Mattapan

By - 7/30/15 - 9:37 pm

Boston Police are investigating two similar robberies tonight on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester and Mariposa Road in Mattapan.

Around 9 p.m., a man walking in front of 911 Blue Hill Ave. was robbed by two black teens, one of whom pulled out a shotgun or long rifle from his hoodie. That guy was described as 18, 5'9" and 220 lbs. and wearing dark shorts. His accomplice was 5'8" and 180 to 190 lbs. and wearing a dark top and dark shorts.

About 20 minutes later, two men were held up by two men, one armed with a shotgun or long rifle, at Mariposa and Sefton streets in Mattapan.

By - 7/27/15 - 12:16 am

Around 12:10 a.m. at Elizabeth and Astoria streets. A woman was found in front of 17 Elizabeth with a gunshot wound; moments later, police found a man shot in the stomach and shoulder behind the house. About 15 minutes later, another person was found with a gunshot wound to the leg. At least six shots fired.

By - 7/21/15 - 3:37 pm

Shortly after 1 p.m., Stanley Stacos report. Nobody hit, John Duffill reports.

By - 7/14/15 - 8:35 pm

Around 7:40 p.m. on Hiawatha Road, per Stanley Staco and Ryan Meador.

WBZ reports the officer suffered a cut forehead while trying to detain a man wanted for open and gross lewdness, but is expected to survive. The suspect was arrested.

By - 7/14/15 - 7:18 pm

Stanley Stacos reports somebody was shot in the parking lot of Jubilee Christian Church, 1500 Blue Hill Ave., shortly before 7 p.m.

By - 7/6/15 - 10:46 pm

Around 10:40 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue near Walk Hill. Victim was conscious and alert.

By - 7/1/15 - 2:55 pm

Updated with arrest information.

Stanley Staco reports somebody was shot shortly after 2 p.m. on Fessenden Street. Not long after, a suspect was arrested three blocks away on Hosmer Street. Read more.

By - 6/24/15 - 11:48 am

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers whether to approve a proposed Nigerian restaurant in Dudley Square. And a second Nigerian restaurant, in Mattapan, could come before the board within a month for permission to open.

By - 6/20/15 - 10:07 am

The Herald reports the Baker administration has stopped plans to buy "diesel multiple unit" trains that would have allowed the Fairmount Line to run at subway-like frequencies, saying now's not the time to load up on new technologies on the T. Read more.

DMUs are passenger coaches with their own diesel engines, which can be more easily assembled into smaller trains at non-peak hours; the Patrick administration had touted them as a way to improve service on the line - and also to serve the proposed West Station stop in Allston on the Worcester Line and connect Back Bay with the South Boston convention center.

By - 6/15/15 - 8:36 am

Community members are organizing a peace rally and march tomorrow to the three sites in Dorchester and Mattapan where young people recently lost their lives. Read more.

By - 6/14/15 - 6:54 pm

A worried citizen reports on conditions on Wellington Hill Street in Mattapan: Read more.

By - 6/8/15 - 12:57 pm

A Dorchester District Court judge today set bail of $500,000 for James Horton of Dorchester, a seasonal Boston DPW worker who is charged with hitting two little kids on bicycles Saturday night, then fleeing the scene as one of them lay there, dead. Read more.

By - 6/6/15 - 11:18 pm

UPDATE: Dorchester man arrested.

Shortly before 11 p.m. outside 100 W. Selden St. One of the victims, just 8, died, WBZ reports.

By - 6/1/15 - 10:51 am

A city health inspector on Friday shut China Sea, 1202 Blue Hill Ave. for a variety of health issues, some of which could have put patrons at risk of a foodborne illness, after a disgusted customer posted a Facebook video of a rat scurrying through its waiting area. Read more.

By - 5/24/15 - 1:23 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan man they say was packing a loaded gun while hanging out in Mattapan Square last night. Read more.

By - 5/21/15 - 9:18 pm

Around 9 p.m. on Rexford Street near Cummins Highway.

By - 5/19/15 - 2:29 pm

Rather than risk rejection after the mayor's office opposed them, the owners of Macumba Latina on River Street have withdrawn their request to offer bottle service at several VIP tables.

The owners made their pitch at a Boston Licensing Board last week - at which the mayor's office opposed the proposal, in part because they had yet to talk to any residents' groups.

By - 5/13/15 - 11:28 am

Macumba Latina, 477 River St., finds out tomorrow whether it can legally start offering tableside liquor service. Read more.

By - 5/3/15 - 12:45 pm

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By - 4/28/15 - 6:19 pm

Shortly before 6 p.m. in the area of 130 River St., Stanley Staco reports. The victim was wounded seriously enough the homicide unit was called in, just in case.

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