Best in Show

Brian Snyder/Reuters – “Reflection”

Staff members reflected in the widow on the room where Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney works before a campaign rally in North Canton, Ohio October 26, 2012.

Staff members reflected in the widow on the room where Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney works before a campaign rally in North Canton, Ohio October 26, 2012.

 

01. Spot News

1st – Mark Garfinkel/Boston Herald – “Fire Showing”

Newton firefighters work at a 3-alarm fire at 11 Morgan PL. this afternoon, March 2, 2012.

Newton firefighters work at a 3-alarm fire at 11 Morgan PL. this afternoon, March 2, 2012.

 

2nd – Nancy Lane/Boston Herald – Untitled

Heated reactions from family of two people hit by a car, one of whom died shortly before the the arraignment of the woman charged Champree Dinkins. Dinkins was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon Ð a motor vehicle Ð as well as charges of operating under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury.

Heated reactions from family of two people hit by a car, one of whom died shortly before the the arraignment of the woman charged Champree Dinkins. Dinkins was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon Ð a motor vehicle Ð as well as charges of operating under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury.

 

3rd – Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe – “Forever Gone”

4/8/12 Foxborough, MA Summer Anderson, 16, hugs friend, Jason Beausolei, 16, as D'Angela Alberty, looks on at the scene of the fatal car crash last night that took the life of their best friend, Michaela Smith on the corner of Route 140 and Walnut Street on Sunday April 8, 2012. Anderson's sister was a passenger in the car crash and survived.

4/8/12 Foxborough, MA Summer Anderson, 16, hugs friend, Jason Beausolei, 16, as D’Angela Alberty, looks on at the scene of the fatal car crash last night that took the life of their best friend, Michaela Smith on the corner of Route 140 and Walnut Street on Sunday April 8, 2012. Anderson’s sister was a passenger in the car crash and survived.

 

HM – Mark Garfinkel/Boston Herald – “Frigid Rescue”

Boston firefighters, from left, John Goggin and Joseph Hughes work to rescue a woman who fell into the frigid waters of Boston Harbor on December 21, 2012.

Boston firefighters, from left, John Goggin and Joseph Hughes work to rescue a woman who fell into the frigid waters of Boston Harbor on December 21, 2012.

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02. General News

1st – Nancy Lane/Boston Herald – “Newtown”

A women comforts a young girl as mounted police stand outside the wake for 6 year old Jesse Lewis, one of the 20 first graders shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, at Honan Funeral Home in Newtown, CT.

A women comforts a young girl as mounted police stand outside the wake for 6 year old Jesse Lewis, one of the 20 first graders shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, at Honan Funeral Home in Newtown, CT.

 

2nd – Bill Greene/The Boston Globe – “Waiting for Caleigh”

Lisa Harrison and brother-in-law Anthony Harrison at the Harrison home during the long wait for word of Anthony's missing daughter Caleigh Harrison. The girl disappeared during an outing to the beach with her mother the month before.

Lisa Harrison and brother-in-law Anthony Harrison at the Harrison home during the long wait for word of Anthony’s missing daughter Caleigh Harrison. The girl disappeared during an outing to the beach with her mother the month before.

 

3rd – Christopher Evans/Boston Herald – “Painful Loss”

Emotions run raw as mourners weep at a vigil for a 15-year-old Roxbury teenager killed in a midday stabbing near Dudley Square in Boston on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

Emotions run raw as mourners weep at a vigil for a 15-year-old Roxbury teenager killed in a midday stabbing near Dudley Square in Boston on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

 

HM – Bill Greene/The Boston Globe – “Stations of the Cross”

Marlene Texeira of Dorchester and parishoners from St. Peter's Church perform the Stations of the Cross ritual on Good Friday in the neighborhood. Each of the 14 stops marked the location of a victim of a stabbing or shooting.

Marlene Texeira of Dorchester and parishoners from St. Peter’s Church perform the Stations of the Cross ritual on Good Friday in the neighborhood. Each of the 14 stops marked the location of a victim of a stabbing or shooting.

