2017 BPPA Pictures of the Year

10 News Picture Story

1. Charlie Krupa / The Associated Press The Path to Freedom – Leaving the United States

Officials on both sides of the border first began to notice last fall, around the time of the U.S. presidential election, that more people were crossing at Roxham Road. Since then the numbers have continued to climb.

2. Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe Puerto Rico After the Storm
On September 20th Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico killing at least 55 people and leaving millions without power.

3. Ken McGagh / MetroWest Daily News Firefighter Toscano laid to rest
The Massachusetts firefighting community and the Watertown community came together to mourn the loss of Firefighter Joseph Toscano during a funeral service at Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Watertown on March 22, 2017. Firefighter Toscano, 54, died on March 17 after he collapsed while battling a two-alarm fire on Merrifield Avenue. He had been a Watertown firefighter for two decades. He leaves behind his wife Maureen and five children ages 12-19.