By - 3/27/15 - 11:05 am

Boston Police report a motorist who head a loud bang around 8:25 a.m. yesterday on Elizabeth Street in Mattapan, spotted a man standing over a gun - and then stopped to confront him.

The man, police say, stood up and ran towards Astoria Street, without the gun.

Officers observed a loaded black .40 caliber Glock firearm with a spent shell casing in the chamber

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By - 3/25/15 - 10:35 pm

Updated Thursday with info from BPD.

Boston Police report a 26-year-old man was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after he lost control of his scooter and crashed around 9:40 p.m. outside 236 River St.

Police continue to investigate how he lost control. The man remains in the hospital.

By - 3/13/15 - 11:44 pm

Around 11:35 p.m. at Fremont and Babson streets. At least eight shots fired.

By - 3/13/15 - 7:51 am

In the left side, shortly before 10 p.m. on Thursday outside 1633 Blue Hill Ave.

By - 2/28/15 - 5:27 pm

Seized items.

Boston Police report raids Friday morning at 91 Esmond St. in Dorchester and 108 Greenfield Rd. in Mattapan resulted in six arrests and the seizure of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, Percocet pills, steroids, two loaded guns and ammunition.

Police say the raids came after a two-month investigation that involved both citywide detectives and detectives from West Roxbury and South Boston.

Angel Santiago (a.k.a.... Read more

By - 2/26/15 - 9:02 am

Jackie Murphy reports on her commute:

Tons of snow hauled away on Gallivan and Morton last night. Huge improvement on roads! Commute yesterday Dot to JP 1.75 hrs, today 28 min.

ColdSummer checks in from Forest Hills:

Hyde Park Ave is Back to NORMAL. Hallelujah . No More Gridlocks

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By - 2/9/15 - 3:53 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan man Saturday night after, they say, he started firing a gun while officers were pursuing him after a shooting near the Mattapan Square T stop.

According to police, officers found a gunshot victim around 7:30 p.m. outside 1670 Blue Hill Ave. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

Responding officers observed three males

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By - 2/4/15 - 1:52 pm

Several city councilors say new flight paths out of Logan Airport have shifted early morning flights over neighborhoods not used to being awoken at 5:15 a.m. by low-flying jets - and they want the FAA and Massport to explain what they're going to do about that.

"It's really impacting heavily the quality of life of constituents in my area, who are not as familiar with... Read more

By - 1/28/15 - 11:32 pm

State Police are looking for the driver of a car that hit a man on Morton Street Saturday night and injured him so badly he was given Last Rites at the hospital. He remains hospitalized in critical condition, State Police say.

State Police say the victim was getting into his own car outside 890 Morton St. around 10:20 p.m. when " he was... Read more

By - 1/24/15 - 9:28 pm

Simco's, 1509 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan Square, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to extend its closing time from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m.

The venerable hot-dog stand, which years ago had later hours, got a one-day suspension last fall when a police lieutenant found it open at 1:45 a.m. one August night.

The board's hearings start at 10... Read more

By - 1/16/15 - 7:25 am

Around 2:30 a.m. at W. Selden, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 1/5/15 - 8:38 am

Walsh Construction Co. of Chicago today begins a four-month contract to tear down the condemned Long Island bridge. The city shut the bridge in October as unsafe.

Even as Walsh starts its $20.5-million demo, the city has still to figure out how to replace the homeless and substance-abuse treatment programs that were based on the island. The Boston Public Health Commission holds... Read more

By - 1/2/15 - 4:16 pm

Shortly before 4 p.m. at the intersection of Selden and Nelson streets.

Police are looking for a green, 2001 Malibu, Mass. 2EX 589 in connection with the incident.... Read more

By - 12/16/14 - 3:54 pm

Transit historian and Harvard University librarian Foster Palmer narrates the trip, with a brief stopover at Barry's Ledge, once a gravel pit, then a never-was driving range.

H/t Tim Murphy.

By - 12/16/14 - 12:20 pm

Matthew Burke writes how he tracked down the life of Pvt. Elmer Gorham, who served as a medic on the front lines in France - and how he found his unmarked grave in New Calvary Cemetery on the Mattapan/Roslindale line.

Now, Pvt. Gorham belongs to the ages, his name etched in stone along with his service during The Great War. It may fade with

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By - 12/13/14 - 9:46 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot twice around 7:45 p.m. on Friday outside 1551 Blue Hill Ave. He was taken away in critical condition.

A gun was found in the middle of Blue Hill Avenue; shell casings were found at the Mobil station.... Read more

By - 12/11/14 - 11:23 pm

Boston Police report a woman walking in the area of Norfolk and Hosmer streets in Mattapan around 7:40 p.m. yesterday was approached from behind by a man with a knife:

The suspect attempted to force the victim down an alley when a struggle ensued. The victim was able to wrestle the knife from her attacker and scream which caused the suspect to flee.

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By - 12/8/14 - 9:19 pm

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 8:30 p.m. at Gladeside Avenue and Linvale Terrace - and that he walked a couple blocks to Mamelon Circle, where police found him.... Read more

By - 12/8/14 - 8:27 am

Stanley Staco reports police found a man and a woman, each with multiple stab wounds, on Deering Road shortly after 5 a.m.... Read more