted the families of the victims to know that Boston was caring for them and we are all united by this tragedy. Many of the students reflected on how brave the first respondents were and appreciated people who risked their lives to help others.
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