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By adamg - 2/8/24 - 9:18 am

The Dorchester Reporter has the details on the $32-million project that will stretch into 2025 and include new signals, bike lanes, wider sidewalks, new trees and a roundabout at roundabout at the Weybosset/Greenwood Street intersection.

By adamg - 1/18/24 - 12:27 am

A man was stabbed inside 442 River St. in Mattapan around 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday. Due to the severity of his injuries, the homicide unit was called in, just in case. 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 - 9/4/23 - 8:47 pm

Boston Police report two people were shot inside Macumba Latina, 477 River St. in Mattapan Square, shortly before 12:45 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/23 - 8:49 am

The Dorchester Reporter profiles Ellice Patterson, an artist in residence at the Boston Transportation Department whose crawl was "aimed at opening eyes about the challenges within the ongoing Mattapan Square Transportation Action Plan." It took her 45 minutes to almost circumnavigate the complex intersection.

By adamg - 7/9/23 - 9:01 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on attempted-murder and other charges for his alleged role in post-July Fourth shootings at River Street and Edgewater Drive in Mattapan Square that sent five to the hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/23 - 8:43 pm

Boston Police report arresting a guy on charges he pointed a loaded gun at another man around midnight at 550 River St. in Mattapan. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/23 - 5:19 pm

Boston Police report arresting three people and seizing three guns after five people were shot at a large, impromptu fireworks display around 2 a.m. at Edgewater Drive and River Street in Mattapan. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/23 - 5:51 am
Mattapan Square shooting scene

Update: Three arrested, three guns seized.

Live Boston reports five people were shot at River Street and Edgewater Drive around 2 a.m., at a scene littered with hundreds of spent fireworks.

By adamg - 4/26/23 - 11:44 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved plans by a company to lease a former Catholic school at 120-124 Babson St. for use as 14 affordable apartments for seniors with an adult daycare center on the ground floor. Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/23 - 9:58 pm

Two 18-year-olds and a younger teen were arrested at Mattapan station Sunday afternoon after they allegedly beat up two men - one who asked them to stop smoking on a trolley and one who tried to break up the fight - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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 - 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 - 12/13/22 - 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.

By adamg - 11/3/22 - 12:56 pm

A man walking on the Mattapan Line tracks between Capen Street and Mattapan Square on Tuesday night died after he was hit by a trolley, Transit Police confirm. Foul play is not suspected, they add.

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 - 8/12/22 - 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 - 6/30/22 - 11:26 am
Rev. Zenetta Armstrong

Armstrong explains issues with liquor store at hearing.

The Boston Licensing Board today unanimously approved a plan by Camilo Liquors III to move from its current ramshackle location at the corner of Edgewater Drive and River Street to a better maintained building next door, over the objections of ministers and parishioners at the Church of the Holy Spirit, who say the store's often angry customers sit - and urinate and defecate - on church property. Read more.

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