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Operator error was to blame for a trolley collision last week on the Mattapan High Speed Trolley line that sent 16 to the hospital with minor injuries, MBTA officials said, adding that the route will run with fewer cars until repairs are completed.... Read more

Parents and school employees expressed forceful displeasure with a controversial plan to change the start times for Boston Public Schools at a packed... Read more

The family of a young man murdered at a Blue Hill Avenue gas station in 2011 is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to his killer's arrest.

Daniel Bunch, 22, was shot to death on Oct. 8, 2011 at the Mobil station in Mattapan Square... Read more

A 20-year-old man Dorchester man was shot Tuesday night in Milton on Blue Hills Parkway, police said.

State Police said the victim remains at Boston Medical Center and is expected to survive.

The shooting likely occurred in the area of... Read more

Mattapan fire scene

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 4:42 a.m. to Blue Hill Avenue and Woodrow Street for what turned into a three-alarm fire that did an estimated $1 million damage to a commercial... Read more

Mayor Martin Walsh kicked off the last weekend before Tuesday’s preliminary election at a rally with the Haitian community in Mattapan.

Roughly 100 people attended Saturday morning’s rally on Blue Hill Avenue for Walsh’s reelection, which was... Read more

Roudnie Célestin will take over as Mayor Martin Walsh’s new Mattapan neighborhood liaison and citywide liaison for the Haitian community this week. A native of Pétion-Ville, Haiti, Célestin has lived in Boston since 2003. She is a graduate of UMass... Read more

New York and Crown Fried Chicken outlets on Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road face a possible shutdown by the Boston Licensing Board after a man the feds say secretly held ownership stakes in them pleaded guilty to federal tax-fraud charges related to... Read more

The development team for a sprawling $57 million mixed-use project in Mattapan Square submitted a Letter of Intent to the city’s planning agency... Read more

Poison Ivy that hangs over a portion of the Neponset Greenway near Mattapan Square is a hazard to walkers and bicyclists. Lee Toma photo.

Earlier this month, neighbors exploring the new Neponset River Greenway extension in Mattapan and Milton encountered an unexpected hazard— poison ivy, hanging right at eye level.

Lee Toma, an avid bicyclist and Greenway advocate, first alerted... Read more

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