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Last updated: 5/25/18

Mattapan

A vibrant neighborhood home to diverse cultures and many immigrant-owned businesses.

In the early 1600s, Mattapan started as community for Native Americans known as the Mattahunt Tribe. At the dawn of 21st century, immigrants traveling in New England found Mattapan to be a "good place to sit." Irish, Jewish, and Haitian immigrants called the neighborhood home. Now, Mattapan is home to a large African American and Caribbean community.

Mattapan
Boston, MA 02126
United States

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Jun 20

Mayor Walsh to host 'Mayor on Main' Trolley Tour

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Jun 20

New leaders for Fair Housing Office and Environment, Energy, and Open Space cabinet

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Jun 19

Mayor Walsh chooses law firm to represent City of Boston in litigation against the...

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Order to ring bells in celebration of emancipation, 1865 December 30, Docket 1865-020-I, Proceedings of the City Council, Collection 0100.001, Boston City Archives
Jun 19

Notes from the archives: Juneteenth

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Green living in Mattapan

Traveling down  Blue Hill Avenue, you’re bound to see the recently opened Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library. This library is now a staple of the community. The award-winning library was created with a focus on energy performance, water conservation, and sustainability.

The community has become an incubator for green living innovations.  The Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary is a great partner and ally to Mattapan. This agency offers dynamic programming to engage residents and local organizations.

Mattapan's green spaces continue to be a jewel in the neighborhood, and organizations are using the green terrain to brighten the quality of life for all residents. Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition is a community-based agency that practices green living by providing residents with healthy eating options through weekend farmers markets, fitness campaigns, fresh eating cooking courses, and so much more!