Mattapan

Three shot at Mattapan neighborhood party

The Boston Police Department reports three people were shot at a cookout outside 15 Orlando St. in Mattapan around 12:15 a.m.

One woman was shot in the stomach, one man in the right eye and another man in the left arm, police say. The woman was taken to Boston Medical Center in serious condition; the two men got themselves to Carney and are expected to survive.

Two other people suffered minor injuries in the melee, police say.  Read more

Two shot in Mattapan incident

The Boston Police Department reports two men were shot in the same incident outside 30 Hopewell Road last night.  Read more

Three men shot while sitting in car in Mattapan

The Boston Police Department reports three men sitting in a car on Clarkwood Street at Norfolk Street were shot Monday night.

All three, 24, 26 and 28, were taken to local hospitals after the 10 p.m. incident and are expected to survive, police say.

Mattapan sisters excel in classroom, as mentors to Haitian kids

By 
Lisa Hagen, Special to the Reporter
Apr. 12, 2012

Gilbert Sisters: Sisters Shaina and Gabriella Gilbert have spent the last three years volunteering at a camp that Shaina created in Haiti. Gabriella will attend Columbia University in the fall, while Shaina is presently pursuing a Master’s degree at Boston University. PhoGilbert Sisters: Sisters Shaina and Gabriella Gilbert have spent the last three years volunteering at a camp that Shaina created in Haiti. Gabriella will attend Columbia University in the fall, while Shaina is presently pursuing a Master’s degree at Boston University. Mattapan sisters Shaina and Gabriella Gilbert are six years apart in age, but they share the same passion for scholarship and volunteerism.

The Gilbert girls have particularly distinguished themselves by devoting their summers to teaching youth in their parents’ native Haiti.

In 2009, Shaina created a summertime leadership camp called Empowering Through Education, or ETE, which derives from the Haitian Creole word for “summer.” In its first year, the camp started with 40 students that expanded to over 100 over the past four years, teaching children how to become leaders of their communities and learn about social change.

The sisters are traveling back to Haiti this summer for the camp’s fourth year, serving and teaching over 120 students.  Read more

City condemns landmark Norfolk Street farmhouse

Fowler-Clark Farm: Norfolk Street landmark condemned by city inspectors. Ed Forry photoFowler-Clark Farm: Norfolk Street landmark condemned by city inspectors. Ed Forry photo

A historic farmhouse on Norfolk Street, one of the last vestiges of the neighborhood’s now-distant agricultural past, was condemned by city officials on Tuesday after inspectors found the vacant buildings unfit for human habitation. The Fowler/Clark Farm, which is listed as a historic landmark, was boarded up by emergency crews as firefighters and other city workers combed the property for evidence of trouble—which was found in abundance.  Read more

Prosecutors vow to retry Moore for Mattapan massacre

A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Thursday acquitted Edward Washington of the quadruple murder on Woolson Street.

The jury deadlocked on murder charges against Dwayne Moore and the judge in the case declared a mistrial.  Read more

B-3 cops seize stolen products from Blue Hill Ave. store

B-3 Detective Vance Mills: Shown with some of the allegedly stolen items that were confiscated from Lili's Market. Photo by Bill ForryB-3 Detective Vance Mills: Shown with some of the allegedly stolen items that were confiscated from Lili's Market. Photo by Bill ForryBoston Police plan to file criminal charges against the owners of a Mattapan convenience store that was raided last Friday afternoon following a probe into the alleged re-sale of goods stolen from nearby chain pharmacies.

Detectives from Area B-3 say that the operators of Lili’s Market at 1286 Blue Hill Ave. purchased items from undercover officers who presented the goods — including baby formula, diapers and cosmetic supplies— as items that had been shoplifted from other nearby stores. The store owners eagerly purchased the allegedly boosted items at a deep discount: 25 cents on the dollar.  Read more

Postal Service signs off on zip code switch to Hyde Park from Mattapan

The Postal Service last week announced plans to change the zip code for 1,655 addresses after residents claimed they lived in Hyde Park, even though the zip code indicated they resided in Mattapan.

The move, changing the zip code for the homes to Hyde Park (02136) from Mattapan (02126), has an effective date of July 1.  Read more

Police charge Mattapan man sold pot he prepared on his morning bus ride

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The MBTA Transit Police Department reports arresting a Mattapan man Tuesday morning on charges he sold marijuana to teenagers at the Forest Hills T stop.  Read more

Hyde Park or Mattapan? Residents await Postal Service answer

Boston residents who say they live in Hyde Park despite a zip code placing their homes in Mattapan say they hope to have a response from the US Postal Service next month.  Read more