 

HM – Cheryl Senter – “Re-Elected”

Supporters for President Barack Obama react to the news of his re-election at a victory party in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

Supporters for President Barack Obama react to the news of his re-election at a victory party in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

 

HM – Christopher Evans/Boston Herald – “Tearful Vigil”

Teardrops run down the face of a woman attending a vigil after a 15-year-old Roxbury teenager was killed in a midday stabbing near Dudley Square in Boston on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

Teardrops run down the face of a woman attending a vigil after a 15-year-old Roxbury teenager was killed in a midday stabbing near Dudley Square in Boston on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

 

HM – Bill Greene/The Boston Globe – “Newtown”

Newtown, CT - 12-17-12 - People outside of Honan Funeral Home on Main Street, Newtown during the funeral for Jack Pinto 6, who was killed in the school massacre on Friday.

Newtown, CT – 12-17-12 – People outside of Honan Funeral Home on Main Street, Newtown during the funeral for Jack Pinto 6, who was killed in the school massacre on Friday.

 

HM – John Wilcox/Boston Herald – “Family Mourns”

Winchester, MA - The family of Glen Doherty who was killed in Benghazi, including his mother Barbara Doherty holding the flag, sister Katie Quigley (center), and nephew Cam Quigley leave the church following the funeral.

Winchester, MA – The family of Glen Doherty who was killed in Benghazi, including his mother Barbara Doherty holding the flag, sister Katie Quigley (center), and nephew Cam Quigley leave the church following the funeral

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03. Feature

1st – Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe – “Brains Without Supervision”

Hull, MA, 10/29/12, The not-so-calm-before-the-storm. South Shore residents come to get a closer look at the building surf on the beach as super storm Sandy hits Massachusetts. Colin Lincoln, Brennan Lincoln, Guy Matisis, cq, head into Nantasket Beach for a quick dip before the surf gets too big.

Hull, MA, 10/29/12, The not-so-calm-before-the-storm. South Shore residents come to get a closer look at the building surf on the beach as super storm Sandy hits Massachusetts. Colin Lincoln, Brennan Lincoln, Guy Matisis, cq, head into Nantasket Beach for a quick dip before the surf gets too big.

 

2nd – Yoon Byun/The Boston Globe – “Shark”

Multi-discipline New York artist Pat Oleszko, left, helps Osmar Ramos-Caballero of Holyoke with his costume of a BP employee being eaten by a shark. Oleszko has a costume-themed "Global Warning! Writhin' See/Change" group that will march in the annual First Night Grand Procession. ÒIÕm hard-hearted and a realist, but I have a functional sense of humor, so thatÕs how I deal with negativity,Ó Oleszko says. Participants for First Night prepared the day before New Year's Eve in Boston, MA on Sunday, December 30, 2012.

Multi-discipline New York artist Pat Oleszko, left, helps Osmar Ramos-Caballero of Holyoke with his costume of a BP employee being eaten by a shark. Oleszko has a costume-themed “Global Warning! Writhin’ See/Change” group that will march in the annual First Night Grand Procession. ÒIÕm hard-hearted and a realist, but I have a functional sense of humor, so thatÕs how I deal with negativity,Ó Oleszko says. Participants for First Night prepared the day before New Year’s Eve in Boston, MA on Sunday, December 30, 2012.

 

3rd – Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard News Office – “Body of Work”

An art exhibit called "Body of Work" focuses on body and body image. Kristen Cronon '12 (from left) and Arthur Bartolozzi '12 work together to hang the show in the Hilles Student Center at Harvard University.

An art exhibit called “Body of Work” focuses on body and body image. Kristen Cronon ’12 (from left) and Arthur Bartolozzi ’12 work together to hang the show in the Hilles Student Center at Harvard University.

 

HM – Bill Greene/The Boston Globe – “Surprise Kiss”

Father "Doc" Conway of St. Peter's Church, gets a surprise kiss on his weekly Friday night walk through his neighborhood in Dorchester.

Father “Doc” Conway of St. Peter’s Church, gets a surprise kiss on his weekly Friday night walk through his neighborhood in Dorchester.

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04. Sports Action

1st – Bill Greene/The Boston Globe – “Intercepted”

Jamie Sawler of the Mudda's makes an interception against the Cumberland Muckaneers. Mud football teams compete in the annual Mud Bowl, a mud football tournament in North Conway, N.H. at Hog Coliseum.

