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Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe Long Island Closure

Long Island Closure-IN OCTOBER THE BRIDGE THAT CONNECTED LONG ISLAND, HOME TO BOSTON'S LARGEST HOMELESS SHELTER, TO THE MAINLAND WAS CONDEMNED WITHOUT WARNING.

IN OCTOBER THE BRIDGE THAT CONNECTED LONG ISLAND, HOME TO BOSTON’S LARGEST HOMELESS SHELTER, TO THE MAINLAND WAS CONDEMNED WITHOUT WARNING.

 

01. Spot News

1st – Mark Garfinkel/Boston Herald

07/03/2014-Boston,MA. Boston emergency first responders treat a woman inside the car she was in when it crashed at the intersection of Commonwealth Ave. and Thorndike St. in Allston just prior to 9:00am this morning July 3, 2014.

07/03/2014-Boston,MA. Boston emergency first responders treat a woman inside the car she was in when it crashed at the intersection of Commonwealth Ave. and Thorndike St. in Allston just prior to 9:00am this morning July 3, 2014.

 

2nd – Mark Garfinkel/Boston Herald

March 26, 2014-Boston,MA. Boston fire Lieutenant Sean O'Brien screams out for an ambulance as he and others rush injured firefighter Michael Kennedy from 298 Beacon St. after he and another firefighter were trapped in the large wind-whipped fire that would claim the building. Kennedy, who was barely alive at rescue, and fire Lt. Edward Walsh, died in the nine alarm fire.

March 26, 2014-Boston,MA. Boston fire Lieutenant Sean O’Brien screams out for an ambulance as he and others rush injured firefighter Michael Kennedy from 298 Beacon St. after he and another firefighter were trapped in the large wind-whipped fire that would claim the building. Kennedy, who was barely alive at rescue, and fire Lt. Edward Walsh, died in the nine alarm fire.

 

3rd – John Tlumacki/Boston Globe

Boston--12/13/14- Thousands of protestors marched through the streets of Boston as part of the Black Lives Matter protest to bring attention to  the recent police killings of unarmed blacks.  A protestor is grabbed by a Boston Police officer on his bike after the protestor kicked his bike causing the officer to fall on Tremont Street. The police officer let him go.

Boston–12/13/14- Thousands of protestors marched through the streets of Boston as part of the Black Lives Matter protest to bring attention to the recent police killings of unarmed blacks. A protestor is grabbed by a Boston Police officer on his bike after the protestor kicked his bike causing the officer to fall on Tremont Street. The police officer let him go.

 

HM – Marc Vasconcellos/The Enterprise (Brockton, MA)

Laurinda Goncalves, the mother of shooting victim Elson Miranda, collapses to the ground  on Ames Street after finding out her son was shot twice in the chest  at the Lit, Brockton police officer Nicole Anderson, helps her up.  A shooting inside the Lit on Ash Street in Brockton, on Friday, April 11, 2014 the male victim was shot twice in the chest and transported to Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital then Medflighted to a Boston hospital.

Laurinda Goncalves, the mother of shooting victim Elson Miranda, collapses to the ground on Ames Street after finding out her son was shot twice in the chest at the Lit, Brockton police officer Nicole Anderson, helps her up. A shooting inside the Lit on Ash Street in Brockton, on Friday, April 11, 2014 the male victim was shot twice in the chest and transported to Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital then Medflighted to a Boston hospital.

 

HM – David Ryan/Boston Globe

BOSTON, MA - 12/10/2014:International Human Rights Day.... A DIE IN AT HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL was held at Harvard Medical School Medical Education Center. Protests, demonstrations and “white coat die-ins” at medical schools in New York, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere in response to the recent decisions by authorities to not bring indictments in the police killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York They will protest lack of indictments for police killings and to spotlight racial bias as a public health issue

BOSTON, MA – 12/10/2014:International Human Rights Day…. A DIE IN AT HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL was held at Harvard Medical School Medical Education Center. Protests, demonstrations and “white coat die-ins” at medical schools in New York, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere in response to the recent decisions by authorities to not bring indictments in the police killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York They will protest lack of indictments for police killings and to spotlight racial bias as a public health issue

 

HM – Jim Davis/Boston Globe

03/26/14: Boston, MA: Frantic rescuers look for an available ambulance as they try and save Boston Firefighter Michael Kennedy, who is on the stretcher after he was pulled out of the burning building in the background. He was rescued after being trapped by flames while battling the nine alarm fire. Kennedy later died at the hospital. The fire at  298 Beacon Street also claimed the life of Fire Lt. Edward Walsh, Jr.

