Mattapan

By - 4/12/18 - 8:49 am

The Dorchester Reporter surveys the scene at the Pit Stop, the barbecue place on Morton Street in Mattapan.

By - 4/11/18 - 10:11 pm
Collapsed Ladder 10

Collapsed ladder. Photo by BFD.

Firefighters were at 9 Duke St. in Mattapan tonight when Ladder 10's ladder. No firefighters were on the ladder at the time. Read more.

By - 4/9/18 - 5:48 pm

A man whose second-degree murder conviction last week would have sent him away for life at a state prison will now spend just two and a half years in a county jail, a Suffolk Superior Court judge decided today. Read more.

By - 4/8/18 - 2:57 pm

Boston Police report arresting two Mattapan teens - and say they are looking for two more - for a violent robbery on Winter Street Saturday night. Read more.

By - 4/3/18 - 6:22 pm

Boston Police report drug-unit officers investigating possible drug sales in the area of the apartment building at 876 Cummins Highway, at the corner of Rexford Street, raided an apartment there yesterday evening and arrested five Mattapan residents and seized crack cocaine and other drugs and a loaded gun. Read more.

By - 3/29/18 - 1:02 pm

UPDATE, 3/31: The restaurant passed a re-inspection on March 30 and can re-open.

A city health inspector yesterday ordered Edu and Den's, 643 River St., shut for a series of violations that included ample evidence of a rodent infestation, improper dish cleaning and bags of construction mortar and joint compound being stored with food. Read more.

By - 3/27/18 - 9:24 am

A Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday found Abdullah Yasin, 24, of Jamaica Plain, guilty of second-degree murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for the 2016 stomping and shooting death of Chaz Burton at a River Street party, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/26/18 - 11:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man who says he worked at Flames, 663 Morton St., on charges he set the place on fire early on Dec. 15. Read more.

By - 3/24/18 - 9:43 pm

In the foot, on Malta Street off Edgewater Drive around 9:10 p.m.

By - 2/28/18 - 4:56 pm

Boston Police report arresting three men they say pushed a driver out of his car at gunpoint at River and Violante streets near Mattapan Square last night. Read more.

By - 2/22/18 - 9:17 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports Garrison is running for the state-senate seat vacated by Linda Dorcena Forry. Demcratic state reps Nick Collins and Evandro Carvalho are also running, in the April 3 primary.

By - 2/9/18 - 1:38 pm

Boston Police report a C-11 officer was heading back to his district on American Legion Highway late last night when a guy in the SUV in front of him got off at least a couple rounds from his ACC International Intrac 9mm firearm. Read more.

By - 2/8/18 - 7:02 pm

WCVB reports on the death of the baby this afternoon on Deering Road, near Harvard Street.

By - 2/8/18 - 9:30 am

Katie Gibson is a big fan of the Mattapan Line:

The morning operators, though sometimes harried, are kind, and it’s a short ride to Ashmont, where I board the train. And if I’m lucky, I get a glimpse of this view across the marshes.

By - 2/5/18 - 12:09 am

The MBTA reports it's solved those mysterious "propulsion" problems on the Mattapan Line and that trolley service resumes first thing in the morning.

By - 1/30/18 - 11:10 pm

The MBTA announced tonight:

Shuttle buses replacing service between Ashmont & Mattapan Stations until further notice due to required vehicle maintenance related to the winter weather:

By - 1/29/18 - 1:43 pm

The state Senate decided today to set an April 3 primary and a May 1 final election to select a replacement for Linda Dorcena Forry, who resigned on Friday as the senator for the 1st Suffolk District (South Boston and Dorchester). Whoever wins will then have to decide whether to run for re-election in the regular primary and general election this fall. Nomination papers are already available at the Secretary of State's offce at Ashburton Place.

By - 1/27/18 - 5:27 pm
Trolley on Tremont Street

Pat from Boston spotted this Mattapan Line trolley on Tremont Street today. Alas, car 3234 was not stopping for passengers - was on its way to the T's Everett shops for repairs.

Because the Everett facility is mainly for buses, Mattapan workers first outfitted the trolley with rubber tires.

By - 1/24/18 - 7:54 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays due to one of the PCC trolleys deciding to give it all up.

By - 1/22/18 - 12:17 pm

The Herald reports the T is soliciting bids from companies to run buses between 1 and 4:15 a.m. from Mattapan into downtown and then up to East Boston and Chelsea for a nine-month pilot.