Walter Apperwhite: Activist and coach, has been named the new coordinator for Dorchester and Mattapan (District 4) by the Mayor’s Office. The Mayor’s office has appointed a new coordinator for Mattapan and parts of Dorchester: Walter Apperwhite, 41, is a... Read more
Four men were shot around 7 p.m. on Thursday outside Camilo Liquors III, 522 River St. Police had to call for reinforcements for crowd control as officers investigated the shooting.
Photo by Boston Fire Department. A fire that began at 15 Woolson St. sometime before 6 a.m. Friday jumped to the neighboring 19 Woolson St. and went to three alarms before it was put out, the Boston Fire Department reports. Working smoke detectors... Read more
A fire sparked by a second-floor short circuit displaced eight people at 83 W. Selden St. Friday morning. None were injured, but one firefighter suffered a cut hand while helping put out the fire. A basement fire at 3 Mill St., meanwhile, broke out... Read more
The Mattahunt-Wheelock Partnership held a community-wide planning session last Thursday at the Mattahunt Community Center in Mattapan, the final piece of a community outreach strategy meant to determine new kinds of programming to be offered at the center... Read more
Playgrounds in Dorchester and Mattapan will be refurbished, a Mattapan community center will be renovated, and an Uphams Corner municipal building will see its roof and gutters replaced under a City Hall five-year capital spending plan released last week... Read more
The Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (MFFC) will be holding two events at the Mattapan Library in upcoming weeks. On Saturday, April 23, the group will unveil a project titled “Healthy on the Block,” a partnership with the Boston Public Health... Read more
Click for larger.The Boston Police Department says a man arrested Friday is responsible for a series of armed holdups of gas stations and convenience stores in Dorchester, Mattapan and Medford - with a replica firearm. Michael Gomes, 35, was arrested... Read more
A Revere man admitted yesterday he helped kill a man who was outside talking with some friends one May night two years ago, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Abiona Sharpe, 21, was sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder... Read more
Despite opposition from the area’s abutters, top transportation officials are sticking with their choice to construct a commuter-rail station between the Blue Hill Avenue and Cummins Highway overpasses. A key state senator has also weighed in, saying he... Read more


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