By - 2/10/06 - 7:40 pm

Philip Carver poetically salutes those who not only are OFDs, but who never left:

... The only thing that rivaled my youth here in Dot is the fact that I chose to remain in this spot.

The allure of moving to a bucolic town was always fleeting and quickly put down.

When I start to feel nostalgic for my youthful days, I walk to Tenean and try catching some rays.

Good, bad or indifferent I'm here for the long haul:

Dorchester has my heart and I have answered her call. ...

By - 2/9/06 - 9:21 pm

Victim found on sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds; taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

4 Beale St.

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By - 1/31/06 - 2:25 am

Police recover several spent rounds in frton of house, along with damage to outside walls and windows. No one injured.

29 Winston Rd.

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By - 1/30/06 - 10:23 am

One man shot in face and left arm; other with gunshot wounds to face, neck and left arm.

33 East St.

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By - 1/29/06 - 2:46 pm

On second visit, man displayed small semi-automatic handgun and robbed clerk. Police looking for 25-30 year old white/hispanic male, about 5-5, 160 lbs., wearing a white coat.

322 Talbot Ave.

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By - 1/28/06 - 2:07 am

Three 21-year-olds, from Dedham, Roxbury and Mattapan, arrested after residents reported two men, one masked, one hooded, had broken into their house. Police spotted two men getting into a waiting BMW, recovered a knife and a large amount of cash.

21 Adams St.

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By - 1/26/06 - 9:10 pm

Man holding what appeared to be a gun under his shirt robbed the store, fled.

1420 Dorchester Ave.

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By - 1/24/06 - 9:23 pm

Two men allegedly got into an argument with two women. One man charged with shooting one woman in the leg; other man charged with smacking other woman in the head with a chair. Injuries not life-threatening.

105 Lawrence Ave.

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By - 1/21/06 - 4:10 am

Two black males wanted.

American Legion Highway and Blue Hill Ave.

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By - 1/20/06 - 5:48 pm

22-year-old taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds.

Ballou Ave. and Mascot St.

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By - 1/18/06 - 8:28 pm

On the City Record and Boston News-Letter, Charles Swift discusses an interesting, what-if project to extend the Emerald Necklace into Dorchester:

By - 1/18/06 - 5:33 pm

Pair robbed man of cash and jewelry; arrested soon after on Bailey Street - no weapon recovered.

172 Ashmont St.

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By - 1/17/06 - 11:29 pm

Three armed, masked suspects sought: Victim claims one hit him in face with gun, demanded money and drugs.

40 Willis St.

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By - 1/15/06 - 4:50 pm

Allegedly shot in right arm from car with a group of males inside. Injuries not life threatening.

248 Bowdoin St.

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By - 1/11/06 - 10:30 pm

Man says he was walking on E. Cottage St. when he was shot. Injury not life threatening.

E. Cottage St near Pleasant St.

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By - 1/8/06 - 8:04 pm

Man reports being shot at; police found ballistic evidence and windows apparently broken by bullets.

10 Wilcock St.

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By - 1/8/06 - 5:15 am

Man says he was slashed in the arm when he told would-be robber he had no wallet.

Ditson Street

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By - 1/6/06 - 11:21 pm

Man tells police six youths put a gun to his head and demanded money. Made off with $80.

1768 Dorchester Ave.

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By - 1/6/06 - 8:26 pm

Several bullet holes found in and near front door; some rounds actually found in walls inside house. No injuries reported.

Trull Street (near Glen)

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By - 1/5/06 - 9:20 pm

Antonio Brown 34, of Dorchester arrested for Assault with Intent to Murder for stabbing 33 year-old male victim from Dorchester. Victim treated at Boston Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

12 Standish St.

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