Mattapan

City looks for more space for programs evacuated from Long Island - and to preserve the island for future use

Crews are working seven days a week to prepare two dormant public-health buildings in Mattapan for long-term use by halfway programs, while the city looks to rent or buy additional space - including possibly in the closed Radius hospital in Roxbury - for the several years before the bridge to Long Island can be repaired.
Mattapan

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.
Mattapan

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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