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By adamg - 10/19/21 - 9:01 pm
UHub Copter Recon Unit

From West Roxbury to Mattapan to Dorchester, people were reporting helicopters tonight, and not just your basic news copters, but big-ass, low-flying behemoths that rattled windows and annoyed the more skittish pets.Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/21 - 2:55 pm

NBC Boston reports there were no students onboard and the driver was able to escape without injury when the bus erupted in flames this morning.

By adamg - 10/12/21 - 1:19 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say robbed a Burger King on Cummins Highway in Mattapan Square at gunpoint yesterday afternoon and then, a couple hours later, robbed the D&K market a block away on Blue Hill Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/21 - 11:31 am

WBUR talks to Al Copeland of Mattapan about his case, which Boston settled last year by paying him and his wife $1.3 million.

By adamg - 10/8/21 - 4:17 pm

Victim identified as Ralph Boggs, 50.

Boston Police report a man was stabbed along Harvard Street in Mattapan around 11:15 p.m. on Thursday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 10:59 pm
Lots of evidence markers

Evidence markers between the car that was shot up. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Diamante Nicholson, 25, of Mattapan.

While sitting in a car on Walk Hill Street near Blue Hill Avenue, around 10:55 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/21 - 11:20 am

Update: Licensing Board found the club had adequate staffing and could not have foreseen the problem, so no violation.

The owners of Macumba Latina on River Street in Mattapan say they have stopped Thursday-night events that were heavily promoted in Brockton following a July incident in which River Street was shut by knots of people throwing punches at each other. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/21 - 12:13 am

Live Boston reports somebody was shot at Walk Hill and Almont streets in Mattapan late Friday afternoon and that the homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 12:28 pm

Boston firefighters are at 19 Holmfield Ave., off River Street, for a basement fire reported around 12:15 p.m.

By adamg - 9/9/21 - 2:25 pm

The State House News Service reports the federal EPA yesterday formally proposed making the Neponset River, from Dana Avenue in Hyde Park to Dorchester Lower Mills a designated Superfund hazardous-waste and cleanup site due to the large volume of PCBs in river silt and the difficulties of trying to recoup costs from dozens of sites responsible for the contamination on one of the nation's oldest industrial waterways.

In its proposal to designate the river, the EPA says: Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/21 - 9:15 am
Car wanted in connection with Mattapan murder

Boston Police have released photos of an SUV they say may have had something to do with Antonni Diaz's fatal shooting on Woodbole Avenue in Mattapan on Aug. 22.

If the vehicle looks familiar, contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By adamg - 8/24/21 - 4:24 pm
Woodbole Avenue crime scene

Crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Antonni Diaz, 30, of Mattapan.

Boston Police report a man was shot around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday at 12 Woodbole Ave. in Mattapan. He was transported to a local hospital and died last night, police say.

Boston murders in 2021.

By adamg - 8/21/21 - 7:34 pm

Retiring District 6 (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill) City Councilor Matt O'Malley made a trip over to the Jamaica Pond boathouse today to endorse Mary Tamer as his replacement over Kendra Hicks and Winnie Eke. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/21 - 10:32 am

Boston Police report arresting a Randolph man with a loaded gun moments after gunfire last night near Almont Park - where volunteers were busy giving away backpacks to BPS students for the coming school year. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/21 - 5:09 pm
Conness was asked if he swore at the workmen; he allowed as how he sometimes did

From the transcript of a City Hall hearing on River Street construction.


No, not John Kerry over his failure to shovel his sidewalk after one of the 2015 blizzards - Kerry admitted his wrongdoing, paid his fine and never had to address city leaders.

In 1879, John Conness, who had been one of California's senators during the Civil War, and then retired to the life of a gentleman farmer in, of all places, Mattapan, agreed to appear before a City Hall committee investigating alleged improprieties by the city's superintendent of streets, some of which involved the upgrading of River Street along Conness's farm. Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/21 - 4:25 pm

Victim identified as Edgar Matthews, 39, of Mattapan.

Boston Police report a man was shot at 37 Almont St. in Mattapan shortly after 3 a.m. He was declared dead at the scene. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/21 - 10:57 am

Boston Police report arresting a man they say showed up at a children's football game at Almont Playground with both a loaded gun and a stun gun last night. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 10:28 am

Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced today that, yes, that free Rte. 28 service she prematurely announced in May is really happening this time. Starts Aug. 29 and runs for three months as a pilot on the entire route, from Mattapan Square to Ruggles via Nubian Square. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/21 - 10:56 am
Suspect being walked into police station

Suspect being walked into police station. Photo by Live Boston.

Boston Police report arresting a man on various gun and drug charges early Friday after officers conducting a standard inventory search of his undriveable car found two loaded guns, marijuana, crack and pills believed to be Xanax. Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/21 - 9:35 am

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old in connection with a barrage of gunfire in Almont Park that sent somebody to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm. A second suspect managed to flee the scene. Read more.

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