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By adamg - 9/21/22 - 5:22 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Joseph Piard of rape for an attack on an unconscious woman in the back of his ride-share car in 2019, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 9:52 pm

The owners of the Simco's stands in Mattapan and Roslindale today acknowledged they paid 20 workers below even the federal minimum wage and refused to pay overtime, in a proposed settlement of a US Department of Labor complaint filed in US District Court in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/22 - 1:23 pm

The developers of the Olmsted Green development on the old Boston State Hospital along Harvard Street in Mattapan will soon file plans for six new buildings with 265 apartments and condos - including one building that would have 20 apartments for families with foster or adopted kids and 40 apartments for seniors who would agree to help them out. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 11:42 am

Victim identified as Xavier Barkon, 19, of Mattapan.

Boston Police report a man was shot outside 4 Oak Hill Ave., off West Selden Street in Mattapan around 8:35 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 10:31 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a city meeting at seeing what people might want to see in a redesigned Mattapan Square:

Boston Transportation Department (BTD) officials, the MBTA, and other planners provided information on the two transformative projects against a backdrop of a DJ playing music and a cash bar with food inside Kay’s Lounge right on the avenue.

By adamg - 8/5/22 - 11:38 pm
Missing girl

Boston Police report they are continuing to search for Nah-Tayleigh Brown, 13, who was last seen the evening of July 29 in the area of Dewey Terrace in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/22 - 9:32 am
Cops looking at dirt bikes

Cops inspecting dirt bikes they're seizing. Photo by Live Boston.

Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old they say was walking around the area of Norfolk and Babson streets in Mattapan with a gun loaded with 14 bullets - and seizing eight dirt bikes - Friday night. Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/22 - 10:11 pm
Medical examiner and police on Orlando Street

Medical examiner called to the scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Jahieem Gist-Vailes, 21, of Mattapan.

Shot in the head at 14 Orlando St., at Savannah Avenue, around 10 p.m. The Boston Police Department reports he was declared dead at the scene.

Boston murders in 2022.

By adamg - 7/17/22 - 10:21 pm

Victim identified as Ralphie Scott, 33, of Stoughton.

Boston Police report a man was was shot around 9:15 p.m. on Norfolk Street at Elizabeth Street shortly before 9:15 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Boston murders in 2022.

By adamg - 7/9/22 - 5:27 pm

Boston Police report that officers who responded to a loud-music call at 541 Norfolk Ave. in Mattapan Thursday night arrested a Dorchester 16-year-old they say had "a machete sheathed in a black nylon case" down one pants leg. Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/22 - 10:53 pm

Person shot in the right leg outside 50 Woodbole Ave. around 10:45 p.m. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 6/30/22 - 11:26 am
Rev. Zenetta Armstrong

Armstrong explains issues with liquor store at hearing.

The Boston Licensing Board today unanimously approved a plan by Camilo Liquors III to move from its current ramshackle location at the corner of Edgewater Drive and River Street to a better maintained building next door, over the objections of ministers and parishioners at the Church of the Holy Spirit, who say the store's often angry customers sit - and urinate and defecate - on church property. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/22 - 11:53 am

Live Boston reports Boston firefighters and EMTs were able to free a man pinned under a tree that gave way and fell outside 33 Kennebec St. in Mattapan around 5:45 p.m. yesterday. He was rushed to a local hospital for care.

By adamg - 6/21/22 - 10:53 am

A Taco Bell franchisee today withdrew its request for zoning permission to raze a former tire store and replace it with a Mexican-like outlet at 1578 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan.

Derric Small, attorney for Cantina Hospitality of Greenwich, CT, did not provide a reason for withdrawing the application for a take-out place with a free-standing sign at a Zoning Board of Appeal hearing this morning.

By adamg - 6/20/22 - 9:19 am

Boston Police report a man was stabbed at 35 Colorado St. around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Boston murders in 2022.

By adamg - 6/10/22 - 10:26 am

The Dorchester Reporter takes a look at the race for the 6th Suffolk state rep's seat, which covers parts of Dorchester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, and Roslindale and which pits incumbent Russell Holmes against challenger Haris Hardaway in the Democratic primary, which will determine who goes up to Beacon Hill in January.

By adamg - 5/31/22 - 9:40 pm

Boston Police report officers arrested seven people and seizing seven guns at Elizabeth and Astoria streets in Mattapan last night after gang-unit officers arrived there last night in search of one Brockton man they believed was in possession of a gun. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/22 - 11:04 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Dwayne Moore's conviction for murdering four people - including a toddler - and permanently paralyzing a fifth person in what became known as the Mattapan Massacre on Woolson Street in Mattapan early on Sept 28, 2010. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/22 - 10:28 pm

What began as a shutdown of the roads in Franklin Park Thursday nights through Sunday mornings has now expanded to numerous other street across Boston, BPD reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/22 - 1:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting Christopher Howard, 39, on charges he fatally stabbed Terkeshia Boykins on Rosewood Street in Mattapan on May 10.

Police say Howard, a Boston resident, was nabbed Tuesday in Jacksonville, FL.

Innocent, etc.

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