68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope | Part 3

Time to celebrate and to worry

Tony Van Der Meer lives along Hendry Street, which has regressed after a few years of seemingly better days.


On Hendry Street, a new sense of stability is unraveling. On Norton, a gang target plans a peace festival, which police fear will only draw trouble. Nothing is easy in Bowdoin-Geneva, but no one is giving in.

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The fall and rise of a small Dorchester street

For decades, Hendry Street was wracked by violence, poisoned by drugs, and destabilized by foreclosures. In 2008 the city took unprecedented steps to stop the cycle.


A walk through Bowdoin-Geneva

For those who take the time to look, a neighborhood known for violence brims with character.

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

“She thinks she hasn’t hurt anybody. . . . The damage she has done is incalculable,” Defense lawyer Bernard Grossberg said about Annie Dookhan (above). “She has destroyed lives that probably cannot be resurrected.”

State chemist faces 24 more charges in lab scandal

Annie Dookhan faced 24 new felony charges, including obstruction of justice, evidence-tampering, and perjury, in connection with the state drug lab scandal.

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Dwayne Moore, accused of killing three adults and a 2-year-old boy on a Mattapan street in 2010, was found guilty on more than half the counts against him.

House Speaker John Boehner walked to his office in the Capitol after meeting with President Obama at the White House. Obama proposed a deal that would raise revenues by $1.2 trillion over the next decade but keep in place the Bushera tax rates for any household with earnings below $400,000.

President Obama retools offer on revenues, taxes

Obama’s new offer raises revenues by $1.2 trillion over the next decade but keeps in place the Bush-era tax rates for any household with earnings below $400,000.

Connecticut school shootings

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Amid incalculable loss, this grieving town began the task of burying the young victims of Friday’s shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Joanna weiss

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In the wake of Newtown, a big question is whether gun owners can change — something that would require a different rhetoric, and a different culture.

Megan Tager of Newton picked up her 7-year-old daughter, Emelia, at her elementary school. She did not tell her about the shootings.

A struggle with what to tell children about shootings

Parents are taking different paths as they try to figure out what to say about the horrific shootings in Newtown, Conn.

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Passenger Brian Mannering checked in at a special counter at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in April.

TSA focuses on delays at checkpoints

As 15 million people in the US head to airports this holiday season, some travelers will find welcome changes to security screening procedures.