Mattapan

High court disbars Finneran

The state Supreme Judicial Court on Monday took away former House Speaker Thomas Finneran's law license, citing his pleading guilty to obstruction of justice charges in 2007.  Read more

Have Your Taxes Professionally Prepared for Free at DotWell

DotWell, in partnership with the Boston EITC Coalition, will professionally prepare your taxes for FREE if you worked and earned less than $49,000 this year.


Free tax clinics begin Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Codman Square Tech Center, 450 Washington Street, Dorchester, and at Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, 1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester.


For more information, email Shauntell Foster, Fiscal Health Coordinator, or call 617-822-8171.

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617-822-8171 , Shauntell.Foster@Dotwell.org
Shauntell Foster

Police investigate possible murder-suicide in Mattapan

Boston Police report finding the bodies of a man and a woman in an apartment on Fairlawn Avenue before 9 a.m. today.

Registration for Boston Public Schools

Boston Public Schools registration for first round begins
January 4 -February 5, 2010 for kindergarten, grade 6, and grade 9. February 10 - March 26, 2010 is for all other grades.

Boston Public Schools
East Zone Family Resource Center
1216 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Ma 02125
(617)635-8015

617-635-8015
Valerie Amis, East Zone Family Resource Center

Man convicted of murdering, dismembering father in 2006

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Brian Lee, 45, first-degree murder for the 2006 death of his father, Edward Lee, in his Mattapan home, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Judge John Cratsley quickly pronounced the mandatory sentence of life in state prison without possibility of parole for Lee, who represented himself.

Prosecutors say the elder Lee obtained a restraining order against his son on Oct. 25, 2006 and that his son murdered him sometime between then and Oct. 27.  Read more

What to do with the old cote ford site

The site of the old cote ford building, What to do?. How about a full service black owned and operated Ford Dealership seving the community as well as bringing in revenues from out side the community. Increasing revenue for gas stations and creating jobs.

Proposal two, "Indoor Skateboard Park", with addl' rooms for cyclist and joggers..with indoor shops for parts for skate boards as well as the sell of new ones. with other shops to be determined.

Dorchester Youth Council

Social Capital Inc. (SCI), an organization whose mission is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives, needs you! Youth are a powerful force of change and we are recruiting and training teens to connect with and engage citizens through community service learning projects. We are looking for youth aged twelve to eighteen to become positive agents of change within their own community and the surrounding areas.  Read more

email: keith.pernell@dotwell.org, phone: 617-740-2580
Keith Pernell

Fireplace fire escapes, sets Mattapan house on fire

A two-alarm fire that broke out shortly before 7 p.m. did an estimated $400,000 damage to a single-family home at 83 Blake St., the Boston Fire Department reports.  Read more

Man convicted of distributing crack cocaine out of vacant Mattapan apartment

Joel "Ninety" Clay, 25, got a 15-to-17-year prison term for running a crack-distribution operation out of a vacant Sturbridge Street apartment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

Clay was convicted and sentenced last week on charges of trafficking in more than 200 grams of a Class B substance, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition, according to the DA's office. He was acquitted on similar charges related to drugs and weapons found at a Florida Street apartment.  Read more

The connection between an At-Large race and a run-off in Afghanistan

Missing from the group of pols and volunteers who lined Blue Hill Ave. on Sunday afternoon for Ayanna Pressley’s City Council At-Large bid was the big gun who had hoped to be there for the weekend before the Nov. 3 election. But U.S. Sen. John Kerry, Pressley’s ex-boss, had a pretty good reason: Another election 6,600 miles
away.  Read more