03/26/14: Boston, MA: Frantic rescuers look for an available ambulance as they try and save Boston Firefighter Michael Kennedy, who is on the stretcher after he was pulled out of the burning building in the background. He was rescued after being trapped by flames while battling the nine alarm fire. Kennedy later died at the hospital. The fire at 298 Beacon Street also claimed the life of Fire Lt. Edward Walsh, Jr.

 

HM – Matt West/Boston Herald

(Boston, MA  12/10/2014) A 7 year-old boy who was traveling with his grandfather in a taxi waits to be extricated from the vehicle as four people were injured in a crash between the taxi and pickup truck on Meridian Street Bridge on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Slick driving conditions caused the taxi to spin out according to police.

(Boston, MA 12/10/2014) A 7 year-old boy who was traveling with his grandfather in a taxi waits to be extricated from the vehicle as four people were injured in a crash between the taxi and pickup truck on Meridian Street Bridge on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Slick driving conditions caused the taxi to spin out according to police.

 

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02. General News

1st – Pat Greenhouse/Boston Globe

Erin Vasselian received a flag at the gravesite of her husband, Marine Sgt. Daniel Vasselian, in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Abington, on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

Erin Vasselian received a flag at the gravesite of her husband, Marine Sgt. Daniel Vasselian, in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Abington, on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

 

2nd – Pat Greenhouse/Boston Globe

On the way to the cemetery, a young "captain" waves to the crowd.  The funeral for Boston Fire Lt. Edward J. Walsh, Jr. is held in Watertown, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

On the way to the cemetery, a young “captain” waves to the crowd. The funeral for Boston Fire Lt. Edward J. Walsh, Jr. is held in Watertown, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

 

3rd – Stuart Cahill/Boston Herald

( Revere, MA,02/25/14)        Joseph Catricala breaks down in tears with his wife Meagan in front of the tote board holding the results of their lose as the anti casino forces gather to watch the results at the First Congregational Church in Revere.     Tuesday,  February  25, 2014.

( Revere, MA,02/25/14) Joseph Catricala breaks down in tears with his wife Meagan in front of the tote board holding the results of their lose as the anti casino forces gather to watch the results at the First Congregational Church in Revere. Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

 

HM – Matt Stone/Boston Herald

Protesters push towards the Boston Common

Protesters push towards the Boston Common

 

HM – Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe

Donetsk, Ukraine-- 03/16/2014-- A Ukrainian police officer in riot gear stands with an orange and black ribbon of St. George meant as a Russian symbol of World War II commemoration tied to his shield after a Pro-Russian protester tied it on during a protest outside of the Donetsk Prosecutors Building in Donetsk, Ukraine March 15, 2014.

Donetsk, Ukraine– 03/16/2014– A Ukrainian police officer in riot gear stands with an orange and black ribbon of St. George meant as a Russian symbol of World War II commemoration tied to his shield after a Pro-Russian protester tied it on during a protest outside of the Donetsk Prosecutors Building in Donetsk, Ukraine March 15, 2014.

 

HM – Gary Higgins/The Patriot Ledger

Areas of Scituate remain inundated with flooding after a two day Nor'easter dumped over a foot of snow and delivered frigid temperatures to the region, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.

Areas of Scituate remain inundated with flooding after a two day Nor’easter dumped over a foot of snow and delivered frigid temperatures to the region, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.

 

 

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03. Feature

1st – CJ Gunther/EPA

A woman looks up at the skyline and falling snow in New York, New York, USA 03 February 2014. The New York City area is expecting up to eight inches (21cm) according to the National Weather Service through the 24 hours.

A woman looks up at the skyline and falling snow in New York, New York, USA 03 February 2014. The New York City area is expecting up to eight inches (21cm) according to the National Weather Service through the 24 hours.

 

2nd – Barry Chin/Boston Globe

Emily Pena, struggles to hold on as she supports teammate Shamika Correa, during the Palo Encebao/Grease Pole competition at Festival Betances, a neighborhood celebration of Puerto Rican and Latino heritage held in Boston's South End.

Emily Pena, struggles to hold on as she supports teammate Shamika Correa, during the Palo Encebao/Grease Pole competition at Festival Betances, a neighborhood celebration of Puerto Rican and Latino heritage held in Boston’s South End.

 

3rd – Kayana Szymczak for the New York Times

L-R: Leslie Boggis, Henrik Axelson, 7, and Gus Axelson, ride on a bus during a moose searching tour that was organized through the North Country Moose Festival on August 22, 2014, in Millsfield, New Hampshire. The Axelson family traveled to New Hampshire and Vermont with the hope of sighting a moose, an activity known locally as "moosing".

