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

Time to celebrate and to worry

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

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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.

House Speaker John Boehner walked to his office in the Capitol after meeting with President Obama at the White House. Obama proposed a deal that would raise revenues by $1.2 trillion over the next decade but keep in place the Bushera tax rates for any household with earnings below $400,000.

President Obama retools offer on revenues, taxes

Obama’s new offer raises revenues by $1.2 trillion over the next decade but keeps in place the Bush-era tax rates for any household with earnings below $400,000.

Dwayne Moore will appeal the verdict, his lawyer said.

Guilty verdict in 4 Mattapan slayings

Dwayne Moore, accused of killing three adults and a 2-year-old boy on a Mattapan street in 2010, was found guilty on more than half the counts against him.

Jack Pinto, 6, was mourned at a funeral in Newtown, Conn.

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Connecticut school shootings

As investigators hunt for answers, rites begin in Newtown

Amid incalculable loss, this grieving town began the task of burying the young victims of Friday’s shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The Nation

President Obama retools offer on revenues, taxes

House Speaker John Boehner walked to his office in the Capitol after meeting with President Obama at the White House. Obama proposed a deal that would raise revenues by $1.2 trillion over the next decade but keep in place the Bushera tax rates for any household with earnings below $400,000.

By Jonathan Weisman

Obama’s new offer raises revenues by $1.2 trillion over the next decade but keeps in place the Bush-era tax rates for any household with earnings below $400,000.

Sandy victims get generous boost from FEMA

A house on Raritan Bay in Union Beach N.J. was torn in half when Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in late October.

By Eric Lipton and Winnie Hu

New York and New Jersey homeowners hit hard by Hurricane Sandy are receiving a generous array of federal financial assistance.

Suspect in killing of 2 officers in Kansas shot dead

A law enforcement officer took photos of evidence gathered outside a Topeka, Kan., home where a man suspected of fatally shooting two officers was shot dead by police.

A man with a criminal history gunned down two police officers investigating possible drug activity in a Kansas grocery parking lot and was later killed after an armed standoff.

The World

Newly launched North Korean satellite out of control

By William J. Broad

The North Korean satellite launched into space last week is out of control and probably dead, astronomers reported Monday.

NASA crashes twin craft into moon

A pair of NASA spacecraft tumbled out of orbit around the moon and crashed back-to-back into the surface, ending a mission that peered into the lunar interior.

1 year on, Iraq going its own way

Iraqis inspected the scene of a car bomb attack Monday in al-Mouafaqiyah, near Mosul. Seven people were killed.

By Adam Schreck

A year after the last US troops rumbled out of Iraq, the two countries are still trying to get comfortable with a looser relationship.

Editorial & Opinion

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Common ground on guns

Instructor Mike Magowan worked with students during a concealed weapons permit class in Florida on Saturday.

By Joanna Weiss

In the wake of Newtown, a big question is whether gun owners can change — something that would require a different rhetoric, and a different culture.

farah stockman

‘Benghazi Show’ jumps the shark

By Farah Stockman

Republicans had a good point, at first. It was crucial to investigate an attack that killed four Americans, including an ambassador. But there is such a thing as overkill.

PAUL MCMORROW

Community’s preference should win out in Parcel 9 fate

By Paul McMorrow

In developing Parcel 9 along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, officials should choose a mixed-use market proposal supported by the community rather than a potentially more lucrative hotel.

Metro

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

Time to celebrate and to worry

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

By Globe Staff

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.

Guilty verdict in 4 Mattapan slayings

Dwayne Moore will appeal the verdict, his lawyer said.

By Maria Cramer and Brian Ballou

Dwayne Moore, accused of killing three adults and a 2-year-old boy on a Mattapan street in 2010, was found guilty on more than half the counts against him.

Connecticut school shootings

As investigators hunt for answers, rites begin in Newtown

Jack Pinto, 6, was mourned at a funeral in Newtown, Conn.

By Martine Powers and Peter Schworm

Amid incalculable loss, this grieving town began the task of burying the young victims of Friday’s shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

More Stories

State chemist faces 24 more charges in lab scandal

By Andrea Estes and John R. Ellement

GLOBE SANTA

Mother of 3 asks for help with gifts

By John C. Burke

BOSTON

Dorchester man gets 15 years for arson

By Travis Andersen

Profiles of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School

By Peter Schworm and Melissa M. Werthmann

Notebook

The pool

By Akilah Johnson

Notebook

Fourth of July

By Meghan Irons

Patrick renewing push for tougher Mass. gun laws

By Milton J. Valencia and Michael Levenson

Business

Steward Health Care parent company owns gun firm

By Beth Healy and Casey Ross

The firm that controls the hospital chain also owns the company that makes the rifle that Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six adults in Connecticut.

