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 laundry and an auto-body shop. The fire, which... 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 organized by... 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 Boston... 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 on Thursday. A residential, commercial, and retail project is planned for the the underutilized 2.57-acre... Read more
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 folks to... Read more
Mattapan residents will have the opportunity to express their opinions about a proposal for a mixed-use, four-story building on Blue Hill Avenue at a public meeting next Tuesday, Aug. 1. The development, proposed by Allston-Brighton-based landlord George... Read more
Developers anticipate a slight delay in filing plans for their large Mattapan Square mixed-use project in the wake of a community meeting on Tuesday night that was so consumed by a discussion about unit affordability that no time was left for a review of... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man, believed to be in his 30s, was shot around at 1357 Blue Hill Ave., at Walk Hill Street, around 6:30 p.m. on Monday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Jakyres McKinney, 25, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment Monday on charges he fatally shot Javoni Boyd, 19, at 165 Delhi St. in Mattapan on June 13. Boyd leaves two young children, as well as numerous brothers and sisters.