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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Mattapan United Emergency Preparedness and Trauma Meeting TOMORROW Night Thursday, May 2, 2013

Join Mattapan United for their monthly assembly meeting tomorrow, Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at the Mattapan Library located at 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Boston, MA 02126. The meeting will discuss emergency preparedness and trauma.
We will have two guest speakers, Vivien Morris of Mattapan Food and Fitness and Boston Public Health Commission and Shamaila Khan, Ph.D, Clinical Director of the Resilience Training Program at BMC. There will be additional resources available as well. 
All are welcome to attend. 

Go Vote Today Until 8PM!

Mattapan United!

TODAY, April 30th is Election Day - Please go VOTE and remind your friends to vote too! > Read more

District B-3 Advisory Crime Meeting on Wednesday May 1, 2013

District B-3 will hosts their monthly advisory crime meeting this Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 6:00PM-7:30 at the Joseph Lee School located at 155 Talbot Avenue Dorchester, MA 02124. Residents should arrive at 5:00PM if they would like to share a meal prepared by community members. Commissioner Edward Davis will answer questions from the community residents as well as inform the community about crime. 

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