Mattapan

By - 1/24/15 - 9:28 pm

Simco's, 1509 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan Square, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to extend its closing time from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m.

The venerable hot-dog stand, which years ago had later hours, got a one-day suspension last fall when a police lieutenant found it open at 1:45 a.m. one August night.

The board's hearings start at 10... Read more

By - 1/16/15 - 7:25 am

Around 2:30 a.m. at W. Selden, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 1/5/15 - 8:38 am

Walsh Construction Co. of Chicago today begins a four-month contract to tear down the condemned Long Island bridge. The city shut the bridge in October as unsafe.

Even as Walsh starts its $20.5-million demo, the city has still to figure out how to replace the homeless and substance-abuse treatment programs that were based on the island. The Boston Public Health Commission holds... Read more

By - 1/2/15 - 4:16 pm

Shortly before 4 p.m. at the intersection of Selden and Nelson streets.

Police are looking for a green, 2001 Malibu, Mass. 2EX 589 in connection with the incident.... Read more

By - 12/16/14 - 3:54 pm

Transit historian and Harvard University librarian Foster Palmer narrates the trip, with a brief stopover at Barry's Ledge, once a gravel pit, then a never-was driving range.

H/t Tim Murphy.

By - 12/16/14 - 12:20 pm

Matthew Burke writes how he tracked down the life of Pvt. Elmer Gorham, who served as a medic on the front lines in France - and how he found his unmarked grave in New Calvary Cemetery on the Mattapan/Roslindale line.

Now, Pvt. Gorham belongs to the ages, his name etched in stone along with his service during The Great War. It may fade with

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By - 12/13/14 - 9:46 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot twice around 7:45 p.m. on Friday outside 1551 Blue Hill Ave. He was taken away in critical condition.

A gun was found in the middle of Blue Hill Avenue; shell casings were found at the Mobil station.... Read more

By - 12/11/14 - 11:23 pm

Boston Police report a woman walking in the area of Norfolk and Hosmer streets in Mattapan around 7:40 p.m. yesterday was approached from behind by a man with a knife:

The suspect attempted to force the victim down an alley when a struggle ensued. The victim was able to wrestle the knife from her attacker and scream which caused the suspect to flee.

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By - 12/8/14 - 9:19 pm

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 8:30 p.m. at Gladeside Avenue and Linvale Terrace - and that he walked a couple blocks to Mamelon Circle, where police found him.... Read more

By - 12/8/14 - 8:27 am

Stanley Staco reports police found a man and a woman, each with multiple stab wounds, on Deering Road shortly after 5 a.m.... Read more

By - 12/5/14 - 4:36 pm

UPDATE: Roxbury Here has a much more detailed report on the Roxbury meeting.

WGBH reports on unease about the city's plans to relocate some of the transitional substance-abuse programs that were on Long Island to an existing public-health complex in Mattapan and the newly closed Radius Hospital in Roxbury.

City officials say they need to find space for the residential treatment... Read more

By - 11/19/14 - 3:15 pm

For the second straight meeting, the City Council agreed to delay a vote on Councilor Charles Yancey's proposal for a $120 million high school in Mattapan.

The council approved borrowing for the high school last month, but the measure needs two positive votes before it can go to the mayor for his consideration.

As various ministers, members of the public and former City... Read more

By - 11/16/14 - 2:22 pm

Shortly after 2 p.m. at 760 Cummins Highway, near Favre, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 11/6/14 - 8:01 am

Jeff Rubin, whose family was one of the last Jewish families to leave the area along Blue Hill Avenue in 1970, reports on a diaspora reunited in a Facebook group:

Jews are famous for their exiles and the Dorchester-Mattapan dispersion is just another example. Thanks to the Facebook page we can experience the lost culture of that neighborhood once again, enjoy the friendships, and

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By - 11/5/14 - 2:24 pm

The City Council today was about to vote for the second time on Councilor Charles Yancey's proposal to borrow $120 million to build a new high school in Mattapan - which would have sent the matter to Mayor Walsh - when Yancey asked for the vote to be delayed for two weeks.

Yancey told fellow councilors and audience members who included clergymen and former City... Read more

By - 11/3/14 - 7:55 am

Lawrence Harmon ponders Councilor Charles Yancey's pursuit of a new high school in Mattapan and says the idea could work - if the city converts the current West Roxbury Education Complex into a K-8 school.

Yancey and Mattapan would get a state-of-the-art high school (open to students from across the city), even as secondary enrollment across the city drops, while West Roxbury parents would... Read more

By - 10/27/14 - 3:13 pm

Crews are working seven days a week to prepare two dormant public-health buildings in Mattapan for long-term use by halfway programs, while the city looks to rent or buy additional space - including possibly in the closed Radius hospital in Roxbury - for the several years before the bridge to Long Island can be repaired.

Although the city was able to find cots for all... Read more

By - 10/22/14 - 5:16 pm
Former City Councilor Chuck Turner attends meeting on Mattapan High School

Among those who attended to support Yancey: Former Councilor Chuck Turner

The City Council today approved a proposal to spend $120 million to build a new high school in Mattapan, for which Councilor Charles Yancey (Dorchester) has been fighting for close to two decades.

The proposed borrowing for the work will require a second council vote in two weeks and approval by Mayor Walsh.

The council voted 9-3 in favor of the plan, which Yancey said... Read more

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

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