2017 BPPA Pictures of the Year

01 Spot News

1. Marc Vasconcellos / The Brockton Enterprise

A first responder gives the thumbs-up signal to firefigthers before entering a house fire at 8 Fairbanks Road on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.
A first responder gives the thumbs-up signal to firefigthers before entering a house fire at 8 Fairbanks Road on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.

2. Nicolaus Czarnecki / The Boston Herald

(Chelsea, MA 5/22/17) Residents flee the area in panic as police surround a neighboring home during an armed standoff in Chelsea on Monday, May 22, 2017.
(Chelsea, MA 5/22/17) Residents flee the area in panic as police surround a neighboring home during an armed standoff in Chelsea on Monday, May 22, 2017.

3. Pat Greenhouse / The Boston Globe

A man, who would only identify himself as a very good friend, returns to the spot of a double fatal on Elder Street in Dorchester.  Police had responded to a shots-fired call and found a car engulfed in fire.  The male occupants were dead before the car crashed into another.
A man, who would only identify himself as a very good friend, returns to the spot of a double fatal on Elder Street in Dorchester. Police had responded to a shots-fired call and found a car engulfed in fire. The male occupants were dead before the car crashed into another.

HM 1. Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe

Lawrence, MA -- 9/11/2017 - A woman who was with  family members of an 11-year-old girl who was killed in a hit and run cries out after being knocked to the ground during a chaotic seen which broke out outside of Lawrence District Court following Steven Toro's arraignment.
Lawrence, MA — 9/11/2017 – A woman who was with family members of an 11-year-old girl who was killed in a hit and run cries out after being knocked to the ground during a chaotic seen which broke out outside of Lawrence District Court following Steven Toro’s arraignment.

HM 2. James Marabello / Freelance

Smoke continues to billow from a 3 decker as a firefighter comes out of the building during a 2nd Alm fire on 5th St. Temperatures were around 5 degrees.
Smoke continues to billow from a 3 decker as a firefighter comes out of the building during a 2nd Alm fire on 5th St. Temperatures were around 5 degrees.

HM 3. Ken McGagh / MetroWest Daily News

Lilla Martell of Framingham kisses her son, Joseph, 14,  after her Ford Freestyle SUV rolled over following a two-car crash with another SUV at the intersection of Belknap Road and Grove Street in Framingham Wednesday, August 16, 2017.    Martell was taken to an area hospital by ambulance with what appeared to be minor injuries.  Martell's husband, Robert, and son, who were not involved in the crash, came to the scene afterwards.
Lilla Martell of Framingham kisses her son, Joseph, 14, after her Ford Freestyle SUV rolled over following a two-car crash with another SUV at the intersection of Belknap Road and Grove Street in Framingham Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Martell was taken to an area hospital by ambulance with what appeared to be minor injuries. Martell’s husband, Robert, and son, who were not involved in the crash, came to the scene afterwards.