L-R: Leslie Boggis, Henrik Axelson, 7, and Gus Axelson, ride on a bus during a moose searching tour that was organized through the North Country Moose Festival on August 22, 2014, in Millsfield, New Hampshire. The Axelson family traveled to New Hampshire and Vermont with the hope of sighting a moose, an activity known locally as “moosing”.

 

HM – Cheryl Senter/Freelance

Manchester, NH Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014: A young Bhutanese girl's headdress gets a final adjustment before she heads on stage to dance during a Bhutanese Celebration honoring elders.

Manchester, NH Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014: A young Bhutanese girl’s headdress gets a final adjustment before she heads on stage to dance during a Bhutanese Celebration honoring elders.

 

 

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04. Sports Action

1st – Jared Wickerham/Getty

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 16:  Chris Ivory #33 of the New York Jets is knocked out of bounds short of the goal line during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

FOXBORO, MA – OCTOBER 16: Chris Ivory #33 of the New York Jets is knocked out of bounds short of the goal line during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

 

2nd – Winslow Townson/Freelance

Maine goaltender Martin Ouellette eyes a Boston College shot during the first period of a college hockey game at Conte Forum.

Maine goaltender Martin Ouellette eyes a Boston College shot during the first period of a college hockey game at Conte Forum.

 

3rd – Samantha Goresh/Gatehouse Media

Wellesley wrestler Ned Stabnick (bottom) attempts to regain control in his match against Dedham wrestler Declan Heaslip (top), Dec. 23, 2014.

Wellesley wrestler Ned Stabnick (bottom) attempts to regain control in his match against Dedham wrestler Declan Heaslip (top), Dec. 23, 2014.

 

HM – Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald

David Pastrnak, left, of the Providence Bruins, goes flying into the cross bar of Providence's goal as Portland goaltender Mike McKenna and defenseman Patrick McNeill, at right, look on during Portland's home opener at the Cross Insurance Arena Saturday, October 11, 2014. There was no goal on the play.

David Pastrnak, left, of the Providence Bruins, goes flying into the cross bar of Providence’s goal as Portland goaltender Mike McKenna and defenseman Patrick McNeill, at right, look on during Portland’s home opener at the Cross Insurance Arena Saturday, October 11, 2014. There was no goal on the play.

 

HM – Christopher Evans/Boston Herald

Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli connects for a broken bat single off New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda during the first inning at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Boston Red Sox’s Mike Napoli connects for a broken bat single off New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda during the first inning at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

 

HM – Christopher Evans/Boston Herald

Newton North's Nick Fofana throws the javelin during the Division 1 state relays at Andover High School on Monday, May 19, 2014.

Newton North’s Nick Fofana throws the javelin during the Division 1 state relays at Andover High School on Monday, May 19, 2014.

 

HM – Charles Krupa/AP

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart dives as Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel picks up the loose ball at the Boston Garden.

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart dives as Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel picks up the loose ball at the Boston Garden.

 

 

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05. Sports Feature

1st – Barry Chin/Boston Globe

In a team rebuilding year, where wins are few and the makeover process is a long and arduous one, a little fan appears to mirror the sentiments of Boston Celtics veteran forward Gerald Wallace, a sparingly used bench warming reserve, as time wound down in the final minutes of a game against the Orlando Magic at TD Garden.

In a team rebuilding year, where wins are few and the makeover process is a long and arduous one, a little fan appears to mirror the sentiments of Boston Celtics veteran forward Gerald Wallace, a sparingly used bench warming reserve, as time wound down in the final minutes of a game against the Orlando Magic at TD Garden.

 

2nd – Brian Snyder/Reuters

Team USA's David Backes (L) reacts as the puck crosses the goal line past Czech Republic's goalie Ondrej Pavelec during the second period of their men's quarter-finals ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games February 19, 2014.

Team USA’s David Backes (L) reacts as the puck crosses the goal line past Czech Republic’s goalie Ondrej Pavelec during the second period of their men’s quarter-finals ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games February 19, 2014.

 

3rd – Barry Chin/Boston Globe

Six year old Andrew Honohan stands on his tip toes as he tries to hit a speed bag at Peter Welch's South Boston gym.  Welch, a former professional fighter runs his gym for adults, but offers free lessons and training to area youths as a way to “give back” to the community by introducing kids to boxing while hoping to revive an interest in the future of a sport that has been in decline for years. The children’s boxing training culminates in an annual St. Patrick's Day Boxing Show.

