MARSHFIELD — 500 guests attended a (modified) Corey Fest, which raised more than $800,000 for the Corey C. Griffin Foundation to support youth and service charities. To keep within state Covid-19 guidelines and to ensure safety of guests, Corey Fest was held at the Marshfield Drive-In with event goers staying in their cars. Nashville sensation Chris Young performed for the guests. All photos by Bill Brett

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Bill Brett caught up with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as they toured Boston in a Duck Boat to give some “pop-up” concerts on Thursday. Seven musicians played the impromptu concerts at four locations including Copley Square, Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain. The Boston Globe’s Jeremy Eichler has a full story, which you can read here. ALL PHOTOS BY BILL BRETT

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NORWELL — Our intrepid photographer, Bill Brett, took on a really tough assignment over this holiday weekend: Flower picking at the old Jacobs Farm in Norwell. And, as you can see from his images, it was a beautiful day and scene that can only seem to be created by an autumn day in New England. ALL PHOTOS BY BILL BRETT

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HINGHAM — Author John G. Gallagher, a retired Boston Police superintendent, has just released his fourth book, “Passion, Poison, and Pretense: The Murder of Hingham’s Postmaster,” a true-crime story of a murder that led to a woman spending the rest of her life behind bars. ” ‘Poison, and Pretense: The Murder of Hingham’s Postmaster’ is the type of local history story I have been craving for some time -a concise, engaging, true story of one…

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By Carol Beggy DORCHESTER – Despite the restrictions on gatherings, the funeral for former Boston Police Deputy Superintendent Ed Walsh drew a number of people who felt compelled to pay their respects to a man who touched a lot of lives throughout the city. Edward J. Walsh died at his daughter Kathleen’s home in New Haven, Conn., on September 27, 2020. He was 98 years old. The restrictions because of Covid-19 meant that only Mr.…

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