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By adamg - 9/19/20 - 6:11 pm
Flaming pile of mulch

American Legion Highway, not Kilauea. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters are currently at Landscape Express at 415 American Legion Highway, where its landmark 80-foot-high pile of mulch has caught fire. A ladder truck has been brought in to try to spray it down from the top; the company has been asked to send somebody in with a front-end loader because Mt. Mulchmore will need to be taken apart to get to the inner flames. Also, engine trucks have to line up to relay water from a hydrant; the pile itself has no nearby hydrants.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 1:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting people from Hyde park, Quincy and Roxbury on gun charges last night after they allegedly ran a red light at Norfolk and Flint streets in Mattapan in a car that matched the description of one fleeing a Mission Hill shooting earlier in the day. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/20 - 11:04 pm

Shortly before 11 p.m., one bullet came into the kitchen in a house on French Street and another hit a car on nearby Crossman Street. Nobody hit.

By adamg - 9/3/20 - 9:00 pm

WFXT reports police today found skeletal remains some 20 yards into the woods off Circuit Drive, near Shattuck Hospital. Read more.

By vernonfarm - 8/31/20 - 9:47 pm

I've always enjoyed exploring Boston on foot, especially gardens and smaller roads. During the quarantine we've explored more of Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Mattapan than before. Everywhere we walk, we find unpaved roads. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 9:32 am

Boston Police report that a couple of guys magnet fishing off a bridge behind Shattuck Hospital Saturday evening pulled up a gun from the murky waters. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 12:51 pm

The Boston Public Library announced yesterday it's partially re-opening the computer room at the Copley Square central library, where people can now sign up for two-hour slots to use socially-distanced computers. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/20 - 8:59 am

Shortly after midnight on Woolson Street near Wildwood Street. At least one car hit.

By adamg - 8/24/20 - 1:06 pm

Lorna Rd Mattapan MA airplane crash MVA 08/24/1990..

Early on Aug. 24, 1990, Michael Spear, the president of the Rouse Co., which had redeveloped what is now Faneuil Hall Marketplace, his wife and daughter got into their Piper Cheyenne turboprop plane for a quick flight to Boston from Chatham. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/20 - 9:22 am

The Dorchester Reporter summarizes the positions of Brandy Fluker Oakley, Jovan Lacet and Stephanie Everett during a forum sponsored by MassVote. The three are running in the Sept. 1 Democratic primary to replace outgoing state Rep. Dan Cullinane.

By adamg - 8/14/20 - 10:52 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the armed-robbery conviction of a man who pleaded guilty to a 2011 gunpoint holdup in Mattapan, even though the drug convictions that stemmed from the same arrest had earlier been overturned because the drugs had gone through the tainted hands of state chemist Annie Dookhan. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/20 - 12:42 pm

Victim identified as Lovenson Pierre, 26, of Quincy.

Boston Police report a man was found shot at 4 Hazelton St., off Blue Hill Avenue, around 9 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Boston murders in 2020.

By adamg - 8/4/20 - 4:43 pm
Downed tree at Newton Highlands

Downed tree at Newton Highlands. Photo via Ian Lamont.

Isaias may only be giving the Boston area a glancing blow, but it's enough to snap trees like matchsticks on the Mattapan Line between Milton and Butler and on the Riverside Line near Longwood and Newton Highlands. Buses have replaced the Mattapan trolley and D Line trolleys from Kenmore all the way to Riverside. Read more.

By adamg - 7/12/20 - 10:05 am
Regis Road crime scene

Regis Road crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identifed as Dwight Stamp, 35, of Quincy. GoFundMe for his family.

Boston Police report a man was shot at 25 Regis Rd. in Mattapan shortly before 2 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Boston murders in 2020.

By adamg - 7/3/20 - 5:33 pm

A Dorchester man was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today that he fatally shot Justin Cannady, 22 (in photo), after accusing him of stealing a relative's scooter. Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/20 - 10:15 am
Fire at 1220 Blue Hill Ave.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 1220 Blue Hill Ave., a three decker near Woolson Street, in Mattapan for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/20 - 10:00 pm
Crime scene at Woolson and Norfolk

Crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Justin CanAround 8:15 p.m. on Norfolk Street at Woolson Street, Doogs reports.

Boston Police report the victim was declared dead at the scene. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/20 - 12:05 pm
Fireworks seized in Mattapan

Seized fireworks, drugs and money. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man they say was driving around Mattapan last night with a lot of fireworks, as well as cocaine, marijuana and a gun. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/20 - 8:56 pm

Live Boston reports somebody fired several shots on Fuller Street at Morton Street in Mattapan around 8:40 p.m.

By adamg - 6/24/20 - 9:53 am
Arrest on Washington Street in Dorchester

Arrest at 430 Washington St., Dorchester, home of alleged supplier Winston McGhee. Photo by Live Boston.

DEA agents and Boston drug investigators were busy early this morning arresting two brothers and their associates for running cocaine and crack in a swath that ran from the Fidelis Way development in Brighton to the South End and Mattapan. Read more.

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