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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.

By adamg - 6/5/21 - 12:14 pm

An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint about the mega-pothole/trench along Blue Hill Avenue at Morton Street in front of the B-3 police station: Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/21 - 8:16 pm

On Blue Hill Avenue outside the Domino's near Fremont Street, shortly before 8 p.m. Police are looking for two men on a scooter.

By adamg - 5/15/21 - 10:42 am
Hazelton Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 120 Hazleton St. in Mattapan at 6:45 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/21 - 10:42 am
Crash scene in Mattapan - traffic light destroyed, car bursts into flames

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a driver suffered only minor injuries after speeding down Morton Street, jumping the median strip and taking out a traffic light, after which his car burst into flames, on Morton Street near Theodore Street, around 3:20 a.m. on Sunday.

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.

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