Boston Neighborhood Network Open House, first and third Thursday of every month. Come and learn: Boston Neighborhood Network has provided professional training and services to cablecast a variety of relevant information, increase access to city services, offer a valuable medium to share local resources and give a direct voice to the community to promote unique opportunities for advancement.
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Aug. 25, 2011
John O’Toole, a local realtor and a top candidate in the District 3 City Council race, is enmeshed in a civil lawsuit with a former partner of his, according to court records. But he isn’t the only candidate who has been involved in legal actions in recent months and years: Two other top contenders, fellow realtor Craig Galvin and former city employee Frank Baker, have had a suit and an injunction, respectively, filed against them, according to a Reporter review of court records available to the public at Suffolk Superior Court. Read more
Aug. 17, 2011
Mattapan Community Health Center celebrated a milestone in the construction of its new facility with a topping-off ceremony this afternoon. Patients, staff, neighbors and supporters signed a steel beam that was placed on the top of the new four-story building that is rising at 1575 Blue Hill Ave. The $34 million building - due to be complete next summer— will also house a pharmacy and bank branch. Read more
Aug. 11, 2011
According to data from the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), health centers have been serving as health care homes for more than 40 years, providing continuous primary and preventive care that reduces the risk of new health care problems and lowers the overall potential cost of health care. Read more
State transportation officials are expected to pour an additional $500,000 into the Mattapan Square MBTA station, which opened in 2009 after $11 million in renovations.The additional renovations were expected to start this fall, but will likely be pushed back until next spring because community members have demanded more time to review the T’s latest restoration plans. Read more
Aug. 11, 2011
After being closed for more than one year, the Mattahunt Community Center pool is now open to the public again. The re-opening follows an effort by Wheelock College to help kickstart the center’s programming back into gear as the school year approaches. Read more
Every Wednesday, 4pm to 6pm, from July 13 through October 26 on the outdoor basketball court located on Standard Avenue in the Gallivan Housing Community. For $5, fill up a grocery bag with all the vegetables and fruits you want. Fresh, local produce is provided by Brookwood Farms, located in Milton, MA, in partnership with the Gallivan Task Force and the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition. Produce bags are half off ($2.50) when you use your EBT/SNAP/ Food Stamp card. For questions or more information please contact the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition at 617-696-2900.
Every Saturday, 10am to 1pm, from July 9 through October 15 in the parking lot of The Church of the Holy Spirit, located at 525 River Street near Mattapan Station. Fresh, local produce is provided by City Natives in partnership with The Trustees of the Reservation in Canton, MA. We accept EBT/SNAP/Food Stamps cards, WIC Coupons and Senior Vouchers. For questions or more information please contact the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition at 617-696-2900.
Jul. 28, 2011
Above, a report on the Neponset Greenway from the non-profit Press Pass TV, which works with Boston-area students to produce video reports. This one was produced in collaboration with the Dorchester Reporter.
Braving one of the worst heat waves of the season, a small group of residents, conservationists, and health advocates explored a much-contested “missing link” on the Neponset Greenway last Thursday.
The tour, organized by the Boston Natural Areas Network and sponsored by the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition, gave about a dozen residents a chance to see firsthand where and how the one-mile trail extension, running from Mattapan MBTA Station to the existing trail along the Neponset, could be implemented. Read more