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.

By - 5/18/17 - 9:31 pm
Fire on Evelyn Street

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 41 Evelyn St. around 7:45 p.m. for what turned into a five-alarm fire. Read more.

By - 5/15/17 - 11:26 am

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst has compiled some oral histories of vertical shtetls, Blue Hill Avenue and, of course, Leonard Nimoy's West End.

By - 5/12/17 - 9:05 am

On Orlando Street around 6:30 a.m., Boston EMS Incidents reports.

By - 5/9/17 - 10:33 pm

Boston Police have identified the two people murdered in two separate incidents in Mattapan and Dorchester Friday night.

Police report the man fatally shot around 9:50 p.m. at 50 Rexford St. in Mattapan was Antwan Stevenson, 25, of South Boston.

By - 5/7/17 - 1:36 pm

Boston Police report a man in his 20s was shot at 50 Rexford St. in Mattapan around 9:45 p.m. on Friday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died. Read more.

By - 5/6/17 - 9:20 am
247 Harvard St. fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 247 Harvard St. in Dorchester at 11:50 p.m. on Friday for what turned into a four-alarm fire.

The department says one firefighter suffered a shoulder injury. It estimated damage at $500,000; the cause is under investigation.

By - 4/29/17 - 10:04 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports that US Rep. Michael Capuano will spend roughly $50,000 in campaign funds to promote the Fairmount Line by letting everybody ride for free between May 8 and May 21.

Report lists ways to put the Fairmount Line on the map.

By - 4/28/17 - 9:38 am

UPDATE: Victim identified as Dennis Levy.

Boston Police report a man, 30, was shot at 55 Cedar St. shortly before 10 p.m. on Thursday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 4/27/17 - 12:44 pm
Possible MBTA map that would include the Indigo Line

Like literally put on the map.

The good news in a Boston Foundation report on the Fairmount Line is that a $200-million state investment in adding and improving stations and service meant a three-fold increase in ridership since 2012.

The bad news is that only means 2,257 riders on a typical weekday, because ridership in 2012 was so low - just 789. Read more.

By - 4/26/17 - 8:18 pm

Hazrat Khalid Khan, 56, who lives in Middletown, NY, but who co-owns 11 fried-chicken take-out places in Mattapan, Hyde Park, Dorchester, Roxbury, Brighton and Chelsea, today pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, failing to collect and pay over taxes, committing mail fraud, making false statements on a naturalization application, and committing visa fraud, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/19/17 - 11:11 pm

Boston Police report seizing 16 off-road vehicles at BHA projects in raids this morning. Read more.

By - 4/19/17 - 5:04 pm

Around 4:55 p.m. on Alpine Street at River Street.

By - 4/14/17 - 2:33 pm

Around 2:25 p.m. on Edgewater Drive between Tesla and Topalian.

By - 4/9/17 - 6:53 pm
At the scene of motorcycle crash on Wood Avenue

Crash scene. Photo by Kris Kream.

Around 6:40 p.m. on Wood Avenue at Mariposa St. The fatal-accident reconstruction and homicide units were called in, just in case.

By - 4/8/17 - 9:46 pm

Boston Police report they started their annual crackdown on dirt bikers and ATV riders on March 30, seizing three off-road vehicles. Read more.

By - 4/7/17 - 9:30 am

UPDATED, 1:50 p.m., Friday, with arraignment info.

Boston Police report officers from the human-trafficking unit escorted a woman away from a Norfolk Street house and arrested two men, one of whom they say had forced her into prostitution. Read more.

By - 4/5/17 - 1:42 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that former House Speaker Thomas Finneran of Mattapan forfeited his right to a state pension when he pled guilty in 2007 to lying in federal court about his role in a state redistricting plan following the 2000 census. Read more.

By - 4/1/17 - 9:13 pm

Boston Police report arresting Saquan Gorman, 25, and Esau Gorman, 22, Friday afternoon at a Mattapan Square residence on charges of possession of crack with intent to distribute. Read more.