The Boston Police Department reports a man, believed to be in his 30s, was shot around at 1357 Blue Hill Ave., at Walk Hill Street, around 6:30 p.m. on Monday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Jakyres McKinney, 25, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment Monday on charges he fatally shot Javoni Boyd, 19, at 165 Delhi St. in Mattapan on June 13. Boyd leaves two young children, as well as numerous brothers and sisters.
A man was shot to death in Mattapan on Monday night -- the 17th homicide this year. The call for the shooting came in at 8:44 p.m., according to police spokeswoman Myeshia Henderson, and police found the male victim deceased outside 29 Hosmer St. Hosmer... Read more
Mattapan resident Lumene Montissol signed a contract with New England Revolution’s 2017 Unified Team, which features seven Special Olympic athletes between the ages of 19 and 39 with and without intellectual disabilities. Montissole graduates Community... Read more
Officials ceremonially broke ground on the Blue Hill Avenue commuter rail station on Monday, kicking off construction for the new Fairmount Line connection point that is expected to open in 2019. Gathered on a drizzly morning, city and state leaders... Read more
Shuttle buses to replace trains during off-peak times starting June 3 The Blue Hill Avenue station, now under construction, has been a long time coming. Mattapan residents held out for years waiting on the stop, the last of four federally-mandated... Read more
The latest stretch of the Neponset River Greenway is now open to the public, connecting Pope John Paul Park II and Mattapan Square and filling in a long-missing link in the biking and pedestrian trail. The trail opened at 5 p.m. last Friday afternoon,... Read more
A five-alarm fire tore through a Mattapan three-decker on a warm Thursday night, displacing 19 people and causing half a million dollars in damage, Boston fire officials said. Firefighters responded at 7:47 p.m. to 41 Evelyn St. to find heavy fire in the... Read more
As the Boston Public Schools move to determine a name for the new Mattapan early education center at the soon-to-be-shuttered Mattahunt Elementary School, Superintendent Tommy Chang said last week that some upper grade levels may be restored sooner than... Read more
A debate over whether the city should name a Mattapan early learning center for Haitian revolutionary leader Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803) has been bubbling for the last few weeks. There have been strong arguments both for and against re-naming what is... Read more