Jamie Sawler of the Mudda’s makes an interception against the Cumberland Muckaneers. Mud football teams compete in the annual Mud Bowl, a mud football tournament in North Conway, N.H. at Hog Coliseum.

 

2nd – Jared Wickerham/Getty – “Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates”

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 24: Ryan Raburn #25 of the Detroit Tigers saves a home run by catching a fly ball in the 8th inning at the wall against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the interleague game on June 24, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 24: Ryan Raburn #25 of the Detroit Tigers saves a home run by catching a fly ball in the 8th inning at the wall against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the interleague game on June 24, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

3rd – Patrick Whittemore/Boston Herald – Untitled

Somerville, MA - Hingham's Brian Sullivan 051212 releases a throw while working his way to victory during competition in the discus throw competition at MSTCA track & field invitational meet at Dilboy Stadium.

Somerville, MA – Hingham’s Brian Sullivan 051212 releases a throw while working his way to victory during competition in the discus throw competition at MSTCA track & field invitational meet at Dilboy Stadium.

 

HM – CJ Gunther/European Pressphoto Agency – “Diving Touchdown”

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (R) reaches out for a touchdown as he is tackled by New England Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty (L) in the third quarter of the AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA, 22 January 2012. The winner will go on to face either the San Francisco 49ers or the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI 05 February in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (R) reaches out for a touchdown as he is tackled by New England Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty (L) in the third quarter of the AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA, 22 January 2012. The winner will go on to face either the San Francisco 49ers or the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI 05 February in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

HM – Winslow Townson – “Above Ground”

Boston College defensive back Manuel Asprilla dives for the ball but couldn't come up with the interception during the second half of their win over Maine at Alumni Field in Boston Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.

Boston College defensive back Manuel Asprilla dives for the ball but couldn’t come up with the interception during the second half of their win over Maine at Alumni Field in Boston Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.

 

HM – CJ Gunther/European Pressphoto Agency – “Tea Party in the End Zone”

New England Patriots Devin McCourty celebrates his 104-yard kick-off return against the New York Jets in the first quarter of their game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA, 21 October 2012.

New England Patriots Devin McCourty celebrates his 104-yard kick-off return against the New York Jets in the first quarter of their game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA, 21 October 2012.

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05. Sports Feature

1st – Ken McGagh/MetroWest Daily News – “Conference Champs”

Framingham State football head coach Tom Kelley gets doused with cold water after his team defeated Salve Regina to clinch the the New England Football Conference championship at Bowditch Field in Framingham. The win gave the Rams a berth in the Div. 3 NCAA tournament.

Framingham State football head coach Tom Kelley gets doused with cold water after his team defeated Salve Regina to clinch the the New England Football Conference championship at Bowditch Field in Framingham. The win gave the Rams a berth in the Div. 3 NCAA tournament.

 

2nd – Brian Snyder/Reuters – “McKayla Is Not Impressed”

McKayla Maroney of the U.S. reacts after receiving her silver medal in the women's vault victory ceremony in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 5, 2012.

McKayla Maroney of the U.S. reacts after receiving her silver medal in the women’s vault victory ceremony in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 5, 2012.

 

3rd – Brian Snyder/Reuters – “Marathon”

The feet of Joshua Cassidy of Canada are tucked into his wheelchair after he won the men's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012.

The feet of Joshua Cassidy of Canada are tucked into his wheelchair after he won the men’s wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012.

 

HM – Rick Friedman – “Skateboarding”

Skateboarding at Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA on June 6, 2012

Skateboarding at Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA on June 6, 2012

 

HM – Jim Davis/The Boston Globe – Untitled

Celtics head coch Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett share a moment on the sidelines after Garnett left the game as the clock was winding down in the game and on the Boston season, as they fall to the Heat in Game Seven of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals

Celtics head coch Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett share a moment on the sidelines after Garnett left the game as the clock was winding down in the game and on the Boston season, as they fall to the Heat in Game Seven of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals

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06. Portait/Personalty

1st – Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe – “The Writer”

Brookline, MA,., 04/04/12, Prize-winning writer Edith Pearlman is profiled and photographed at her home.

