Mattapan

City Council once again delays vote on new high school as chief backer tries to round up unanimous approval

For the second straight meeting, the City Council agreed to delay a vote on Councilor Charles Yancey's proposal for a $120 million high school in Mattapan. The council approved borrowing for the high school last month, but the measure needs two positive votes before it can go to the mayor for his consideration.
Mattapan

Man robbed, stabbed on Cummins Highway in Mattapan

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 14:10Shortly after 2 p.m. at 760 Cummins Highway, near Favre, Stanley Staco reports. Free tagging: KnivesCummins HighwayNeighborhoods: MattapanTopics: Crime
Mattapan

Boston's lost Jewish neighborhood reunites on Facebook

Jeff Rubin, whose family was one of the last Jewish families to leave the area along Blue Hill Avenue in 1970, reports on a diaspora reunited in a Facebook group: Jews are famous for their exiles and the Dorchester-Mattapan dispersion is just another example. Thanks to the Facebook page we can experience the lost culture of that neighborhood once again, enjoy the friendships, and find some closure for this formative chapter of our lives.
Mattapan

Simple victory on Mattapan High School vote not enough for Yancey

The City Council today was about to vote for the second time on Councilor Charles Yancey's proposal to borrow $120 million to build a new high school in Mattapan - which would have sent the matter to Mayor Walsh - when Yancey asked for the vote to be delayed for two weeks.
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