By - 10/20/18 - 10:36 pm

Boston Police report that after a Dorchester 16-year-old gets out of the hospital, he'll be formally charged with a variety of gun offenses for a fight at the Morton Street Walgreens in which he managed to shoot both his opponent and himself Friday night. Read more.

By - 10/19/18 - 10:34 pm

Update: Suspect in hospital, to be charged upon his release.

One in the hand at the Walgreens, 750 Morton St., around 9:45 p.m., CrimeHub reports.

By - 10/14/18 - 10:06 am
74 Wildwood St. fire

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire at 74 Wildwood St. in Mattapan early this morning displaced 17 residents and sent one to the hospital with a mild burn. Read more.

By - 10/13/18 - 8:20 am
Karim Blount

Karim Blount was one of the people shot to death last weekend. Friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help his family.

Blount will be buried on Monday.

By - 10/9/18 - 12:54 pm

Through his attorney, Kevin Williams says he had no reason to murder Jose Luis Phinn Williams in a Codman Square gas station Friday night: He'd just gotten paid at his job at a Taunton Jiffy Lube and he was getting ready to help his family move from Dorchester to the South Shore the next morning. Read more.

By - 10/7/18 - 1:39 pm

Boston Police report a man in his 30s was fatally shot at 88 Itasca St., near Currier Street, in Mattapan around 11:30 a.m. Read more.

By - 10/7/18 - 10:09 am

Victim identified as Karim Blount, 42, of Mattapan. He leaves four children. Friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help his family.

Boston Police report a man in his 40s was shot at 18 Mildred Ave. around 2:30 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

2018 murders in Boston.

By - 10/4/18 - 9:33 pm

The Family Food Shop, 609 Walk Hill St., was held up at gunpoint around 9:20 p.m. by a black man wearing a red bandana and all black clothes.

By - 10/1/18 - 11:09 pm
Interior of Ranier Road house after fire

Interior of the house. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a woman rescued from a fire at 7-9 Ranier Rd. in Mattapan tonight was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Read more.

By - 9/27/18 - 9:23 pm


Boston Police report a Hyde Park man was fatally shot around 8:50 p.m. at 1651 Blue Hill Ave. Read more.

By - 9/22/18 - 11:12 pm
Roof raccoon

A concerned citizen asks the city to do something about a roofy raccoon on Temple Street in Mattapan.

By - 9/11/18 - 12:07 pm

Boston Police report a woman was stabbed in the leg and her purse stolen around 10:50 p.m. on Monday on Walk Hill Street at Mulvey Street. Read more.

By - 9/6/18 - 10:40 pm
Morton Station proposal

Archictect's rendering.

Two non-profit groups have filed plans with the BPDA for a 31-unit apartment building where the B-3 police station used to be on Morton Street next to the bridge over the train tracks and 9 condos nearby on Hopkins Street, which will be next to the Stephen P. Odom Serenity Garden the city is planning in memory of the teenager shot to death in 2007. Read more.

By - 8/17/18 - 10:03 am

The city and Blue Bikes yesterday posted a map showing where new Blue Bikes docking stations will be set up within the next few weeks.

The docking stations will be the first in Roslindale, which will get five, and Mattapan, which will get four. The bike-rental system will also be expanding in Dorchester.

By - 8/14/18 - 11:18 am

UPDATE: Victim identified as Yashua Amado, 29, of Mattapan.

The Dorchester Reporter reports three people were shot at 27 Deering Rd. shortly before 9:45 a.m. One was declared dead at the scene, the other two were taken to local hospitals.

The victim is Boston's 35th murder victim this year and the second in Mattapan in three days.

By - 8/13/18 - 9:03 pm

Boston Police report arresting Kaaron Brown, 31, and seizing cocaine, marijuana and a loaded handgun they say was stolen in Georgia. Read more.

By - 8/11/18 - 11:24 pm

Victim identified as Alexander Allen, a supervisor with Boston Public Works.

Around 11:15 p.m. on Manchester Street at Cedar Street. Boston Police report the victim, 55, was shot repeatedly inside 201 Manchester St. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

He is Boston's 34th murder victim in 2018; the fourth in Mattapan.

By - 8/10/18 - 12:12 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted William Shakespeare, 30, of Dedham, of first-degree murder for the death of Marcus Hall in the Hair It Is barbershop on Blue Hill Avenue on June 14, 2016, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 8/4/18 - 11:41 pm

Shortly after 11:30 p.m. at 9 Favre St., off Cummins Highway.

By - 8/1/18 - 8:26 pm
Architects rendering of 500 River St.

Architect's rendering

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved a plan by two community developers for a 135-unit, six-story apartment building - and two townhouses - on what is now an MBTA parking lot at the Mattapan Square T station. Read more.