From the Boston Globe, August 13:

Boston’s innovative effort to combat housing foreclosure’s effects on neighborhoods reached a milestone yesterday when the city selected a Roxbury developer to renovate four dilapidated homes on Hendry Street in Dorchester …

… Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who spearheaded the project, hopes the effort will attract buyers to the neighborhood and motivate existing owners to spruce up their properties.

“We have to stop the hemorrhaging,” said Menino. “This is a new start for Hendry Street.”

… Cape Verdean immigrant Henrique Fernandes saw opportunity rather than despair in the vacant properties near his new home. He bought a two-unit Hendry Street property [at 27-29 Hendry Street] for $271,500 not knowing at the time the city was also investing in the neighborhood.

“I feel like if the city cares and is willing to invest in the place, like I am not going to be the only one,” Fernandes said. “The neighborhood is coming back to life.”

From the Boston Globe, August 21:

A male and a female, and possibly a third person, were shot early today at 23 Hendry Street in Dorchester, police said.

The male and female were rushed to local hospitals with injuries that police did not believe were life-threatening.

A third person was also brought to a hospital with unknown injuries.

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