Mattapan

By - 2/22/18 - 9:17 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports Garrison is running for the state-senate seat vacated by Linda Dorcena Forry. Demcratic state reps Nick Collins and Evandro Carvalho are also running, in the April 3 primary.

By - 2/9/18 - 1:38 pm

Boston Police report a C-11 officer was heading back to his district on American Legion Highway late last night when a guy in the SUV in front of him got off at least a couple rounds from his ACC International Intrac 9mm firearm. Read more.

By - 2/8/18 - 7:02 pm

WCVB reports on the death of the baby this afternoon on Deering Road, near Harvard Street.

By - 2/8/18 - 9:30 am

Katie Gibson is a big fan of the Mattapan Line:

The morning operators, though sometimes harried, are kind, and it’s a short ride to Ashmont, where I board the train. And if I’m lucky, I get a glimpse of this view across the marshes.

By - 2/5/18 - 12:09 am

The MBTA reports it's solved those mysterious "propulsion" problems on the Mattapan Line and that trolley service resumes first thing in the morning.

By - 1/30/18 - 11:10 pm

The MBTA announced tonight:

Shuttle buses replacing service between Ashmont & Mattapan Stations until further notice due to required vehicle maintenance related to the winter weather:

By - 1/29/18 - 1:43 pm

The state Senate decided today to set an April 3 primary and a May 1 final election to select a replacement for Linda Dorcena Forry, who resigned on Friday as the senator for the 1st Suffolk District (South Boston and Dorchester). Whoever wins will then have to decide whether to run for re-election in the regular primary and general election this fall. Nomination papers are already available at the Secretary of State's offce at Ashburton Place.

By - 1/27/18 - 5:27 pm
Trolley on Tremont Street

Pat from Boston spotted this Mattapan Line trolley on Tremont Street today. Alas, car 3234 was not stopping for passengers - was on its way to the T's Everett shops for repairs.

Because the Everett facility is mainly for buses, Mattapan workers first outfitted the trolley with rubber tires.

By - 1/24/18 - 7:54 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays due to one of the PCC trolleys deciding to give it all up.

By - 1/22/18 - 12:17 pm

The Herald reports the T is soliciting bids from companies to run buses between 1 and 4:15 a.m. from Mattapan into downtown and then up to East Boston and Chelsea for a nine-month pilot.

By - 1/18/18 - 9:01 am

A pair of men from Dallas are charged with using a sledgehammer and wrecking bars to smash their way into six convenience stores and gas stations in Mattapan, Dorchester, Brockton, Cambridge, Everett, Stoughton and Woburn during a two-day spree last May, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports - adding additional people are still being sought. Read more.

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

UPDATE: Ordered held on $200,000 bail at arraignment for the two Mattapan cases; to be arraigned tomorrow for the Brighton incident, per Suffolk County DA's office.

Boston Police report a man arrested yesterday for a Jan. 10 holdup at a market on North Beacon Street in Brighton now also faces charges for five similar armed robberies in Mattapan Square and Brighton this month. Read more.

By - 1/15/18 - 10:39 am

Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan teenager on a gun charge Saturday night after a woman called 911 to report somebody had just fired a shot at her window. Read more.

By - 1/14/18 - 11:26 pm
14 Evelyn St. fire

Boston firefighters responded around 11 p.m. to 14 Evelyn St. for what turned into a two-alarm fire that displaced 14 residents and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a shoulder injury. Read more.

By - 1/6/18 - 5:25 pm
Burst oil tank

The tank. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports an oil tank being refilled in a two-story home at 16 Tennis Rd burst this afternoon, sending roughly 170 gallons of the viscous liquid onto the floor. Read more.

By - 12/27/17 - 3:02 pm
Kurtis DePina

Boston Police report the man shot outside 150 Wellington Hill St. around 9:10 p.m. on Sunday has died.

Family and friends identify the victim as Kurtis DePina, 19. His family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral expenses.

By - 12/25/17 - 9:20 am

Composed by Tim Murphy, a Mattapan Line trolley driver and organizer of Friends of the Mattapan Line:

'Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the Pan,
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even Big Stan.

Read more.

By - 12/24/17 - 9:39 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police report the victim, Kurtis DePina, 19, died at the hospital.

A man was shot around 9:10 p.m. at 150 Wellington Hill St. in Mattapan. A relative drove him to Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain, from which he was then transported to a trauma center. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.

By - 12/18/17 - 8:05 pm

Search for Justice-Daniel Bunch

Daniel Bunch's family says there were plenty of witnesses to his fatal shooting at the Mobil gas station on Blue Hill Avenue at Babson Street on Oct. 8, 2011. Now they're hoping that a $10,000 reward will get somebody to talk to investigators and lead them to his murderer.

Anybody with information can contact the BPD tip line by calling 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 12/14/17 - 8:51 am

NECN reports a Boston DPW worker was shot on Maryknoll Street, near Morton, around 5:15 a.m. His injuries are not considered life threatening.