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By adamg - 7/17/19 - 6:22 pm
By adamg - 7/1/19 - 3:39 pm

The MBTA tries to assure Mattapan Line riders that buses are on the way now that the trolleys have ceased to move due to "an overhead power problem," but allows as to how they should expect delays.

By adamg - 4/4/19 - 9:06 am

The Dorchester Reporter updates us on the T's latest thinking on what to do about the Mattapan Line - which will start with renovating stations, bridges and tracks over the next five to ten years, at a cost of up to $115 million, followed by replacement by the current 1940s-era PCC trolleys with some of the bigger trolleys now in use on the Green Line.

By adamg - 4/3/19 - 11:18 am
Inside the Hyde Park warehouse

Inside the Hyde Park warehouse. Photo from court document.

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A Milton woman was arrested yesterday on a federal charge that she ran a large-scale retail pot company that offered same-day home delivery and employed 25 people at a Hyde Park warehouse before it was shut down in a raid on Aug. 2.

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By adamg - 2/15/19 - 10:30 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the collision happened at the Central Avenue grade crossing in Milton around 7:18 p.m. The injured were taken to Milton Hospital.

By adamg - 2/8/19 - 12:33 pm

NBC Boston reports Capt. Timothy Connolly, formerly in charge of District C-11 in Dorchester, was arraigned yesterday on two counts of domestic assault and battery for incidents at his Milton home. Connolly claims she kicked him in the groin.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 1/28/19 - 1:41 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the T has a $200-million, ten-year modernization plan for the Mattapan Line that includes getting rid of the current PCC trolleys rolled out in the 1940s with versions of the newer, bigger trolleys being rolled out now on the Green Line.

By adamg - 1/2/19 - 9:31 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports a state study of the city's cutest public-transit line shows that tracks and bridges along the line are in dire need of repair.

By adamg - 9/27/18 - 5:15 pm

Brian Joyce, 56 and formerly of Milton, was found dead in his Wesport home, while awaiting trial on federal corruption charges, WHDH reports, adding foul play is not suspected.

By adamg - 9/24/18 - 11:13 am

Just south of the bridge from Mattapan Square, shortly after 11 a.m. Police were first alerted to the gunfire when Boston's ShotSpotter system activated.

By adamg - 9/22/18 - 1:55 pm

State Police report a trooper who'd pulled over a driver for failing to signal a lane change on I-93 in Milton early this morning watched a guy try to get on I-93 the wrong way - and nabbed him for OUI. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/18 - 2:41 pm
Mattapan trolley at Central Street on Milton/Dorchester line

Byron Nash took the photos of the former Hendries plant at Central Avenue in Milton, which was reduced to rubble to make way for condos. Nash got there on a trolley driven by Tim Murphy after the Mattapan line was started up again after a week-long cancellation due to the demolition.

By adamg - 7/30/18 - 9:12 am
Boston firefighters in old mill building

Milton and Boston firefighters responded around 7:40 a.m. to what was left of the old Mattapan Paper mill on the Milton side of the Neponset behind the Price Rite. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/18 - 12:44 pm
Hummingbird

B. MacLean photographically captured a hummingbird at a feeder in the front yard of his Milton home yesterday.

Copyright MadTy Photography. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 2/9/18 - 7:50 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Mattapan Line due to a dead trolley in Milton.

By adamg - 2/9/18 - 6:07 pm

The Globe reports that that white supremacist a clueless Republican congressman took to the State of the Union address was born in Dorchester and went to Milton Academy, where all his classmates hated him because he was an obnoxious troll even then - just like shadowy White House wraith Stephen Miller.

By adamg - 2/8/18 - 9:30 am

Katie Gibson is a big fan of the Mattapan Line:

The morning operators, though sometimes harried, are kind, and it’s a short ride to Ashmont, where I board the train. And if I’m lucky, I get a glimpse of this view across the marshes.

By adamg - 2/5/18 - 12:09 am

The MBTA reports it's solved those mysterious "propulsion" problems on the Mattapan Line and that trolley service resumes first thing in the morning.

By adamg - 1/31/18 - 9:46 am

WFXT reports the dog lost a foot, both are now getting rabies shots.

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