The Boston Police Department reports one man was fatally shot and another was stabbed in an incident around 2:10 a.m. on Sunday at 227 River St. in Mattapan. Both victims were in their 20s, police say, adding the shooting victim was pronounced dead at the... Read more
‘Full menu’ of options going forward on order The MBTA board will hear a request to pump a fresh $3 million into the Mattapan high-speed trolley line next week as state officials await a consultant’s report that will detail how much it costs to operate... Read more
The MBTA is reviewing a pair of competing proposals that would transform a sleepy parking lot next to the Mattapan Square trolley and bus station into a bustling mix of rental housing, condos, and ground-level retail. The rival plans will seek to win... Read more
State transportation officials have a difficult job balancing the needs of aging infrastructure with the fiscal realities of the state budget. But sometimes, decision-makers make things harder than they need to be. Such is the case when it comes to the... Read more
Proponents are told they need to make ‘strong case’ Top state transportation officials have informed advocates for the Blue Hill Avenue/Cummins Highway commuter rail station that the $25.2 million needed to build it have not yet been budgeted, meaning the... Read more
A week after a feisty BRA-sponsored public meeting, neighbors who will be most impacted by a proposed mixed-use development in Mattapan have begun a petition drive that raises significant objections to the project. To date, some 63 neighbors on the... Read more
About 80 people packed into a community room at the Foley Senior Residences on River Street last Thursday night to hear the latest plans for Cote Village, a proposed 76-unit housing development that is under review by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.... Read more
A realtor representing the MBTA held an on-site meeting on Jan. 20 with parties interested in purchasing a 2.48-acre parking lot and two other nearby parcels next to the Mattapan Square station. The site is being marketed as “a rare opportunity for... Read more


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