Blue Hill Corridor
Firefighters responding to a pull box alarm on Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road found smoke pouring out of the New Fellowship Baptist Church early on Saturday morning. Rushing to discover the source, they found a back door to the church open and fires in multiple locations inside, including the stage.
"The firefighters ruled that the fire was set," said Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald. "They based that on the fact that the fire was in multiple locationsâ€¦ and they ruled out all the other possible causes."
The department estimated the damage at $250,000. Read more
Though the call for new stops along Fairmount Line commuter rail has been a loud and long one, the station designs on the table are hardly free from concerns and some residents are even demanding the proposed stop at Blue Hill Avenue be moved or simply scuttled.
The Woodhaven Culbert Regis Neighborhood Association penned a strongly worded to Gov. Deval Patrick in opposition to the Blue Hill Avenue stop this week. They state the project will have a negative impact on property values by damaging the area during construction, and by increasing traffic, noise and light pollution. Read more
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Nov. 19, 2007
Last Monday, flames ripped through a three-decker home on Blue Hill Ave, injuring 14 residents - eight adults and six children. As firefighters hurried to put out the inferno, 54 year-old Mary Williams was one of the Mattapan residents who rushed to assist in the rescue efforts.
"Those are my neighbors," said Williams who lives directly across from the horrific scene. "What happened to these people is devastating and this is the time for our community to show them we care." Read more