Dismantlement of Police Station on Morton Street in the Works

What was once a neighborhood police station on 872 Morton street in Mattapan, is now  under demolition for the reconstruction of the Morton Street Bridge which will allow vehicle traffic over the tracks of the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line. 
According to the DOT, the demolition along with the construction of the Morton Street Bridge has an estimated cost of $9.7 million. The DOT expects to close the bridge for up to 10-days with it's timeline dates for closure from August 8, 2014 through August 18, 2014. Please plan accordingly during this time.

REMINDER: 27th Annual Charles C. Yancey Book Fair Saturday, July 6, 2013

Boston City Hall (June 24, 2013) – The 27th Annual Charles C. Yancey Book Fair takes place on July 6, 2013, 12:00 to 3:00 pmat the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
  This year’s theme, “Reading in the Path to Success,” represents the belief that every child needs support, encouragement, and nurturing not only from their families, but also from their teachers, business leaders, elected officials, and community activists. “The education and development of our children and future leaders will take team effort,” Councillor Yancey said.
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Celebrate Four Corners Victories and Community Saturday, June 22, 2013!

Words From Melo Cardosa Bush, Four Corners Action Coalition Leader: Please join us this Saturday June 22 as we celebrate diversity and culture in  our community We'll celebrate Amazing  victories like our new train station new housing!  We'll cut the ribbon for the Eric Jean Arts center  and the train station. Official ribbon cutton will be early July We are celebrating right now!!!!!!
Bring friends and family we will have food music face painting and more visit our businesses and learn more about upcoming happenings in the village we call Four Corners see attached flyer for more info. Festivities and ribbon cuttings begin on the corner of Washington at Eldon Street at the New Four Corners /Geneva Rail station drop off lot at 11AM See you there!!

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 karleen.porcena@bostonabcd.org

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 wilmary.tejeda@bostonabcd.org.  
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 sbaker@wheelock.edu

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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