A Hyde Park-based charter school is in talks to buy an MBTA parking lot in Mattapan Square and build a new school next to the T trolley and bus station along River Street. While the $1.5 million sale to Boston Preparatory Charter Public School, if executed, would fill the space at an often half-empty parking lot with a new building, it would also squelch earlier hopes for using the state-owned land as the anchor for a mixed-use, transit-oriented development – something that state lawmakers say should remain the top priority for the site. Read more
Jul. 9, 2014
Bridge replacement work to shut section Aug 8-17
For ten days next month – from Aug. 8 to Aug. 17 – the well-traveled section of Morton Street above the railroad tracks and near the Norfolk Street intersection will be closed to traffic as the state lays in place a new Morton Street bridge. While rerouting plans for buses are known, transportation officials will present the detour details for all residents, businesses, and travelers at a meeting tonight (July 10) at 6 o’clock at the Economy Plumbing site at 875 Morton St. Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man in his mid-30s was shot repeatedly around 2 p.m. on Monday at 73 Edgewater Dr.
He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Jun. 10, 2014
Representatives from a charter school that hopes to build a new campus on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan will detail their plans for the project at a community meeting organized by the Boston Redevelopment Authority this evening. Read more
Jun. 5, 2014
A fledgling immigrant service group hopes to become the developers of the long vacant Cote Ford site on Cummins Highway in Mattapan, building a multi-million dollar center to serve Boston’s growing Caribbean population. Read more
May. 8, 2014
Right now 44 Woolson St. is a vacant lot – but not for long. Come by in eight weeks and you will see a community garden, complete with new fencing, planting beds filled with seedlings, and two young pear trees flanking the entrance.
The project is the work of the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition, Boston Natural Areas Network, and many neighborhood residents, including Mirlande Joseph and Reann Gibson.
After an incident in 2010 in which four people including a toddler were dragged outside and shot, Woolson Street has come to symbolize urban violence. A dozen other shootings have occurred there over the past 20 years. But according to Joseph, who is resident coordinator for the new garden, the five-block street has many long-time residents with a sense of community. Those residents believe a garden is the natural way to strengthen that bond. Read more
May. 7, 2014
Looking to provide educational opportunities to the Mattapan community, the Mattahunt Community Center on 100 Hebron Street will partner with College Bound Dorchester to provide career and college readiness programming to its visitors. Read more
Applications for the 2014 season of the Mattapan Patriots are available at the Mattahunt Community Center.
Registration dates are below:
Friday, May 23
Friday, May 30
Friday, June 6
Friday, June 13
Registration fee is $175 for both football and cheer, with the exception of
F-Squad applications, which are $125.
F-Squad comprises boys and girls ages 5, 6 and 7, and football players are to be between 35 and 75 pounds.
In addition to the registration fee and the application, we also require the following:
1. your child's **original** birth certificate Read more
A man was fatally shot around 3:15 p.m. on Friday at 9 Gladeside Ave., the Boston Police Department reports.
The victim, in his 30s, was shot several times.
A two-alarm fire on Deering Road in Mattapan and a smaller fire on Talbot Avenue in Dorchester Tuesday night and early Wednesday displaced 14 people, according to the Boston Fire Department.
Firefighters responded around 9:10 p.m. to 44 Deering Rd., where a fire that started on the second floor spread to the walls and ceiling on the third floor.
The department says there were no injuries from what turned into a two-alarm fire. Damage was estimated at $300,000. The cause remains under investigation. Read more