A debate over whether the city should name a Mattapan early learning center for Haitian revolutionary leader Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803) has been bubbling for the last few weeks. There have been strong arguments both for and against re-naming what... Read more
Hazrat Khalid Khan, 56, who lives in Middletown, NY, but who co-owns 11 fried-chicken take-out places in in Boston and Chelsea, pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, failing to collect and... Read more
Radio Shack has started shutting its stores at 1524 Dorchester Ave. and 1615 Blue Hill Ave. as it tries to recover from losses that put it in bankruptcy for the second time in two years.
Some... Read more
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