Taking the trolley from Forest Hills to Mattapan

Transit historian and Harvard University librarian Foster Palmer narrates the trip, with a brief stopover at Barry's Ledge, once a gravel pit, then a never-was driving range. H/t Tim Murphy.

A World War I veteran finally gets a grave marker in Mattapan

Matthew Burke writes how he tracked down the life of Pvt. Elmer Gorham, who served as a medic on the front lines in France - and how he found his unmarked grave in New Calvary Cemetery on the Mattapan/Roslindale line. Now, Pvt. Gorham belongs to the ages, his name etched in stone along with his service during The Great War. It may fade with time and someday be reclaimed by the earth, but by installing it, we are saying thank you, at least for today, 100 years later. Via Plunkett Prime Props.

Man shot on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 19:45Stanley Staco reports a man was shot twice around 7:45 p.m. on Friday outside 1551 Blue Hill Ave. He was taken away in critical condition. A gun was found in the middle of Blue Hill Avenue; shell casings were found at the Mobil station. Free tagging: GunsBlue Hill AvenueNeighborhoods: MattapanTopics: Crime

Woman wrests knife away from attacker in Mattapan

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 19:43Boston Police report a woman walking in the area of Norfolk and Hosmer streets in Mattapan around 7:40 p.m. yesterday was approached from behind by a man with a knife:Free tagging: KnivesNeighborhoods: MattapanTopics: Crime
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