Poison Ivy that hangs over a portion of the Neponset Greenway near Mattapan Square is a hazard to walkers and bicyclists. Lee Toma photo.
Earlier this month, neighbors exploring the new Neponset River Greenway extension in Mattapan and Milton encountered an unexpected hazard— poison ivy, hanging right at eye level. Lee Toma, an avid bicyclist and Greenway advocate, first alerted folks to... Read more
A rendering filed with the BPDA shows the proposed building that would rise at the corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Deering Road in Mattapan.
Mattapan residents will have the opportunity to express their opinions about a proposal for a mixed-use, four-story building on Blue Hill Avenue at a public meeting next Tuesday, Aug. 1. The development, proposed by Allston-Brighton-based landlord George... Read more
A rendering shows an early design of a mixed-use building on River Street planned by Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation and the Preservation of Affordable Housing Inc.
Developers anticipate a slight delay in filing plans for their large Mattapan Square mixed-use project in the wake of a community meeting on Tuesday night that was so consumed by a discussion about unit affordability that no time was left for a review of... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man, believed to be in his 30s, was shot around at 1357 Blue Hill Ave., at Walk Hill Street, around 6:30 p.m. on Monday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Jakyres McKinney, 25, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment Monday on charges he fatally shot Javoni Boyd, 19, at 165 Delhi St. in Mattapan on June 13. Boyd leaves two young children, as well as numerous brothers and sisters.
A man was shot to death in Mattapan on Monday night -- the 17th homicide this year. The call for the shooting came in at 8:44 p.m., according to police spokeswoman Myeshia Henderson, and police found the male victim deceased outside 29 Hosmer St. Hosmer... Read more
Mattapan resident Lumene Montissol signed a contract with New England Revolution’s 2017 Unified Team, which features seven Special Olympic athletes between the ages of 19 and 39 with and without intellectual disabilities. Montissole graduates Community... Read more
Officials ceremonially broke ground on the Blue Hill Avenue commuter rail station on Monday, kicking off construction for the new Fairmount Line connection point that is expected to open in 2019. Gathered on a drizzly morning, city and state leaders... Read more
Shuttle buses to replace trains during off-peak times starting June 3 The Blue Hill Avenue station, now under construction, has been a long time coming. Mattapan residents held out for years waiting on the stop, the last of four federally-mandated... Read more
The latest stretch of the Neponset River Greenway is now open to the public, connecting Pope John Paul Park II and Mattapan Square and filling in a long-missing link in the biking and pedestrian trail. The trail opened at 5 p.m. last Friday afternoon,... Read more


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