District Attorney Kevin Hayden and Boston Police responded this afternoon to another brazen daytime homicide, this time at the corner of Paxton and Harvard Streets in Dorchester- one in a string of violent incidents over the past three weeks and another... Read more
For decades, if there was a problem that seemingly couldn’t be fixed, Mattapan’s Muhammad Ali-Salaam was the person that the city sent in to take a look, and solutions usually followed in short order. Mr. Ali-Salaam, who passed away on Jan. 4 at 78, moved... Read more
A Mattapan man on parole after serving an eight-year federal sentence for sex trafficking a minor was sentenced to 33 more months behind bars last week for witness intimidation, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Mark Pinnock, 32, was working as... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a new trial for a man convicted of gunning down Marcus Hall behind a Blue Hill Avenue barbershop, where Hall had brought his four-year-old son for a haircut on June 14, 2016. The state's highest court concluded... Read more
Rendering of proposed Blue Hill Avenue building
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved plans for a 41-unit, five-story apartment building at 1471 Blue Hill Ave. at Culbert Street in Mattapan. Eight of the units would be rented to people making no more than 30% of the Boston-area median income.... Read more
Industry pressures nationwide have led the Mass Biologics Lab (MBL) in Mattapan to make significant layoffs this year and rethink its strategy regarding its plans for growth on its Walk Hill Street campus. A year ago, MBL, an anchor industry on the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was fatally shot at 46 Corona St. in Dorchester around 2:05 p.m. on Friday, and that another man was shot to death outside 1194 Blue Hill Ave., near Morton Street, in Mattapan around 12:25 a.m. on Saturday. Both... Read more
The owners of Macumba Latina, 477 River St. in Mattapan Square, say they've fired two bouncers who failed in their main job of watching the club's supposedly locked rear door, letting in a man who then shot two men - one a club regular - in what seemed... Read more
An early-morning fire that started in a vacant three-decker house at 52 Woolson St. in Mattapan turned into a three-alarm incident impacting three buildings on Monday. The fire burned through the rear porches and the roof before spreading to the 56... Read more
Anytime you entered Baby Nat’s Fruitland on American Legion Highway, at the nexus of Mattapan and Roslindale, you knew you would be getting multiple bargains. Now, after one family’s almost 50 years in business, the popular fruit and vegetable store will... Read more


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