Events week of 11/29/22 – 12/5/22

Open Mattapan Trolley Tour & Tree Lighting 11AM to 1 PM
a. What: For the 26th year, the Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour will continue the festive
tradition of lighting holiday trees while bringing holiday spirit to children across Boston.
Meet us at one of the 16 stops along the route to enjoy a visit with Santa, tree lightings,
and more. This event is presented by Bank of America (@BankofAmerica) with a special
thanks to CityView Trolley Tours (@CityViewTrolley)
b. When/Where: Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 11:00 am – 1 pm Activities, Local Performers & Light Refreshments @ Chase Bank | 1pm – 3pm in front of Rainbows Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour
c. Where: Mattapan Square
d. Flyer:

Open BPDA Plan Mattapan Community Meeting 12 PM – 2 PM
a. What: Keeping Mattapan Affordable; Creating More Small Businesses; Increasing
Access to High Quality Transportation; Increasing Economic Opportunity; Creating
More Culturally Inclusive Spaces
b. When: Saturday, Dec. 3rd from 12PM to 2PM
c. Where: Cote Village, 820 Cummins Hwy, Mattapan, 02126
d. Flyer:
e. Link: Register at:
f. Contact:

Open Fare Free Bus Focus Groups
a. What: Rivera Consulting & Stantec’s Urban Mobility Group Firms are working to
evaluate the impact of the fare-free bus program. The city has expanded its initial three-
month trial of free fares on the MBTA’s Route 28 bus by making Routes 23, 28, and 29
free until March 2024. These bus routes serve Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury,
carrying around 20,000 riders every weekday. The results of this evaluation will help
inform how the city invests in the future of transit as well as how similar programs will
be implemented in Boston, the region and across the country. As part of the assessment
strategy for this program, we are holding five 90-minute focus groups throughout late
November and early December 2022. Participants will be compensated for attending a
focus group with a $50 Amazon gift card
b. When: N/A
c. Where: Sign up
d. Contact: Eric James
f. Link: Sign up 

a. Did you know you can text 911? While voice calls are still the most efficient way to get
emergency services, you can text if you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired
b. Link for more information: Text-to-911 card & Text-to-911 Public FAQ

OpenCity of Boston Environment Department’s Mattahunt Woods Restoration Project Survey
a. What: N/A
b. When: ASAP
c. Where: Online
d. Contact: N/A
f. Link: -mattahunt-woods
g. Additional Information: N/A

Open Mattapan Library’s November Events
a. What: N/A
b. When: All of November
c. Where: Mattapan Library
d. Contact: Amy Loustau

f. Link: N/A
g. Additional Information: N/A

Open MBTA’s Fairmount Line Commuter Rail Information
a. What: Commuter Rail at Fairmount Line is the same price as the regular subway –
$2.40 and Charlie Cards are accepted – departs every 45 mins
b. Where: Fairmount Line Station & all of Zone 1
c. Contact: Eric James for a free Charlie Card
e. Link:
f. Additional Information: N/A