Mattapan

By - 7/20/17 - 10:23 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on warnings being sent to operators of unlicensed stations in Dorchester and Mattapan.

By - 7/18/17 - 11:22 pm

Around 11:15 p.m. at West Selden Street and Woodale Avenue. At least one house hit.

Not long after, a person showed up at a local emergency room with what appeared to be cuts from glass shattered by the gunfire.

By - 7/10/17 - 4:33 pm

Around 4:25 p.m. on Woolson Street near Blue Hill Avenue. A car was hit.

By - 7/5/17 - 10:18 am

A disgusted citizen files a complaint about the post-Fourth condition of Walker Playground off Norfolk Street in Mattapan:

Fireworks reminants all over basketball and park. Courts damaged. Litter everywhere.

By - 7/3/17 - 5:12 pm

A Dorchester Municipal Court judge today set bail at $500,000 for Kristopher Jordan, who is charged with opening fire on Boston gang-unit officers pursuing somebody else in Mattapan early Saturday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 7/1/17 - 11:35 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say shot at gang-unit officers at Deering Road and Wellington Hill Street in Mattapan about 12:35 a.m.

Police say the officers were pursuing a guy who had passed them on a scooter and had just made a U-turn: Read more.

By - 6/27/17 - 1:19 pm

Boston Police report arresting Kijana Walker, 20, of Dorchester, for the murder of Javoni Boyd at 165 Delhi St. on June 13. Read more.

By - 6/26/17 - 8:49 pm

Boston Police report a man, believed to be in his 30s, was shot around 6:30 p.m. at 1357 Blue Hill Ave., at Walk Hill Street. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 6/25/17 - 11:45 pm
Boyd

UPDATE: McKinney ordered held without bail at his arraignment Monday.

Boston Police report they have arrested Jakyres McKinney, 25, today on charges he murdered Javoni Boyd, 19 (at right), at 165 Delhi St. in Mattapan on June 13.

Read more.

By - 6/16/17 - 1:08 pm

MassDOT reports that ridership on the only only-in-Boston commuter rail line increased 25% during the first of two fare-free weeks in May - and 44% the second week - but then dropped back down to normal light levels when the fares came back.

By - 6/14/17 - 11:02 am

J'Cynda Sales, a teller at the Citizens Bank branch on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan Square, admitted yesterday that she drained a customer's account of the money over a six-month period, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/13/17 - 7:56 pm

Boston Police report a man in his 20s was shot to death at 165 Delhi St. around 7 p.m.

Last night, a man was shot to death on Hosmer Street.

By - 6/12/17 - 9:35 pm

Around 8:45 p.m. at 29 Hosmer St., according to Gavin Schoch and Scott Eisen.

By - 6/11/17 - 10:09 am
48 Hazelton St. in Mattapan

Fire damage. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 48 Hazelton St. at 7 a.m. for a fire that did an estimated $400,000 in damage to that house and the one next door.

No injuries reported; 13 people were displaced. The cause is under investigation, the department reports.

By - 6/8/17 - 12:33 pm

The Bulletin reports the river has incredibly high levels of both the sort of bacteria usually found with human waste and toxic PCBs - which is why the owner of the shopping plaza on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line hasn't put in the riverside restaurant he once wanted to.

By - 6/6/17 - 2:23 pm

UPDATED, 6/7 with additional BPD info.

Boston Police report arresting Jonathan Brown, 26, on charges he opened fire in broad daylight on Morton Street. Read more.

By - 5/25/17 - 5:28 pm

Hubway will add more than 70 bike-rental stations over the next two years to the 127 it already operates in Boston, under a new contract with the city of Boston, Mayor Walsh's office said today. Read more.

By - 5/21/17 - 6:40 pm
Bridge over the Neponset River

On Friday at 5 p.m., DCR opened the newest section of the Neponset Greenway, a 1.3-mile stretch from near Central Avenue into Mattapan that includes the new Harvest River Bridge crossing the river between Mattapan and Milton.

If you pull into the parking lot for the Ryan Playground, on River Street, sort of opposite Gladeside Avenue in Mattapan, follow the new path into the woods, which will take you to the Greenway. Turn left and you'll soon come to the bridge, the river and the path towards Lower Mills. Read more.

By - 5/19/17 - 2:35 pm
Celebrating Haitian independence

Caitlin Kerrigan's first-grade class at Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy in Mattapan celebrated Haitian Flag Day today with the flags and necklaces they made yesterday.