Trying to prevent more bloodshed, Boston clergy and authorities called for a “Season of Peace” and for gang members to partici-pate in a cease-fire. Standing on the Bromley-Heath housing project basketball court where 14-year-old Jaewon Martin was gunned down last month, the Rev. Jeffrey Brown said the cease-fire will serve as a cool down period for young people: “Our community has suffered … but it’s time for us to overcome our fear with the strength of the community,” said Brown, flanked by neighbors and Transit and Boston police.
Brown said clergy members are talking with gang members about a two-week cease-fire. Clergy will also host citywide walks starting Friday.