Frustrated parents and Mattapan community members, about two dozen in all, used a meeting Tuesday night to propose three alternatives to BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang, who was present, about his plan to shut down the struggling Mattahunt Elementary... Read more
Favored by the bright fall foliage and fresh plantings, Department of Conservation and Recreation managers gave elected officials and reporters a tour of the 1.3-mile Neponset River Greenway extension last Thursday morning, offering an update on the... Read more
Three people who got into an argument with Chaz Burton at a Mattapan party in March began punching him and when that wasn't enough, pulled wooden stakes out of the ground with which to beat him before one of them took out a gun and shot Burton in the... Read more
Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang is recommending that the underperforming Mattahunt Elementary school in Mattapan be transformed into an “early childhood center”— a plan that has been met with push-back from parents, despite BPS warnings... Read more
Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang will recommend that the underperforming Mattahunt Elementary school in Mattapan be transformed into an “early childhood center" at a meeting with parents tomorrow evening in the Mattahunt cafeteria.... Read more
The majority of those who spoke on a proposed 18-unit condominium on River Street in Mattapan objected to the project’s density and neighborhood fit at a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)-hosted meeting Thursday night.
George Tsolirides, the... Read more
A Dorchester man was ordered held in lieu of $5,000 cash bail Tuesday on charges he drunkenly ran down a woman crossing Morton Street Saturday night.
Johnette Sims, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene on Morton Street eastbound near Canterbury... Read more
State Police report Johnette Sims, 46, of Dorchester, died around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday when hit by a drunk driver on Morton Street at Canterbury Street, across from the VFW post.
State Police say Anthony Buchanan, 39, of Dorchester, was... Read more
Residents want to see healthy, smoke-free apartments, award-winning design elements and — critically— a family-friendly, fine dining restaurant included in a mixed-use development now on the drawing board for Mattapan Square. A development team led by... Read more
Mattapan’s Almont Park has another new amenity this summer— a security camera aimed at helping the already vastly-improved city park become even more of a safe haven. The park— home to the Mattapan Patriots Pop Warner program, which kicks off its... Read more