Brookline, MA,., 04/04/12, Prize-winning writer Edith Pearlman is profiled and photographed at her home.

 

2nd – Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters – “Serena”

Serena Williams returns a serve during her match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 1, 2012.

Serena Williams returns a serve during her match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 1, 2012.

 

3rd – Yoon Byun/The Boston Globe – “Brendan”

Brendan Ridge. Portraits taken with a 4x5 view camera for a story on the Boston Rugby Club in Watertown, MA on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. "Rugby has a great concept of brotherhood...I may have punched someone in a game or something along those lines... afterwards, you kind of let bygones be bygones. We go to our sponsor bar and we have our beer sponsors bring in some beer and we have a pint with the other team. To us it's normal. To someone who this is foreign to - they find it crazy," says Ridge.

Brendan Ridge. Portraits taken with a 4×5 view camera for a story on the Boston Rugby Club in Watertown, MA on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. “Rugby has a great concept of brotherhood…I may have punched someone in a game or something along those lines…afterwards, you kind of let bygones be bygones. We go to our sponsor bar and we have our beer sponsors bring in some beer and we have a pint with the other team. To us it’s normal. To someone who this is foreign to – they find it crazy,” says Ridge.

 

HM – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe – “Fashion Designer”

Boston-10/03/12- Fashion icon Marilyn Riseman at a show of her dresses at the Boston Design Center.

Boston-10/03/12- Fashion icon Marilyn Riseman at a show of her dresses at the Boston Design Center.

 

HM – Christine Hochkeppel/Cape Cod Times – “Rising Star”

SANDWICH -- 042412 -- Rising Star Nick Crossman, 18, was captain for the 2011-12 swim team at Sandwich High School. He overcame obstacles such as his weight and shyness and emerged as a leader as an upperclassman.

SANDWICH — 042412 — Rising Star Nick Crossman, 18, was captain for the 2011-12 swim team at Sandwich High School. He overcame obstacles such as his weight and shyness and emerged as a leader as an upperclassman.

 

HM – Bill Greene/The Boston Globe – “John and Tosca”

Arlington, MA - 3-8-12 - John Lorimer Worden III at his home with his parrot Tosca.

Arlington, MA – 3-8-12 – John Lorimer Worden III at his home with his parrot Tosca.

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07. Pictorial

1st – Barry Chin/The Boston Globe – “The Eagle Has Landed”

The Boston College Eagle mascot skates among the celebratory debris after BC defeated Ferris State 4-1 to win the 2012 Men's Frozen Four National Championship Game at the Tampa Bay Times Forum for its fifth NCAA hockey title and third in five seasons.

The Boston College Eagle mascot skates among the celebratory debris after BC defeated Ferris State 4-1 to win the 2012 Men’s Frozen Four National Championship Game at the Tampa Bay Times Forum for its fifth NCAA hockey title and third in five seasons.

 

2nd – Essdras Suarez/The Boston Globe – Untitled

Sao Vicente, Cape Verde 041512 Young men practice parkour moves off a beach-front wall on April 15, 2012 in Sao Vicente, one of several islands which make up the African country of Cape Verde.

Sao Vicente, Cape Verde 041512 Young men practice parkour moves off a beach-front wall on April 15, 2012 in Sao Vicente, one of several islands which make up the African country of Cape Verde.

 

3rd – Charlie Mahoney – Untitled

A harvester corrals the cranberries in to the pump at the Cranberry Harvest Celebration in Wareham, Massachusetts on October 6, 2012.

A harvester corrals the cranberries in to the pump at the Cranberry Harvest Celebration in Wareham, Massachusetts on October 6, 2012.

 

HM – David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe – “Stripes”

CHELSEA ,MA 04/ 18/ 2012 : SALT PILES under cover in red, white and blue tarps in Chelsea by the waterfront dwarf cranes and bulldozers which was hardly used from this past warm winter..

CHELSEA ,MA 04/ 18/ 2012 : SALT PILES under cover in red, white and blue tarps in Chelsea by the waterfront dwarf cranes and bulldozers which was hardly used from this past warm winter..

