By - 5/18/18 - 1:41 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that broke out at 27 Ormond St. in Mattapan shortly before 11 a.m. caused an estimated $100,000 in damage and displaced nine residents.

There were no injuries, the department says, adding the cause of the fire, which was contained to the rear of the first floor, is under investigation.

By - 5/15/18 - 3:33 pm

Victim identified as Garfield Thomas, 33, of Mattapan.

Boston Police report a man was shot around 10:40 a.m. at 50 Evelyn St. in Mattapan. The man, believed to be in his 30s, was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

He is Boston's 20th murder victim in 2018.

By - 5/11/18 - 4:49 pm

A private video company was able to recover images from a burned surveillance system that showed a cook using a can of Sterno to light up Flames, 663 Morton St. in Mattapan, early on Dec. 15, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/6/18 - 1:08 pm

Boston Police report a man getting ready to mow his lawn in the area of Mattapan Street and Fottler Road in Mattapan yesterday afternoon discovered a silver gun lying in the grass.

Upon arrival officers observed the silver, Cobra Enterprises CA .380 Pistol on the ground in the back-yard. Detectives from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to the scene and took custody of the firearm.

By - 5/3/18 - 3:56 pm

Boston Police report officers investigating a report of gunfire on Leston Street, off Woolson, shortly after 9 p.m. yesterday found two guys in a red car matching the one described by a witness nearby on Blue Hill Avenue: Read more.

By - 4/12/18 - 8:49 am

The Dorchester Reporter surveys the scene at the Pit Stop, the barbecue place on Morton Street in Mattapan.

By - 4/11/18 - 10:11 pm
Collapsed Ladder 10

Collapsed ladder. Photo by BFD.

Firefighters were at 9 Duke St. in Mattapan tonight when Ladder 10's ladder. No firefighters were on the ladder at the time. Read more.

By - 4/9/18 - 5:48 pm

A man whose second-degree murder conviction last week would have sent him away for life at a state prison will now spend just two and a half years in a county jail, a Suffolk Superior Court judge decided today. Read more.

By - 4/8/18 - 2:57 pm

Boston Police report arresting two Mattapan teens - and say they are looking for two more - for a violent robbery on Winter Street Saturday night. Read more.

By - 4/3/18 - 6:22 pm

Boston Police report drug-unit officers investigating possible drug sales in the area of the apartment building at 876 Cummins Highway, at the corner of Rexford Street, raided an apartment there yesterday evening and arrested five Mattapan residents and seized crack cocaine and other drugs and a loaded gun. Read more.

By - 3/29/18 - 1:02 pm

UPDATE, 3/31: The restaurant passed a re-inspection on March 30 and can re-open.

A city health inspector yesterday ordered Edu and Den's, 643 River St., shut for a series of violations that included ample evidence of a rodent infestation, improper dish cleaning and bags of construction mortar and joint compound being stored with food. Read more.

By - 3/27/18 - 9:24 am

A Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday found Abdullah Yasin, 24, of Jamaica Plain, guilty of second-degree murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for the 2016 stomping and shooting death of Chaz Burton at a River Street party, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/26/18 - 11:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man who says he worked at Flames, 663 Morton St., on charges he set the place on fire early on Dec. 15. Read more.

By - 3/24/18 - 9:43 pm

In the foot, on Malta Street off Edgewater Drive around 9:10 p.m.

By - 2/28/18 - 4:56 pm

Boston Police report arresting three men they say pushed a driver out of his car at gunpoint at River and Violante streets near Mattapan Square last night. Read more.

By - 2/22/18 - 9:17 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports Garrison is running for the state-senate seat vacated by Linda Dorcena Forry. Demcratic state reps Nick Collins and Evandro Carvalho are also running, in the April 3 primary.

By - 2/9/18 - 1:38 pm

Boston Police report a C-11 officer was heading back to his district on American Legion Highway late last night when a guy in the SUV in front of him got off at least a couple rounds from his ACC International Intrac 9mm firearm. Read more.

By - 2/8/18 - 7:02 pm

WCVB reports on the death of the baby this afternoon on Deering Road, near Harvard Street.

By - 2/8/18 - 9:30 am

Katie Gibson is a big fan of the Mattapan Line:

The morning operators, though sometimes harried, are kind, and it’s a short ride to Ashmont, where I board the train. And if I’m lucky, I get a glimpse of this view across the marshes.

By - 2/5/18 - 12:09 am

The MBTA reports it's solved those mysterious "propulsion" problems on the Mattapan Line and that trolley service resumes first thing in the morning.