Police: Tip leads to arrest of man with loaded gun outside Mattapan liquor store

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 22:50Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan man they say was packing a loaded gun while hanging out in Mattapan Square last night. Read more. Free tagging: Mattapan SquareGunsNeighborhoods: MattapanTopics: Crime

Teen shot in the hand near Mattapan Square; car also shot up

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 21:00Around 9 p.m. on Rexford Street near Cummins Highway. Free tagging: GunsMattapan SquareNeighborhoods: MattapanTopics: Crime

No bottle service at Mattapan Square club for now

Rather than risk rejection after the mayor's office opposed them, the owners of Macumba Latina on River Street have withdrawn their request to offer bottle service at several VIP tables. The owners made their pitch at a Boston Licensing Board last week - at which the mayor's office opposed the proposal, in part because they had yet to talk to any residents' groups.

Mattapan Square nightclub tries for bottle service

Macumba Latina, 477 River St., finds out tomorrow whether it can legally start offering tableside liquor service. The Boston Licensing Board votes then on its request to set aside several areas in a VIP area where customers would pay extra for individualized attention from a liquor-serving waitress on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The nightclub's attorney, William Rehrey, told the board this morning his clients want to do things right, after being cited by police twice for offering the service without a city license. The mayor's office opposed the request, however, citing those citations and the fact the owners had not reached out to any of the neighborhood's elected officials or resident groups before the licensing-board hearing.
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