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By adamg - 3/24/23 - 9:46 am

NBC Boston reports what sketchy details have come out involving an incident on an afternoon bus from the Taylor School on Morton Street in Mattapan this week, its 70-something driver and a parent.

By adamg - 3/19/23 - 4:11 pm

Boston firefighters responded to 17 Verrill St., between Morton and Woolson streets in Mattapan, for a fire reported shortly after 4 p.m. Seven people were displaced by the fire.

By adamg - 3/17/23 - 10:15 am
Rendering of proposed new building on River Street

Bird-enhanced rendering by JGE Architecture and Design.

Dr. Jean Bonnet has filed plans with the BPDA to replace his current Hyde Park Health Associates at 745 River St. and a neighboring repair garage with a five-story building with his enlarged and updated medical practice on the first floor and 40 apartments above it. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/23 - 9:04 am

The MBTA announced this morning it's lifted most of the speed restrictions on the Mattapan Line, but adds it still has "block restrictions where necessary," so not quite 100% back to being the Mattapan High-ish Speed Line.

Fans of more leisurely trolley rides can still hop on the Green Line, which remains a "global" slow zone as inspectors continue to look for both new track problems and old ones that the T isn't sure if they were actually fixed.

By adamg - 2/22/23 - 11:27 am

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man who was a Boston outreach worker after a chase Sunday in which he sped through Mattapan Square, parked just over the line in Milton, then tried walking back into Mattapan. Read more

By adamg - 2/19/23 - 10:37 am
Fire on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to what turned into a two-alarm fire at 1553 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/23 - 1:20 pm

Csean Skerritt, 34, was ordered held without bail today by a judge in Dorchester court on charges he followed, then gunned down Tyler Lawrence, 13, of Norwood, at Babson and Fremont streets in Mattapan on Jan. 29, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

By adamg - 2/15/23 - 10:34 am

A Mattapan man was arraigned this week on charges that include armed assault with intent to murder for allegedly shooting his brother in the head on May 14, 2021 in a dispute over the sale of the family's home on Westmore Road in Mattapan, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/23 - 9:36 pm
Firefighter on porch at Leston Street fire

Boston firefighters responded to 20 Leston St. in Mattapan around 8 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/23 - 4:37 pm

An alleged Morse Street gang member arrested on federal drug charges on Friday was charged today with murdering Tyler Lawrence, 13, of Norwood at Babson and Fremont streets in Mattapan on Jan. 29, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/23 - 9:33 am
Burning building at 55 Cedar St.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to Cedar Street in Mattapan around 1 a.m. for a fire that started at 55 Cedar, then spread to to the neighboring unit at 57 Cedar St.

The department reports 12 people were displaced. There were no injuries.

By adamg - 1/29/23 - 3:01 pm
Babson Street crime scene

Babson Street crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Tyler Lawrence, 13, of Norwood. GoFundMe.

A teenager was murdered at Babson and Fremont streets in Mattapan around 11:30 a.m., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

This is Boston's second murder in 2023. The first was about a half mile away, on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan Square.

By adamg - 1/25/23 - 4:09 pm

Boston Police report officers arrived at a car crash outside 595 River St. in Mattapan just as the driver was "reaching for a firearm inside the engine compartment of his motor vehicle as the Boston Fire Department was rendering aid" around 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/23 - 6:05 pm
Seized guns, drugs, cash

Photo of seized guns, drugs, cash by BPD.

Boston Police report Distict C-6 (South Boston) drug-unit officers and FBI agents armed with three search warrants, raided an apartment at 15 Boyden St. on Friday and seized fentanyl, crack and meth along with an AK-47 loaded with 28 rounds and a firearm loaded with seven rounds. Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/23 - 9:51 am
Mattapan Square crime scene

Victim identified as Jymaal Cox, 33 and a father of two, of Mattapan.

Boston Police report two men were shot, one fatally, at at 1601 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan, shortly before 6 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/22 - 1:28 pm

A Mattapan woman was ordered held when she couldn't come up with $5,000 for bail on her arraignment Tuesday on charges she first rammed her allegedly errant boyfriend with her car, then got out and stabbed him with a pink folding knife, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/22 - 9:41 pm

Update: Victim's girlfriend charged.

A man was stabbed in the stomach shortly before 9:30 p.m. and then run over on Manchester Street, between Temple and Cedar streets.

By adamg - 12/20/22 - 9:33 am

For the second time in a week, Boston Police have arrested one of their own on a charge of domestic violence. Read more.

By adamg - 12/13/22 - 11:45 am
Rendering of the Pot

Rendeirng by Port One Design.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved the Pot, a marijuana shop proposed for 532-542 River St. in Mattapan Square. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/22 - 11:27 am

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he smacked a man with his gun during a failed robbery attempt at 1635 Blue Hill Avenue shortly before 7:15 p.m. on Dec. 8. Read more.

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