68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope | Part 3

Time to celebrate and to worry

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.

Tom Brady and the Patriots walked off the field as losers on Sunday.

Dan Shaughnessy

Patriots are still AFC’s team to beat

Sunday’s disappointment was a good loss. Now we know the Patriots can take a punch and fight back, a trait that might help them out in the playoffs.

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Moore sentenced to life in prison without parole

Moore was sentenced Tuesday after relatives of the victims in the 2010 quadruple murders gave impact statements.

US House Speaker John Boehner spoke at a news conference Tuesday.

Boehner to pursue backup bill to avert tax hikes from fiscal cliff

Saying President Obama has yet to offer a balanced plan, House Speaker John Boehner said his plan would cancel tax increases on everyone earning $1 million or less.

Children looked out windows of a school bus as it pulled into Newtown High School on Tuesday.

Classes resume in Newtown, minus Sandy Hook

Students began returning to school Tuesday for the first time since last week’s massacre.

Cerberus to sell stake in gunmaker after shootings

The firm will sell its investment in the company that makes the rifle that was used in the school killings.


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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.