Six year old Andrew Honohan stands on his tip toes as he tries to hit a speed bag at Peter Welch’s South Boston gym. Welch, a former professional fighter runs his gym for adults, but offers free lessons and training to area youths as a way to “give back” to the community by introducing kids to boxing while hoping to revive an interest in the future of a sport that has been in decline for years. The children’s boxing training culminates in an annual St. Patrick’s Day Boxing Show.

 

HM – Brian Snyder/Reuters

The shoes of 2013 Boston Marathon bombing survivor J.P. Norden read "Boston Strong" as he stands at the finish line on the one-year anniversary of the bombings in Boston, Massachusetts April 15, 2014.  J.P. and his brother Paul, also a bombing survivor, took part in the final portion of the "Legs for Life Relay", joining family members and friends who walked the entire Marathon route to raise money for children needing prosthetic limbs.

The shoes of 2013 Boston Marathon bombing survivor J.P. Norden read “Boston Strong” as he stands at the finish line on the one-year anniversary of the bombings in Boston, Massachusetts April 15, 2014. J.P. and his brother Paul, also a bombing survivor, took part in the final portion of the “Legs for Life Relay”, joining family members and friends who walked the entire Marathon route to raise money for children needing prosthetic limbs.

 

HM – Matt Stone/Boston Herald

Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier perform during the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the TD Garden

Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier perform during the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the TD Garden

 

HM – Jared Wickerham/Getty

BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 20: Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts after losing to the Dayton Flyers 60-59 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.

BUFFALO, NY – MARCH 20: Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts after losing to the Dayton Flyers 60-59 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.

 

 

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06. Portait/Personalty

1st – M. Scott Brauer for Dagbladet Information (Denmark)

Fatumah Mohamed, 43, is a refugee from Darfur, Sudan, recently resettled in Utica, New York, USA.  She is seen here in a classroom at the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees where she is learning English and other skills useful for her new life in Utica. When asked what she would like to do for a job in her new life, she said she might start as a housekeeper but wanted to become a judge like Luis Gabriel Moreno Ocampo, the first Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court. The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees is one of the largest resettlement agencies in the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service network, though it is a secular organizatnoi. The Center has assisted in the resettlement of refugees from 31 countries since it began in 1979.

Fatumah Mohamed, 43, is a refugee from Darfur, Sudan, recently resettled in Utica, New York, USA. She is seen here in a classroom at the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees where she is learning English and other skills useful for her new life in Utica. When asked what she would like to do for a job in her new life, she said she might start as a housekeeper but wanted to become a judge like Luis Gabriel Moreno Ocampo, the first Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court. The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees is one of the largest resettlement agencies in the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service network, though it is a secular organizatnoi. The Center has assisted in the resettlement of refugees from 31 countries since it began in 1979.

 

2nd – Cheryl Senter/Freelance

Pownal, VT -  Friday, Feb. 7, 2014:   Brianna Wasieleuski, 11, left, looks on as her sister, recovering heroin addict  Stephanie Predel, 23, right, has a smoke outside their rental house.   Federal studies show that Vermont has one of the highest per capita uses of illicit drugs. "There's just nothing here," said Stephanie Predel, 23, who went from painkillers to heroin, hiding her habit from her children by shooting up in the bathroom. "Come wintertime, everybody just sits inside using." Stephanie, who says she has not used heroin since November, has lost custody of her children. She has no job and no home and for now is staying with her mother, Jennifer Rose, 42, who blames herself for her daughter's descent into drugs. "Because I had a dysfunctional family growing up, I did a poor job of bringing her up," Ms. Rose said. She said she did not know how to break the cycle.

Pownal, VT – Friday, Feb. 7, 2014: Brianna Wasieleuski, 11, left, looks on as her sister, recovering heroin addict Stephanie Predel, 23, right, has a smoke outside their rental house. Federal studies show that Vermont has one of the highest per capita uses of illicit drugs. “There’s just nothing here,” said Stephanie Predel, 23, who went from painkillers to heroin, hiding her habit from her children by shooting up in the bathroom. “Come wintertime, everybody just sits inside using.” Stephanie, who says she has not used heroin since November, has lost custody of her children. She has no job and no home and for now is staying with her mother, Jennifer Rose, 42, who blames herself for her daughter’s descent into drugs. “Because I had a dysfunctional family growing up, I did a poor job of bringing her up,” Ms. Rose said. She said she did not know how to break the cycle.

