Mattapan

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

By - 6/23/14 - 4:30 pm

Sad Angry Boys.
Usin Guns For Toys.

Playin Seek And Hide.
Doin Drive Byes In A Stolen Ride.

Blood On Their Hands.
Runnin In Badlands.

Sad Angry Men.
So Sad, So Sad, But Then....

But Then, What Do We Expect?
It's Just Cause and Effect.

By - 6/20/14 - 4:01 pm

Around 3:50 p.m. on Hiawatha Road off Blue Hill Avenue. Police are looking for a man in his 50s, wearing a gray shirt and driving a champagne-colored Explorer.

By - 6/17/14 - 3:25 pm

Police and the owners of Macumba Latina, 477 River St., agree that around 1:45 a.m. on April 28, a punch was thrown, a man was bloodied and scores of club goers emptied into the street.

But other than that, the two sides painted dramatically different versions of the incident at a Boston Licensing Hearing this morning, called to consider a police citation for "a large... Read more

By - 5/19/14 - 8:43 am
Bad job by recycling guy in Mattapan

A disgusted citizen complains on Walk Hill Street in Mattapan:

Once again recycle man placed empty bin in front of driveway WHILE I WAS EXITING the driveway. He looked up at my car and placed it there. This is ridiculous.

By - 5/14/14 - 11:18 pm

Around 7:20 p.m. on Hazelton Street, per Stanley Stacos and Boston EMS Incidents.

By - 5/14/14 - 3:25 pm
Mattapan attic fire

Brookview roof. Photo by BFD.

Firefighters responded shortly after 2 p.m. to 15 Brookview St., for a fire in the attic of a one-family home, the Boston Fire Department reports.

The fire began consuming part of the roof before firefighters knocked it down.

The cause is under investigation.

By - 5/9/14 - 7:41 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city is having to re-bid a project to move a pole yard from the MBTA bus depot in Forest Hills to some land on American Legion Highway because nobody bid on the project initially. A city spokeswoman is quoted as saying this is probably because the DPW doesn't tend to have much call for pole moving and so... Read more

By - 5/5/14 - 8:04 pm

That's enough of that, police say.

Boston Police report no more looking the other way at the packs of wheelie-popping mini-bikers that roam the city on weekends from Hyde Park to the Back Bay - which, granted, is what they said in 2011, too.

On Saturday afternoon, police say, officers looking specifically for dirt bikers and ATV riders wound up arresting three people... Read more

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