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Your New Year's Weekend in Mattapan

Posted by Patrick Rosso  December 30, 2011 10:02 AM

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2012 is just around the corner. Here are a few helpful tips to make sure your New Year’s weekend is fun and safe.

Transportation:
On New Year’s Eve the MBTA will offer free service after 8 p.m. The T will also be offering extended hours Saturday night and Sunday morning. All trains, including the Mattapan Trolley, will operate on a normal Saturday schedule but the MBTA will be extending service until 2 a.m. Sunday. Buses will also run on a Saturday schedule.

What to do:
Although a night of big and loud parties might not be your cup of tea, Boston.com has a complete guide to where the hottest New Year’s Eve bashes will be, along with some great tips for dining and kids’ activities. To get the scoop visit Boston.com’s New Year’s Eve Guide. If you are looking for a little family friendly entertainment NECN will bring the fireworks to your house with their Boston Family Fireworks celebration. Coverage of the 12-minute fireworks spectacular begins at 6 p.m. on NECN. Also don’t forget Boston’s annual First Night celebration which features everything from food to family activities from 1 p.m. – 12 a.m. Dec. 31.

If you are looking for a few activities for the kids in Mattapan on New Year's Eve why not join Miss Meghan at the Mattapan Branch Library for a night of crafts. The event is free and all are welcome. The event runs from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Mattapan Branch Library at 1350 Blue Hill Ave.

The Year in Review:
It wouldn't be the end of another year without a few of those lists looking back at the year that was. Boston.com has a few of them and they are a great way to look back at what went on in 2011. To find out what the top stories in 2011 were click here.

Email Patrick D. Rosso, patrick.d.rosso@gmail.com. Follow him @PDRosso, or friend him on Facebook.

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