 

3rd – Angela Rowlings/Boston Herald

Natalie Jacobson looks out the rainy window of her limousine following the funeral of her former husband and popular co-anchor Chet Curtis at St. Cecilia's Church, Monday, January 27, 2014.

Natalie Jacobson looks out the rainy window of her limousine following the funeral of her former husband and popular co-anchor Chet Curtis at St. Cecilia’s Church, Monday, January 27, 2014.

 

HM – Charles Krupa/AP

With tears streaming down his face, Daniel Wani, husband of Meriam Ibrahim, shares his experiences shortly after arriving at their new home in the United States.  Ibrahim, who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence in Sudan, and Wani settled in New Hampshire.

With tears streaming down his face, Daniel Wani, husband of Meriam Ibrahim, shares his experiences shortly after arriving at their new home in the United States. Ibrahim, who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence in Sudan, and Wani settled in New Hampshire.

 

HM – John Tlumacki/Boston Globe

Abington- 02/06/14-  Marine Sgt. Danny Vasselian  from Abington was killed in Afghanistan in late December. His widow Erin reflected on her loss as she went through his possessions.  A portrait of him  that a friend drew sits on a table in her living room reflecting her in the front door, as an American flag hangs outside the house.

Abington- 02/06/14- Marine Sgt. Danny Vasselian from Abington was killed in Afghanistan in late December. His widow Erin reflected on her loss as she went through his possessions. A portrait of him that a friend drew sits on a table in her living room reflecting her in the front door, as an American flag hangs outside the house.

 

HM – Suzanne Kreiter/Boston Globe

SIT DOWN COMEDIAN: Will Lautzenheiser was an artist, writer and professor when his body was devoured by a flesh-eating bacteria. He lost all four limbs, but not his sense of humor. He became a "sit down" comic, performing around the US. Before he received a rare two-arm transplant, he posed for a photographer.

SIT DOWN COMEDIAN: Will Lautzenheiser was an artist, writer and professor when his body was devoured by a flesh-eating bacteria. He lost all four limbs, but not his sense of humor. He became a “sit down” comic, performing around the US. Before he received a rare two-arm transplant, he posed for a photographer.

 

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07. Pictorial

1st – Chitose Suzuki/Boston Herald

British Army regulars fire on the militia during the Revolutionary War battle reenactment on Patriots Day in Lexington, Mass., Monday, April 21, 2014.

British Army regulars fire on the militia during the Revolutionary War battle reenactment on Patriots Day in Lexington, Mass., Monday, April 21, 2014.

 

2nd – Winslow Townson/Freelance

A wet cranberry bog is harvested in Carver, Mass.

A wet cranberry bog is harvested in Carver, Mass.

 

3rd – David Ryan/Boston Globe

PROVINCETOWN-BOSTON, MA - 7/15/2014: In FOG seen from The Charles W Morgan that sails from Provincetown to Boston is a 1940's eastern rig dragger ROANN also part of Mystic Seaport Museum used as a tender for the voyage. .

PROVINCETOWN-BOSTON, MA – 7/15/2014: In FOG seen from The Charles W Morgan that sails from Provincetown to Boston is a 1940’s eastern rig dragger ROANN also part of Mystic Seaport Museum used as a tender for the voyage. .

 

HM – Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe

Kiev, Ukraine-- 03/20/2014--  Dried flowers are seen inside of a rubber tire, one of many that make up a giant makeshift barricade inside Maidan in Kiev, Ukraine March 20, 2014.

Kiev, Ukraine– 03/20/2014– Dried flowers are seen inside of a rubber tire, one of many that make up a giant makeshift barricade inside Maidan in Kiev, Ukraine March 20, 2014.

 

HM – Mark Garfinkel/Boston Herald

November 13, 2014-Boston,MA. A bird soars as four of five F15 fighter aircraft from the Massachusetts National Guard, fly over Boston during a scheduled training mission.

November 13, 2014-Boston,MA. A bird soars as four of five F15 fighter aircraft from the Massachusetts National Guard, fly over Boston during a scheduled training mission.

 

HM – Elise Amendola/AP

Dave LeMote wipes down a post clock at Electric Time Company, Inc. in Medfield. Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes forward before heading to bed Saturday night, but daylight saving time officially starts Sunday at 2 a.m. local time.

Dave LeMote wipes down a post clock at Electric Time Company, Inc. in Medfield. Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes forward before heading to bed Saturday night, but daylight saving time officially starts Sunday at 2 a.m. local time.

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08. Animal

1st – Patrick Whittemore/Boston Herald

(Newbury, MA 01/03/14)  A Snowy Owl was right at home as it sought the shelter of the snow covered dunes on Plum Island on Friday, January 03, 2014.

