By - 4/21/14 - 7:34 pm

Around 7:25 p.m. behind 430 River St. The homicide unit was summoned, due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By - 4/18/14 - 7:17 pm

Touch FM got all the publicity, but federal agents yesterday also shut two other stations - one at 100.1 MHz that broadcast in Haitian creole from studios in Dorchester and another in Brockton.

In a statement, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz said:

It is a public safety hazard for illegal radio stations to broadcast, potentially interfering with critical radio communications.

Like any member of the

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By - 4/3/14 - 2:30 pm

DNA on a cigarette butt found in a burglarized Blue Hill Avenue apartment led police to a suspect who was arraigned today on charges he stole two TVs and a jar containing $300, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Michael Fortune, 60, who has a lengthy record for larceny, shoplifting and possession of burglarious tools dating back to 1977, was released on personal recognizance,... Read more

By - 3/25/14 - 9:26 pm
Deering Road fire, Mattapan

Ladder 29 to the roof. Photo by BFD.

A two-alarm fire at 44 Deering Rd. tonight started on the second floor, then spread to the third.

The Boston Fire Department reports the fire displaced nine people but caused no injuries.

The department estimates damage at $300,000. The cause remains under investigation.... Read more

By - 3/25/14 - 3:33 pm

In a hallway at 915 Morton St, on the corner of West Selden, around 1:20 p.m. At least one shot penetrated the door of an apartment.

By - 3/25/14 - 1:17 pm

A Mattapan man was arrested on an armed robbery charge Saturday after allegedly demanding another man either hook him up with a prostitute or hand over his money, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The victim, who did not know the guy, did not know of the whereabouts of any strumpets and so gave up $100 when Jean-Marie El-Saieh emphasized his request with "a... Read more

By - 3/21/14 - 10:26 am

Mayor Walsh was scheduled to be on hand at the Mildred Avenue School in Mattapan this morning to accept the city's first shipment of cloud-based laptops to be shared by students at BPS schools.

By the end of the school year in June, BPS expects to have received 10,000 of the low-cost laptops, which rely on Google applications accessed over the Internet. According to... Read more

By - 3/15/14 - 6:59 pm
Mattapan rainbow

Diamond Kartel captured the rainbow over Mattapan around 4:30 p.m.

By - 3/12/14 - 3:39 pm

The Santander Bank branch, 1617 Blue Hill Ave., was held up around 3:25 p.m., by a man who showed a notes. He's described as black, about 5"7" and 125 lbs., and wearing a black hoodie and black pants. Also, the dye pack the bank slipped into the money went off, so he's probably covered in red.

By - 3/8/14 - 4:48 pm

88 Rosewood St., around 4:30 p.m., possibly by somebody in a blue mini-van seen leaving the area.

Two shot in car in Mattapan.

By - 3/8/14 - 11:28 am

Two people in a car were shot around 11:20 a.m. at Almont and Itasca streets.

Police are looking for a black male in his 20s with braids, and wearing polo sweater and a beanie hat, running on Itasca towards Hiawatha.... Read more

By - 3/5/14 - 5:09 pm

Ian Holness, 27, will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court tomorrow for the fatal shooting of Rashaan O'Neil, 34, at a party at 92 Wales St. early last Christmas, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Holness was arrested today by the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force.

Innocent, etc.

By - 2/28/14 - 8:07 am

A Woburn man and his teen brother found themselves being held up at knifepoint in an alley when they traveled to Mattapan last week to meet with a man they thought wanted to sell him a phone, in a deal they'd brokered on Facebook.

Police responding to their 911 call were unable to find the suspects. But then, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports,... Read more

By - 2/22/14 - 1:05 pm

Friends are identifying the man shot to death on Itasca Street on Thursday as Kenneth "Lil Kenny" Rowell, 25, of Dorchester.

Rowell started rapping when he was barely old enough for first grade. In 1999, New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe founder Michael Bivins picked Rowell as a member of a group of pre-14 rappers originally called Magnificent 7, then the Biv 10... Read more

By - 2/9/14 - 8:56 am

Stanley Staco reports the man was stabbed around 3:20 a.m. at 112 Wellington Hill St. He was taken away in critical condition.... Read more

By - 2/7/14 - 12:15 pm

Updated 7:15 p.m.

A 14-year-old police say shot his 9-year-old brother to death this morning will be arraigned on charges of involuntary manslaughter and illegal weapons possession next week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Police responded around 11:40 a.m. to 617 Morton St., where they found the 9-year-old seriously wounded. He was rushed to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.... Read more

By - 2/2/14 - 11:26 pm

Stanley Staco reports somebody pumped several bullets into the car, parked on West Selden Street, around 11 p.m.... Read more

By - 1/31/14 - 12:23 am

Boston Police report the two people shot to death early Monday on Rosewood Street in Mattapan were Teasia Montgomery, 28, of Medford and Clarence McGregor, 25, of Dorchester.

Montgomery's family has set up a fund to help pay her funeral costs. She leaves a young son.

McGregor will be buried on Saturday, following a viewing 10-11 a.m. and a funeral service... Read more

By - 1/30/14 - 9:17 am

Pointing to the recent spate of murders, the Japanese consulate in Boston yesterday joined France in urging its citizens to avoid the three neighborhoods:

The number of gang-related murders so far this year in Boston is significantly higher than in past years, according to a Boston Globe report on Jan. 28, 2014. Consequently, we advise Japanese nationals to avoid areas such as

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