State transportation officials have a difficult job balancing the needs of aging infrastructure with the fiscal realities of the state budget. But sometimes, decision-makers make things harder than they need to be.

Such is the case when it... Read more

The MBTA is reviewing a pair of competing proposals that would transform a sleepy parking lot next to the Mattapan Square trolley and bus station into a bustling mix of rental housing, condos, and ground-level retail. The rival plans will seek to win... Read more

Proponents are told they need to make ‘strong case’

Top state transportation officials have informed advocates for the Blue Hill Avenue/Cummins Highway commuter rail station that the $25.2 million needed to build it have not yet... Read more

About 80 people packed into a community room at the Foley Senior Residences on River Street last Thursday night to hear the latest plans for Cote Village, a proposed 76-unit housing development that is under review by the Boston Redevelopment Authority... Read more

A realtor representing the MBTA held an on-site meeting on Jan. 20 with parties interested in purchasing a 2.48-acre parking lot and two other nearby parcels next to the Mattapan Square station. The site is being marketed as “a rare opportunity for... Read more

Mayor Walsh’s liaison to Mattapan Ruth Georges organized a lively Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) meeting on Monday night. Almost 100 Mattapan residents filled a classroom on the second floor of the Mildred Avenue Community Center to discuss issues... Read more


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