68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope | Part 5

Facing the dream of a future

There were 19 shootings in Bowdoin-Geneva this year, but no one was killed. Here, that seems a step ahead. But progress, if real, feels like a fragile reed in a garden furrowed deep with promise and pain.


A walk through Bowdoin-Geneva

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

Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. In this flick, all he does is throw people into quicksand.

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Timing is off on a dull ‘Jack Reacher’

Sometimes movies don’t have the best timing, arriving when you need them least. “Jack Reacher” asks us to ­escape from fresh horror into a stale, manufactured variety.

From left: Maude and Iris Apatow, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann star in Judd Apatow’s new married-with-children comedy “This Is 40.”

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Apatow’s ‘This Is 40’ hits close to (his) home

A “sort-of sequel” to 2007’s “Knocked Up” that focuses on that film’s supporting characters, Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann), as they grapple with a stalled marriage.

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Mass. lawmaker pleads guilty to voter fraud

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Former state chemist Annie Dookhan left Suffolk Superior Court after being arraigned on Thursday.

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Former state chemist Annie Dookhan, accused of tainting drug evidence, claimed that her 6 p.m. curfew was having a negative effect on her social life.


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Tom Brady returns to Patriots practice

Brady returned to workouts on Thursday, one day after missing his first practice of the season and four days after throwing a career-high 65 passes.

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Firefighters and others lined up outside St. Rose of Lima for the funeral of Daniel Barden, who wanted to be a firefighter.

Mourning continues in Newtown

A 7-year-old boy who dreamed of being a firefighter and a first-grade teacher who died while trying to shield students from the carnage were laid to rest.


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Brandon Flowers (pictured performing in California) has battled laryngitis recently.

The Killers raw but roaring at Agganis Arena

After missing three nights because frontman Brandon Flowers had laryngitis, the Killers picked up speed and strength as the night wore on.