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The new Combat Zone?

As such savage acts often do, the quadruple homicide in Mattapan this past month lured platoons of journalists to Boston's communities of color.
The recent murders in Mattapan only hint at the problems that fester on and around Blue Hill Avenue
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 22, 2010
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The war over peace

In the early infancy of this five-week-old year, Boston has been rocked by four homicides and 10 non-fatal shootings. By the time this goes to print, there may well be more.
A decade after the 'Boston Miracle,' violent crime has again overtaken parts of the city. Can the miracle makers create a new peace?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 05, 2010