Mattapan

By - 4/20/19 - 11:49 am
von Vogler

Michelle von Vogler of Roslindale announced yesterday she is running for the District 5 City Council seat that Tim McCarthy is giving up this year.

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By - 4/19/19 - 12:28 pm
Farrell

Maria Esdale Farrell of Hyde Park, currently Councilor Tim McCarthy's education advisor, took out papers this week to run for the District 5 (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) seat he is giving up this year.

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By - 4/19/19 - 9:48 am

UPDATE: Now charged with vandalizing eight memorials at the cemetery; ordered held for a mental-health evaluation.

Boston Police report arresting a Hyde Park woman after, they say, officers watched her getting ready to spray a red substance on tombstones at Mount Hope Cemetery Thursday afternoon. Read more.

By - 4/16/19 - 5:49 pm

Boston Police report the two men shot to death on Saturday night at 12 Violet St. in Mattapan were Kevin Boyd, 53, of Roxbury and Michael Dukes, 53, of Hyde Park.

By - 4/16/19 - 11:19 am
Murad

Justin Murad of Hyde Park has announced he is running for city councilor in District 5 (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan).

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By - 4/13/19 - 11:13 pm

Around 11:05 p.m. on Violet Street near Crossman Street. Both men were in their 40s, Boston Police report.

2019 murders in Boston.

By - 4/11/19 - 1:17 pm
Powell

Alkia Powell of Hyde Park, currently neighborhood business manager in the city's Office of Small Business, announced today she is running for the District 5 (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) city-council seat being vacated this year by Tim McCarthy.

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By - 4/10/19 - 8:53 am
Working to right the derailed train near South Station

Workers try to get train back on track as dawn breaks. Photo by Johnmcboston.

The T canceled service on the Fairmount Line this morning after last night's train bumping near South Station. Instead, Fairmount riders were supposed to board substitute buses, only it seems there weren't enough buses to carry all those people. Just ask BostonGal:

Try to board HP train only to get turned away because you imbeciles didn’t add equipment.

By - 4/8/19 - 2:18 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan man in connection with the Saturday triple shooting on Mattapan Street that left Eleanor Maloney, 74, dead. Read more.

By - 4/6/19 - 6:07 pm
Eleanor Maloney

UPDATE: Victim identified as Eleanor Maloney.

Around 5 p.m. at 10 Mattapan St., off Blue Hill Avenue.

WCVB reports the murder victim was an innocent bystander - a 74-year-old woman.

2019 murders in Boston.

By - 4/4/19 - 9:06 am

The Dorchester Reporter updates us on the T's latest thinking on what to do about the Mattapan Line - which will start with renovating stations, bridges and tracks over the next five to ten years, at a cost of up to $115 million, followed by replacement by the current 1940s-era PCC trolleys with some of the bigger trolleys now in use on the Green Line.

By - 3/30/19 - 10:48 am
Graham

Cece Graham of Hyde Park is running for the District 5 (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) city-council seat being vacated by Tim McCarthy.

Graham joins a growing list of candidates in the fall election.

By - 3/27/19 - 9:39 am

Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan man on various drug charges Monday morning following a chase in which he led officers through several backyards before catching up with him on Rockingham Road. Read more.

By - 3/19/19 - 10:17 pm
Vandalized memorial at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mattapan

Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report several memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan, including one dedicated to fallen Boston officers, were vandalized. Read more.

By - 3/15/19 - 6:52 pm

Boston Police report arresting an 18-year-old on charges he's held up at least three restaurant food deliverers at knifepoint, most recently early this morning around the corner from his Wildwood Street home. Read more.

By - 3/11/19 - 8:22 pm

Boston Magazine has the details of the new fares to go into effect on July 1. Senior and student passes are also not going up.

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large), who fought the increases, said she's glad to see at least some of the fares not go up. She said she and Councilor Kim Janey (Roxbury) will now fight to eliminate fares on the 28 bus route along Blue Hill Avenue between Mattapan and Dudley squares. Read more.

By - 3/7/19 - 1:35 pm

WCVB reports on a 75-yard swath of garbage along Morton Street between Norfolk and Verrill streets today. The owner of the garbage-strewing vehicle is pledging to clean up the mess.

By - 3/2/19 - 11:30 am

Jerron Perry, 27, was arraigned Thursday on charges he held up the Metro PCS store at 1340 Blue Hill Ave. twice - and a Canton 7-Eleven - last fall, the US District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/24/19 - 4:59 pm

State officials say a final round of inspections today cleared the Blue Hill Avenue stop on the Fairmount Line to open to passengers tomorrow.

The station, about a quarter mile north of Mattapan Square, will have Zone 1A fares, which means riders can get into town for $2.25 one way or $84.50 for a monthly pass.