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Mattapan votes in new neighborhood council
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Mattapan votes in new neighborhood council
Last month, 147 Mattapan voters cast ballots to elect the neighborhood’s first-ever Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council.
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MBTA opens Mattapan commuter rail station
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MBTA opens Mattapan commuter rail station
For years, trains on the Fairmount Line passed by Mattapan Square, speeding commuters to South Station while bypassing the busy commercial district. Last week, community members and elected officials celebrated as the brand-new commuter rail station at Blue Hill Avenue near Mattapan Square officially opened, a move many say will shorten commute times for neighborhood residents.
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Haitian Chamber hosts candidate forum
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Haitian Chamber hosts candidate forum
With at least four candidates contending for the District 5 City Council seat and at least nine vying for the four at-large seats on the body, members of Boston’s Haitian-American community had an opportunity last week to hear first-hand the ideas the aspiring officials plan to bring to City Hall.
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New data show more diverse Boston
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New data show more diverse Boston
The city of Boston’s population has continued to grow and become more diverse over the past seven years, according to a report by the Boston Planning and Development Agency released last month.
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MBTA planning to upgrade Mattapan trolley line
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MBTA planning to upgrade Mattapan trolley line
The 75-year-old trolleys on the MBTA Mattapan Line will most likely be replaced with newer light rail vehicles like those on the Green Line, according to an MBTA study released last week.
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Mattapan seeks greater say in development
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Mattapan seeks greater say in development
With proposals for two marijuana dispensaries, two large development projects that could bring more than 200 new housing units to Mattapan Square and a slew of smaller condo projects that local residents say are putting pressure on the neighborhood’s rental market, Mattapan residents are looking for a greater role in planning. To that end, neighborhood activists are holding an election on Feb. 23 for the newly-formed Mattapan Neighborhood Council.
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Mattapan residents wary of planned pot shop
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Mattapan residents wary of planned pot shop
Scores of neighborhood residents gathered at the Mattapan branch of the Boston Public Library last Tuesday as a trio of entrepreneurs outlined their plans to open a marijuana shop at 1292 Blue Hill Ave.
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Hyde Park attorney to take on District 5 councilor
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Hyde Park attorney to take on District 5 councilor
An early challenger has stepped up to battle City Councilor Tim McCarthy for his District 5 seat in the November 2019 election. Ricardo Arroyo quit his job as a public defender last Friday and this week announced his intention to run for Boston City Council, representing residents in Mattapan, Roslindale and Hyde Park.
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Ex-Whittier St. resident buys first home
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Ex-Whittier St. resident buys first home
Patricia Brown, a former resident of the Whittier Street Development, became a first-time home-owner in Mattapan last month, proving that city agencies can successfully help public housing residents purchase their own homes.
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Development team discusses plans for Mattapan complex
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Development team discusses plans for Mattapan complex
Mattapan residents met last week to approve the latest plans for the $57 million redevelopment of Mattapan Station, one of the final chances to weigh in before developers seek state funding for the proposed mixed-use residential project.
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City planning initiatives focus on East Boston, Mattapan, Newmarket
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City planning initiatives focus on East Boston, Mattapan, Newmarket
Mayor Martin Walsh’s office, in partnership with the Boston Planning and Development Agency, announced last Wednesday that it will launch new planning initiatives this year in Mattapan, East Boston, Downtown and Newmarket.
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