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68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope: Part 3 of 5

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.

Susan Young is an outreach worker for the Bowdoin Street Health Center. She knocks on doors, befriends troublemakers and ordinary residents, arranges job interviews, and organizes block parties. Young tries to intervene in troubled situations before violence blooms and to help where she can.

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