 

HM – Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe – “Cranberry Bog”

Carlisle, MA., 10/15/12, At the Carlisle Cranberry Bog, high winds helped to blow the cranberries toward the shore, making the job a bit easier for Francisco Guttierrez and Cristobal Lopez who work for Carlisle Cranberries Incorporated.

Carlisle, MA., 10/15/12, At the Carlisle Cranberry Bog, high winds helped to blow the cranberries toward the shore, making the job a bit easier for Francisco Guttierrez and Cristobal Lopez who work for Carlisle Cranberries Incorporated.

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08. News Picture Story

1st – Brian Snyder/Reuters – “Romney”

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Mitt Rommney Campaigns for the Presidency

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is joined by his wife Ann (L), their son Craig (R) and their grandson Parker (bottom) at a campaign stop in Hialeah, Florida January 29, 2012. The campaign ultimately ended in defeat.

 

2nd – Nancy Lane/Boston Herald – “A Town in Mourning”

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A town in mourning

In the second-deadliest school shooting in United States history, Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the village of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut before killing himself.
Police departments across the state of Connecticut provided motorcycle escorts for funerals including here as the hearse leave the church after funeral services for Victoria Soto,the 27-year-old teacher who was one of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre,
at Lordship Community Church in Stratford, CT.

 

3rd – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe – “Mattapan Murder Trial”

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Mattapan Murder Trial

Boston-03/22/2012- Emotions ran high for family members of victims of the Mattapan quadruple homicide. After the verdicts were read in which the defendant was found not guilty, a relative of one of the murder victims is helped out of the courthouse

 

HM – Christopher Evans/Boston Herald – “An Incomprehensible Tragedy”

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An incomprehensible tragedy

On a day that President Obama said was the worst day of his presidency, a gunman entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and fatally shot 20 children and six adult staff members before committing suicide. The massacre, the second deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, happened in a town that has seen one homicide in the previous 10-years prior to the school shooting.
A child gazes from a school bus as it passes by the St. Rose of Lima Catholic church while mourners gathered for a funeral service for shooting victim Jessica Rekos, 6, on December 18, 2012.

 

HM – Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe – “The Shrinking Middle Class”

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The Shrinking Middle Class

Jessica Wood and her young family used to consider themselves middle class. But they suddenly find themselves living in a small Colonial-style house with her parents in North Andover, MA while she and her husband attempt to shovel themselves out of debt and reinvent their careers. Summer was a tense time with her two children, Maisie and Emmett, out of school and constantly around in her retired parents’ space. She ushered them outside as often as she could.

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09. Feature Picture Story

1st – Bill Greene/The Boston Globe – “A Racing Tradition”

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A Racing Tradition

At Riverside Speedway, a quarter-mile track in Groveton, New Hampshire, anyone 10 and over can race full-powered stock cars. In this far-flung town deep in the Great North Woods, racing is a family tradition, and the median income is little more than half the state average. “Riverside Speedway is probably the only thing in town that’s bringing people in,” says Melinda Kennett, Groveton’s town clerk. Some racers hope that their stock cars will be a ticket out of town. But for most, the track is a reason to stick around.
9-year-old Ariel Switser works on her racing car in the family garage in Vermont. Following in the footsteps of her brother and father, Ariel will be old enough to race this season in the youth division at the track and will be hitting speeds approaching 50 m.p.h. Asked what was the best part of her upcoming tenth birthday she replied, “I’ll be double digits and I can race.”

 

2nd – Bill Greene/The Boston Globe – “Father Doc Conway”

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Father Doc Conway: The Neighborhood is his Church

Father Richard “Doc” Conway, chose an assignment in the most dangerous section of Boston for the last five years, leaving a well-heeled town he detested. “Snobs,” Conway said, scowling. “I’m never going back to the suburbs.” St. Peter’s Parish in Dorchester is his most challenging assignment yet, and probably his last as a Catholic priest. He turned 75 in December but has no plans to retire.
Father “Doc” Conway of St. Peter’s Church, urges a gang member to come to church during one of his Friday night walks around the neighborhood. He told “King Rome” of the Latin King’s he’d like to get to know him, so he would know what to say at his funeral.

