A curious septuagenarian caller, known to the Reporter but shy about putting her name in the paper, called in this week to question the previous existence of a dry cleaner on Mildred Avenueâ€”where vapors from tetrachloroethylene, a.k.a: perc, were found... Read more
A trace amount of vapors from the dry cleaning chemical tetrachloroethylene, also known as perc, has been detected at the Mildred Avenue Middle School in Mattapan. The school was completed in 2003 on a handful of formerly industrial sites that were... Read more
Cassandra Cato Louis Marshall, youth coordinator for the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition discusses getting teens involved in conducting surveys on improving conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists in Mattapan and Dorchester.
Mattapan library dedication: Mayor Tom Menino, flanked by State Rep. Willie Mae Allen, left, and City Councillor Charles Yancey, cuts the ribbon at the new Mattapan Branch Library on Feb. 28, 2009.Last Saturday's official opening of the new Mattapan... Read more
A passel of direct abutters to the proposed Blue Hill Station on the Fairmount Line continued to oppose it at a design meeting held last Thursday, despite wide support in the surrounding neighborhood. "We certainly don't get the kind of attention that a... Read more
Books and computer access are still the ultimate lures, but the soon-to-open Mattapan branch library rewards visitors with a public space that would be well-suited to a prestigious college campus. The Blue Hill Avenue building, which will open to the... Read more
Alexus makes chocolate at the Mattapan Community Health Center.
The Young Achiever's K-8 Pilot School is on a quest to make a summer time move from its current location in Jamaica Plain into the Solomon Lewenberg Middle School in Mattapan a smooth transition. "We had a big kickoff breakfast for community partners last... Read more
An effort to start up a new civic association along the border of Mattapan and Hyde Park got off to a slow start Tuesday night when only around 15 interested residents showed for a meeting representing a neighborhood of over 1,200 homes. Inspired by a... Read more
A year-long series of photos of the Morton Street development.