By - 11/1/06 - 10:22 pm

Charles Swift reports that Dorchester was the first town to use renewable energy, when a local merchant installed a water-powered mill in the Neponset River in 1633. The Dorchester Historical Society holds a conference on tidal mills past, present and future on Saturday, Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. To attend, contact society President Earl Taylor at (800) 663-6063.

By - 10/31/06 - 3:57 pm

Taken to Boston Medical Center; expected to live.

7 Speedwell St.

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By - 10/29/06 - 2:46 pm

The girls, 11 and 7, treated and released at Boston Medical Center.

81 Mountain Ave.

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By - 10/29/06 - 1:01 am

Responding to a fight report at Ups and Downs, police found victim who'd been sliced in the arms while dancing. Taken to Carney Hospital for treatment.

469 Neponset Ave.

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By - 10/28/06 - 3:53 pm

John Daley recommends the Actors' Shakespeare Project's performance of "Hamlet" at the Strand Theater:

... This production was true to the play but also not stodgy. Great acting, great theater, great production. What more could you want? How about a parking spot right across the street? You won't find that on Brattle Street on a Friday night.

Through Nov. 12.

By - 10/27/06 - 8:31 am

Suspect showed gun, pushed victim aside, jumped into his running car and picked up two other suspects. Car later recovered; suspects were not found.

83 Norwell St.

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By - 10/19/06 - 8:51 pm

Man pulls gun, demands money, gets cash, flees.

761 Adams St.

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By - 10/18/06 - 5:51 pm

Mike Mennonno notes that that alleged New Hampshire cop killer is originally from Dorchester:

By - 10/16/06 - 11:39 pm

Victim pronounced dead at the scene.

Fox Street and Mt. Ida Road

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By - 10/14/06 - 12:35 am

Man, 23, found with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. Taken to Boston Medical Center, pronounced dead.

225 Bowdoin St.

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By - 10/13/06 - 1:03 am

Male, shot in head, pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.

42 Stanwood St.

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By - 10/12/06 - 9:47 pm

Argument spills into house; four women charged with busting into house, beating up the occupants. Two adults, two juveniles charged.

Columbia Rd.

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By - 10/9/06 - 1:04 am

Worker at Roadrunner Auto Services found bound on floor; hit in back of head by two robbers.

8 Freeport Way

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By - 10/7/06 - 2:02 pm

Victim taken to Boston Medical Center; condition unknown.

Geneva Ave. and Leroy St.

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By - 10/5/06 - 10:47 pm

Victim taken to Boston Medical Center; treated for non-life threatening injuries.

15 Savin Hill Ave.

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By - 10/4/06 - 10:17 pm

Man hears three to five shots, realizes one of them hit him in leg Gets himself to Boston Medical Center.

231 Talbot Ave.

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By - 9/30/06 - 12:56 am

Male, 17, found with multiple gunshot wounds; pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.

22 Howe St.

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By - 9/29/06 - 10:40 am

Victim taken to Carney Hospital; expected to live.

66 Burt St.

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By - 9/23/06 - 8:59 pm

Mike Mennonno has photos from this morning's cleanup of Meaney Park.

By - 9/21/06 - 10:44 pm

Roxbury man, 23, found with multiple gunshot wounds. Taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment.

Harvard and Bernard streets

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