68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope | Part 2

No peace in hunt for justice

With summer approaching, the rhythm quickens in Bowdoin-Geneva. Violence seems to rise with the heat, but so do a mother’s hopes for her children, and a priest’s quest to connect. Meanwhile, from the weeds, an unlikely garden grows.


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

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

Christopher L. Gasper

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The final score might not have labeled Brady a winner, but everything about the way he rallied the Patriots from a 28-point third-quarter deficit did.

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A hearse of Sandy Hook Elementary school victim Noah Pozner outside the Abraham L. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Fairfield, Conn.

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The lawyer for Dwayne Moore, who is charged with killing four people, including a 2-year-old boy, told a judge he fears the school shootings will influence jurors.

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Head of Greenway conservancy to step down

Nancy Brennan is leaving after eight years in charge of the downtown Boston park system to take a job at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

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.

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