Mattapan

By - 10/17/14 - 7:31 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire broke out on the third floor of 10 Fessenden St. late Thursday night. Firefighters arriving at 11:25 p.m. found "heavy fire" on the floor's porch.... Read more

By - 10/16/14 - 12:55 pm

State officials announced today the start of hourly service on Saturday and Sunday on the Fairmount Line will start Nov. 29 - and that they've made the current fares - the same as a subway line from Fairmount station north - permanent.

MassDOT also said it will solicit bids in December for 30 Diesel Multiple Units - single-car diesel trains that will let the T... Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 2:17 pm

Destin Marcelin, 6, died in a Dorchester apartment last month when his father, Patrick Marcelin smothered or strangled him - or maybe both - Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report.

Marcelin then slashed his wrists, then plunged a knife into his chest after opening the door of a Mattapan apartment to police after they had tracked him down two days... Read more

By - 10/11/14 - 12:11 am
Hughes

Boston Police report nabbing a Mattapan native who was wanted in New York on murder charges.

Chivona Hughes, 32, was arrested in her old haunts near Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan on Tuesday afternoon, police say.

Police in New York had been hunting Hughes for a Sept. 21 murder in Brooklyn. Boston Police report she allegedly stabbed her victim 75 times in... Read more

By - 10/8/14 - 5:22 pm
O'Donnell

Former Dorchester funeral director Joseph V. O'Donnell, 56, was indicted today on charges of keeping a dozen decomposed bodies in a self-storage facility and with embezzling funds meant to pay for funerals and forgery, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Although the improper disposal of bodies is more gruesome, it's the charges of forgery and larceny from a person over 60 that could put... Read more

By - 10/8/14 - 2:57 pm
Boston city councilors Charles Yancey and Bill Linehan

Yancey, Linehan shake after Linehan tells Yancey he won't get a vote on proposal today.

Several city councilors said today they strongly back Councilor Charles Yancey's longstanding proposal to put a high school on a 20-acre parcel on the grounds of the former Boston State Hospital.

However, Council President Bill Linehan deferred any vote on the idea after several councilors also said that while they don't oppose the idea, they need more information on it. Among those: Mark Ciommo... Read more

By - 10/4/14 - 11:31 am

Luis Miguel Gonzalez-Buzetta, 22, was sentenced this week to nine years in prison and permanent status as a sex offender, after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to child-exploitation charges related to the more than 6,000 sexually explicit photos and videos of young girls federal agents found on his computers, the US Attorney's office reports.

The FBI began investigating Gonzalez-Buzetta, 22, last year, after... Read more

By - 9/18/14 - 12:49 pm

A concerned citizen reports on odd goings-on at a storm drain on Mildred Avenue in Mattapan:

Caller states an unidentified man has been stuffing bags of unknown contents down the sewer at the location everyday for the past year. He usually has a golf club or cane which he uses to push the bags down the sewer. Caller reports seeing the individual usually between

... Read more
By - 9/6/14 - 10:29 pm

Officers investigating the death of Patrick Marcelin's six-year-old son at 61 Devon St. in Dorchester on Thursday were unable to keep Marcelin from stabbing himself to death when they arrived at the apartment where he'd been staying, Boston Police report.

According to police, the boy was in cardiac arrest when first responders arrived at his home around 9:30 a.m., but that the exact cause... Read more

By - 8/28/14 - 2:06 pm

WBZ introduces us to Uwa Lawrence, a landlord in the Roslindale/Mattapan area who is allegedly horrible enough to remove the windows, doors and circuit breaker on a cold February day from a unit whose tenant he wanted to get out.

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

By - 8/24/14 - 8:23 pm

Several of them, around 8:15 p.m. at Morton and Wilcock, with some ending up in people's apartments. No reported injuries, though.

By - 8/20/14 - 12:12 pm

Juanly Pena, now, 15, today admitted he shot his 9-year-old brother to death in February, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Pena was sentenced to DYS custody until he turns 21 - with a three-year prison sentence after that suspended if "he obtains a GED and/or employment, undergoes a mental health evaluation and treatment, refrains from any contact with persons he knows to... Read more

By - 8/18/14 - 10:16 pm

UPDATE, 11:02 p.m. State Police report the injured person died.

Firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and state and Boston police are on Morton Street between Shattuck Hospital and the rotary, where at least one person was seriously injured in a rollover around 10 p.m., not long after the same pickup hit a van at Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue and sped off.... Read more

By - 8/14/14 - 9:44 am

About 9:25 a.m. on Woolson Street near Blue Hill Avenue.

The shooter, a passenger in a blue BMW SUV, was described as black, about 20, with braids and a moustache. The driver was a black woman, about 40, wearing a clear shower cap.

By - 8/7/14 - 10:00 am

The antiquated Morton Street bridge over the Fairmount Line shuts at 9 a.m. on Friday so the state can replace it with a more modern span.

Officials say the new bridge - pre-built off site - will be moved into place this weekend and that it should be open to traffic by 5 a.m. on Aug. 18.

Due to the work, the 21 and... Read more

By - 8/4/14 - 6:01 pm

Around 5:50 p.m. at Orlando and Almont streets.

Police were on the scene quickly and within 10 minutes had a suspect in custody - along with the knife he allegedly used.

After summoning an ambulance for the victim, police had to call in a second ambulance - for an officer who got stung repeatedly by bees while chasing the suspect through backyards.... Read more

By - 8/1/14 - 9:28 pm

The Globe reports the guy cleaned up in more ways than one - at least until officers who had him under surveillance at the Dana Avenue DPW yard arrested him on River Street.

By - 7/27/14 - 11:22 pm

Shortly before 11 p.m. outside 33 Rockdale St., near Cummins Highway. A man who showed up not long after at Carney Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back was shot in front of the Burger King on Cummins near Rockdale.

A Cummins Highway resident reported a bullet came through a window; a passing motorist reported a rear window smashed by a bullet.... Read more

By - 7/25/14 - 4:46 pm

Police officers were in legitimate fear for their lives when they fired at a man reaching for a gun in Mattapan on June 2 of last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said today.

In a letter to Police Commissioner William Evans, Conley said he will not be bringing any charges against officers involved in the shooting death of Ross Batista in a... Read more

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