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City’s community garden program supports fresh food, environmental benefits
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City’s community garden program supports fresh food, environmental benefits
As a child, Jessie Dambreville would look out her window at an open lot next door, near the Neponset River in Mattapan. Full of weeds and walnut trees, the space sat empty for years, serving mostly as a shortcut home.
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New tree ordinance to protect urban canopy
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New tree ordinance to protect urban canopy
The cool green path of tree-lined Commonwealth Avenue cuts through Boston’s Back Bay. In the city’s southwest areas, tree-filled streets keep temperatures in neighborhoods like West Roxbury, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain low, providing relief and respite for residents. Compare that to low-tree areas in minority neighborhoods like Mattapan, Hyde Park, Roxbury and Dorchester.
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Is Starbucks near Mattapan a harbinger of change?
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Is Starbucks near Mattapan a harbinger of change?
The idea of a Starbucks operating in this part of the city — home to taxi drivers, school teachers and government workers — caused rumblings in Mattapan and Hyde Park among some residents who say the major chain is a precursor to higher rents and housing prices in two of the city’s most affordable neighborhoods.
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Mattapan ‘urban wild’ slated for restoration
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Mattapan ‘urban wild’ slated for restoration
The planned restoration of Mattahunt Woods in Mattapan will be designed to maintain habitat for plants and wildlife, while improving community access to the green space, city officials said.
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EPA gives the Neponset River mixed grades
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EPA gives the Neponset River mixed grades
An annual report from the Environmental Protection Agency this month provided mixed results on the water quality in the Neponset River, which borders Mattapan and part of Dorchester.
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Residents object to transfer of ‘hand-me-down’ Green Line trains to Mattapan line
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Residents object to transfer of ‘hand-me-down’ Green Line trains to Mattapan line
Residents who live along the Mattapan line have expressed frustration with the MBTA’s announced plans to eventually replace the current trolleys with used cars from the Green Line, which one resident scorned as “hand-me-downs.”
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Ardent fans greet author Terry McMillan at Mattapan Library
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Ardent fans greet author Terry McMillan at Mattapan Library
Admirers and diehard devotees of Terry McMillan gathered to hear the best-selling author speak at the Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library earlier this month.
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Olmsted Green project promotes home ownership
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Olmsted Green project promotes home ownership
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Lawsuit takes aim at redistricting map
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Lawsuit takes aim at redistricting map
A coalition of South Boston-based organizations and activists have filed a lawsuit against the Boston City Council in an attempt to overturn a redistricting map the body passed by a 9-4 vote on Oct. 26.
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Public weighing in on Blue Hill Ave. redesign
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Public weighing in on Blue Hill Ave. redesign
City officials say they are moving forward with plans for an ambitious redesign of one of the city’s, and the Commonwealth’s, most persistently dangerous roadways: the three-mile stretch of Blue Hill Avenue connecting Mattapan to Dorchester’s Grove Hall.
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City announces $60m in housing assistance
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City announces $60m in housing assistance
City officials gathered at the site of a newly built affordable two-family home in Mattapan Friday to announce a $60 million investment of federal funds to help moderate- and low-income families buy homes in Boston as part of the Welcome Home Boston initiative.
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City taps Mattapan native to redevelop Blue Hill Ave. lots
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City taps Mattapan native to redevelop Blue Hill Ave. lots
Affordable housing, commercial space slated for five vacant city-owned parcels.
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