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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 - 6/30/22 - 11:26 am
Rev. Zenetta Armstrong

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.

By adamg - 5/9/22 - 3:18 pm

Developer Rise Together has told the BPDA it will soon file detailed plans for two six-story residential buildings, one to replace a repair garage at 1590 Blue Hill Ave., the other behind it on River Street. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 2:01 pm
David Cange

David Cange first started planning his Fritay Haitian restaurant a couple of years ago. Covid-19 forced a delay, but Cange went before the Boston Licensing Board today to seek a food-serving license at 532 River St. in Mattapan Square.
Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/22 - 9:44 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a city plan to make Mattapan Square safer for pedestrians that would include moving one of the "heritage statues" now there.

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By adamg - 3/17/22 - 10:58 am
Rendering of proposed 1525 Blue Hill Ave.

Rendering by Spalding Tougias Architects.

The family that owns a house turned health-services building at 1525 Blue Hill Ave. has filed plans to replace it with a five-story building with 16 condos and ground-floor commercial space that 5-story, approximately 21,920 sf building containing 16 residential units and ground floor space for the counseling and medical offices to return. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/22 - 10:57 pm

Boston Police report arresting Eddie Osborne, 37, of Mattapan, on charges he shot two men inside Mello Vibez, 473 River St. shortly after 11 p.m. on Feb. 19. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 3:59 pm

The Boston Licensing Board heard details today of a pair of violent, and likely related, incidents at Macumba Latina, 477 River St. that left a patron with with his right forearm slashed open and a man in the parking lot across the street lying on the ground after getting hit in the head with a baseball bat. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/21 - 9:34 am

The Dig takes us on a tour of the co-working space that Jeffrey Similien built out of what was long ago the Oriental Theater at 1601 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan Square.

By adamg - 10/28/21 - 10:21 pm

Boston Police report arresting Kion Thomas, 44, of Mattapan, on charges he stabbed a man outside the Burger King at 885 Cummins Highway on Oct. 21.

The victim survived. Thomas was arrested today on charges of assault with intent to murder and assault with a dangerous weapon, police say.

Innocent, etc.

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 - 10/5/21 - 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 - 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 - 6/29/21 - 12:48 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say used an ice pick to menace a woman in Mattapan Square shortly before 7:30 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/20 - 12:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men they say beat and robbed a third last night after they asked him for money and he said no. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/19 - 8:26 am
Police investigate fatal crash in Mattapan Square

Police investigate the crash. Photo by KMV.

KMV reports the crash occurred on Blue Hill Avenue approaching the Milton line. The driver in the 1:30 a.m. crash died.

By adamg - 2/24/19 - 4:59 pm

State officials say a final round of inspections today cleared the Blue Hill Avenue stop on the Fairmount Line to open to passengers tomorrow.

The station, about a quarter mile north of Mattapan Square, will have Zone 1A fares, which means riders can get into town for $2.25 one way or $84.50 for a monthly pass.

By adamg - 11/29/18 - 7:36 pm
Moreno

Transit Police report arresting a Dedham man they say screamed racial epithets at a Route 30 driver and then threw a rock at him, hitting him, after the guy was kicked off the bus for not paying his fare Saturday afternoon.

Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/18 - 8:26 pm
Architects rendering of 500 River St.

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved a plan by two community developers for a 135-unit, six-story apartment building - and two townhouses - on what is now an MBTA parking lot at the Mattapan Square T station. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/18 - 7:45 pm

Kenton Thomas, 32, was arraigned today on a murder charge for the June 1 fatal stabbing of Jocelin Nordeus on River Street in Mattapan Square, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Dorchester Municipal Court Judge Jonathan Tynes ordered Thomas held without bail, the DA's office reports.

Innocent, etc.

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