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68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope: Part 2 of 5

Searching for justice, finding no peace

The only way for Father Doc Conway to reach out to many residents of Bowdoin-Geneva is to walk its streets.

With summer approaching, the rhythm quickens in Bowdoin-Geneva. Violence seems to rise with the heat, but so do a mother’s hopes for her children, and a priest’s quest to connect. Meanwhile, from the weeds, an unlikely garden grows.

Children of working poor caught in pinch of recession

The economic downturn has fallen particularly hard on low-income households, forcing teens to trade school for work and put their futures at risk.

President Obama greeted Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut at the start of an interfaith vigil for victims.

Stephen Dunn/Hartford Courant via AP

Shooting in Connecticut

Obama vows urgent try to stem violence

Speaking to hundreds of mourners assembled at Newtown High School, the president promised to use his full power to find ways to prevent future shootings.

Elected officials call for fresh look at gun laws

An array of officials expressed sadness and shock on Sunday over the killings at a Connecticut elementary school.

The Nation

Elected officials call for fresh look at gun laws

A group approached a makeshift memorial at the Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Newtown on Sunday.

By Raymond Hernandez

An array of officials expressed sadness and shock on Sunday over the killings at a Connecticut elementary school.

John Kerry seen as well trained for world stage

Senator John Kerry, seen in Vietnam in 1995. Kerry is credited with helping thaw relations with the Communist nation.

By Bryan Bender

The senator will have decades of international experience to draw on if he becomes the next secretary of state.

Tax hikes loom in 2011 IRS filings

Millions will get hit by big tax increases a lot sooner than many realize if Congress and the White House don’t agree on a plan to skirt the year-end fiscal cliff.

The World

Conservatives retake power in Japan

Hawkish former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will get a second chance to lead after a 1-year stint in 2006-2007.

Japan’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party returned to power in a landslide election victory after three years in opposition, according to unofficial results.

S. Africa’s Jacob Zuma seeks party support

The South African president called on members of the African National Congress to again support him to be the political party’s leader.

Mohamed Morsi backers anticipate win in charter vote

By David D. Kirkpatrick

The Muslim Brotherhood, the main group aligned with Egypt’s president, predicted a big win for ratification of the Islamist-backed draft constitution after the first round of voting.

Editorial & Opinion

Juliette Kayyem

The nimble king

A teacher at a UNICEF-run school for Syrian refugees rang a bell in October at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.

By Juliette Kayyem

Jordan’s King Abdullah II faces a tricky balancing act on multiple fronts.

john e. sununu

Enough with bank bailouts

By John E. Sununu

Four years after the biggest of the bailouts, federal policy makers are stewing over the choices they made — and struggling to put supposedly temporary measures behind them.

James Carroll

Not No. 1? US can gain from balance of power

By James Carroll

The continued economic growth of rich countries depends precisely on the prospering of poorer ones.

Metro

68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope: Part 2 of 5

Searching for justice, finding no peace

The only way for Father Doc Conway to reach out to many residents of Bowdoin-Geneva is to walk its streets.

By Globe Staff

With summer approaching, the rhythm quickens in Bowdoin-Geneva. Violence seems to rise with the heat, but so do a mother’s hopes for her children, and a priest’s quest to connect. Meanwhile, from the weeds, an unlikely garden grows.

Shooting in Connecticut

Obama vows urgent try to stem violence

President Obama greeted Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut at the start of an interfaith vigil for victims.

By Maria Sacchetti and Martine Powers

Speaking to hundreds of mourners assembled at Newtown High School, the president promised to use his full power to find ways to prevent future shootings.

Schools around Boston focusing on security

By Evan Allen and Jaclyn Reiss

Local schools prepared to step up security and offer counseling and support as students return to class Monday for the first time since the shootings in Connecticut.

Business ǀ Science

Children of working poor caught in pinch of recession

Rafael Caban

By Megan Woolhouse

The economic downturn has fallen particularly hard on low-income households, forcing teens to trade school for work and put their futures at risk.

