• BOSTON September 8, 2022 1:17 pm

    91-Year-Old Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Mattapan Crash

    An elderly pedestrian was seriously injured in a crash in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood on Thursday morning. The crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Morton and West Selden streets. A 91-year-old man was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured, according to Massachusetts State Police. The driver remained at the scene. Traffic was diverted from the intersection,...

  • all inclusive boston August 22, 2022 12:53 pm

    The Local Lowdown on the Best of Mattapan

    Kwani Lunis heads to Mattapan to check out Le Foyer, Fernandez Xpress Car Wash, Cafe Juice Up and Pink Shoe Lounge to show you all the melting pot of a neighborhood has to offer.

  • medina dixon August 21, 2022 12:43 am

    Basketball Courts in Mattapan Dedicated to Memory of Medina Dixon

    Boston city leaders gathered Saturday afternoon at the Walker Playground in Mattapan, to dedicate the basketball courts there in honor of late Medina Dixon. Mayor Michelle Wu and Boston Parks Commissioner Ryan Woods were joined by members of Dixon’s family, as well as local coaches and players to dedicate what became the first ever basketball courts in the City...

  • local lowdown August 22, 2022 12:51 pm

    Local Lowdown: Exploring The Best Local Businesses of Mattapan

    Kwani is exploring some of the best local businesses in Mattapan that have big influences from African and Caribbean culture.

  • Mattapan August 14, 2022 3:24 pm

    19-Year-Old Dies After Being Shot in Mattapan

    Police say a young man is dead after being shot in the Boston neighborhood of Mattapan on Thursday, August 11. Police say that when they received a call about a person being shot at around 8:30 p.m., they found Xavier Barkon, a 19-year-old from Mattapan near 4 Oak Hill Ave. Soon after being taken to a hospital close by, authorities…

  • Boston police August 12, 2022 11:31 am

    Man Killed in Mattapan Shooting

    Boston police responded just after 8:30 p.m. Thursday for a report of someone shot on Oak Hill Avenue in Mattapan, according to a news release from the agency.

  • Massachusetts August 12, 2022 5:57 am

    1 Injured in Mattapan Shooting

    The shooting took place near the intersection of W. Selden Street and Oak Hill Avenue, police said.

  • BOSTON August 12, 2022 11:58 am

    Death Investigation Underway Following Mattapan Shooting

    A death investigation is underway Friday morning after a shooting Thursday night in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood, according to police. Boston police responded just after 8:30 p.m. Thursday for a report of someone shot on Oak Hill Avenue in Mattapan, according to a news release from the agency. Officers arrived and found a man with an apparent gunshot wound. He...

  • BOSTON August 4, 2022 2:40 pm

    HAVE YOU SEEN HER? Girl Missing From Roxbury for Nearly a Week, Police Say

    A girl from Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood has been missing for nearly a week, police said Thursday, asking for the public’s help in finding her. Nah-Tayleigh Brown was reported missing from her home, in Roxbury’s Dewey Terrace, on Saturday, and was last seen about 6 p.m. Friday, Boston police said. Police did not initially give Nah-Tayleigh’s age, but later said...

  • BOSTON July 28, 2022 3:24 pm

    Boston Police Seek Info on Deadly Mattapan Shooting

    A death investigation is ongoing Friday into a shooting in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood that left a man dead Thursday night. Boston police responded to Orlando Street just after 10 p.m. and found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Boston EMS, police said. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old...

  • Champions in Action July 20, 2022 6:46 pm

    Urban Farming Institute Named Champion in Action

    A $35,000 check was presented Wednesday to Urban Farming Institute, which has been recognized for its outstanding work in the community.

  • Boston police July 18, 2022 7:30 am

    Man Shot in Mattapan Has Died, Police Say

    A man has died after being shot Sunday night in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood, police said. Boston police responded to Elizabeth and Norfolk streets around 9:15 p.m. for a report of a man shot. The victim suffered serious, life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital, where he later died. No arrests have been made. This is an active...

  • BOSTON July 9, 2022 5:24 pm

    Teen With Machete Caught Fleeing House Party in Mattapan, Police Say

    A teenager was arrested after tossing a sheathed machete that was hidden in his pants and running from Boston police officers Thursday night, officials said. The arrest came as officers were breaking up a house party on Norfolk Street across from Walker Playground in Mattapan Thursday night, Boston police said Saturday. Called for a complaint of loud music in the…

  • BOSTON July 8, 2022 11:54 pm

    Advocates Push to Reduce Youth Violence in Boston This Summer

    A large group of teens caused some chaos in Mattapan Thursday night, and community members are concerned it will keep happening across Boston.

  • BOSTON June 20, 2022 7:34 pm

    Man Dies From Stab Wounds Following Incident in Mattapan

    A man who’d been transported to a hospital on Sunday after suffering apparent stab wounds in Mattapan has died, Boston police said. The initial incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Sunday on Colorado Street, where police located an adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds. The identity of the victim has not been announced, nor have any arrests in...

  • BOSTON June 20, 2022 7:35 pm

    Person Stabbed in Mattapan Dies From Injuries

    Police are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred Sunday afternoon in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood. The initial call came in around 2:30 p.m. for a person stabbed on Colorado Street. The extent of the victim’s injuries was not immediately known, but police later said the victim had died from his injuries. Boston police said the investigation is “active and ongoing.”...

  • BOSTON May 24, 2022 7:02 am

    Woman Stabbed at Gas Station in Mattapan

    One woman was stabbed and another woman was arrested at a gas station in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood early Tuesday morning, police said. Police and Boston EMS responded to a report of a person stabbed at the Mobil Gas station located at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street just before 2 a.m. Tuesday. Quasaia Smith, 22, of Dorchester, was arrested and…

  • BOSTON May 18, 2022 11:55 am

    Man Suspected of Stabbing Woman to Death in Mattapan Arrested in Florida

    A man wanted in Boston on a murder charge in the stabbing death of a woman in Mattapan was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida, Tuesday, authorities said. Christopher Howard, 39, was arrested on a fugitive from justice charge and was due to appear in court Wednesday, according to Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department records, as authorities worked to return him to Boston. Howard…

  • BOSTON May 16, 2022 4:16 pm

    Student Found With BB Gun at Boston School

    Police responded to the Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot School in Boston on Monday afternoon for a report that a BB gun had been found in the building. Investigators said a student was in possession of the BB gun, which can be punishable by arrest. It was not immediately clear if the student was arrested. According to a statement…

  • BOSTON May 16, 2022 6:11 pm

    MBTA Unveils Redesigned Bus Route Map Around Boston Area

    The MBTA is offering the first glimpse of its bus route map that would revamp service in the Boston area. The draft map of the agency’s Bus Network Redesign Project was released online Monday afternoon. Along with new neighborhood-by-neighborhood maps of the changed bus routes, the MBTA published a tool that lets riders compare how long trips would take...

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