(Newbury, MA 01/03/14) A Snowy Owl was right at home as it sought the shelter of the snow covered dunes on Plum Island on Friday, January 03, 2014.

 

2nd – M. Scott Brauer/Freelance

A horse stands in a field outside Belgrade, Montana, USA.

A horse stands in a field outside Belgrade, Montana, USA.

 

3rd – Mark Garfinkel/Boston Herald

January 9, 2014-Boston,MA. Boston firefighter Sean Coyle uses a basket to slide out to Sylvie, a 13 year old Husky, who fell through the ice at Castle Island's Pleasure Bay in South Boston this morning. Sylvie, who was stuck for 30 minutes, walked her way off the ice after being freed.

January 9, 2014-Boston,MA. Boston firefighter Sean Coyle uses a basket to slide out to Sylvie, a 13 year old Husky, who fell through the ice at Castle Island’s Pleasure Bay in South Boston this morning. Sylvie, who was stuck for 30 minutes, walked her way off the ice after being freed.

 

HM – Patrick Whittemore/Boston Herald

(Concord, NH 02/21/14)  Dairy cows at rest inside barn at Bartlett's Dairy Farm on Friday, February 21, 2014.

(Concord, NH 02/21/14) Dairy cows at rest inside barn at Bartlett’s Dairy Farm on Friday, February 21, 2014.

 

HM – Mary Schwalm/The Eagle-Tribune

Cocoa, Mr. Bingo, and Bleu frolic in their snow covered paddock at the Stasinos Farm in Haverhill, Mass.

Cocoa, Mr. Bingo, and Bleu frolic in their snow covered paddock at the Stasinos Farm in Haverhill, Mass.

 

 

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09. Politics

1st – Mark Garfinkel/Boston Herald

09/16/2014-Boston,MA. Everett,MA Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his wife Stacy celebrate after the MA. Gaming Commission voted to approve a proposal put forth by Wynn Casino, to place a casino in Everett, beating out a proposed Revere casino.

09/16/2014-Boston,MA. Everett,MA Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his wife Stacy celebrate after the MA. Gaming Commission voted to approve a proposal put forth by Wynn Casino, to place a casino in Everett, beating out a proposed Revere casino.

 

2nd – Angela Rowlings/Boston Herald

Mayor Thomas Menino and his wife, Angela, pause before leaving the Mayor’s Office at Boston City Hall on his last day in office, Monday, January 06, 2014.

 

3rd – Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe

Biden Selfie

Lynn, Massachusetts — 10/29/2014– Vice President Joe Biden takes a selfie with a supporter as he campaigns with Congressional candidate Seth Moulton (not pictured) at a rally in Lynn, Massachusetts October 29, 2014.

 

HM – Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald

Democratic candidate for governor, Mike Michaud, is reflected in an image of the Old Town paper mill while sitting in his congressional office in Bangor Thursday morning, October 16, 2014. The image was part of a lifetime achievement award given to Michaud by The National Association of Development Organizations.

Democratic candidate for governor, Mike Michaud, is reflected in an image of the Old Town paper mill while sitting in his congressional office in Bangor Thursday morning, October 16, 2014. The image was part of a lifetime achievement award given to Michaud by The National Association of Development Organizations.

 

HM – Brian Snyder/Reuters

United States First Lady Michelle Obama (top C) poses for a photograph with audience members at a campaign rally for Democratic candidate for Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo in Providence, Rhode Island October 30, 2014.

United States First Lady Michelle Obama (top C) poses for a photograph with audience members at a campaign rally for Democratic candidate for Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo in Providence, Rhode Island October 30, 2014.

 

HM – Winslow Townson/Freelance

United States Vice President Joe Biden greets patrons at the Old Ferry Landing restaurant while making a stop for lunch in Portsmouth, N.H. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.

United States Vice President Joe Biden greets patrons at the Old Ferry Landing restaurant while making a stop for lunch in Portsmouth, N.H. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.

 

 

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10. News Picture Story

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1st – Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe Long Island Closure

IN OCTOBER THE BRIDGE THAT CONNECTED LONG ISLAND, HOME TO BOSTON'S LARGEST HOMELESS SHELTER, TO THE MAINLAND WAS CONDEMNED WITHOUT WARNING.

IN OCTOBER THE BRIDGE THAT CONNECTED LONG ISLAND, HOME TO BOSTON’S LARGEST HOMELESS SHELTER, TO THE MAINLAND WAS CONDEMNED WITHOUT WARNING.

