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
Mattapan Forum: Shavel’le Olivier of Mattapan, held a poster identifying concerns related to displacement and gentrification at a forum held at Mattapan Center for Life last Thursday. Caleb Nelson photo A forum on gentrification drew about 60 people to... Read more
Mayor Walsh’s liaison to Mattapan Ruth Georges organized a lively Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) meeting on Monday night. Almost 100 Mattapan residents filled a classroom on the second floor of the Mildred Avenue Community Center to discuss issues... Read more
Babson Street fire
A four alarm fire accidentally sparked by dental equipment tore through a Babson Street building in Mattapan late Monday afternoon, injuring two residents, fire officials said. Boston firefighters responded around 4:05 p.m. to 130 Babson St., next to the... Read more
The Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) for Mattapan will meet Monday evening — an early step in an effort by the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services to assess the program’s citywide effectiveness and overhaul it to better fit the needs of unique... Read more
Architect's rendering of proposed Cote Village
Two non-profit groups have filed plans with the BRA to replace the old Cote Ford dealership at Cummins Highway and Regis Road with a 76 apartments - 52 in an apartment building and 24 in three townhouse buildings. The Planning Office for Urban Affairs and... Read more
Suspects wanted for holdups
The Boston Police Department on Saturday arrested two men in Dorchester on charges they held up 11 convenience stores, gas stations and fast-food restaurants, mostly in Mattapan and Dorchester. Gerald Sibley, 34, was charged with armed robbery, unlawful... Read more
Students returning for the first day of school were greeted with a rousing welcome from neighborhood men who lined the entryway of the Mattahunt Elementary in Mattapan this morning. The event — inspired by similar events across the US— was intended to "... Read more


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