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By adamg - 5/9/21 - 4:52 pm

Live Boston reports somebody in a pickup with three other guys seems to have gone down Hiawatha Road in Mattapan firing a gun repeatedly, around 4:30 p.m. Officers found casings on Hiawatha and then, after they found the pickup and the four guys on Blue Hill Avenue, found "multiple spent shell casings" in both the pickup's cab and bed. Nobody hit.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 10:55 pm

Boston Police report arresting two Mattapan teens on charges they tried to hold up Ortiz Convenience, 1300 Blue Hill Ave., but ran away after the clerk refused to give them any money, shortly before 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 11:42 am

This past Friday and Saturday nights, Boston Police assigned extra officers to patrol the area of American Legion Highway and Walk Hill Street to break up any nascent street parties and, residents report, it worked. But no extra officers on overtime Saturday night into Sunday morning meant nobody stationed there and the result was a loud party that lasted well into the morning, residents say. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/21 - 3:51 pm

Kareem Chapin, 47, of Canton, pleaded guilty last week to federal charges related to his involvement in a Boston-area drug ring, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/21 - 11:59 am
Proposed rendering of rejected River Street building

Bird-enhanced rendering by Embarc Studio; board says nope.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today listened to residents' concerns and rejected a developer's proposal to build a three-story, seven-unit condo building at 37 River St., at Old Morton Street in Mattapan. Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/21 - 7:13 pm
Shot resident in back of ambulance on Ormond Street

Man loaded into ambulance. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a man sitting in a car on Ormond Street at Outlook Road was shot around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/21/21 - 2:39 pm
Arroyo talking about dogs

Arroyo: Social-equity lens needed for Boston dog-park needs.

City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) says it's way past time for Boston to begin installing dog parks outside the "high income neighborhoods" he says have them now - and that the city should be planning them first, rather than waiting for organized groups of dog owners with discretionary income to push for them. Read more.

By adamg - 4/3/21 - 8:53 pm

A man was stabbed in the neck and side inside 620 Norfolk St., at Babson Street, in Mattapan around 8:40 p.m.

Because of the severity of his injuries, the homicide unit was called in, just in case.

By adamg - 3/29/21 - 11:17 am

The Boston Licensing Board today suspended the liquor license for Macumba Latina, 477 River St., after BPD detectives found a long line outside and lots of people without masks inside, as well as a DJ, last night - all violations of state and city Covid-19 regulations. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/21 - 2:14 pm

Boston Police report the man shot to death on Mystic Place early Saturday was Jawad Muhammed, 33, of Mattapan.

By adamg - 3/11/21 - 10:25 am

The City Council yesterday approved a request by Councilor Ricardo Arroyo (Roslindale, Hyde Park, Mattapan) to look into how to get the city to build dog parks south of the Fenway, where he said dog-owning residents deserve the same facilities as those in the South End, the North End, Dorchester and other neighborhoods that already have dog parks. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/21 - 10:48 am

Public Facilities Commission Meeting: Department of Neighborhood Development 03-10-21

The Boston Public Facilities Commission this morning approved handing over a quarter-acre parcel off River Street in Mattapan to a group that will transform it into a "food forest" stocked with trees from which anybody can pick berries and nuts, and another parcel off Chelsea Street in East Boston to a group that will create a community garden. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/21 - 12:13 pm
Proposed man cave

Plans showing the proposed man cave.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal to expand a two-family house at 739 Cummins Highway into a three-family house because the submitted plans were missing adequate details about such things as doors. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/21 - 12:11 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to a call about gunfire on Meadowbank Road in Mattapan around 11:55 p.m. on Sunday spotted "two males walking away from the scene at a fast pace with their hands concealed." Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/21 - 10:21 am
Firefighters at Fessenden Street fire

Firefighters survey the damage. Photo by Live Boston.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 34 Fessenden St. around 10 p.m. on Friday for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/21 - 9:24 pm
Smoke at 47 Woolston St.

Boston firefighters responded to 47 Woolson St. around 9:15 p.m. for what became a three-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/21 - 5:35 pm

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Dwayne Leaston-Brown, 31, to 57 months in federal prison for the loaded gun he pulled out in a beef with a rival gang member in Mattapan Square, a gun he tried to keep hold of as a Boston cop on a detail spotted him running and gave chase - a race he lost because he was first slowed by a pedestrian he had to push out of the way and then because he tripped twice. Read more.

By bostonpads - 1/22/21 - 11:10 am

Whether your one of the many that are planning to move to the Boston Metro area, or you live in Boston Proper and are looking to escape dense city life like so many others, finding the right neighborhood for you and your family can be tricky. Vacancy rates for apartments in Boston have been way up all over the city as a result of COVID. Now the hottest neighborhoods in the Boston Metro Area are no longer near Downtown, they're in the 'Burbs!

By adamg - 1/22/21 - 9:58 am

Boston Police report a man was shot at 750 Morton St., around 1 a.m. on Jan. 6. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died on Thursday.

This is Boston's third murder in 2021.

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 12:39 am

Update: Victim died. Identified as Lance Norwood, 22, of Hyde Park.

Stanley Stacos reports a person was shot on Morton Street at Leston Street, around 12:30 a.m. The homicide unit was called in. Read more.

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