By - 8/20/14 - 12:12 pm

Juanly Pena, now, 15, today admitted he shot his 9-year-old brother to death in February, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Pena was sentenced to DYS custody until he turns 21 - with a three-year prison sentence after that suspended if "he obtains a GED and/or employment, undergoes a mental health evaluation and treatment, refrains from any contact with persons he knows to... Read more

By - 8/18/14 - 10:16 pm

UPDATE, 11:02 p.m. State Police report the injured person died.

Firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and state and Boston police are on Morton Street between Shattuck Hospital and the rotary, where at least one person was seriously injured in a rollover around 10 p.m., not long after the same pickup hit a van at Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue and sped off.... Read more

By - 8/14/14 - 9:44 am

About 9:25 a.m. on Woolson Street near Blue Hill Avenue.

The shooter, a passenger in a blue BMW SUV, was described as black, about 20, with braids and a moustache. The driver was a black woman, about 40, wearing a clear shower cap.

By - 8/7/14 - 10:00 am

The antiquated Morton Street bridge over the Fairmount Line shuts at 9 a.m. on Friday so the state can replace it with a more modern span.

Officials say the new bridge - pre-built off site - will be moved into place this weekend and that it should be open to traffic by 5 a.m. on Aug. 18.

Due to the work, the 21 and... Read more

By - 8/4/14 - 6:01 pm

Around 5:50 p.m. at Orlando and Almont streets.

Police were on the scene quickly and within 10 minutes had a suspect in custody - along with the knife he allegedly used.

After summoning an ambulance for the victim, police had to call in a second ambulance - for an officer who got stung repeatedly by bees while chasing the suspect through backyards.... Read more

By - 8/1/14 - 9:28 pm

The Globe reports the guy cleaned up in more ways than one - at least until officers who had him under surveillance at the Dana Avenue DPW yard arrested him on River Street.

By - 7/27/14 - 11:22 pm

Shortly before 11 p.m. outside 33 Rockdale St., near Cummins Highway. A man who showed up not long after at Carney Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back was shot in front of the Burger King on Cummins near Rockdale.

A Cummins Highway resident reported a bullet came through a window; a passing motorist reported a rear window smashed by a bullet.... Read more

By - 7/25/14 - 4:46 pm

Police officers were in legitimate fear for their lives when they fired at a man reaching for a gun in Mattapan on June 2 of last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said today.

In a letter to Police Commissioner William Evans, Conley said he will not be bringing any charges against officers involved in the shooting death of Ross Batista in a... Read more

By - 7/25/14 - 12:16 pm

A Mattapan man was indicted earlier this month on charges he killed a man just standing on the sidewalk on Cummins Highway last November.

Dervin Hibbert, 53, was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of manslaughter by motor vehicle and motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence, which carry minimum mandatory terms of five years and one year, respectively, the Suffolk County... Read more

By - 7/20/14 - 8:58 pm

Stanley Staco reports the man was stabbed at Blue Hill Avenue and Deering Road shortly after 8 p.m. Police found him a couple blocks away at Westmore Road.

By - 7/9/14 - 10:33 pm

Brian D'Amico reports the victim was shot around 9:50 p.m. and that a silver Altima was spotted fleeing the scene. Not long after, he reports, police spotted the car on Almont Street. Three young men began running away; police recovered a gun there.

The shooting scene is near where four people were shot to death in 2010.... Read more

By - 7/8/14 - 11:34 am

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man with a lengthy gun record on new gun charges last night after officers spotted him speeding and driving like a fool on Franklin Hill Avenue in Mattapan.

Christopher Fauntleroy, 23,, who has spent more than 2 1/2 years in jail on gun charges since 2008, had bail set at $10,000 at his arraignment in Dorchester District Court... Read more

By - 7/7/14 - 10:06 pm

A man was shot around 9:40 p.m. on Fairway Street just off Blue Hill Avenue.

By - 7/6/14 - 5:52 pm

Shortly before 5 p.m., somebody in a Mustang or Charger with tinted windows drove up to the intersection of American Legion Highway and Kingbird Road - across from the Boston Police VFW post - fired five shots, made a U-turn on American Legion and headed towards Roslindale. Nobody hit.

By - 7/3/14 - 4:58 pm
Fireworks ad in Mattapan

And why would a billboard owner let them?

This billboard sits at the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street in Mattapan. There's another one in Jamaica Plain.

By - 7/3/14 - 11:31 am

Boston Police report arresting a man they say they found perched atop a bucket, using a phone to video the goings on in the bedroom of a Hallowell Street home.

The alleged joke, however, was on Jason O'Neal, 31, of Mattapan, because the homeowner called 911 to report watching O'Neal perched on the bucket via a surveillance system.

Officers set up a perimeter around

... Read more
By - 6/30/14 - 3:30 pm

Boston Police report a man in his 30s was shot repeatedly around 2 p.m. at 73 Edgewater Dr. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 6/29/14 - 8:26 am

Shots fired, shotspotter on,
911, what's goin on?
Tires squeel, bullets fly, oh God I hear a baby cry!

Sirens wail, an old woman frail... falls down...her heart begins to fail.
Police, ambulances, a man, blood on his face, will they live?
Maybe... God's grace.

Curious neighbors gather round, some just stare at the ground.
In some houses lights go... Read more

By - 6/26/14 - 7:29 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today acquitted Larry Pack, 32 of the gunshot murder of Brenda Pawlowski behind 21 Kenney St. on Feb. 8, 2011, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

However, the jury did convict him of unlawful possession of a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun ballistically matched to the murder, the DA's office says. Jurors also convicted Pack of possession of a silencer... Read more

By - 6/24/14 - 8:23 am

The Boston Licensing Board said Macumba Latina was not to blame for the aftermath of a fight that brought cops from three Boston precincts and State Police to River Street in Mattapan Square on April 28.

Police had cited the club for "a large fight, patron on patron," but the board ruled "no violation."

The club said much of the confusion that night was... Read more