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Mattapan Square Main Streets to highlight vision at meeting

Posted by Patrick Rosso  January 30, 2013 12:42 PM

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Mattapan Square Main Streets will meet Thursday to showcase itself to the community and highlight its vision for the neighborhood.

“What’s most important is we’re making progress,” said Nancy Rachael Rousseau, president of the board of the the nonprofit business development group. “We’ll share where we are financially and introduce our officers.”

Formed in 2010, the group in the past has struggled to organize and create a place for itself in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood. But in the past sixth months, it has seen a resurgence of activity and is moving toward its goal of providing support to area businesses and residents.

The Mattapan Square Main Streets is part of a citywide program that works to revitalize commercial districts through a combination of technical, financial, and design support. It is the city’s 20th Main Streets District.

The group has been making progress in leaps and bounds as of late, receiving non-profit status in October and raising the necessary funds to receive matching money from the city in December, which will help support the new executive director’s salary.

Thursday’s meeting will be a coming out for the group that hopes to have an executive director in place in the coming months.

The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. at the William E. Carter Post #16 located at 1531 Blue Hill Ave.

Thursday’s keynote speaker will be Reginald A. Nunnally, executive director of the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office.

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