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By adamg - 12/3/23 - 3:31 pm

The FCC last week warned the owners of eight properties - including a church on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester - that they have two weeks to shut down the unlicensed radio stations emanating from their buildings or face fines of more than $2.3 million per station. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/23 - 12:01 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a new trial for a man convicted of gunning down Marcus Hall behind a Blue Hill Avenue barbershop, where Hall had brought his four-year-old son for a haircut on June 14, 2016. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/23 - 1:51 pm
Rector Road fire

Boston firefighters responded to 17 Rector Rd. in Mattapan around 10:30 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/23 - 2:22 pm

City housing officials and the local architects' association are asking builders what it would take for them to put up new housing "inspired by triple deckers" on two city-owned vacant lots on Geneva Avenue in Dorchester and River Street in Mattapan. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/23 - 9:20 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation on Itasca Street, where neither residents nor the city's BTD ticketing crew seem to know just which side of the street is OK to park on on street-sweeping days: Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/23 - 2:21 pm

The Bay State Banner considers what the arrival of a Starbucks at the strip mall on River Street on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line might say about impending gentrification.

By adamg - 11/7/23 - 9:26 am

Live Boston report on the aftermath of a rollover around 10 p.m. on Monday at 390 Norfolk St..

By adamg - 11/7/23 - 9:08 am

Transit Matters runs the numbers and finds that two-week shutdown of the Red Line's Ashmont branch and the Mattapan Line seems to have worked: The trains are back to their 2018 trip times.

By adamg - 10/31/23 - 11:52 am
Rendering of 1471 Blue Hill Ave.

Rendering by Arrowstreet.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a 41-unit, five-story apartment building at 1471 Blue Hill Ave. at Culbert Street in Mattapan. Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/23 - 10:22 am
30 Thorn St. rendering

Bird-enhanced rendering by Embarc Studio.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved another year-long extension to a developer proposing a 40-units apartment building at 30 Thorn St. off River Street - the fourth such extension since the project was first approved in 2018. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/23 - 2:31 pm
Phil Eng rides a new Red Line car

Happy days are here again, rider tells MBTA's Phil Eng.

The T reports the 16-day shutdown of the two lines worked, at least so far: All 38 slow zones on the Mattapan Line and the Red Line's Ashmont branch have become normal zones again.

By adamg - 10/29/23 - 10:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man in Downtown Crossing this afternoon on charges he stabbed Jean Casseus, 78, to death on Rugby Road in Mattapan around 11 a.m. on Oct. 19. Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/23 - 1:30 pm
DT 24 graffiti on Central Avenue, Mattapan Lower Mills

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint today about this graffiti that keeps appearing, in this case on Central Avenue in Mattapan Lower Mills: Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/23 - 11:23 pm

Victim identified as Jean Casseus, 78, of Mattapan.

Boston Police report a man was stabbed shortly before 11 a.m. at 18 Rugby Rd. in Mattapan. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/23 - 9:28 am

Boston Police report gang-units officers on patrol after a recent murder arrested a man on gun charges after first stopping him because his windows seemed too darkly tinted and his registration was expired. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/23 - 10:34 am
Mattapan Line without tracks

Trackless Mattapan Line.

Lee Toma surveyed the Mattapan Line and the Red Line Ashmont branch, now in the thick of the MBTA's 16-day repair "surge." Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/23 - 11:17 am

Victim identified as Kalil Jackson, 25, of Dorchester.

Boston Police report a man was shot outside 1194 Blue Hill Ave., near Morton Street in Mattapan, around 12:25 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/23 - 11:25 am
Rendering of possible bus and bike lanes on Blue Hill Avenue

Rendering of possible bus and bike lanes on Blue Hill Avenue.

The city is out with a comparison of two basic approaches for improving Blue Hill Avenue between Mattapan Square and Grove Hall - a massive re-build with construction of dedicated bus lanes and a more modest plan with a massive increase in traffic enforcement by police - and says it expects Mayor Wu to announce a final plan for the road by the end of the year. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/23 - 2:14 pm

The owners of Macumba Latina, 477 River St., say they've fired two bouncers who failed in their main job of watching the club's supposedly locked rear door, letting in a man who then shot two men - one a club regular - in what seemed like a planned hit early on Sept. 4. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/23 - 9:48 am
Fire-ravaged buildings on Sutton Street in Mattapan

The Boston Fire Department reports one firefighter was injured and 13 residents were displaced by a fire in three building at Woolson and Sutton streets in Mattapan called in around 5:25 a.m. Read more.

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