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By adamg - 9/1/22 - 9:52 pm

The owners of the Simco's stands in Mattapan and Roslindale today acknowledged they paid 20 workers below even the federal minimum wage and refused to pay overtime, in a proposed settlement of a US Department of Labor complaint filed in US District Court in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/22 - 9:26 pm

Live Boston recaps the crime that happened at or near Carnival in Roxbury and Dorchester on Saturday, including one man shot to death.

By adamg - 8/27/22 - 10:15 pm

Victim identified as Derrell Russell, 33, of Brighton.

Boston Police report a man was shot at Blue Hill Avenue and Westview Street in Dorchester around 5:40 p.m. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died.

Boston murders in 2022.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 10:31 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a city meeting at seeing what people might want to see in a redesigned Mattapan Square:

Boston Transportation Department (BTD) officials, the MBTA, and other planners provided information on the two transformative projects against a backdrop of a DJ playing music and a cash bar with food inside Kay’s Lounge right on the avenue.

By adamg - 8/6/22 - 10:05 pm
Dancers on Blue Hill Avenue

Ron Newman took in Boston's second Open Street celebration, this time on Blue Hill Avenue. No cars allowed - just people on foot or on bicycle. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/22 - 4:53 pm

Roy Owens, who never met a long street fair he doesn't hate, sued Boston today in an effort to keep the city from shutting a two-mile stretch of Blue Hill Avenue as part of its Open Streets program to give pedestrians and bicyclists a wide expanse of road in which to enjoy themselves for one day. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/22 - 2:24 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved entrepreneurs' plans to turn a dilapidated Blue Hill Avenue building into a home-delivery marijuana service that will use three unmarked vans to ferry orders to customers. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/22 - 10:53 am

A Taco Bell franchisee today withdrew its request for zoning permission to raze a former tire store and replace it with a Mexican-like outlet at 1578 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan.

Derric Small, attorney for Cantina Hospitality of Greenwich, CT, did not provide a reason for withdrawing the application for a take-out place with a free-standing sign at a Zoning Board of Appeal hearing this morning.

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 - 5/12/22 - 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 - 5/9/22 - 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 - 6:55 pm
Wanted for causing Coolata chaos

A woman outraged she couldn't get "a multicolored Coolatta beverage" at the Dunkin' Donuts at 456 Blue Hill Ave. in Grove Hall Monday evening got all heated and now police want to put her on ice. 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 - 3/18/22 - 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 - 3/13/22 - 10:50 pm

A Dorchester man and two alleged accomplices are scheduled to answer fentanyl and meth charges in federal court tomorrow, as part of what could be a larger national investigation that started two years ago. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/22 - 11:07 pm

Shortly after 9:50 p.m. Police found multiple shell casings on the ground at Blue Hill Avenue and Paxton, one resident reported a bullet came through the window. No reported injuries.

Last April:
Barrage of gunfire at Paxton and Harvard streets in Dorchester sends one bullet into a living room.

By adamg - 2/25/22 - 5:27 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men on gun charges early this morning in separate incident in which both were initially stopped for speeding - one for allegedly roaring down Blue Hill Avenue at 60 m.p.h. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/22 - 9:48 pm

Around 9:20 p.m. at Fabyan Street at Blue Hill Avenue. Nobody hit, spent shells found in a Fabyan Street backyard.

By adamg - 1/28/22 - 10:19 am

Segun Idowu, the city's chief of economic opportunity and inclusion, breaks the news this morning to try to calm people worried about the impact of returning the wide avenue's median strips to public transit, only this time with buses instead of trolleys.

The City of Boston has no plans to put parking meters on Blue Hill Avenue.

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