Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Gathering!

Come join us for the 2nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Gathering presented by Mattapan Square Main Streets. There will be light refreshments and children activities at the Mattapan Health Center including games, arts & crafts, caroling, and Mayor Menino's trolley tour. This is a great time to begin the season with your fellow Mattapan residents!

Mattapan Residents Help To Share Christmas Spirit At Bunker Hill

Holden Pierre, President and Jessica Senat, Vice President of Real Life Christian Fellowship who are both Mattapan residents put together along with their general members an amazing event called The Reason for the Season. These Mattapan residents brought the college community of Bunker Hill Community College together to celebrate the Christmas season.
Real Life Christian Fellowship is a non denomination club where they welcome both believers and nonbelievers. The focus is to provide Bunker Hill Community College students with a welcoming environment that allows them to learn how to have a personal relationship with God and be apart of a loving community.  > Read more

ABCD Celebrates 50 Years of Serving the Community

Action for Boston Community Development celebrated their 50th year anniversary of providing basic services and innovative programs that help empower individuals, families, and communities in Boston to overcome poverty, live with dignity, and achieve their full potential. On Friday November 2, 2012, ABCD hosted their 50th anniversary Gala at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel.
With over 1,100 people in attendance to the event, the ABCD Gala turned out to be amazing. Mark Shiver accepted the ABCD Hall of Fame award on behalf of his late father, Sargent Shriver, who headed up the Peace Corps and the War on Poverty programs in the 1960s. To end off this amazing night, jazz legend Nat King Cole’s Daughter and also Grammy Winner, Nathalie Cole performed some of her and her father’s hits.    
Congratulations ABCD for this milestone accomplishment and working to serve the Boston community for another 50 years.

Back-To-School Jamboree Hosted By Mattapan United

On Saturday September 22, 2012 Mattapan United put together a Back-to-School Jamboree at the Mattahunt Elementary School on 100 Hebron Street. The event was a great success. The Community Fabric Action Group of Mattapan United was able to give away 150 book bags with school supplies to students from the Mattapan Community.
The Mattapan Library, along with Friends of the Mattapan Library Group, was generous in donating books for all reading levels and interests. They were also invigorated by the community turn out on this sunny day. Everyone participated in the offerings of the day: food from Mattapan House of Pizza, music provided by Touch 106.1, fun activities for the children such face painting, balloon making, performances by PACE, a live jazz band, and an all boys singing group. We also had a voter registration and resource tables for adults. > Read more

The Health of Mattapan Community Meeting

On Thursday October 4, 2012 the community of Mattapan gathered at the Mattapan Community Health Center, which recently reopened its new center on 1575 Blue Hill Avenue. The meeting was held to discuss the health of the people in Mattapan and resources available in Mattapan to take care of personal health.
Dr. Huy Nguyen, Boston Public’s Health Commission’s Medical Director joined the event as well. He presented a PowerPoint to the community on current statistics on health issues people faced in Mattapan, reasoning’s, and comparing Mattapan data on a larger scale as well such as 23% of adults in Mattapan consume the recommended daily fruits and vegetables in 2010 and 10% of adults in Mattapan had diabetes in 2010. Mattapan residents were given the opportunity > Read more

Community Meeting On Former Mattapan Library

On Tuesday December 4, 2012 the Department of Neighborhood Development and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services will collaborate to host a community meeting to discuss the property disposition and possible future uses of the former Mattapan Library located at 10 Hazleton Street. Community input is very crucial so join us at the Mattapan Library on 1350 Blue Hill Avenue at 6:00PM. All are welcomed. For additional information please contact DND Project Manager Christopher Rooney at 617-635-0493 OR

Weatherize Now!

Are your energy bills too high? Is your house cold? Are you a landlord, renter, or homeowner in the City of Boston? Next Step Living and our Renew Boston partners are hosting a community event called "Weatherize Now!" on Saturday Dec. 8th in Mattapan. Sign up for a no-cost assessment and get the opportunity to speak to professional contractors starting at 10am.

Computer Classes Being Offered

The re-entry computer class will run for about  3 months  and is scheduled to start on December 3, 2012. We are looking to fill the class before the scheduled start date but we will take  new participant information until  the class is filled.  This class  will focus on working with people who are court involved/or have an immediate family member who is court involved. Individuals must be 16 years old or older to qualify for this computer class. > Read more

"Your Vision, Our Future: A Transportation Conversation"

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will hold a series of statewide discussions this fall to engage the public in a conversation about the transportation system they want and what we need to do to achieve that vision. The purpose of these meetings is to hear from customers and residents in order to generate ideas and help prioritize agency initiatives now and in the future.

Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative Community Forum

The goals of the Community Forum are:
·Inform the community of the corridor and initiative and to create an understanding of the geography and character of the places along the corridor
·Identify and better understand issues and opportunities along the corridor
·Discover shared themes that emerge to build a corridor vision for the future
Breakfast and lunch provided. Child care is provided > Read more

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