Mattapan

By - 12/3/16 - 11:50 am

Boston Police report a man in a car was shot around 12:10 a.m. at Tileston and Rosemont streets. He managed to drive away, but crashed into a house a few blocks away at River and Alpine streets.

The man, in his 20s, was pronounced dead of gunshot wounds at the crash scene, police report.

By - 12/2/16 - 1:36 pm

In the arm, around 1:25 p.m. on West Selden between Woodale Avenue and Lena Terrace. A car was also hit.

By - 11/27/16 - 9:48 am

WBZ reports on the discovery on Bismark Street yesterday.

By - 11/18/16 - 2:22 pm

Around 2:10 p.m. at the intersection of Norfolk and Clarkwood streets. One parked car was hit.

By - 11/17/16 - 9:06 pm

Julian Troche, 24, was ordered held without bail today on charges he fatally shot Andrew Flonory at a party on Astoria Street in Mattapan on June 18, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 11/17/16 - 4:30 pm

WBUR reports on the School Committee's vote last night on the Mattahunt School, which came despite a plea - and a plan - from school parents.

By - 11/11/16 - 6:59 pm

State Police report a 16-year-old was shot on a bike path behind Ryan Playground at River Street and Central Avenue around 5:20 p.m.

State Police say the teen was taken to a local hospital and that he is expected to recover.

State Police assumed jurisdiction because the bike path is on DCR land.

By - 11/9/16 - 8:34 pm

Three people who got into an argument with Chaz Burton at a Mattapan party in March began punching him and when that wasn't enough, pulled wooden stakes out of the ground with which to beat him before one of them took out a gun and shot Burton in the stomach twice, Suffolk County prosecutors charge. Read more.

By - 11/8/16 - 11:06 pm

A man was fatally shot in the head outside 148 Savannah Ave. shortly before 11 p.m.

By - 11/1/16 - 10:58 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on action by BPS at the Mattahunt School that will, among other things, stave off a state takeover of the schools as its turned into an "early education center" for pre-school, kindergarten and grade 1 students.

By - 10/28/16 - 9:03 am

The Dorchester Reporter sounds the alarm: Dorchester is Boston's noisiest neighborhood (while neighboring Mattapan is the quietest), based on the Greater Boston Neighborhood Noise Report Card.

By - 10/24/16 - 8:39 am

A couple days ago, the Globe reported how Keolis treats the Faimount Line like its spare-parts bin - pulling equipment off the line when other lines have problems. This morning, Samantha Sergeant reports:

now 754 Fairmount Readville is having engine issues after already 20mins late! WTF R WE PAYING U 4?!?!

By - 10/19/16 - 4:57 pm

The Dorchester Reporter alerts us to an outbreak of feline distemper along Walk Hill Street - and a vaccination effort to combat it.

By - 10/19/16 - 8:26 am

Our own Jim Sullivan writes about a recent tour he and Mattapan Line driver Tim Murphy gave a Japanese reporter and some transit enthusiasts and wonders why the T doesn't promote the PCC ride as a tourist attraction:

The Mattapan-Ashmont line is a true tourist attraction. Drivers like Tim Murphy love to show it off. Why the T doesn’t better promote one of its true gems is the real puzzler.

By - 10/12/16 - 1:24 pm

Boston firefighters responded around 1:15 p.m. to 11 Ormond St., for an attic fire. The fire was reported knocked down around 1:38 p.m.

By - 10/9/16 - 3:48 pm

A person was shot around 3:32 a.m. today at 156 Standard St., Boston Police report.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with injuries not considered life threatening, police say. Read more.

By - 9/27/16 - 4:31 pm

Ed. note: Story rewritten to reflect what the DA said, not what the reporter stupidly thought he'd read.

Rogers Jordan shot Jermaine Good to death after Good showed up at Jordan's Doone Avenue apartment in June and started an argument over a former girlfriend who was staying with Jordan, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges. Read more.

By - 9/27/16 - 8:19 am

Rogers Jordan, 51, faces arraignment today for the shooting death of Jermaine Good on Doone Avenue in Mattapan on June 24.

Jordan was arrested yesterday after a Suffolk County grand jury indicted him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 9/24/16 - 2:08 pm
Cleaning up trash along the Neponset River on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line

The Neponset River Watershed Association sent volunteers to several points along the Neponset in Hyde Park this morning for its annual river cleanup.

Behind Le Phare Church on River Street on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line, volunteers struck the mother load of trash: An entire hillside covered in what looked like the detritus of months of buffets. Read more.