Boston Open Space 2015-2021: Fill Out Questionnaire!

The City of Boston is preparing a new citywide Open Space Plan for the years 2015 to 2021. As part of this effort, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department has developed a questionnaire to enable the public to provide valuable input about their park use and preferences.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino understands the importance that Boston's citizens place on open space and parks and the need for balanced development. With that in mind, the Parks Department is developing a multi-year integrated plan for open space protection and development.
The Open Space Plan will look at all public open space, regardless of ownership, including parks, playgrounds, squares, malls, urban wilds, community gardens, cemeteries, greenways, trails, thoroughfares, and harbor islands. The Plan will also look at city residents to understand demographic and socio-economic trends which impact the use of open space.
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Neighborhood Hero Sharon Callender

Congratulations to Sharon Callender, RN, MPH, Family & Community Health Services Coordinator at the Mattapan Community Health Center for receiving the Outstanding Massachusetts Community Health Center Employee Award. Sharon is receiving this award because of her hardwork and dedication to the individuals in the community and great representative of the health center mission. 

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Thank You From Mattapan United!

Mattapan United would like to thank all community members, community organizations, community champions, and elected officials for coming out and attending our community celebration. We are very excited for the next steps in our community this year and thank each of you for the support!
Our monthly meetings will begin again in August. If you have any questions about future implementations feel free to contact Lead Organizer Karleen Porcena at 617-298-2045 or via email at

Summer Jobs & Opportunities for Mattapan Youth

Mattapan has many opportunities for our youth to stay productive this summer. Below are some of the opportunities for youth to get involved. Please spread the word! 
Summerworks Computer Training Program (PAID)
We are offering a free and paid computer class training program for youth ages 17- 21. The trainings will help young adults prepare for the workforce by developing computer skills for their employment goals. They will also learn financial literacy and job readiness skills. The class will take place for 6 weeks from July 8th to August 16th. If you have further questions please contact Wilmary Tejeda at 617-298-2045 or via email  
Police Academy (PAID)
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Mayoral Candidates: Fairmount Line Discussion TONIGHT June 12, 2013

Tonight, (Wednesday, June 12, 2013) at the Boston Renaissance Charter School located at 1415 Hyde Park Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136 from 6:30PM-8:00PM will be a community discussion about the Fairmount "Indigo" Line. Mayoral Candidates will be present as well as other elected officials.
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NEW Emerging Youth Advocates PUSH Summer Academy

Mattahunt Wheelock Community Center is offering a new FREE program, the Emerging Youth Advocates (EYA) PUSH Summer Academy. Students will recieve a $50 stipend as well as engage in 6 weeks of academics, college awareness, community exploration, and financial literacy. 
The program will take place from Monday, July 15, 2013 through Friday, August 23, 2013. There is limited space available approximately 15 seats, so if you or you know someone who would like to participate register students by contacting Shellice Baker at 617-635-5157 or via email

Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition Hosts 6-week program Let's Go WALKING

Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (MFFC) will be hosting a 6-week walking group for anyone in the Mattapan community that is interested. The program duration will be from Wednesday,  June 12, 2013 through Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Community members interested should meet at the  MFFC office located at 1613 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126 (Office space right next to Radio Shack) on Monday mornings at 8:00AM and Friday evenings at 6:00AM. 

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Mayoral Candidates and Other Elected Official Fairmount Line Discussion

On Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the Boston Renaissance Charter School located at 1415 Hyde Park Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136 from 6:30PM-8:00PM will be a community discussion about the Fairmount "Indigo" Line. Mayoral Candidates will be present as well as other elected officials.
This discussion gives people in the community the opportunity to get their voices heard as well as hear the stance on fair fares and better service on the Fairmount "Indigo" Commuter Rail Line. All Mattapan community member questions can directly go to Karleen Porcena, Mattapan United Lead Organizer at 617-298-2045 or

Yard Sales on Rosewood Street Saturday, June 8, 2013!

Join the homes on Rosewood Street as they bring the community together through yard sales. There will be so many items to choose from such as clothing, small appliances, furniture, custom jewelry, and more.
Refreshments will be served as well. The yard sale will be Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 8am until all items are gone! Come out and see if you find what you have been looking for was right here on Rosewood Street. 

Boston 500 Challenge Until 1pm Today!

Mattapan United challenges you to be one of the 500 Bostonians to sign up today to save energy, money and the planet!
Dear Mattapan United:
Will you accept the Boston 500: Challenge to Save Energy?
Mattapan United is incredibly excited
to join Mayor Menino and 30 other community
groups who are coming together today in

Accept the Challenge! Sign up now for your no-cost home energy assessment!

neighborhoods across Boston, to sign up 500 
residents for a Renew Boston no-cost home
energy assessment. You can be one of the 500!
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