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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.

Citizen complaints offer a glimpse into problems encountered by neighborhood residents. The data from the City of Boston spans from Feb. 28, 2010, to June 28, 2012.

Bowdoin-Geneva
Complaints per approx. 10,000 residents a year
All Boston
Complaints per approx. 10,000 residents a year

SOURCE: City of Boston

Alvin Chang, Matt Carroll and Grant Staublin/Globe Staff