MBTA Transit Police report arresting a man they say threatened to shoot up a bus on Cummins Highway Tuesday morning because the bus wasn't moving.
Police say the driver opened the bus's doors to let panicked passengers out - and they began running toward Mattapan Square looking for cops to flag down as Jawan Bristow, 27, continued his threats. Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot shortly after 9 a.m. today at 60 Goodale Rd. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, police say.
On Jan. 24, 2010, Courteney Thomas, 22, of Jamaica Plain, was found shot to death outside that address.
Kim Gross, Jr., 18, was arrested today on charges he stabbed two men, one fatally, on a 44 bus on Nov. 2. Read more
In praise to God in Christ and in His and our Mother, Blessed Mary; St Angela Parish is hosting monthly ‘Marian Praises and Prayers’ (‘Les Louanges Mariales’) in French and Latin on the first Sunday of every month at 7 PM in the main church at 1548 Blue Hill Avenue (Route 28), Mattapan, MA 02126. St. Angela’s Music Director Jean-Louis Daniel and St. Angela’s Choir will perform. The Marian Praises and Prayers service includes Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration and Benediction. Read more
An Open Boston City Council
FaNtastic Kids is a fun,FREE 12-week after-school fitness and nutrition program for children between the ages of 8-12. FANtastic Kids is a fun, FREE 12-week after-school fitness and nutrition program for children between the ages of 8-12 who struggle with eating healthily and staying active . FANtastic Kids takes place at the following sites:
DotWell Program at Dorchester House Multi-Service Center
Mattapan Community Health Center
YMCA: Hyde Park, Huntington Ave., Oak Square, Dorchester, Roxbury
The next session begins February 7th and ends on May 11.
Don't miss it!! Read more
Dec. 26, 2010
The city of Boston says that the snow emergency that went into effect yesterday will be lifted at 6 p.m. on Monday. The emergency order means that parking is prohibited on all major arteries in Boston.
In a noon hour press conference on Sunday, Gov. Deval Patrick said that service on the Mattapan high-speed trolley line would be suspended tonight and replaced with buses. All other public transportation is expected to follow a normal schedule.
"Residents are reminded to remain at home throughout the duration of this snow event and businesses tomorrow should consider asking employees to work from home," stated a press release issued by the city of Boston on Sunday morning. The city also is cautioning older residents or those with "health conditions" to "refrain from shoveling this heavy wet snow." Read more
Dec. 21, 2010
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 21, 2010…. As widely predicted, Massachusetts will lose at least one of its 10 seats in Congress during the 2012 election cycle based on population counts collected during the 2010 Census, according to data released from the U.S. Census Bureau.
During a conference call with reporters, Census Bureau officials confirmed Tuesday morning that Massachusetts is among ten states to be losing at least one U.S. House seat. Read more
For Immediate Release Media Contact?
Now- January 13, 2011
Massachusetts Department of Transportation Kicks Off
New Transit Study With a Series of Community Meetings
The public is invited to attend kick off meetings designed to develop strategies to improve the public transportation system in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan. The community meetings launch a new 15 month transit study and will convene as follows:
-Wednesday, January 12, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Mattapan Branch Library
1350 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan Read more
Dec. 16, 2010
The numbers are deeply disturbing: Nearly eighty percent of the shootings in Boston in 2010 have taken place in the three police districts that cover Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.
Last year, 223 people were killed or wounded by gunfire in Boston, and 174, or 78 percent, of the shootings took place in districts B-2, B-3 and C-11. This year, with several weeks to go, the number of shootings in the city has increased to 258, and, again, 78 percent of them were in these three districts.
The Search for Solutions
These stark numbers only convey part of the story. The real story, those on the front lines of the battle tell the Dorchester Reporter, is the impact this violence is having on those who live and work in these neighborhoods – and whether they will assert strongly to families, friends, and acquaintances that they will not tolerate the continued presence of guns or further criminal activity in the homes and on the streets of their neighborhoods. And, too, there is the overarching question of the role of the rest of Boston in this enterprise: Will they join Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan – or abandon them – in taking on the challenge of saving the streets. Read more