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By adamg - 5/19/22 - 1:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting Christopher Howard, 39, on charges he fatally stabbed Terkeshia Boykins on Rosewood Street in Mattapan on May 10.

Police say Howard, a Boston resident, was nabbed Tuesday in Jacksonville, FL.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 5/19/22 - 1:49 pm

Boston Police report arresting Esther Exil, 29, on an attempted-murder charge for a stabbing at Blue Hill Avenue and Livingstone Street in Mattapan on May 11. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/22 - 9:54 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for Chistopher Howard on charges he stabbed Terkeshia Boykins to death on Rosewood Street in Mattapan on May 10. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/22 - 3:09 pm

A Roslindale man was arraigned today on charges he punched a woman in the face in the Arnold Arboretum and then raped her repeatedly on Aug. 13, 2013, and will be arraigned on Monday on charges he raped a 16-year-old on Morton Street in Mattapan on April 1, 2007, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/22 - 9:23 am
Blue Hill Avenue crime scene with yellow tape and detectives

Crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Update: Suspect arrested.

Live Boston reports a man was stabbed at Blue Hill Avenue and Livingstone Street in Mattapan around 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The homicide unit was called in just in case due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 5/11/22 - 9:46 am

Victim identified as Terkeshia Boykins, 40.

Boston Police report a woman was stabbed on Rosewood Street around 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Boston murders in 2022.

By adamg - 5/9/22 - 3:18 pm

Developer Rise Together has told the BPDA it will soon file detailed plans for two six-story residential buildings, one to replace a repair garage at 1590 Blue Hill Ave., the other behind it on River Street. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 2:01 pm
David Cange

David Cange first started planning his Fritay Haitian restaurant a couple of years ago. Covid-19 forced a delay, but Cange went before the Boston Licensing Board today to seek a food-serving license at 532 River St. in Mattapan Square.
Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/22 - 9:01 pm

Boston Police report a 17-year-old didn't get far after he used a piece of concrete to smash his way into the Boys and Girls Club on Hazleton Street in Mattapan and made off with "several computer monitors, hard drives, headphones and a laptop" around 12:20 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/22 - 1:37 pm
Deering Road fire

The Boston Fire Department reports two adults and two children had to be taken to a local hospital from a fire at 115 Deering Rd. in Mattapan this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/22 - 1:37 pm
Blue Hill Avenue fire

Boston firefighters responded to 1333 Blue Hill Ave. at Hazleton St. in Mattapan for what became a three-alarm fire that burned through the third floor and roof this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/22 - 9:44 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a city plan to make Mattapan Square safer for pedestrians that would include moving one of the "heritage statues" now there.

By adamg - 3/23/22 - 5:04 pm

Transit Police report arresting Ricardo Blake, 35, of Mattapan on charges he's the guy who ended an argument on an MBTA bus on Morton Street Monday by shooting the guy he was arguing with. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/22 - 10:50 am

Stanley Stacos reports somebody was shot on a bus on Morton Street near Lorna Road shortly before 10:30 a.m. Transit Police report the victim was shot in the leg following an argument with the shooter, who fled the scene - after possibly discarding a gun on West Selden Street.

By adamg - 3/21/22 - 10:32 am

Most of the T excitement today is over the new service past Lechmere on the Green Line, but Mattapan High Speed Line fans are loving this morning's reintroduction of car 3265, the first ever modern PCC car, and the first to finally get back on the rails as part of an MBTA refurbishing program.

By adamg - 3/18/22 - 1:31 pm
Ridership went up on 28 bus with fare elimination.

From the study.

A Boston Transportation Department study says riders on a fare-free 28 bus were able to get on board faster - especially at Nubian Square - and even just felt the bus was more reliable and safer. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/22 - 10:58 am
Rendering of proposed 1525 Blue Hill Ave.

Rendering by Spalding Tougias Architects.

The family that owns a house turned health-services building at 1525 Blue Hill Ave. has filed plans to replace it with a five-story building with 16 condos and ground-floor commercial space that 5-story, approximately 21,920 sf building containing 16 residential units and ground floor space for the counseling and medical offices to return. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/22 - 4:56 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on today's official designation of the 3.7-mile stretch from the Mother Brook in Hyde Park to Boston Harbor, due to elevated levels of polychlorinated biphenyls from decades of the river's former use as a dumping ground for a variety of factories along its banks. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/22 - 10:57 pm

Boston Police report arresting Eddie Osborne, 37, of Mattapan, on charges he shot two men inside Mello Vibez, 473 River St. shortly after 11 p.m. on Feb. 19. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/22 - 11:16 am

And like the Hub of the Universe it conglomerates in, it got its name from Oliver Wendell Holmes.

More from Mount Hope Cemetery, and even more from Written in Stone.

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