The MBTA has chosen a development team to build a mixed-use project on what is now an underused parking lot next to Mattapan Station. The decision sets in motion an important new housing start in one of the few Boston neighborhoods that has been... Read more
At a forum to discuss gentrification at the Mattapan Center for Life last Thursday, some in attendance weighed in with an idea: How about forming a “neighborhood council” aimed at better organizing civic leaders? “Part of the challenge for us going... Read more
A Hyde Park man is charged with shooting a man over an argument he initially had nothing to do with inside the T-Mobile store on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan Square Wednesday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Saquan Gaul,... Read more
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


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