Mattapan

Man dies after stabbing in Mattapan pizza place; relative charged

A Mattapan man who allegedly stabbed his nephew inside the Mattapan House of Pizza Tuesday night will be charged with murder now that his relative has died, the Boston Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report.  Read more

Man arrested after gun rampage in Mattapan Square

The Boston Police Department reports arresting a Mattapan man for a spree of violence that began with a failed holdup attempt at a Blue Hill Avenue check-cashing place and ended with him firing the gun at passersby around the corner in the Farmers Market parking lot.  Read more

Residents find Mattapan a fair/good neighborhood

By 
Tayla Holman, Special to the Reporter
Jul. 5, 2012

After a year of reaching out to the community, Mattapan United revealed the results of resident feedback at its “give back” meeting Wednesday evening at the Young Achievers School.

Most respondents said the quality of life in Mattapan was fair to good, with few responses for poor or excellent. “People like living here,” said Donna Haig Freidman, director for the Center for Social Policy at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School, who gave a presentation of the main themes from the questionnaires, one-on-one interviews, and a recent “visioning” meeting.  Read more

DOT DAY: Brown and Warren marching in parade and more

U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be making her first appearance in the annual Dorchester Day Parade on Sunday, where she'll be joined by her chief rival Scott Brown.

Warren will be marching in the third division, while Brown will be in the chief marshal's division. (It's customary for incumbents to march ahead of challengers.)

The two are hardly strangers to Dorchester: Both have featured the neighborhood in their television ads.  Read more

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