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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.

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

YOON S. BYUN/GLOBE STAFF

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

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