2nd – Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe The Unforgotten

AMONG THE MANY ILLEGAL MIGRANTS WHO DIE CROSSING THE SOUTHERN US BORDER, HUNDREDS ARE NEVER IDENTIFIED. 84 MILES NORTH OF THE BORDER IN THE TOWN OF FALFURRIAS, TEXAS THE DEAD ARE BURIED WITHOUT CEREMONY, NAME OR EVEN CASKET.

AMONG THE MANY ILLEGAL MIGRANTS WHO DIE CROSSING THE SOUTHERN US BORDER, HUNDREDS ARE NEVER IDENTIFIED. 84 MILES NORTH OF THE BORDER IN THE TOWN OF FALFURRIAS, TEXAS THE DEAD ARE BURIED WITHOUT CEREMONY, NAME OR EVEN CASKET.

3rd – Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro Boston Newspaper Honoring the Fallen

THOUSANDS GATHER TO HONOR THE LIVES OF BOSTON FIREFIGHTERS EDWARD WALSH AND MICHAEL KENNEDY WHO DIED BATTLING A NINE-ALARM BLAZE ON BEACON STREET IN THE BACK BAY.

THOUSANDS GATHER TO HONOR THE LIVES OF BOSTON FIREFIGHTERS EDWARD WALSH AND MICHAEL KENNEDY WHO DIED BATTLING A NINE-ALARM BLAZE ON BEACON STREET IN THE BACK BAY.

HM – Angela Rowlings/Boston Herald Farewell, Mayor Menino

MAYOR THOMAS MENINO ROSE FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS IN HYDE PARK TO BECOME MAYOR OF BOSTON FOR 20 YEARS. HE STEPPED DOWN ON JAN. 6 AFTER SUFFERING A SERIES OF HEALTH ISSUES. MENINO THEN PASSED AWAY IN OCTOBER.

MAYOR THOMAS MENINO ROSE FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS IN HYDE PARK TO BECOME MAYOR OF BOSTON FOR 20 YEARS. HE STEPPED DOWN ON JAN. 6 AFTER SUFFERING A SERIES OF HEALTH ISSUES. MENINO THEN PASSED AWAY IN OCTOBER.

HM – Brian Snyder/Reuters Black Lives Matter

DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST RECENT GRAND JURY DECISIONS NOT TO INDICT POLICE OFFICERS IN THE DEATHS OF MICHAEL BROWN AND ERIC GARNER CROSSED BOSTON FOR MANY DAYS.

DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST RECENT GRAND JURY DECISIONS NOT TO INDICT POLICE OFFICERS IN THE DEATHS OF MICHAEL BROWN AND ERIC GARNER CROSSED BOSTON FOR MANY DAYS.

11. Feature Picture Story

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1st – John Tlumacki/Boston Globe For the Love of Joanne

For the love of Joanne

JOANNE COSTA, 59, WAS STRICKEN WITH ALS 12 YEARS AGO. THE PROGRESSIVE NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE ALSO KNOWN AS LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE HAS TAKEN A TOLL ON HER. HER HUSBAND, JOHN, AND FORMER HUSBAND MICHAEL ROCHA BOTH TAKE PART IN HER CARE AT KINDRED HOSPITAL WHERE SHE HAS BEEN A PATIENT SINCE 2005. MICHAEL LIVES WITH JOHN IN HIS CONDO WITH MICHAEL’S DAUGHTER MELISSA . JOANNE CAN ONLY MOVE HER EYES AND MAKE SUBTLE FACIAL GESTURES. SHE BREATHES WITH A VENTLATOR AND IS FED THROUGH A TUBE IN HER STOMACH. JOHN VISTS HER EVERY DAY AND HAS MISSED ONLY ONE VISIT SINCE 2005 BECAUSE OF A BLIZZARD.


 

2nd – John Tlumacki/Boston Globe The Last Race

the last race

IT WAS THE LAST DAY OF HORSE RACING AFTER 79 YEARS AT SUFFOLK DOWNS WHICH WILL END LIVE HORSE RACING. THE TRACK LOST A BID TO BE A SITE FOR A NEW CASINO COMPLEX. THE TACK HELD MANY HISTORIC RACES OVER THE YEARS AND MANY OF IT’S FAITHFUL WILL MISS THE RACING.


 

3rd – Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe Choosing Home Birth

Choosing Home Birth-WHEN ASHLEY BENNET FOUND OUT SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH HER FIRST CHILD SHE STARTED TO THINK ABOUT WHAT SHE WOULD LIKE HER BIRTH EXPERIENCE TO BE. AFTER RESEARCHING ALL OF HER OPTIONS SHE DECIDED TO FORGO THE TRADITIONAL HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE.

