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Mattapan Square Main Streets still without executive director, group considers extending application deadline again

Posted by Patrick Rosso  July 10, 2012 02:01 PM

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The May 21 deadline for applications to fill the executive director position at Mattapan Square Main Streets has long since passed and the group is still without a director.

Brian McPherson, vice president of the group’s board and the chair of the committee to find an executive director, said the group has received a number of applications but is concentrating on funding at the moment.

“There is nothing new to report, we’re just trying to nail down our funding, which has become more of a priority than finding an executive director,” McPherson said by phone Tuesday.

McPherson said the group is also considering extending the application deadline again.

Boston Main Streets is a federally funded, citywide program that works to revitalize commercial districts through a combination of technical, financial, and design support. In November 2010, the city officially accepted Mattapan's application to become a recognized Main Streets District.

There are 20 Main Streets groups citywide.

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