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By adamg - 6/25/19 - 12:32 pm
Architect's rendering of 775 Morton St.

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 27-unit apartment building at 775 Morton St., on the corner of Wildwood St., after confusion caused by a shortage of members due to holdups by city councilors on questions for proposed new members involving marijuana-related zoning. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/19 - 3:18 pm

Boston Police report a man was short around 3 p.m. at 3 Duke St., near Ormond Street, in Mattapan. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

2019 murders in Boston.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 5:48 pm

The Lower Mills Civic Association has started a GoFundMe page for the people who lost their homes in the nine-alarm fire on Old Morton Street on Saturday.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 5:52 pm
Old Morton Street fire

Boston firefighters responded to 39 Old Morton St. in Mattapan around 4:45 p.m. for a fire in a vacant building that spread to seven adjacent homes. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 5:39 pm

Boston firefighters are on Cummins Highway for a fire in the top floor of the house next to the Burger King.

By adamg - 6/1/19 - 10:04 am
Firefighters at River Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 161 River St., near Standard Street, shortly after 9 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire.

The fire, which damaged the basement and first floor, caused no injuries, the department says.

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 10:00 am
Arroyo, Farrell, Powell, Turchinetz

Arroyo, Farrell, Powell, Turchinetz.

At a candidate forum last night, two candidates for the District 5 (Roslindale, Mattapan, Hyde Park) city-council seat - Ricardo Arroyo and Mimi Turchinetz - repeatedly proclaimed themselves progressives who would go far beyond constituent services and help other progressives on the council tackle issues from systemic racism to the climate crisis.

Maria Esdale Farrell, who works as an education aide to current Councilor Tim McCarthy, said idealism is all well and good but that she would largely stick to McCarthy's current focus on bread-and-butter local issues, such as potholes and crime. Alkia Powell, who currently works in the Mayor's Office of Economic Development, agreed with Arroyo and Turchinetz - and Farrell - on many issues, but did not call herself a progressive. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 10:55 am

The new owners of the Fairlawn Apartment complex off Cummins Highway in the southern part of Mattapan have renamed it SoMa Apartments at the T, now that a Fairmount Line station has opened across the street: Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 9:26 am

Jeff Durham of Codman Square says he's been certified for a spot on the fall ballot for the District 4 (Dorchester and Mattapan with small parts of Jamaica Plain and Roslindale) seat now held by City Council President Andrea Campbell. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/19 - 10:12 am
Driver and car wanted for hit and run

Boston Police have released photos of the woman and car they say hit and killed Brenda Lee Keller, 57, at Hiawatha and Fottler roads in Mattapan on Thursday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/19 - 4:16 pm

UPDATE: Police have ruled it vehicular homicide and have released photos of the driver and car.

WCVB reports a woman was found dead at Hiawatha and Fottler roads around 3:30 p.m. Police initially said she was the victim of a hit-and-run crash, but now say they are investigating just how she suffered her fatal injuries.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 9:15 am

Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale is hosting a forum for multitude of candidates for the District 5 (Roslindale, Mattapan, Hyde Park) seat that Tim McCarthy is giving up this year.

The forum starts at 6:30 p.m. on May 23 at St. John Chrysostom Hall, 4750 Washington St. in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 5/14/19 - 11:59 am

Boston firefighters responded to 38 Cedar St. in Mattapan around 11:50 a.m. for a second-floor fire that they quickly knocked down.

By adamg - 5/10/19 - 9:33 am
Rendering of proposed Flint Street farm

Rendering of proposed Flint Street farm from filing with BPDA.

The Urban Farming Institute of Boston is getting ready to break ground on quarter-acre farm on Flint Street in Mattapan, behind the Wave gas station. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/19 - 6:11 pm

Shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Edgewater Drive near Malta Street.

By adamg - 4/28/19 - 8:26 am
Police investigate fatal crash in Mattapan Square

Police investigate the crash. Photo by KMV.

KMV reports the crash occurred on Blue Hill Avenue approaching the Milton line. The driver in the 1:30 a.m. crash died.

By adamg - 4/26/19 - 7:51 am
Seized BB gun

Seized BB gun.

Boston Police report Boston School Police arrested a 14-year-old they say showed up at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School with a BB gun yesterday.

Police say they teen, not named because of his age, was charged with being delinquent for possession of a gun on school property.

By adamg - 4/20/19 - 11:49 am
von Vogler

Michelle von Vogler of Roslindale announced yesterday she is running for the District 5 City Council seat that Tim McCarthy is giving up this year.

Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/19 - 12:28 pm

Maria Esdale Farrell of Hyde Park, currently Councilor Tim McCarthy's education advisor, took out papers this week to run for the District 5 (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) seat he is giving up this year.

Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/19 - 9:48 am

UPDATE: Now charged with vandalizing eight memorials at the cemetery; ordered held for a mental-health evaluation.

Boston Police report arresting a Hyde Park woman after, they say, officers watched her getting ready to spray a red substance on tombstones at Mount Hope Cemetery Thursday afternoon. Read more.

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