A Dedham man was arrested in New York City on Tuesday and will be charged with killing a Dorchester father inside a Mattapan barber shop last June. The defendant, William Shakespeare, 30, was indicted last year by a Suffolk County Grand Jury. He is... Read more
With a complete design overhaul for the intersection of Morton Street and Gallivan Boulevard in place, state transportation officials last week briefed community members on a plan to prioritize safety and improve traffic flow across the hazardous... Read more
The MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) voted Monday to pay a Boston-based construction firm $16.97 million to build a new Fairmount Line station in Mattapan. The Blue Hill Avenue station — slated to open in 2019— will be built by workers... Read more
One of the neighborhood’s most perilous traffic crosshairs— the intersection of Morton Street and Gallivan Boulevard— will be redesigned and rebuilt over the next two years as state engineers take aim at improving safety and aesthetics along a key... Read more
A Mattapan man had bail set at $50,000 and his alleged female accomplice had bail set at $25,000 at their arraignment Monday on charges they held up a Papa John's delivery person at gunpoint and then threatened her and her family members with death if... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man in a car was shot around 12:10 a.m. on Saturday at Tileston and Rosemont streets. He managed to drive away, but crashed into a house a few blocks away at River and Alpine streets.
The man, in his 20s,... Read more
The Boston School Committee voted last Wednesday to accept Superintendent Tommy Chang’s proposal to shut down the struggling Mattahunt Elementary School next June 30 and reopen it as an Early Education Center the next day.
The day after... Read more
Frustrated parents and Mattapan community members, about two dozen in all, used a meeting Tuesday night to propose three alternatives to BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang, who was present, about his plan to shut down the struggling Mattahunt Elementary... Read more
Favored by the bright fall foliage and fresh plantings, Department of Conservation and Recreation managers gave elected officials and reporters a tour of the 1.3-mile Neponset River Greenway extension last Thursday morning, offering an update on the... Read more
Three people who got into an argument with Chaz Burton at a Mattapan party in March began punching him and when that wasn't enough, pulled wooden stakes out of the ground with which to beat him before one of them took out a gun and shot Burton in the... Read more