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By adamg - 9/18/21 - 12:13 am

Live Boston reports somebody was shot at Walk Hill and Almont streets in Mattapan late Friday afternoon and that the homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 12:28 pm

Boston firefighters are at 19 Holmfield Ave., off River Street, for a basement fire reported around 12:15 p.m.

By adamg - 9/9/21 - 2:25 pm

The State House News Service reports the federal EPA yesterday formally proposed making the Neponset River, from Dana Avenue in Hyde Park to Dorchester Lower Mills a designated Superfund hazardous-waste and cleanup site due to the large volume of PCBs in river silt and the difficulties of trying to recoup costs from dozens of sites responsible for the contamination on one of the nation's oldest industrial waterways.

In its proposal to designate the river, the EPA says: Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/21 - 9:15 am
Car wanted in connection with Mattapan murder

Boston Police have released photos of an SUV they say may have had something to do with Antonni Diaz's fatal shooting on Woodbole Avenue in Mattapan on Aug. 22.

If the vehicle looks familiar, contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By adamg - 8/24/21 - 4:24 pm
Woodbole Avenue crime scene

Crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Antonni Diaz, 30, of Mattapan.

Boston Police report a man was shot around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday at 12 Woodbole Ave. in Mattapan. He was transported to a local hospital and died last night, police say.

Boston murders in 2021.

By adamg - 8/21/21 - 7:34 pm

Retiring District 6 (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill) City Councilor Matt O'Malley made a trip over to the Jamaica Pond boathouse today to endorse Mary Tamer as his replacement over Kendra Hicks and Winnie Eke. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/21 - 10:32 am

Boston Police report arresting a Randolph man with a loaded gun moments after gunfire last night near Almont Park - where volunteers were busy giving away backpacks to BPS students for the coming school year. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/21 - 5:09 pm
Conness was asked if he swore at the workmen; he allowed as how he sometimes did

From the transcript of a City Hall hearing on River Street construction.


No, not John Kerry over his failure to shovel his sidewalk after one of the 2015 blizzards - Kerry admitted his wrongdoing, paid his fine and never had to address city leaders.

In 1879, John Conness, who had been one of California's senators during the Civil War, and then retired to the life of a gentleman farmer in, of all places, Mattapan, agreed to appear before a City Hall committee investigating alleged improprieties by the city's superintendent of streets, some of which involved the upgrading of River Street along Conness's farm. Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/21 - 4:25 pm

Victim identified as Edgar Matthews, 39, of Mattapan.

Boston Police report a man was shot at 37 Almont St. in Mattapan shortly after 3 a.m. He was declared dead at the scene. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/21 - 10:57 am

Boston Police report arresting a man they say showed up at a children's football game at Almont Playground with both a loaded gun and a stun gun last night. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 10:28 am

Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced today that, yes, that free Rte. 28 service she prematurely announced in May is really happening this time. Starts Aug. 29 and runs for three months as a pilot on the entire route, from Mattapan Square to Ruggles via Nubian Square. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/21 - 10:56 am
Suspect being walked into police station

Suspect being walked into police station. Photo by Live Boston.

Boston Police report arresting a man on various gun and drug charges early Friday after officers conducting a standard inventory search of his undriveable car found two loaded guns, marijuana, crack and pills believed to be Xanax. Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/21 - 9:35 am

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old in connection with a barrage of gunfire in Almont Park that sent somebody to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm. A second suspect managed to flee the scene. Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/21 - 11:02 pm
Shooting scene at Almont Park

Crime scene at Favre Street entrance to Almont Park. Photo by Gavin Schoch

Update: One suspect arrested.

Gavin Schoch reports somebody was shot in the arm around 5:30 p.m., apparently at the Favre Street entrance to Almont Park, although police found the victim on the other side of the park, on Almont Street.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 12:48 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say used an ice pick to menace a woman in Mattapan Square shortly before 7:30 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/21 - 10:47 am

Stanley Stacos reports a man was shot on River street near the Boston Public Health Commission campus, shortly before 1:30 a.m. He was found in some bushes with injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 6/20/21 - 9:29 pm
Hazelton Street fire

Boston firefighters responded to 40 Hazleton St. in Mattapan around 9 a.m. for a fire that the Boston Fire Department reports displaced six adults and four children and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a hand injury. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/21 - 12:08 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today cleared the way for a Mattapan man to face trial on charges he stabbed a woman in the leg and stole her purse in 2018, ruling that his arrest not long after by two Boston detectives who spotted the bus he was riding up Blue Hill Avenue was constitutional. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/21 - 9:39 pm

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Winston McGhee, 37, of Dorchester to 9 1/2 years in federal prison for his role in a Dorchester drug ring - the day after the judge sentenced Eric Davis, 37, of Mattapan, to 8 3/4 years in federal prison for his role in the operation, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/21 - 9:35 pm

Boston Police report a man with "apparent head trauma" was found lying on the sidewalk at 1200 Blue Hill Ave. - about a block down and across the street from the B-3 police station - around 2 a.m. Read more.

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