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Windmill no more? Council approves Charles Yancey's proposed Mattapan High School, although plan still has hurdles

Among those who attended to support Yancey: Former Councilor Chuck Turner The City Council today approved a proposal to spend $120 million to build a new high school in Mattapan, for which Councilor Charles Yancey (Dorchester) has been fighting for close to two decades. The proposed borrowing for the work will require a second council vote in two weeks and approval by Mayor Walsh.
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Third-floor fire in Mattapan three decker

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire broke out on the third floor of 10 Fessenden St. late Thursday night. Firefighters arriving at 11:25 p.m. found "heavy fire" on the floor's porch. Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:25
Mattapan

Fairmount Line to get hourly weekend service

State officials announced today the start of hourly service on Saturday and Sunday on the Fairmount Line will start Nov. 29 - and that they've made the current fares - the same as a subway line from Fairmount station north - permanent. MassDOT also said it will solicit bids in December for 30 Diesel Multiple Units - single-car diesel trains that will let the T run Fairmount service on something closer to a subway schedule.
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Authorities say father killed his six-year-old son, but won't face charges because he killed himself two days later

Destin Marcelin, 6, died in a Dorchester apartment last month when his father, Patrick Marcelin smothered or strangled him - or maybe both - Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Marcelin then slashed his wrists, then plunged a knife into his chest after opening the door of a Mattapan apartment to police after they had tracked him down two days later. In a statement, police and the DA's office say:
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