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By adamg - 5/24/20 - 12:17 pm

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Massachusetts Attorney General's office have sued Nikitas Tsoukales and his Key Credit Repair of Mattapan over what they say are failed promises to repair people's credit, deceptive marketing and repeated violations of a state law that prohibits taking somebody's money before actually fixing their credit. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/20 - 6:45 pm
Seized ATV

A seized ATV.

Boston Police report a weeklong crackdown on weaving, stunting dirt bikes and ATVs and their drivers.

Between May 8 and May 15, police say, they arrested 18 people and seized 30 dirt bikes, mopeds and ATVs. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/20 - 11:07 am
Soccer field proposal

Rough soccer-field proposal. Morton Street at the top.

The Boston Zoning Commission today approved a plan by the developers of the Olmsted Green development to swap in a soccer field and tot lot for the four-acre urban farm that was part of the original plans but never built. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/20 - 11:29 am

The Boston Licensing Board holds a Zoomed hearing Wednesday on a Burger King franchisee's proposal to finally open its built-out eatery at 892 River St. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/20 - 10:46 am
Calderon

A federal judge today rejected a request from an alleged leader of the Mattapan branch of the Latin Kings gang for pre-trial release because of Covid-19 concerns, saying there is no way she could release him without creating a potential danger to society. Read more.

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By adamg - 4/26/20 - 9:26 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Springfield man after he began "actively shooting at a person," but without success, at Gladeside Avenue and Cragmere Terrace in Mattapan shortly before 4 p.m. today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/20 - 2:04 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 4/17/20

Mayor Walsh said the city will send out seven sound trucks through East Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park this weekend, urging people to stay home, wash their hands and the like - and to call 311 if they need food or help. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/20 - 3:04 pm

Mayor Walsh said today that the 1,000-bed field hospital set up in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center has been named the Boston Hope Medical Center and could open to patients tomorrow. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/20 - 9:13 am
Firefighter at car fire

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports two suffered non-life-threatening injuries when their car went up in flames on American Legion Highway near Morton Street around 1:15 a.m. The car was totaled.

By adamg - 4/5/20 - 10:33 pm
Firefighter on a ladder

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 20 Fairlawn Ave. for a fire on the second floor around 7:10 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/20 - 9:28 am
Plastic sheeting at local market

A roving UHub photographer couldn't help but notice the DIY shielding now in place at Mama Supermarket at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street in Mattapan.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 1:35 pm

Boston Police report that the person fatally shot behind 86 American Legion Highway on Friday was Vincent Lewis-Coppin, 18, known to his friends as Swervo.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 7:46 pm
Evidence markers at the scene

Evidence markers at the scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Vincent Lewis-Coppin, 18.

A man was fatally shot in the chest at 86 American Legion Highway, near Franklin Hill Ave., around 7:35 p.m.

Boston murders in 2020.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 10:19 am

Mrs. Luciano Reads What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig

Mattahunt Elementary School now has a YouTube channel, where teachers (and the principal) are reading books to kids and offering math and science lessons.

By adamg - 3/8/20 - 2:45 pm
Blue Hill Avenue at Arbutus Street in 1929.

Blue Hill Avenue at Arbutus Street in 1929. See it larger.

StreetsBlogMass reports Boston transportation planners are looking at the idea of creating dedicated bus lanes down the center of Blue Hill Avenue - including stations along the way - as a way to improve service on the 28 line. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/20 - 11:15 pm

A progressive slate of 35 candidates, who include city councilors Michelle Wu and Ricardo Arroyo, today won control over the Ward 18 Democratic Ward Committee in Hyde Park, Mattapan and part of Roslindale over an old-guard slate that included former city councilors Steve Murphy and Rob Consalvo, unofficial city numbers show. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/20 - 3:11 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports Boston Fire and Police hazmat and special-operations units responded to 96 Radcliffe Rd. around 1:30 p.m. after the discovery of a mysterious red powder in the basement there. Crews were released after testing showed that whatever the powder was, it was not hazardous.

By adamg - 2/27/20 - 7:54 pm
Ricardo Bent-Hines

Boston Police today identified the man shot to death on Delhi Street on Monday as Ricardo Bent-Hines, 29, of Roxbury.

The day before his death, he wrote on his Facebook page: Read more.

By uhrinews - 2/25/20 - 8:06 pm

The present day nation of Liberia was founded by the American Colonization Society as a place to send free Black people in an effort to uphold US slavery. Join founder of UHRI & Liberian refugee, Rev. Torli Krua, to:

By adamg - 2/24/20 - 9:33 pm

Live Boston reports a man was shot in the chest several times around 7:35 p.m. on Delhi Street at Violet Street. Read more.

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