A fiscal tug-of-war between Governor Deval Patrick and the Legislature over the future of the Franklin Park Zoo has left the institutionâ€™s fate in the balance and some in Dorchester talking about the zooâ€™s significance to the community and... Read more
A 17 year-old from Dorchester has been arrested for the May 13th murder of a 49 year-old man who was found dead hours after a drive-by shooting on a Blue Hill Ave. sidestreet.
Damante Burrell was indicted for first-degree murder by... Read more
In her bi-weekly column for the Reporter called B-3 BOLO - short for "Be On the Lookout"- Annie Wilcox gives us a unique break-down on the policing tactics on the district that covers Mattapan and nearly half of Dorchester. There's good news on... Read more
The stateâ€™s Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) held a meeting at the Mildred Ave. Community Center in Mattapan on Tuesday regarding the MBTA service developments in Mattapan, Roxbury and Dorchester, most notably the proposed 28X express bus... Read more
When the Patrick administration rolled out a plan to â€œenhanceâ€ the Route 28 bus line along Blue Hill Ave two months ago, it came as a surprise to many civic, business, and political leaders in Mattapan. And the fact that it was not immediately... Read more
The MBTA and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held a community meeting at the Mildred Ave. community center on Tuesday regarding the Tâ€™s plans to revive a stalled transit-oriented development (TOD) project at Mattapan Station. The initiative... Read more
Will there be enough room on the route for the proposed Silver Line bus? Will the trees and flowers on the route be torn up and disappear? And what about parking?
Those were some of the questions on the minds of Mattapan residents who attended a... Read more