68 Blocks: Life, death, hope | Part 4

Pushing back against the tide

Mayhem has a kind of momentum; it can be exhausting to resist. In Bowdoin-Geneva, an anticrime effort flops. And Big Nate explodes. But the peace festival rocks, and a son in jail has started to pray.

Living in Bowdoin-Geneva

Globe reporter Meghan Irons talks about living in Bowdoin-Geneva for the Globe's five-part series on the Boston neighborhood.


Surveying Bowdoin-Geneva youth

The Globe surveyed a sample of youths aged 11-19 in Bowdoin-Geneva about their attitudes toward school, community, and violence.


Tata, the neighborhood volunteer

Natalio “Tata” Fernandes takes care of the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood, and the neighborhood takes care of him.

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

President Barack Obama looked to the media as he walks to the Oval Office of the White House as he returns from greeting members of the staff, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Washington.

Obama’s fiscal offer gives his party pause

Democrats are unhappy that President Obama is entertaining the idea of trimming the size of future Social Security payments as part of a budget deal.

“You can never leave out of that discussion [on investment decisions] how you are responsive to the values of the people of Massachusetts,” Mass. Treasurer Steve Grossman said.

Shootings in Connecticut

Mass. to review pension holdings in weapons firms

In the wake of the Newtown shootings, Mass. Treasurer Steve Grossman directed the state pension fund to review its investments in any companies in the firearms industry.

Brian McGrory

After Newtown shootings, now is time for change

This country has lost its way on guns, completely and horrifyingly so. Now, though, from the utter devastation of Newtown, we have the first hints of change.

Kohl’s recently added digital shelf signs and price tags.

Bouncing holiday prices have buyers reeling

If you’re holding out for a Christmas Eve shopping spree on the theory discounts will be plentiful, think again.

Amy Delaney and daughter Kate, 11, baked cookies for a holiday party. The family has tired of the shopping whirl.


18 percent of Americans take pass on holiday shopping

A new report reveals that nearly one in five Americans will do no holiday shopping at all this year.


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Bulls 100, Celtics 89

The Celtics were standing still next to the Bulls’ Joakim Noah, who had a triple-double of 11 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists.

Celtics get outworked by the Bulls

The Celtics never figured out how to play defense for longer than 10 seconds, allowing the slower-tempo Bulls to feast on their slippage.


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Some fans of Instagram worried what Facebook’s purchase in September of the photo-sharing service would bring.

Instagram reacts to outcry over ads

The mobile photo-sharing service owned by Facebook will remove language from its terms of service suggesting that users’ photos could appear in ads.