Innovative Fashions & Bridal has been chosen as the winner of this year’s “Deck the Window” competition for Mattapan Square and Mattapan Main Streets needs your help to make them the city wide winner. Voting is very easy! All you have to do is go on line and vote for them at Click the link, go to Deck the Hall Contest, click vote now, choose the Innovative Fashions & Bridal option, and then SUBMIT! Voting will begin on Tuesday Dec. 11th – 18th with the Grand Prize winner being announced on the 20th at the winning business. Let’s show out Mattapan Pride by going online and voting today!!!

Mattapan Holiday Gathering For Annual Tree Lighting

On Friday December 7, 2012 Main Streets hosted the 2nd annual Christmas tree lighting in Mattapan. Residents of Mattapan gathered together at the Mattapan Community Health Center to begin the festivities. With a beautifully decorated health center, snacks, presents, and goodies there was no way for everyone not to be in the Christmas spirit.
The Greater Boston Youth Chorus led Mattapan residents out of the center to the square where children excitedly saw Santa Claus and company. Mayor Thomas Menino reminds Mattapan the meaning of Christmas is not only about presents, but to spend time with loves ones and appreciate what you have before switching on the lights for Mattapan’s tree. > Read more

Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Come to the Holiday Pop-Up Shop and enjoy art by Lucilda. The event is four days long and those are:
Today Friday December 7th 11am-2pm
Saturday December 8th 11am-5pm
Sunday December 9th 11am-5pm
Monday December 10th 11am-2pm
There will be different activities and performances each day such as Santa Claus for kids, Live Jazz, and more! All are welcomed!

Mattapan Drum and Drill Registration

Interested in joining the Mattapan Drum and Drill Team? We currently have open registration for dancers and drummer from ages 8 to 18. Registration will be open until December 31, 2012. If you are interested or have any questions do not hesitate to contact Carol Ayler, Patrick Wallace, or David Palaciosat (617) 635-1328.

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

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