In defiance of the sweltering summer heat, an eager crowd of more than 100 people packed themselves into the parish hall at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Mattapan Square on Monday evening. The multitude was gathered for the inaugural public meeting of... Read more
The Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. center in Mattapan will be providing pre-application assistance for distressed homeowners interested in $50,000 foreclosure prevention loans offered through the Department of Housing and Urban Development... Read more
Deadly shooting on Columbia Road: Two people were shot to death in the car shown at left. Photo by Marcus DiPaola The Boston Police Department is investigating at least twelve shootings over the holiday weekend in Dorchester and Mattapan, including a... Read more
Mattapan residents clashed last week over the siting of a commuter rail station between Blue Hill Ave. and Cummins Highway. The MBTA is building the train station on the Fairmount Line as part of a court mandate that came out of an environmental lawsuit... Read more
Mattahunt School and Community Center The Mattahunt Community Center is hard to find if you’ve never been there. It’s tucked away in a heavily residential section of Mattapan and shares a leafy campus with the middle school of the same name. Chances are,... Read more
The state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will host a public meeting at the Foley Senior Residences on Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. to present plans for a new water feature, as well as spray elements and site improvements, at the Ryan... Read more
The news this week that the MBTA has come out against a plan to route the next phase of the Neponset Greenway though its property in Mattapan Square is a deep disappointment for proponents of the Greenway and a potentially huge setback in the decades-long... Read more
Dot Day 2011: (l-r) Council president Steve Murphy, Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (with daughter Madeline), US Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jack Hart, Chief Marshal John Connor, Patrick Kulakowski, Commanding Officer of the USS Carr, Mayor Tom Menino, City... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a 22-year-old Mattapan man on a variety of gun and drug charges yesterday, only a few months after he got out of a federal prison on a crack-trafficking conviction. Police officers and federal marshals... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man, 22, was found with multiple gunshot wounds around 10:15 p.m. Sunday at Itasca and Messinger streets. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Anybody with information can contact... Read more


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