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Ribbon cut on 76 affordable units in Mattapan
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Ribbon cut on 76 affordable units in Mattapan
After years of planning and construction 76 new affordable housing units have been completed on the site of the long abandoned Cote Ford car dealership in Mattapan.
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Haitian Unity Parade returns to Mattapan
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Haitian Unity Parade returns to Mattapan
On a hot and humid Sunday afternoon, thousands came out to enjoy the annual Haitian Unity Parade celebrating the Caribbean nation's 219th Flag Day with music, food and an opportunity for the community to access health services amidst the ongoing pandemic.
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Mattapan grave tells story of slavery, Haitian revolution
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Mattapan grave tells story of slavery, Haitian revolution
Deyaha Moussa was a Muslim kidnapped in West Africa, purchased in Saint-Domingue by T.H. Perkins of the eponymous School for the Blind, and who witnessed the Haitian Revolution combust. Perkins’ brother trafficked Moussa to Boston in 1793. He died in 1831 and now rests anonymously in Mattapan under a giant Celtic cross.
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School building closures inevitable
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School building closures inevitable
Parents, teachers and students from the Pauline A. Shaw School in Dorchester demonstrated, testified at School Committee meetings and wrote op-eds in a concerted effort to stop what many saw as the district’s attempt to pull the plug on the school, denying them grade expansions while all other BPS elementary schools are switching to a K-6 grade configuration.
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Shaw school community seeks district support
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Shaw school community seeks district support
Following a decision by Boston Public Schools (BPS) to expand the previously K-3 P.A. Shaw Elementary School to include two fourth-grade classes, the school community came together to demand further additions to fulfill what they say are broken promises from BPS.
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Neponset designated Superfund site
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Neponset designated Superfund site
The Lower Neponset River has been designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Superfund site, local officials announced Monday at a press conference in Mattapan.
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City to start planning for Blue Hill Ave. redesign
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City to start planning for Blue Hill Ave. redesign
Boston officials are planning to redesign a three-mile stretch of Blue Hill Avenue between Mattapan Square and Grove Hall. Planning will likely include center-running bus lanes.
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Tenants demonstrate against displacement
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Tenants demonstrate against displacement
As bitter cold swept through Boston on Valentine’s Day, tenants and housing rights activists came together to show their love for one another outside the SoMa at the T apartment complex in Mattapan, bearing signs and wearing multiple layers.
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Chase cuts ribbon on Mattapan branch
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Chase cuts ribbon on Mattapan branch
America’s biggest bank planted official roots last week in Mattapan Square with the cutting of a Chase-logo ribbon by America’s most powerful banker.
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City secures funding for Blue Hill Ave. bus lanes
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City secures funding for Blue Hill Ave. bus lanes
When city and state officials gathered at the corner of Columbus and Walnut Avenues in October to mark the opening of the city’s first center-running bus lane, notably absent was representation from the Garrison Trotter Neighborhood Association, the resident group that claims many of the streets around the new lane.
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District 4 candidates stake out positions
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District 4 candidates stake out positions
Six candidates for City Council battled last week for the attention of District 4 voters in a crowded race for the seat covering parts of Mattapan, Dorchester, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain.
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Mattapan residents mapping history, future
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Mattapan residents mapping history, future
Mattapan residents are taking hold of their history through a multi-layered mapping project that will highlight the past, present and future of the historic Boston neighborhood.
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