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By adamg - 1/18/20 - 11:15 am
James L. Clark Sr.

James Clinton Clark, who spent his life helping black men and women get good paying jobs in trades and the MBTA, and who helped transform vacant land at the old Boston State Hospital into hundreds of new housing units, died earlier this week at 78. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/20 - 10:51 am

The Boston Licensing Board said today it would hold off a vote on letting a Burger King franchisee open an outlet on River Street on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line after aides to several elected officials said they could not support the proposal until at least after the franchisee meets with Belnel Road-area residents, who say they don't want to see a burger place open until 2 am. in their backyard. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 11:31 pm

WBZ reports on the double stabbing on Blue Hill Avenue near Evelyn Street just before 8 p.m.

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 12:08 pm

Boston Police report arresting one of the two men they say robbed the Family Food Shop at 609 Walk Hill St. in Mattapan shortly after 8 p.m. on Christmas. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/19 - 8:01 pm

The city announced today that six municipal parking lots will have four to six spaces each converted for use as charging stations for electric-powered vehicles in the first half of next year. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 10:45 am
The Wellington on Blue Hill Avenue

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a five-story, 39-unit apartment building on Blue Hill Avenue at Wellington Hill Street that will include ground-floor space for a coffee shop and two other small stores. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/19 - 3:18 pm

The FCC this week proposed a $453,015 fine against Gerlens Cesar, who runs Radio TeleBoston, which broadcasts news to Haitians in the Boston area, and a $151,005 against Acerome Jean Charles, who runs a station called Radio Concorde, also aimed at the Haitian community. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/19 - 6:27 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned a Superior Court judge's ruling that a church on Harvard Street in Mattapan has to make changes to a six-foot fence that really annoys a neighbor, ruling that matter should have gone to Land Court instead. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 10:12 pm

Report for America, which "places talented, emerging journalists into local news organizations to report for one to two years on under-covered issues and communities," announced today that the Bay State Banner will get one of them - to cover "how state legislative and city hall actions affect Boston’s African-American communities."

Via Sarah Betancourt.

By adamg - 11/27/19 - 8:39 pm

Live Boston reports the man was shot in the 1300 block of Blue Hill Avenue, north of Norfolk Street around 4:40 p.m. and that a gun was recovered on Hiawatha Road.

By adamg - 11/24/19 - 1:43 pm

Boston Police report arresting Marcus Ambroisio, 24, of Dorchester, on charges he fatally shot Gregory Phillips outside 155 Savannah Ave. in Mattapan around 10 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2018. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 11:04 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a recreational dispensary at 1292 Blue Hill Ave., between Fessenden and Evelyn streets. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/19 - 11:46 am

The Stanford Social Innovation Review reports some findings from the four years of time University of Michigan sociology professor Jeremy Levine spent in Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park looking at the non-train ramifications of the Fairmount Line re-do: Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/19 - 9:53 am

Update: McCarthy apologizes for "muddled: comments not meant to attack anybody.

On the night of the preliminary election in September, outgoing District 5 City Councilor Tim McCarthy tried to rev up supporters of his aide and would-be successor Maria Esdale Farrell, who won a slot in the November final by coming in second against Ricardo Arroyo to represent Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/19 - 1:31 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today overturned Abdullah Yasin's conviction for second-degree murder for Chaz Burton's 2016 death outside a Mattapan party, saying the trial judge in the case should not have allowed the case to go to a jury after she concluded Suffolk County prosecutors had failed to produce evidence that showed Yassin was responsible for Burton's death. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 12:45 pm
Laundry room on Livermore Street

The remains of the laundry room. Photo by BFD

Boston firefighters responded to 110 Livermore St., an apartment building off Cummins Highway in Mattapan, for a basement laundry-room fire that was being fed by an incoming gas main, around 12:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/19 - 11:11 pm

State Police report arresting Dwyarrn Burton, 26, on charges he randomly attacked a woman on the Neponset Trail near Ryan Playground in Mattapan last month. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/19 - 8:38 am

An upset citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning after finding a locked parking lot at Ryan Playground on River Street in Mattapan - near where a woman was attacked on Tuesday:

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 5:48 pm

State Police report a woman was attacked while walking on the Neponset Trail near Ryan Playground in Mattapan around 2 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 8:56 am

The Ward 10 Democrats are hosting a forum for candidates for the District 8 (Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill) seat that Josh Zakim is giving up, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Tobin School, 40 Smith St. on Mission Hill. Read more.

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