A Hyde Park man who was facing local charges for a May incident in which police say they spotted him tossing a backpack with a loaded gun onto the roof of a store on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan now faces federal gun charges that could send him out of... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a 27-unit apartment building at 775 Morton St., on the corner of Wildwood St., after confusion caused by a shortage of board members due to holdups by city councilors on questions for proposed new members... Read more
Updated June 19, 9:20 a.m.
A fire that started in a vacant 5,264-square-foot multi-unit house on Old Morton Street in the late afternoon last Saturday spread to seven neighboring buildings near Lower Mills as the sun began to set. Its... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 161 River St., near Standard Street, shortly after 9 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire.
The fire, which damaged the basement and first floor, caused no injuries, the... Read more
About 40 people—mothers, children, seniors, recent college graduates—crammed into a meeting room in Fowler Clark Epstein Farm farmhouse on Norfolk Street last Saturday afternoon for a workshop on growing food at home with limited space, one of a number... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that two men, both in their 40s, were fatally shot at 12 Violet St. around 11:05 p.m. on Saturday.
Both were taken to local hospitals, where they were pronounced dead.
Anyone with information can... Read more
Almost 150 Mattapan residents cast ballots in late February to begin filling out the leadership bench for a newly-formed neighborhood council. Now with 11 of a maximum 21 board seats filled, the Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council is already starting... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board ruled last week that Chez-Vous, 11 Rhoades St. in Mattapan, was not to blame for a November incident in which the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street got blocked by up to 250 kids, four of whom were arrested... Read more
John Patterson tried to end an argument at a Goodale Road party Sunday morning by pulling a knife on his opponent, but after people wrested the weapon away, he went outside, got a gun, shot Jeudy Romero to death, then grabbed Romero's keys and drove... Read more