68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope

Searching for justice, finding no peace

From a neglected community garden to a ministry based on the streets of Bowdoin-Geneva, there is hope for better days ahead despite the weight of violence, pessimism, and disappointment.

The neighborhood is his church

The only way for Father Doc Conway to reach out to many residents of Bowdoin-Geneva is to walk its streets.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/evolution9090.jpg How Bowdoin-Geneva has evolved

Less than 150 years ago, the portion of Dorchester known as Bowdoin-Geneva was rocky countryside with few residents.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/05/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_genevabowdoin_garden1_met.jpg 68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope

A five-part Globe series on Boston’s Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood.

Children of working poor caught in pinch of recession

The economic downturn has fallen particularly hard on low-income households, forcing teens to trade school for work and put their futures at risk.

President Obama greeted Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut at the start of an interfaith vigil for victims.

Shooting in Connecticut

Obama vows urgent try to stem violence

Speaking to hundreds of mourners assembled at Newtown High School, the president promised to use his full power to find ways to prevent future shootings.

Elected officials call for fresh look at gun laws

An array of officials expressed sadness and shock on Sunday over the killings at a Connecticut elementary school.

Patriots receiver Brandon Lloyd was down — and so were the Patriots — after an incomplete pass in the fourth quarter.


49ers 41, Patriots 34

Patriots comeback falls short after late 49ers TD

The Patriots clawed back from a four-touchdown hole, but it wasn’t enough to beat the 49ers.

Tom Brady looks to see if the line judge is signaling touchdown after his run gave the Patrtiots first and goal inside the 1 in the fourth quarter.

Christopher L. Gasper

Despite loss, Tom Brady gave a gutsy performance

With his gilded arm and steely determination, the Patriots quarterback turned what looked like a blowout into a shootout.

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