Massachusetts fines Morgan Stanley $5 million

By Michael B. Farrell

The state fined Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC over the disclosure of financial details about Facebook Inc. to institutional bankers before the public offering.

New Akamai CEO a familiar face

Inside the Network Operations Command Center, or NOCC, at Akamai’s headquarters in Cambridge.

By Hiawatha Bray

Tom Leighton, cofounder and chief scientist of the Cambridge Internet company, will replace retiring chief executive Paul Sagan, effective Jan. 1.

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Boston Capital

A worrisome year turns out profitable

By Steven Syre

AROUND THE REGION

Boston Private selling Washington branches

By Todd Wallack

Around the Region

Easy-Bake oven gets a paint job

By Michelle R. Smith

Around the Region

Staples president leaving company

By Chris Reidy

Around the Region

Mass. gas price down 5 cents in week

By Chris Reidy

Around the Region

Ironwood drug now available in US

By Chris Reidy

Upstarts betting on need for online advice

By Beth Pinsker Gladstone

2 convicted of insider trading

By Larry Neumeister

2013 economic view is brighter

By Martin Crutsinger

Obituaries

Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88

 Senator Inouye was the longest serving senator in office and president pro tempore of the Senate.

By Andrew Taylor

Senator Inouye, an influential Democrat, broke racial barriers on Capitol Hill and played key roles in the Watergate and Iran-Contra investigations.

Larry Meehan, 60, booster of Boston’s tourist draws

Larry Meehan of Needham.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Meehan could rattle off arcane facts about Boston and its history with the confidence of a college professor and the enthusiasm of a Duck Tour driver.

Sports

Patriots’ chances for playoff bye slim

Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the Patriots are jockeying for position in the AFC playoff race.

By Shalise Manza Young

The loss to the 49ers gave Houston and Denver a big advantage in the playoff race, and may leave the Patriots playing wild-card weekend.

Dan Shaughnessy

Patriots are still AFC’s team to beat

Tom Brady and the Patriots walked off the field as losers on Sunday.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Sunday’s disappointment was a good loss. Now we know the Patriots can take a punch and fight back, a trait that might help them out in the playoffs.

Stephen Drew adds new wrinkle to Red Sox

Stephen Drew, who hit .223 with 7 home runs for Arizona and Oakland last season, is a career .265 hitter.

By Nick Cafardo

The brother of J.D. Drew, shortstop Stephen Drew has a powerful bat, but like his brother, he comes with an injury history.

G: Living

G Cover

Samaritans help Boston put on a happy face

A commuter gladly accepted an orange from a member of Samaritans at Back Bay station earlier this month.

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

The people behind the “Happier Boston” campaign tried to make Bostonians smile while promoting Samaritans, the organization known for its depression hot line.

Best TV episodes of 2012

“Girls”

By Matthew Gilbert

Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert chooses his favorites, from “Breaking Bad” to “Nurse Jackie” to “Girls.”

Photography review

Wit and wonders in ‘Collection Selections’ photo show

Left to right: Bernice Abbott’s “Newstand, 32nd Street and Third Avenue, Manhattan.” (1935); Adam Davies’s “Marconi Station Road, Wellfleet, MA” (2009).

By Mark Feeney

The 21 photographs from the holdings of several local collectors make up a wittily-assembled exhibition of images, some very familiar.

More Stories

ALBUM REVIEW | FOLK

Jessica Pratt’s self-titled album echoes an era past

By James Reed

Album review | R&B

The-Dream, ‘Terius Nash: 1977’

By Ken Capobianco

Album review | POP/COUNTRY

Uncle Kracker, ‘Midnight Special’

By Sarah Rodman

ALBUM REVIEW | AMBIENT

Brian Eno, ‘Lux’

By Steve Morse

Album Review | BLUES

Buddy Guy, ‘Live at Legends’

By Scott McLennan

Book Review

‘Becoming Right’ by Amy Binder and Kate Wood

By Glenn C. Altschuler

Events

Boston-area To Do list

By June Wulff

Tuesday Night Television

Critic’s Corner: Tuesday, December 18

By Matthew Gilbert

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Movie Stars

Movie capsules

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Kenny Wormald brings his moves to Brockton

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Paul Levy and Farzana Mohamed wed

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Tom Hardy in talks to star in ‘Animal Rescue’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Coopers show support for Coombs Foundation

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Music for the masses at Arts at the Armory Snow Ball

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Kevin Harris helps out Danilo Pérez Foundation

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein