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By adamg - 3/30/20 - 9:28 am
Plastic sheeting at local market

A roving UHub photographer couldn't help but notice the DIY shielding now in place at Mama Supermarket at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street in Mattapan.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 1:35 pm

Boston Police report that the person fatally shot behind 86 American Legion Highway on Friday was Vincent Lewis-Coppin, 18, known to his friends as Swervo.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 7:46 pm
Evidence markers at the scene

Evidence markers at the scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Vincent Lewis-Coppin, 18.

A man was fatally shot in the chest at 86 American Legion Highway, near Franklin Hill Ave., around 7:35 p.m.

Boston murders in 2020.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 10:19 am

Mrs. Luciano Reads What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig

Mattahunt Elementary School now has a YouTube channel, where teachers (and the principal) are reading books to kids and offering math and science lessons.

By adamg - 3/8/20 - 2:45 pm
Blue Hill Avenue at Arbutus Street in 1929.

Blue Hill Avenue at Arbutus Street in 1929. See it larger.

StreetsBlogMass reports Boston transportation planners are looking at the idea of creating dedicated bus lanes down the center of Blue Hill Avenue - including stations along the way - as a way to improve service on the 28 line. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/20 - 11:15 pm

A progressive slate of 35 candidates, who include city councilors Michelle Wu and Ricardo Arroyo, today won control over the Ward 18 Democratic Ward Committee in Hyde Park, Mattapan and part of Roslindale over an old-guard slate that included former city councilors Steve Murphy and Rob Consalvo, unofficial city numbers show. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/20 - 3:11 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports Boston Fire and Police hazmat and special-operations units responded to 96 Radcliffe Rd. around 1:30 p.m. after the discovery of a mysterious red powder in the basement there. Crews were released after testing showed that whatever the powder was, it was not hazardous.

By adamg - 2/27/20 - 7:54 pm
Ricardo Bent-Hines

Boston Police today identified the man shot to death on Delhi Street on Monday as Ricardo Bent-Hines, 29, of Roxbury.

The day before his death, he wrote on his Facebook page: Read more.

By uhrinews - 2/25/20 - 8:06 pm

The present day nation of Liberia was founded by the American Colonization Society as a place to send free Black people in an effort to uphold US slavery. Join founder of UHRI & Liberian refugee, Rev. Torli Krua, to:

By adamg - 2/24/20 - 9:33 pm

Live Boston reports a man was shot in the chest several times around 7:35 p.m. on Delhi Street at Violet Street. Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/20 - 12:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men they say beat and robbed a third last night after they asked him for money and he said no. Read more.

By adamg - 2/19/20 - 2:06 pm
Factories along the Mother Brook in 1890

Factories where the Mother Brook flows into the Neponset in 1890 (the large factory is now home to senior-citizen apartments). Source.

The federal EPA is considering whether to designate the Neponset River from Hyde Park to Lower Mills as a place so polluted it requires federal funds and expertise to help clean it up. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/20 - 9:45 pm

Victim identified as Hilton Clark, 18, of Mattapan.

Police found the man lying in the middle of the street around 9:40 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Boston murders in 2020.

By adamg - 2/15/20 - 7:27 pm
Boston EMT with rescued dog

The Boston Fire Department reports that around 4:45 p.m., firefighters and EMTs responded to Scarboro Pond in Franklin Park to rescue a dog that had fallen through the ice - and her owner, who did the same trying to rescue her pet but who managed to make her way to one of the islands in the pond. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 10:21 am

State Rep. Dan Cullinane (D - Dorchester) announced this morning he won't run for re-election this fall. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/20 - 9:03 pm
Lenny's Tropical Bakery on Blue Hill Avenue

Roving UHub photographer Drew S. reports:

Lenny's Tropical Bakery on Blue Hill and Morton in Mattapan closing after 40 years! Today is the last day. We visited and said goodbye to the staff, the owners are retiring they tell us. Some of the best Jamaican beef and chicken patties in Boston's history.

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 10:31 pm

At 5 Lorna Rd., near Morton Street, around 7:20 p.m., Live Boston reports.

By adamg - 2/3/20 - 9:28 am

Scope Boston interviews Mary Franklin, who is trying to raise $700,000 to open a spa aimed at people whose loved ones - like her husband, Melvin, in 1996 - have been murdered.

After feeling so much better herself after a visit to a spa while on a trip to Florida, she began fundraising for a trauma spa in Roxbury, Dorchester or Mattapan.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 2:44 pm

The board that runs the MBTA today approved four extra inbound trains in the morning and four new trains in the evening along the Fairmount Line. Read more.

By adamg - 1/18/20 - 11:15 am
James L. Clark Sr.

James Clinton Clark, who spent his life helping black men and women get good paying jobs in trades and the MBTA, and who helped transform vacant land at the old Boston State Hospital into hundreds of new housing units, died earlier this week at 78. Read more.

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