Boston 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
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
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
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
Heavily armored police burst into a house at 14 Leston Rd. shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation into crack dealing in the neighborhood. Read more
The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is hosting its 1st annual art contest open to all
Dorchester residents in the 3rd through 6th grade or students that attend a Dorchester
school. Two (2) prizes will be awarded to the drawings that are chosen from a
panel of local judges. Please fill out the registration form below and mail it with your
Art to the committee chair. A completed registration form and Art must be
postmarked by March 16, 2012 to be considered for a prize.
1.) The student must be a Dorchester resident or attend a Dorchester school. Read more
Keisha Gilmore, 25, was found with a gunshot wound to the head in a car outside 26 Alabama St. around 9 p.m. on Sunday. She was rushed to a local hospital, but died, Boston Police report.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470.
Jimmy Ammons, 50, was arraigned today in Dorchester District Court on charges he plunged a knife into a woman in his apartment at 884 Cummins Highway yesterday morning.
The woman, 31, is recovering today at Boston Medical Center from a single stab wound so severe a doctor told a Boston Police detective at one point he expected her to die within 20 minutes, Assistant District Attorney Megan O’Rourke told Judge Rosalind Miller. "There was a lot of blood," O'Rourke said. "It was a very gory crime scene - there was blood everywhere." Read more
While several new developments are poised to make their debut in Mattapan Square in the new year, one veteran merchant has decided to make a move to a new part of the neighborhood. Roberts Photo Studio recently relocated to Morton Street after nearly four decades at the corner of Cummins Highway and River Street.
“I‘m proudest of being able to do exactly what I wanted during my entire career. That was a real blessing,” said Desie Roberts, 66, owner and master photographer of the studio. Read more
The Boston Police Department was busy Monday investigating at least two shootings, two incidents of gunfire without injury and a carjacking.
At least one person was injured when two groups exchanged gunfire around 10 p.m. on Columbia Road near Geneva Avenue. One group was in a white mini-van, the other group was on foot. Read more