2016 BPPA Pictures of the Year 01 – Spot News 1st: Mark Garfinkel – The Boston Herald December 16, 2016-Boston,MA. Firefighters battle fire and ice during this morning’s frigid 6 alarm fire in Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood. 2nd: Jeffrey Hastings – Freelance MPD SWAT attempted to talk a barricaded subject out of a house. The suspect was making threats to Fire, EMS and Police and mentioned he had several weapons and chemicals. MPD deployed tear gas in the window and the suspect quickly jumped out the window on to the bearcat where he was taken in to custody. 3rd: Keith Bedford – The Boston Globe Family and friends of Kyzr Willis, a 7 year old boy who went missing, comfort one another after finding out the boy had drowned near a command center set up to search for him at Carson Beach in Boston, MA, July 26, 2016. Honorable Mention 1: Mark Garfinkel – The Boston Herald 07/26/2016-Boston,MA. An occupant of 87 Sawyer Ave. arrives home to find it in shambles after a fire devastated the building. Honorable Mention 2: Mark Garfinkel – The Boston Herald 12/03/2016-Cambridge,MA. Everett firefighters, working at the 10 alarm fire in Cambridge, stretch a hose line in the fight to save one of the dozen buildings burning in today’s fire on and around Berkshire street.