 

3rd – Nicolaus Czarnecki – “Life in the Dumps of Guatemala”

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Life in the Dumps of Guatemala.

From sun up to sun down countless families live and work in the garbage dumps surrounding Antigua, Guatemala. Mothers with their small children on their backs spend endless hours sifting through the dumps in search of items such as plastic bottles and metal wiring to resell in order to make a meager living. Children as young as 6 spend their days alongside their family searching for these items.
Men unload garbage in the Alotenango dump in Guatemala.

 

HM – Faith Ninivaggi/Boston Herald – “One Herald Square”

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One Herald Square

(01/31/12 Boston, MA)-The corner office, where Boston Herald’s editor in Chief worked. The Paper moved out of One Herald Square to take up new residence in the Seaport district. Two floors of state of the art accommodations in the Fargo building. The company left behind some long term employees whose jobs are no longer needed in the new building.

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10. Sports Picture Story

1st – Bill Greene/The Boston Globe – “Mudders”

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Mudders

Teams from around New England compete at the end of each summer in the annual Mud Bowl, a mud football tournament in North Conway, New Hampshire.

 

2nd – Yooners/The Boston Globe – “Rugby”

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Practice

The Boston Rugby Football Club play hard and rugged. They don’t get paid, but they compete in the full-contact sport, often paying out of their own pockets for travel when funding runs out. They came in third among 12 teams at last year’s USA Rugby Super League championships. They diverse group are locals and foreigners and work as teachers or web designers. They represent the true competitive spirit of an amateur sport, also at its toughest.
“I’d say a common mis-perception is that everyone always thinks it’s football without pads. It’s a lot different. Every man on the field has a chance to get the ball. Every man has a vital role in both offense and defense,” says Brendan Ridge, a five-time captain.

 

3rd -Jim Davis/The Boston Globe – “Bobby V”

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Following an epic collapse in 2011, the Boston Red Sox hired veteran manager Bobby Valentine to lead them in 2012. From the day he rode into town (on his bicycle) for Spring Training, he was expected to change the culture of the team and reverse the slide. He was very visible in camp, as well as in the community, but his enthusiasm did not carry over onto the field. The team opened the season with a loss in Detroit, and it soon became apparent that the experiment was not working, and following an even worse season than 2011, he was fired after the team finished with a record of 69-93, good for last place in the American League East.

11. Animal

1st – Charlie Krupa/AP – “Dashing Through The Snow”

Luna, a black Lab mix, frolics in fresh snow in East Derry, New Hampshire. The southern N.H. area received about eight inches of snow from the winter storm.

Luna, a black Lab mix, frolics in fresh snow in East Derry, New Hampshire. The southern N.H. area received about eight inches of snow from the winter storm.

 

2nd – Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe – “Hospice Dog”

Danvers, MA., 09/12/12, Kaplan Family Hospice House is a 20 bed facility run by Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston. The house provides end-of-life care, along with grief resources, for families. Patrick the hospice dog visits with Mary and Warren Rand, cq, who have been married 71 years in December.

Danvers, MA., 09/12/12, Kaplan Family Hospice House is a 20 bed facility run by Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston. The house provides end-of-life care, along with grief resources, for families. Patrick the hospice dog visits with Mary and Warren Rand, cq, who have been married 71 years in December.

 

3rd – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe – “Boaring Ride”

West Dennis -03/10/12- During the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, Seamus Healy from West Dennis drives an antique MG down Main Street with a real stuffed wild boar in the front seat.

West Dennis -03/10/12- During the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, Seamus Healy from West Dennis drives an antique MG down Main Street with a real stuffed wild boar in the front seat.

 

HM – Joanne Rathe/The Boston Globe – “Trained to Heal”

Josh, a service dog trained to help with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, licks the hand of Natasha Young-Alicea, a Marine Corp Veteran, after she returned from working at the Vet Center with a migraine. Josh was named after a fallen Navy SEAL and helps Natasha to cope with life.

Josh, a service dog trained to help with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, licks the hand of Natasha Young-Alicea, a Marine Corp Veteran, after she returned from working at the Vet Center with a migraine. Josh was named after a fallen Navy SEAL and helps Natasha to cope with life.

