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.

By - 1/20/17 - 10:37 pm

About 10:25 p.m. in Hunt Playground behind Almont Street. Nobody hit.

By - 1/18/17 - 10:21 pm

Ortiz Grocery, 1300 Blue Hill Ave., was held up around 9:50 p.m. by two black men, one with a gun, one 5'5" and the other about 5'8" and both between 35 and 45.

By - 1/15/17 - 11:58 pm

The Herald reports Jean-Claude Sanon is gearing up for his third try for the District 5 City Council seat (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) held by Tim McCarthy.

Sanon, who lost to McCarthy in 2013 and 2015, says he has gained inspiration from the example of Donald Trump, whom few experts expected to win last fall.

By - 1/13/17 - 1:00 pm

Shortly after 11:50 a.m., Boston Police found a car with fresh bullet holes at 765 Morton St.

At 12:10 p.m., Jim Corbo reported:

Saw man ordered out of car w hands up at gunpoint by Boston & State Police Rt3 Braintree/Wey line b/t exits 17 & 16

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/19/16 - 2:32 pm

A Mattapan man had bail set at $50,000 and his alleged female accomplice had bail set at $25,000 at their arraignment today on charges they held up a Papa John's delivery person at gunpoint and then threatened her and her family members with death if she went to police. Read more.

By - 12/18/16 - 2:36 pm

Boston Police report arresting two of the four people they say stuck up a delivery person outside 19 Hiawatha Rd. in Mattapan around 7 p.m. on Dec. 9. Read more.

By - 12/13/16 - 9:39 am

Boston Police report seizing 444 grams of heroin and $5,000 in cash and arresting Yeury Villar, 26, on heroin-trafficking charges during raids yesterday in the three neighborhoods.

Separately, State Police and DEA agents apparently conducted a raid this morning at a house on Glendower Street in Roslindale.

Innocent, etc.

By - 12/12/16 - 10:05 pm

At least five shots fired shorly before 10 p.m. on Topalian Street at River Street.

By - 12/3/16 - 11:50 am

Victim identified as DaQuon Brown.

Boston Police report a man in a car was shot around 12:10 a.m. at Tileston and Rosemont streets. He managed to drive away, but crashed into a house a few blocks away at River and Alpine streets.

The man, in his 20s, was pronounced dead of gunshot wounds at the crash scene, police report.

By - 12/2/16 - 1:36 pm

In the arm, around 1:25 p.m. on West Selden between Woodale Avenue and Lena Terrace. A car was also hit.

By - 11/27/16 - 9:48 am

WBZ reports on the discovery on Bismark Street yesterday.

By - 11/18/16 - 2:22 pm

Around 2:10 p.m. at the intersection of Norfolk and Clarkwood streets. One parked car was hit.