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By adamg - 12/14/21 - 3:59 pm

The Boston Licensing Board heard details today of a pair of violent, and likely related, incidents at Macumba Latina, 477 River St. that left a patron with with his right forearm slashed open and a man in the parking lot across the street lying on the ground after getting hit in the head with a baseball bat. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/21 - 9:34 am

The Dig takes us on a tour of the co-working space that Jeffrey Similien built out of what was long ago the Oriental Theater at 1601 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan Square.

By adamg - 10/28/21 - 10:21 pm

Boston Police report arresting Kion Thomas, 44, of Mattapan, on charges he stabbed a man outside the Burger King at 885 Cummins Highway on Oct. 21.

The victim survived. Thomas was arrested today on charges of assault with intent to murder and assault with a dangerous weapon, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 10/13/21 - 2:55 pm

NBC Boston reports there were no students onboard and the driver was able to escape without injury when the bus erupted in flames this morning.

By adamg - 10/5/21 - 11:20 am

Update: Licensing Board found the club had adequate staffing and could not have foreseen the problem, so no violation.

The owners of Macumba Latina on River Street in Mattapan say they have stopped Thursday-night events that were heavily promoted in Brockton following a July incident in which River Street was shut by knots of people throwing punches at each other. Read more.

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By adamg - 7/26/21 - 10:28 am

Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced today that, yes, that free Rte. 28 service she prematurely announced in May is really happening this time. Starts Aug. 29 and runs for three months as a pilot on the entire route, from Mattapan Square to Ruggles via Nubian Square. Read more.

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 - 2/21/20 - 12:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men they say beat and robbed a third last night after they asked him for money and he said no. Read more.

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 - 2/24/19 - 4:59 pm

State officials say a final round of inspections today cleared the Blue Hill Avenue stop on the Fairmount Line to open to passengers tomorrow.

The station, about a quarter mile north of Mattapan Square, will have Zone 1A fares, which means riders can get into town for $2.25 one way or $84.50 for a monthly pass.

By adamg - 11/29/18 - 7:36 pm
Moreno

Transit Police report arresting a Dedham man they say screamed racial epithets at a Route 30 driver and then threw a rock at him, hitting him, after the guy was kicked off the bus for not paying his fare Saturday afternoon.

Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/18 - 8:26 pm
Architects rendering of 500 River St.

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved a plan by two community developers for a 135-unit, six-story apartment building - and two townhouses - on what is now an MBTA parking lot at the Mattapan Square T station. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/18 - 7:45 pm

Kenton Thomas, 32, was arraigned today on a murder charge for the June 1 fatal stabbing of Jocelin Nordeus on River Street in Mattapan Square, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Dorchester Municipal Court Judge Jonathan Tynes ordered Thomas held without bail, the DA's office reports.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 5/22/18 - 2:18 pm

Boston Police say they're determined to end problems by daytime drinkers congregating outside Mattapan Square liquor stores downing the nips and single cans of beer they've just bought, and are now about a month into a crackdown that they say so far is working. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/17 - 8:05 pm

Search for Justice-Daniel Bunch

Daniel Bunch's family says there were plenty of witnesses to his fatal shooting at the Mobil gas station on Blue Hill Avenue at Babson Street on Oct. 8, 2011. Now they're hoping that a $10,000 reward will get somebody to talk to investigators and lead them to his murderer.

Anybody with information can contact the BPD tip line by calling 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By adamg - 11/22/17 - 6:18 pm
Hold up guys

Armed, masked trio from an earlier robbery. Photo via BPD.

Three masked men with a gun who have robbed five stores in Hyde Park, Roslindale and Roxbury robbed two more stores on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan, Boston Police report. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/17 - 11:32 am
Architect's rendering of 466 River St.

Architect's rendering.

Preservation of Affordable Housing and Nuestra Comunidad Development Corp. recently filed detailed plans for their 135-unit apartment building on what is now a parking lot next to the Mattapan trolley station. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/17 - 12:37 pm
Mattapan apartment proposal

Architect's rendering, featuring token black person.

Developers this week signaled their formal intent to replace a parking lot next to the Mattapan Square trolley station with a two-building, 144-unit mixed-income development. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/17 - 11:02 am

J'Cynda Sales, a teller at the Citizens Bank branch on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan Square, admitted yesterday that she drained a customer's account of the money over a six-month period, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/17 - 9:13 pm

Boston Police report arresting Saquan Gorman, 25, and Esau Gorman, 22, Friday afternoon at a Mattapan Square residence on charges of possession of crack with intent to distribute. Read more.

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