Mattapan

By - 4/27/17 - 12:44 pm
Possible MBTA map that would include the Indigo Line

Like literally put on the map.

The good news in a Boston Foundation report on the Fairmount Line is that a $200-million state investment in adding and improving stations and service meant a three-fold increase in ridership since 2012.

The bad news is that only means 2,257 riders on a typical weekday, because ridership in 2012 was so low - just 789. Read more.

By - 4/26/17 - 8:18 pm

Hazrat Khalid Khan, 56, who lives in Middletown, NY, but who co-owns 11 fried-chicken take-out places in Mattapan, Hyde Park, Dorchester, Roxbury, Brighton and Chelsea, today pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, failing to collect and pay over taxes, committing mail fraud, making false statements on a naturalization application, and committing visa fraud, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/19/17 - 11:11 pm

Boston Police report seizing 16 off-road vehicles at BHA projects in raids this morning. Read more.

By - 4/19/17 - 5:04 pm

Around 4:55 p.m. on Alpine Street at River Street.

By - 4/14/17 - 2:33 pm

Around 2:25 p.m. on Edgewater Drive between Tesla and Topalian.

By - 4/9/17 - 6:53 pm
At the scene of motorcycle crash on Wood Avenue

Crash scene. Photo by Kris Kream.

Around 6:40 p.m. on Wood Avenue at Mariposa St. The fatal-accident reconstruction and homicide units were called in, just in case.

By - 4/8/17 - 9:46 pm

Boston Police report they started their annual crackdown on dirt bikers and ATV riders on March 30, seizing three off-road vehicles. Read more.

By - 4/7/17 - 9:30 am

UPDATED, 1:50 p.m., Friday, with arraignment info.

Boston Police report officers from the human-trafficking unit escorted a woman away from a Norfolk Street house and arrested two men, one of whom they say had forced her into prostitution. Read more.

By - 4/5/17 - 1:42 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that former House Speaker Thomas Finneran of Mattapan forfeited his right to a state pension when he pled guilty in 2007 to lying in federal court about his role in a state redistricting plan following the 2000 census. Read more.

By - 4/1/17 - 9:13 pm

Boston Police report arresting Saquan Gorman, 25, and Esau Gorman, 22, Friday afternoon at a Mattapan Square residence on charges of possession of crack with intent to distribute. Read more.

By - 3/29/17 - 3:15 pm

Boston Police report using a search warrant around 2:0 p.m. yesterday to bust into a Norfolk Street home, where they found a loaded 9mm Luger PT11GT handgun and the 15-year-old they say was the focus of an investigation into gang activity in the area.

The teen, too young to be named, was charged with being delinquent for illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

By - 3/28/17 - 4:50 pm

Boston Police report arresting a pair of Martha's Vineyard men on a variety of drug charges in Mattapan yesterday - along with an Everett man who allegedly was involved in a drug transaction with them.Read more.

By - 3/27/17 - 9:35 am

WCVB reports the shops on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan Square, Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner, Liberty Plaza in East Boston and Beacon Street in Coolidge Corner are among two dozen the perpetually teetering chain is closing in Massachusetts (in other news, there were still two dozen Radio Shacks in Massachusetts).

By - 3/16/17 - 6:04 pm

A pre-teen boy was hit by an SUV on Blue Hill Avenue near Fessenden Street around 5:50 p.m. Not long after, police stopped a suspect at Wildwood and Middleton streets, off Morton.

Traffic was diverted from Blue Hill Avenue onto Norfolk Street.

By - 3/15/17 - 10:39 pm
Allegedly counterfeit CDs

Boston Police report seizing $40,000 in counterfeit CDs and music-bearing thumb drives from a man they say had set up a mobile store outside SImco's on Blue Hill Avenue Monday night - complete with a speaker playing samples of his wares. Read more.

By - 3/15/17 - 9:38 am

NBC Boston reports two people were injured around 3:20 a.m. when their car slammed into a car that State Police said was too close to a plow truck putting down salt at American Legion Highway and Morton Street.

By - 2/27/17 - 3:26 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the money will keep the Mattapan Line's historic trolleys running while the T figures out what to do to maintain service in the long run.

By - 2/24/17 - 9:20 am

Bruce Sadler, 59, yesterday pleaded guilty to two counts of rape of a child for repeated incidents in the early 1990s while he lived in Mattapan and other parts of Boston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/31/17 - 11:55 am

Boston Police report arresting a man for the murder of Marcus Hall June 14 in a Mattapan barbershop where he had brought his son.

William Shakespeare, 29, of Dedham, was arrested in the Bronx by BPD fugitive-unit officers and US marshals early this morning, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 1/23/17 - 3:45 pm

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board voted today to hire a construction company to build a $17-million station for the Fairmount Line between Blue Hill Avenue and Cummins Highway, about a quarter mile outside Mattapan Square. Read more.