 

HM – John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe – “Oriole vs Hawk”

Pembroke06/19//2012 A hawk sits on a branch above a pond as an oriole swoops down as it tried to chase it away. There are several oriole nests with babies in the trees where the hawk is, and they prey on the young orioles.

Pembroke06/19//2012 A hawk sits on a branch above a pond as an oriole swoops down as it tried to chase it away. There are several oriole nests with babies in the trees where the hawk is, and they prey on the young orioles.

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12. Politics

1st – Brian Snyder/Reuters – “Reflection”

Staff members reflected in the widow on the room where Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney works before a campaign rally in North Canton, Ohio October 26, 2012.

Staff members reflected in the widow on the room where Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney works before a campaign rally in North Canton, Ohio October 26, 2012.

 

2nd – Stephan Savoia/AP – “Romney Retreats”

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks away from the podium after conceding the race and addressing supporters during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Boston.

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks away from the podium after conceding the race and addressing supporters during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Boston.

 

3rd – CJ Gunther/European Pressphoto Agency – “Jon and the Stool”

GOP candidate Jon Huntsman speaks to supporters in front of the capitol building in Concord, NH.

GOP candidate Jon Huntsman speaks to supporters in front of the capitol building in Concord, NH.

 

HM – Brian Snyder/Reuters – “Speech Prep”

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney looks over his speech with senior advisor Stuart Stevens (R) in his hold room in Ames, Iowa before speaking at Kinzler Construction Services October 26, 2012.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney looks over his speech with senior advisor Stuart Stevens (R) in his hold room in Ames, Iowa before speaking at Kinzler Construction Services October 26, 2012.

 

HM – Brian Snyder/Reuters – “Cedar Rapids”

Audience members listen as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa October 24, 2012.

Audience members listen as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa October 24, 2012.

 

HM – Bill Greene/The Boston Globe – “Miss Me Yet?”

A picture of former President George Bush hangs along a country road in rural Vermont.

A picture of former President George Bush hangs along a country road in rural Vermont.

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13. Video/Multimedia

1st – Bill Greene/The Boston Globe – “Where’s Caleigh?”

 

2nd – Bill Greene/The Boston Globe – “Father Doc Conway ”

 

3rd – Yoon Byun/The Boston Globe – “A Brotherhood in the Field”

 

HM – Amelia Kunhardt/The Patriot Ledger – “Recurrence”

 

HM – Amelia Kunhardt/The Patriot Ledger – “Never Off the Clock”

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14. Team entry

The Boston Globe – “68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope”

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68 blocks: Life, death, hope

For Bostonians, Bowdoin-Geneva is a famous address for all the wrong reasons. Sometimes the people who live here seem like the only ones who have not given up on it. Numbing reminders of tragedy are interlaced with stubborn hopes, born, dashed and born again.
Police investigators looked at evidence at the scene of the shooting where a man was shot multiple times at Winter and Adams streets in Allen Park on Aug. 17.

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15. Portfolio

1st – Bill Greene/The Boston Globe

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Sisters in arms

St. Johnsbury, VT – 3-27-12 – Sisters Jordan and Katrina Dekett of Wheelock VT, attend a candlelight vigil at St. Johnsbury Academy, for missing teacher Melissa Jenkins. A mother and teacher at the school, Jenkins body was discovered in a river the following day after being brutally murdered.

 

2nd – Brian Snyder/Reuters

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Zombie Run

A runner lands in a pool of water on the “Run for Your Lives” 5K obstacle course race in Amesbury, Massachusetts May 5, 2012. Runners face man-made and natural obstacles on the course, while being chased by zombies, who try to take “health” flags off the runners belts.

 

3rd – Yoon/The Boston Globe

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Stoic

Brendan Ridge, rugby player. Portrait taken with a 4×5 view camera for a story on the Boston Rugby Club in Watertown, MA on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

 

HM – Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

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Sandy Jump

A girl jumps off the porch of a cottage along Roy Carpenter’s Beach that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in Matunuck, Rhode Island October 30, 2012.

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