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... Read more

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,... Read more

Confirming what we Tweeted yesterday, U.S. Sen. John Kerry's campaign folks have released his schedule for the weekend, with stops planned in West Roxbury and Mattapan... Read more

Nine months after its revival, the Mattapan Branch Library is strikingly busy on a Thursday afternoon. Students clamor in and out of the young adult and children’s rooms. Older patrons use new computers or borrow from the DVD collection. A group of... Read more

Citizens and community leaders— and one business owner — from the Mattapan neighborhood gathered for the fourth time on Monday night with one big purpose in mind: How best to write a proposal for a Mattapan Main Street District that will get City Hall'... Read more

Weeds growing out of the cracks in the sidewalk? Parking or street signs too faded? Pothole repair needed? Put it all on the list to send to City Hall.

City officials say they’ll be hitting Mattapan with a “Street Improvement Team” on Aug... Read more

A Mattapan man with no gang connections died in May because some of his gang-member neighbors killed a member of a rival gang two years earlier, a Suffolk County prosecutor said today.

Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum... Read more

When we here at Lit Drop mess up, we 'fess up.

So here's a correction to the article on what went down at Tuesday night's forum in... Read more

Campaign trail tensions erupted when top officials from Mayor Thomas Menino’s administration crashed a Tuesday night Mattapan forum hosted by mayoral hopeful and City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon.

During the 90-minute forum held at Foley... Read more

Abiona Justice Sharpe, 20, of Revere, was arrested in New Jersey this week on charges he helped murder a man standing on the sidewalk at... Read more


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