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Boston Main Streets

The network of 20 independent nonprofit Main Streets organizations exists across Boston. Main Streets use a comprehensive revitalization approach. We want to create, build, and sustain healthy commercial districts.

Boston Main Streets started in 1983, when then City Councilor Thomas M. Menino brought Main Street to Roslindale. Ten neighborhood commercial districts were designated as Boston Main Street programs in 1995 following a citywide competition. Ten more districts were designated over the next 10 years. The final district was designated in 2016.

Main Streets contact information

Contact information
District Address Name Contact
Allston Village Main Streets 161 Harvard Avenue, Suite 11
Allston, MA02134-2724
Alex Cornacchini


Bowdoin Geneva Main Streets 200 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA02122-1819
Haris Hardaway


Brighton Main Streets 358 Washington Street
Brighton, MA02135-3322


Chinatown Main Street 2 Boylston Street Suite G07 Boston, MA 02116 Debbie Ho


Roxbury Main Streets

2343 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA02119-3216

Mailing address: P.O. Box 190185
Roxbury, MA02119-3216

Robert George


East Boston Gateway Main Streets

154 Maverick Street, East Boston, MA  02128-2367

P.O. Box 584


Egleston Square Main Street 3134 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA02119-3115
Denise Delgado


Fields Corner Main Street 1444 Dorchester Avenue 2nd Floor
Dorchester, MA02122-1343
Jackey West Devine


Four Corners Main Street

337 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02121

Mailing address: P.O. Box 240877
Dorchester, MA 02124-1127

Marcos Beleche


Greater Ashmont Main Street 1914 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA02124-3765
Jeanne Dasaro


Greater Grove Hall Main Streets 320-B Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA02121-1922
Ed Gaskin


Hyde Park Main Streets 11 Fairmount Avenue Suite 107
Hyde Park, MA02136-2775
Thien Simpson


JP Centre/South Main Streets

670 Centre Street, Suite 7
Jamaica Plain, MA02130-2511

Mailing address: P.O. Box 302712
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-2511

Ginger Brown


Mattapan Square Main Streets 524-A River Street Suite 800
Mattapan, MA 02126
Benjamin Echevarria


Mission Hill Main Streets

1542 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120

Courtney Wright


Roslindale Village Main Street 4236A Washington Street
Roslindale, MA 02131-3015
Anna VanRemoortel


Three Squares Main Streets 329 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Warren Williams


Upham's Corner Main Street

545 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125-2315

Mailing address: P.O. Box 255917
Dorchester, MA 02125-2315

Val Daley


Washington Gateway Main Street 450 Harrison Avenue #415
Boston, MA 02118
Michael Sanchez


West Roxbury Main Streets 1842 Centre Street, Suite 206
West Roxbury, MA 02132-1902
Jacob Robinson


Open Positions

Open Positions

Mattapan Square Main Street Inc. (MSMS) is a volunteer-driven, community-based organization working to attract and enhance public and private investments in the commercial district and foster community spirit and collaboration in Mattapan, Boston's cultural gateway. We are seeking a dynamic and creative leader with a strong work ethic, proven leadership, and community-building skills, combined with effective communication and organization.

Reporting to the MSMS Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations and assisting in the long-term planning for Boston Main Streets (BMS), encouraging and facilitating business development in the neighborhood, fundraising, event planning, communications, and grant writing. Must be able to manage time and prioritize tasks, and have flexibility with work schedules, including nights and weekends.


  • Provide MSMS and Boston Main Streets core portfolio of services to Mattapan's small businesses
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all merchants, commercial property owners, and neighborhood associations, in and around Mattapan, as well as pertinent City departments, elected officials, funders, and other stakeholders.
  • Serve as liaison between Boston Main Streets, property and business owners, and elected officials.
  • Connect business and commercial property owners with resources and promotional opportunities and assist with storefront improvement projects.
  • Direct fundraising efforts with assistance from the Board of Directors, including special events and grant writing.
  • Oversees the grant application process for Main Street related projects.
  • Manage all aspects of the Main Street program, including correspondence, purchasing, record keeping, and budget development as set forth by the Board of Directors with oversight from the Board Treasurer.
  • Manage all publicity and communications for MSMS and serve as communications and promotions resource for businesses, taking advantage of social networking and traditional media.
  • Event coordination of MSMS’ fundraising and community engagement events; develop, maintain, and promote events relevant to support district small businesses.
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Management; maintain, grow, and utilize local volunteer base.
  • Coordinate and provide administrative support to volunteer Boards and Committees.
  • Serve as the organization’s point of contact to the media.
  • Oversee organization’s website and social media channels.
  • 5 years experience required in one or more of the following areas: community development, business economic development, marketing, architecture/historic design, fundraising and special event planning, non-profit management, business administration, and/or volunteer management.
  • Energetic self-starter who can balance a variety of responsibilities and projects simultaneously while working independently.
  • Ability to think creatively to develop projects and strategies that fit the needs of the organization, local merchants, and community.
  • Well-developed communication skills, both written and oral; public speaking at events required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to communicate with people from a variety of backgrounds and diverse work environments. Must demonstrate cultural sensitivity and competency.
  • Strong administrative, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Technical proficiencies include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and QuickBooks or other bookkeeping software. Basic bookkeeping required.
  • Website/desktop publishing preferred, and social media skills required.
  • Access to a vehicle preferred but not required.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

Job Type: Full-time


$55,000, plus benefits, and possible bonus depending on fundraising.


E-mail resume and cover letter to:

Subject Line – MSMS Executive Director Search

Application deadline: April 15, 2022, by 5 p.m.

Mattapan Square Main Streets is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Reimagine Boston Main Streets

Reimagine Boston Main Streets is a community engagement process. It's designed to strengthen the future of the Boston Main Streets program.

Reimagine Main Streets
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