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
The 13th annual Mattapan on Wheels free bike-a-thon took place last Saturday, with scores of riders gathering on Ryan’s Playground off River Street to engage in a morning of riding through trails and thoroughfares out of Mattapan and back. The event is... Read more
The big screen at New England Aquarium’s IMAX Theatre was a welcome home last Friday evening for the unveiling of the second installment of a documentary film project produced by Mattapan 15-year-old Moses Sibley and a host of other teens and staff from... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that two men were shot outside 66 Wildwood St. near Morton Street around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Both men were transported to local hospitals, where one was pronounced dead, while the other is expected to survive.
There are more centenarians nowadays than ever before, we are told, and like Mattapan’s Anna Coleman, who turned 102 on April 10, they continue to amaze with their lived experiences, their active lifestyles, and their spot-on social critiques. Mrs.... Read more
Every city neighborhood has its charms. For its part, Mattapan’s Wellington Hill has its walking paths. Like those of Beacon Hill or Mission Hill, the city-owned paths through the hilly Mattapan neighborhood go back to when the pastoral landscape was in... Read more
The Mattapan Teen Center turned into a recruitment center on April 6 as city officials began publicizing a finely tuned youth summer jobs program that will offer up to 7,000 opportunities for youth ages 14-18. Gone are the days of the “red shirts” toiling... Read more
Fire on Blue Hill Avenue
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to what turned into a two-alarm fire at 1553 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. The department reports one resident suffered minor injuries. A total of eight residents were... Read more
Firefighter on rear deck of 20 Leston St.
Boston firefighters responded to 20 Leston St. in Mattapan around 8 p.m. on Tuesday for what turned into a two-alarm fire. The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters found heavy fire on all three rear porches of the three-decker. The department... Read more


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