Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan man Saturday night after, they say, he started firing a gun while officers were pursuing him after a shooting near the Mattapan Square T stop.
According to police, officers found a gunshot victim around 7:30 p.m. outside 1670 Blue Hill Ave. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.
Responding officers observed three males... Read more
Several city councilors say new flight paths out of Logan Airport have shifted early morning flights over neighborhoods not used to being awoken at 5:15 a.m. by low-flying jets - and they want the FAA and Massport to explain what they're going to do about that.
"It's really impacting heavily the quality of life of constituents in my area, who are not as familiar with... Read more
State Police are looking for the driver of a car that hit a man on Morton Street Saturday night and injured him so badly he was given Last Rites at the hospital. He remains hospitalized in critical condition, State Police say.
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
Around 2:30 a.m. at W. Selden, Stanley Staco reports.
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
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.
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... Read more
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.... Read more
When trolleys ran down Blue Hill Avenue and Seaver Street - with maps and photos.
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
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
Shortly after 2 p.m. at 760 Cummins Highway, near Favre, Stanley Staco reports.
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... Read more
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