Police looking for driver who hit a man in Mattapan, then sped away

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 22:20State Police are looking for the driver of a car that hit a man on Morton Street Saturday night and injured him so badly he was given Last Rites at the hospital. He remains hospitalized in critical condition, State Police say.Free tagging: Morton StreetNeighborhoods: MattapanTopics: CrimeDriving

Mattapan hot-dog place to be grilled on proposal to stay open until 3 a.m.

Simco's, 1509 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan Square, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to extend its closing time from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. The venerable hot-dog stand, which years ago had later hours, got a one-day suspension last fall when a police lieutenant found it open at 1:45 a.m. one August night. The board's hearings start at 10 a.m. in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

Man shot in Morton Street drive-by

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 02:30Around 2:30 a.m. at W. Selden, Stanley Staco reports. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: MattapanTopics: Crime

Contractor to begin tearing down Long Island bridge today

Walsh Construction Co. of Chicago today begins a four-month contract to tear down the condemned Long Island bridge. The city shut the bridge in October as unsafe. Even as Walsh starts its $20.5-million demo, the city has still to figure out how to replace the homeless and substance-abuse treatment programs that were based on the island. The Boston Public Health Commission holds a hearing in Mattapan tomorrow to discuss its plans to use its Mattapan campus to replace some of the beds lost with the bridge closure.
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