community advocacy

"Commitment to Community Tour" April 5

Meet to discuss issues, concerns and ideas to improve Blue Hill Avenue, a commercial and residential area that runs through Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan. At the meeting, everything from street cleaning to crosswalks, traffic to small business development can be discussed - come with your ideas! The focus is Blue Hill Ave from Dudley Street to Grove Hall. Also find out about new initiatives as well as the budget process on the state and city level. For more information, contact Daniel Tavares at Danielson.Tavares [at] Or call 617.722.2060 This is a free event. The Thomas Atkins Building is located at 233 Blue Hill Ave, Boston, MA. The event will be from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.


Black Community Leaders Reception @ City Hall Dec. 12

In order to develop a sound working relationship with elected leaders, there will be a Black Community Leaders Reception with Boston City Council at The Curley Room, 5th Floor, Boston City Hall. The meeting will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The new city council will be sworn in on January 1st - come share your ideas and concerns with them on  Monday, December 12, 2011 Refreshments will be served.

Neponset River Trail Public Meeting Aug. 30

On Tuesday, August 30, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., at the Foley Senior Residences Dining Room, 249 River Street, Mattapan, the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will discuss, and solicit public input on, recommended alternative trail extension between Central Avenue in Milton and Blue Hill Avenue in Boston to link the Lower Neponset River Trail to the Neponset Esplanade.

Please help pass along this meeting notice (see flyer attached below) especially to those who live in Mattapan and Milton, to help generate a sizeable community presence at this meeting that can provide feedback about this critical missing piece. If you have questions about the public meeting, please call 617-626-4974 or email

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