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68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope

Facing the future, or the dream of one

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.

This project was reported and written by Jenna Russell, Meghan E. Irons, Akilah Johnson, Maria Cramer, and Andrew Ryan

The party in the garden is two days away, and Jhana Senxian is scrambling. She needs volunteers to weed the neighborhood plots. She needs tables and chairs. She needs to get a coat of paint on the garden shed.

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