WHEN ASHLEY BENNET FOUND OUT SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH HER FIRST CHILD SHE STARTED TO THINK ABOUT WHAT SHE WOULD LIKE HER BIRTH EXPERIENCE TO BE. AFTER RESEARCHING ALL OF HER OPTIONS SHE DECIDED TO FORGO THE TRADITIONAL HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE.


 

 

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12. Sport Portfolio

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1st – Barry Chin/Boston Globe

Denver, CO  -  01/19/14  - Denver Broncos cornerback Tony Carter (32) breaks up a long pass attempt intended for New England Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater (18) in the first quarter at Sports Authority field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, CO.  Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was unable to connect deep with his receivers, and the running game was shut down by the Denver defense as well, as New England fell to the Denver Broncos 26-16 in the AFC Championship game.

Denver, CO – 01/19/14 – Denver Broncos cornerback Tony Carter (32) breaks up a long pass attempt intended for New England Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater (18) in the first quarter at Sports Authority field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, CO. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was unable to connect deep with his receivers, and the running game was shut down by the Denver defense as well, as New England fell to the Denver Broncos 26-16 in the AFC Championship game.


 

2nd – Brian Snyder/Reuters

Team USA's David Backes (L) reacts as the puck crosses the goal line past Czech Republic's goalie Ondrej Pavelec during the second period of their men's quarter-finals ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games February 19, 2014.

Team USA’s David Backes (L) reacts as the puck crosses the goal line past Czech Republic’s goalie Ondrej Pavelec during the second period of their men’s quarter-finals ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games February 19, 2014.

3rd – Jared Wickerham/Getty

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: A competitor in the Freestyle Skiing Women's Ski Slopestyle Qualification on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

SOCHI, RUSSIA – FEBRUARY 11: A competitor in the Freestyle Skiing Women’s Ski Slopestyle Qualification on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.


 

HM – Winslow Townson/Freelance

A German speed skater competes during the Sochi Olympics.

A German speed skater competes during the Sochi Olympics.


 

HM – Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald

Zordan Holman of Cheverus lets out a yell after he scored toward the end of the first half of a football game at Thornton Academy Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Zordan Holman of Cheverus lets out a yell after he scored toward the end of the first half of a football game at Thornton Academy Saturday, October 11, 2014.


 

 

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13. Video/Multimedia

John Tlumacki/Boston Globe For the Love of Joanne

 

14. Team entry

The Boston Globe End of an Era
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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino sat momentarily in his office after calling mayor-elect Martin Walsh after Walsh won the election.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino sat momentarily in his office after calling mayor-elect Martin Walsh after Walsh won the election.

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15. Portfolio

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1st – Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe

South Boston, Massachusetts -- 07/08/2014--   Edson Pontes, of Dorchester leaps off of a pier into Old Harbor in South Boston, Massachusetts July 8, 2014.

South Boston, Massachusetts — 07/08/2014– Edson Pontes, of Dorchester leaps off of a pier into Old Harbor in South Boston, Massachusetts July 8, 2014.

2nd – Brian Snyder/Reuters

A boy looks up at a mural reading "A Wish for Peace" in Medford, Massachusetts September 15, 2014.

A boy looks up at a mural reading “A Wish for Peace” in Medford, Massachusetts September 15, 2014.

3rd – Barry Chin/Boston Globe

President Obama hugs a graduate during Commencement ceremonies inside the DCU center.  President Obama was the featured guest speaker at Worcester Technical High School's graduation at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Worcester Technical High was lauded for transforming from the lowest performing school in the city and one of the lowest performing vocational schools in the state to a 2013 U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School.

President Obama hugs a graduate during Commencement ceremonies inside the DCU center. President Obama was the featured guest speaker at Worcester Technical High School’s graduation at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Worcester Technical High was lauded for transforming from the lowest performing school in the city and one of the lowest performing vocational schools in the state to a 2013 U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School.

HM – John Tlumacki/Boston Globe

Dorchester- 06/08/14- Michael DePIna, the brother of peace activist Joao DePina was shot in the head and killed Friday night on Taft Street. Joao broke down as he  is comforted by a neighbor in front of a memorial set up at the spot he was shot.

Dorchester- 06/08/14- Michael DePIna, the brother of peace activist Joao DePina was shot in the head and killed Friday night on Taft Street. Joao broke down as he is comforted by a neighbor in front of a memorial set up at the spot he was shot.

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