Mattapan

By - 1/22/16 - 9:49 am

Boston firefighters responded around 9:40 a.m. to 10 Frontenac St. for a fire in a car in the auto-body shop there. The fire went to two alarms.

Police evacuated the Greater Boston Adult Day Health Center behind the garage on Livingstone Street; some of the seniors there took refuge in the nearby B-3 police station.

By - 1/21/16 - 5:01 pm

State Rep. Dan Cullinane (D-Dorchester) reports on an answer from the MBTA about the long-term status of the 1940s trolleys that now run between Mattapan Square and Ashmont: Read more.

By - 1/16/16 - 4:42 pm

Our own Suldog makes the case for preserving the historic trolleys that run between Ashmont and Mattapan Square.

By - 1/15/16 - 1:03 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan man after they found a loaded gun in his waistband matching the one witnesses say he had been waving around during an argument before officers arrived on scene last night.

Peter Solomon, 33, was charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition around 10:40 p.m. on Seminole Street, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 1/12/16 - 6:36 pm
Fire at 849 Cummins Highway

The fire. Photo by BFD.

A third-floor fire reported around 6:25 p.m. at 849 Cummins Highway went to two alarms not long after. Read more.

By - 1/12/16 - 5:55 pm
Save the Mattapan Trolley

When Stuart Spina read yesterday the T might look at replacing Mattapan trolleys with electric buses, he quickly created a Facebook group to Save the Mattapan Line, where people are discussing how to do that - and posting photos and stories about their favorite trolley line.

By - 1/11/16 - 4:41 pm
Babson Street fire

Babson Street scene. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports somebody using dental equipment in the dentist's office at 130 Babson St. accidentally started a fire that went to four alarms after firefighters arrived around 4:05 p.m.

Two residents had to be pulled from the fire, the fire department reports. Boston Police detectives were called to the scene because of the severity of one of the resident's injuries. Read more.

By - 1/11/16 - 4:02 pm

Peter Howe at NECN reports the T is getting tired of the expense of maintaining heirloom trolleys from the 1940s when it has billions of dollars worth of unmet needs and so replacing the trolleys with electric buses is "on the table."

By - 12/29/15 - 9:03 am

UPDATE: Boston Police report the more seriously injured victim died.

Around 8:45 a.m. outside 23 Wilmore St., between Blue Hill Avenue and Norfolk Street. Because of the severity of at least one victim's injuries, the homicide unit was summoned. Possibly six rounds fired. Both victims are in their late teens.

By - 12/27/15 - 8:47 pm

Around 8:30 p.m. on Rosewood Street, near Cummins Highway, according to Boston EMS Incidents and Stanley Staco.

By - 12/15/15 - 7:59 am
Proposed Cote Village building in Mattapan

Architect's rendering.

Two non-profit groups have filed plans with the BRA to replace the old Cote Ford dealership at Cummins Highway and Regis Road with a 76 apartments - 52 in an apartment building and 24 in three townhouse buildings.

The Planning Office for Urban Affairs and Caribbean Integration Community Development say the proposed Cote Village, next to the planned Cummins Highway stop on the Fairmount Line, would remove a neighborhood blight and provide much needed affordable housing in a transit-oriented development. Read more.

By - 12/2/15 - 9:58 pm

Dervin Hibbert, 54, faces up to 15 years in prison following his conviction today on charges he drunkenly drove a minivan backwards down Cummins Highway on Nov. 23, 2013, hitting and dragging Walter Harris to his death, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The jury found Hibbert guilty of motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence; it deadlocked on convicting him of the more serious charge of motor-vehicle homicide. Read more.

By - 11/28/15 - 11:41 am

Firefighters made the discovery when they responded to a report of a car on fire in a rear parking lot at 229 River St. around 11:30 a.m. Boston Police homicide detectives and Boston Fire arson investigators were summoned to the scene.

By - 11/21/15 - 10:55 am

Boston Police report arresting Rakeem Austin, 30, on charges he pretended to be an attractive woman on social media, then robbed the men who showed up for an assignation. Read more.

By - 11/19/15 - 9:33 am

Boston Police report officers drew their guns yesterday before arresting Matthew Davis, 25, of Roxbury, on charges he repeatedly stabbed his mother in a Mattapan apartment building on Tuesday. Read more.

By - 11/17/15 - 4:53 pm

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Around 3 p.m. at 435 River St., the Globe reports.

By - 11/13/15 - 7:51 am

Boston Police report arresting Tyrone Wilson, 29, on charges of being a crack and fentanyl dealer.

Police say drug detectives raided Wilson's 20 Regis Rd. home yesterday and seized fentanyl, crack, a scale, other implements that could be used in drug dealing, and ammunition.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/11/15 - 3:21 pm

Boston Police report several recent incidents of people getting robbed at gunpoint when they arrived at what they thought was an assignation with a cutie they met online. Read more.

By - 11/8/15 - 11:11 pm

A Dorchester man faces arraignment today on numerous charges after he allegedly gunned his car while two police officers were asking him to step out last night - dragging them 100 yards until he crashed into a parked car, Boston Police say. Read more.

By - 11/5/15 - 5:04 pm

Kyle Pam, 28, was arraigned today on charges of larceny over $250 from an elderly person, perjury, embezzlement by a fiduciary and money laundering. Boston Municipal Court Judge Peter Coyne set bail at $10,000 and ordered him to stay away from the woman and her accounts, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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