Mattapan

By - 2/6/19 - 9:54 pm

Boston Police report a man was shot shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday at 55 Evelyn St., near Norfolk Street, in Mattapan.

Police say that while officers were investigating the shooting, they noticed a guy tossing something into a plastic trash barrel in a neighboring yard. Read more.

By - 2/4/19 - 1:26 pm

John Patterson tried to end an argument at a Goodale Road party Sunday morning by pulling a knife on his opponent, but after people wrested the weapon away, he went outside, got a gun, shot Jeudy Romero to death, then grabbed Romero's keys and drove away in his car, a Suffolk County prosecutor charged today. Read more.

By - 2/3/19 - 6:37 pm

Boston Police report a man was shot to death shortly before 10 a.m. at 60 Goodale Rd., between Blue Hill Avenue and Wellington Hill Street. Read more.

By - 1/28/19 - 1:41 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the T has a $200-million, ten-year modernization plan for the Mattapan Line that includes getting rid of the current PCC trolleys rolled out in the 1940s with versions of the newer, bigger trolleys being rolled out now on the Green Line.

By - 1/24/19 - 5:01 pm

State Rep. Russell Holmes and Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins aren't waiting to see who might run to replace Tim McCarthy as the city councilor from Hyde Park, Mattapan and Roslindale - both have endorsed Ricardo Arroyo for the seat. Read more.

By - 1/23/19 - 2:01 pm
Lys

UPDATE: At his arraignment, ordered held without bail.

Boston Police report arresting Patrick Lys (seen right), 31, on charges he fatally shot Korey Wornum-Parker of Roxbury on Westmore Road early on Nov. 18.

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By - 1/14/19 - 8:30 pm

Boston Police report Danny Nunez, 26, of Hyde Park, is charged with repeatedly shooting a man at 12 Halborn St., near West Selden Street in Mattapan, around 11 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By - 1/12/19 - 1:50 pm

Michael Freedberg compiles a list of potential candidates for the District 5 (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) city-council seat Tim McCarthy is retiring from.

Now, In his farewell address, McCarthy wrote: Read more.

By - 1/10/19 - 8:03 pm
McCarthy

Tim McCarthy, who has represented Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan on the city council since 2013, announced tonight he's decided not to run for re-election this fall.

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By - 1/4/19 - 1:55 pm

Boston Police report arresting Josiah Stirling, 29, of West Roxbury and Naquan Mahone, 23, of Mattapan, on gun charges after a chase and a "violent struggle" on New Year's Day. Read more.

By - 1/2/19 - 9:31 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports a state study of the city's cutest public-transit line shows that tracks and bridges along the line are in dire need of repair.

By - 12/28/18 - 6:09 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jocelyn Vasquez, 32, of Dorchester, on charges she shot Garfield Thomas to death on Evelyn Street in Mattapan on May 15. Read more.

By - 12/27/18 - 9:35 am

The Dorchester Reporter interviews Tim McCarthy about his plans to run for re-election in District 5 - Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale - and how, if he wins, he probably won't run again. He's already facing two opponents in the 2019 election.

By - 12/24/18 - 9:03 am

Boston Police report a man was punched and then stabbed outside 760 Cummins Highway, at Favre Street, around 12:25 a.m. Read more.

By - 12/23/18 - 10:58 pm

WHDH reports on the crash around 7:20 p.m. on Morton Street at Canterbury Street.

By - 12/12/18 - 4:01 pm

Announcement!

Ricardo Arroyo, whose father Felix D. Arroyo, and brother, Felix G. Arroyo, both served as at-large city councilors, announced today he's running for the District 5 (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) council seat held by Tim McCarthy since 2013. McCarthy had no opposition in the 2017 election.

By - 12/10/18 - 10:04 pm

Victim identified as Gregory Phillips, 25, of Dorchester.

Shortly before 10 p.m. on outside 155 Savannah Ave.. The victim was declared dead at the scene. Police say a man fired a shot at the victim, got into a maroon minivan with two other men, then fired several more shots before they drove off.

2018 murders in Boston.

By - 12/8/18 - 12:21 pm
Abandoned car in Mattapan

A citizen is more than concerned in Mattapan: He or she is outraged about an abandoned car on Tampa Street - and has filed ten 311 reports about it over the past 24 hours. The complaints start with their ire focused squarely on that most noted of Milton residents - Marty Walsh, of course - but eventually come to blame progressives and their love of street art: Read more.

By - 12/6/18 - 9:18 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a community meeting on a proposed Blue Hill Avenue pot shop. One opponent said there are "people with battery powered tools that can cut through your roof."

By - 12/3/18 - 10:10 am

Pot-shop proposals are popping up like daisies across Boston:

On Tuesday, Jody Mendoza and her husband, Richy Peña, hold an outreach meeting for their proposed Mojos pot shop at 1292 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan. Read more.