A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Joseph Piard of rape for an attack on an unconscious woman in the back of his ride-share car in 2019, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The owners of the Simco's stands in Mattapan and Roslindale today acknowledged they paid 20 workers below even the federal minimum wage and refused to pay overtime, in a proposed settlement of a US Department of Labor complaint filed in US District Court in Boston. Read more.
The developers of the Olmsted Green development on the old Boston State Hospital along Harvard Street in Mattapan will soon file plans for six new buildings with 265 apartments and condos - including one building that would have 20 apartments for families with foster or adopted kids and 40 apartments for seniors who would agree to help them out. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports on a city meeting at seeing what people might want to see in a redesigned Mattapan Square:
Boston Transportation Department (BTD) officials, the MBTA, and other planners provided information on the two transformative projects against a backdrop of a DJ playing music and a cash bar with food inside Kay’s Lounge right on the avenue.
Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old they say was walking around the area of Norfolk and Babson streets in Mattapan with a gun loaded with 14 bullets - and seizing eight dirt bikes - Friday night. Read more.
Boston Police report that officers who responded to a loud-music call at 541 Norfolk Ave. in Mattapan Thursday night arrested a Dorchester 16-year-old they say had "a machete sheathed in a black nylon case" down one pants leg. Read more.
Armstrong explains issues with liquor store at hearing.
The Boston Licensing Board today unanimously approved a plan by Camilo Liquors III to move from its current ramshackle location at the corner of Edgewater Drive and River Street to a better maintained building next door, over the objections of ministers and parishioners at the Church of the Holy Spirit, who say the store's often angry customers sit - and urinate and defecate - on church property. Read more.
Live Boston reports Boston firefighters and EMTs were able to free a man pinned under a tree that gave way and fell outside 33 Kennebec St. in Mattapan around 5:45 p.m. yesterday. He was rushed to a local hospital for care.
A Taco Bell franchisee today withdrew its request for zoning permission to raze a former tire store and replace it with a Mexican-like outlet at 1578 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan.
Derric Small, attorney for Cantina Hospitality of Greenwich, CT, did not provide a reason for withdrawing the application for a take-out place with a free-standing sign at a Zoning Board of Appeal hearing this morning.
The Dorchester Reporter takes a look at the race for the 6th Suffolk state rep's seat, which covers parts of Dorchester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, and Roslindale and which pits incumbent Russell Holmes against challenger Haris Hardaway in the Democratic primary, which will determine who goes up to Beacon Hill in January.
Boston Police report officers arrested seven people and seizing seven guns at Elizabeth and Astoria streets in Mattapan last night after gang-unit officers arrived there last night in search of one Brockton man they believed was in possession of a gun. Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Dwayne Moore's conviction for murdering four people - including a toddler - and permanently paralyzing a fifth person in what became known as the Mattapan Massacre on Woolson Street in Mattapan early on Sept 28, 2010. Read more.