Boston Police report a man, believed to be in his 30s, was shot around 6:30 p.m. at 1357 Blue Hill Ave., at Walk Hill Street. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
MassDOT reports that ridership on the only only-in-Boston commuter rail line increased 25% during the first of two fare-free weeks in May - and 44% the second week - but then dropped back down to normal light levels when the fares came back.
J'Cynda Sales, a teller at the Citizens Bank branch on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan Square, admitted yesterday that she drained a customer's account of the money over a six-month period, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 48 Hazelton St. at 7 a.m. for a fire that did an estimated $400,000 in damage to that house and the one next door.
No injuries reported; 13 people were displaced. The cause is under investigation, the department reports.
The Bulletin reports the river has incredibly high levels of both the sort of bacteria usually found with human waste and toxic PCBs - which is why the owner of the shopping plaza on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line hasn't put in the riverside restaurant he once wanted to.
Hubway will add more than 70 bike-rental stations over the next two years to the 127 it already operates in Boston, under a new contract with the city of Boston, Mayor Walsh's office said today. Read more.
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.
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.
On Orlando Street around 6:30 a.m., Boston EMS Incidents reports.
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.
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.
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