Tools help make smartphone videos smarter

By Michael B. Farrell

Technology from two Cambridge start-ups helps amateur moviemakers become auteurs — well, almost.

Politics a wild card as economy strengthens

Rising auto sales and a surge in housing prices are making the US economy more resilient than some had thought.

By Catherine Rampell

Economists expect signs of strength in many sectors in 2013 if Washington is able to resolve its fiscal disputes.

Obituaries

Elizabeth Gregory, 95, Arlington pediatrician

Dr. Elizabeth Gregory was recognized for enthusiastically supporting Armenian artists and musicians.

By Emma Stickgold

Dr. Gregory estimated that during the more than 40 years she ran a pediatrics practice in her Arlington home, she treated 10,000 children.

Gustavo Archilla, 96; married partner after years of secrecy

Gustavo Archilla, right, and Elmer Lokkins met in 1945 and married in 2003.

By William Yardley

Mr. Archilla, whose marriage in Canada in 2003 after almost six decades of a quiet and committed relationship inspired supporters of same-sex marriage, died Nov. 27.

William F. House, inventor of cochlear implant

Dr. House with Tracy Husted, the first preschool-age child to receive a cochlear implant.

By Douglas Martin

Dr. House, a medical researcher who braved skepticism to invent the cochlear implant, died on Dec. 7 at his home in Aurora, Ore. He was 89.

Sports

49ers 41, Patriots 34

Patriots’ comeback falls short after late 49ers TD

Patriots receiver Brandon Lloyd was down — and so were the Patriots — after an incomplete pass in the fourth quarter.

By Shalise Manza Young

Down 31-3 amid myriad turnovers, the Patriots clawed back to tie the game at 31 before faltering again in the final minutes.

Christopher L. Gasper

Despite loss, Tom Brady was at his best

Tom Brady looks to see if the line judge is signaling touchdown after his run gave the Patriots first and goal inside the 1 in the fourth quarter.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The final score might not have labeled Brady a winner, but everything about the way he rallied the Patriots from a 28-point third-quarter deficit did.

on football

This loss could pay off for Patriots

The 49ers offense appeared to turn Rob Ninkovich and the Patriots defense upside down at times on Sunday night.

By Greg A. Bedard

The stinging defeat to the 49ers is the type of loss that teaches the lessons that will be heeded and applied in January.

G: Health

Health

Juice ‘cleansing’ is going mainstream

Wendy Stone, a pilates instructor in Walpole, has been doing a juice cleanse once a month since August.

By Jan Brogan

The recent trend of juice fasting, which typically involves subsisting on nothing but cold-pressed juice for three to seven days, has surged, but is it really good for you?

Stage Review

In ‘Dear Elizabeth,’ poets forge bond beyond words

Mary Beth Fisher and Jefferson Mays as Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell in “Dear Elizabeth” at Yale Repertory Theatre.

By Don Aucoin

Sarah Ruhl has fashioned the voluminous correspondence between Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop into a quietly absorbing new play.

Juicing at home: A look at some sample recipes

The recipes are from the book “The 3-Day Cleanse’’ by Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss.

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Leonard Cohen makes it memorable

By Sarah Rodman

Television Review

First family sendup ‘1600 Penn’ promising

By Matthew Gilbert

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Parenting tips to help prevent child sexual abuse

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Health Answers

What causes a pinched nerve and how is it treated?

By Courtney Humphries

Events

Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Monday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

By Matthew Gilbert

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Ask Amy column

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Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Patrick Wolff

Movie Stars

Movie capsules

Names

Tom Brady stays bundled up with Benjamin

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Plainville’s Jeff Kinney takes ‘Wimpy Kid’ to NYC

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Aerosmith tunes; Steven Tyler lawyer tussle

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Amy Schumer at the Wilbur; Yo-Yo Ma at Revels

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein