Roxbury pastor fears the toll of summer violence

Every year around this time, the Rev. Evan Hines feels anxious as he braces for the spike in violence that sadly comes with summer in Boston. So he opens up his sprawling Roxbury church to the city’s children and teens.

“I don’t want to see another kid shot, stabbed and killed — at all, ” Hines told me Monday at Eliot Congregational Church, where he’s been senior pastor for 12 years. “I’m very concerned.”

Hines was among city clergy members who met Monday with Mayor Martin...

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