The owner of a historic but run-down Mattapan property that was seized by city officials in August went to court this week seeking an injunction allowing them to reclaim the land. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Judith Fabricant heard from both sides in... Read more
Boston's Race to City Hall
12 candidates, each determined to make it through the primary election on September 24, are what remain after 24 sought to win a nomination on the ballot to fill the seat of incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino. The diverse... Read more
Dear Mattapan Community:
The Mattahunt Wheelock Partnership (MWP) would like to take a moment to thank all of the organizations, agencies, community leaders and families who have worked together with the partnership to serve the needs of... Read more
Alarmed by dilapidated conditions that amount to "demolition by neglect," city officials today seized control of a historic Mattapan property that has fallen into acute disrepair in recent years.
The Fowler-Clark farmhouse on Norfolk Street -... Read more
A new anti-foreclosure and eviction defense program is launching a new effort in Mattapan this week. The Mattapan Initiative is a program of the Legal Services Center (LSC) of Harvard Law School. On Wednesday, July 31, there was a meet & greet... Read more
Police are investigating four shootings in Dorchester and Mattapan, two of which sent people to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Around 11 p.m. on Saturday, a 16-year-old and a 23-year-old were found shot outside 2 Page... Read more
The opening of the newest residential building in the Mattapan Heights campus will be celebrated with a block party planned for this Saturday, July 20. The new apartment building, containing 60 affordable housing units, is called Phase 5A. In late 2011... Read more
A two-alarm fire at 742 River St. on Monday sent one firefighter to the hospital with a cut and brought the American Red Cross in to help find temporary housing for 18 residents.
The fire, reported around 7:30 p.m., did an estimated $250,000 in... Read more
For motivated middle school students interested in getting a head start on high school preparation, the Mattahunt Wheelock Community Center in Mattapan is offering the Emerging Youth Advocates PUSH Summer Academy. New this year, the free six-week... Read more