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By adamg - 2/1/23 - 9:48 pm

Blue Hill Avenue between Moreland and Dudley streets is shut so National Grid can plug a gas leak.

By adamg - 1/27/23 - 12:45 pm
Smashed bus window

Smashed bus window. Photo by TPD.

Transit Police report that one group of teens attacked another group unprovoked on a bus at Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road around 3:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/16/23 - 11:41 pm

State Police report arresting a man on a variety of charges following a search that lasted several hours after he ran away from a traffic stop on Blue Hill Avenue at McLellan Street around 3 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/23 - 1:34 pm

Boston Police report officers arrested a Dorchester woman on gun and drug charges after initially stopping her for driving down Quincy Street near Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury without her headlights on around 5 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/23 - 9:51 am
Mattapan Square crime scene

Victim identified as Jymaal Cox, 33 and a father of two, of Mattapan.

Boston Police report two men were shot, one fatally, at at 1601 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan, shortly before 6 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/22 - 11:27 am

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he smacked a man with his gun during a failed robbery attempt at 1635 Blue Hill Avenue shortly before 7:15 p.m. on Dec. 8. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/22 - 1:43 pm
Wanted woman

Surveillance photos via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for a woman who wreaked havoc inside a restaurant on Blue Hill Avenue Sunday night. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/22 - 10:53 am
Julia Shia

Shia during licensing hearing

Update: License approved.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-service license to Madhouse Cafe, 24 Blue Hill Ave. in Roxbury, to serve coffee and pastries between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/22 - 1:50 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans by Citizens Bank to convert a long-closed Kentucky Fried Chicken across from the B-3 police station into a branch that will feature a drive-up ATM and a night-deposit door - right next to an existing check-cashing place. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/22 - 11:46 am
Rendering of proposed 1471 Blue Hill Ave.

Rendering by Arrowstreet.

A California developer has filed plans to replace a billboard-topped vacant lot at 1471 Blue Hill Ave., at Culbert Street in Mattapan, with a five-story, 48-unit, all affordable apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 9:52 pm

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.

By adamg - 8/29/22 - 9:26 pm

Live Boston recaps the crime that happened at or near Carnival in Roxbury and Dorchester on Saturday, including one man shot to death.

By adamg - 8/27/22 - 10:15 pm

Victim identified as Derrell Russell, 33, of Brighton.

Boston Police report a man was shot at Blue Hill Avenue and Westview Street in Dorchester around 5:40 p.m. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died.

Boston murders in 2022.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 10:31 am

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.

By adamg - 8/6/22 - 10:05 pm
Dancers on Blue Hill Avenue

Ron Newman took in Boston's second Open Street celebration, this time on Blue Hill Avenue. No cars allowed - just people on foot or on bicycle. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/22 - 4:53 pm

Roy Owens, who never met a long street fair he doesn't hate, sued Boston today in an effort to keep the city from shutting a two-mile stretch of Blue Hill Avenue as part of its Open Streets program to give pedestrians and bicyclists a wide expanse of road in which to enjoy themselves for one day. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/22 - 2:24 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved entrepreneurs' plans to turn a dilapidated Blue Hill Avenue building into a home-delivery marijuana service that will use three unmarked vans to ferry orders to customers. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/22 - 10:53 am

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.

By adamg - 5/19/22 - 1:49 pm

Boston Police report arresting Esther Exil, 29, on an attempted-murder charge for a stabbing at Blue Hill Avenue and Livingstone Street in Mattapan on May 11. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/22 - 9:23 am
Blue Hill Avenue crime scene with yellow tape and detectives

Crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Update: Suspect arrested.

Live Boston reports a man was stabbed at Blue Hill Avenue and Livingstone Street in Mattapan around 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The homicide unit was called in just in case due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

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