BOSTON — The Revere Hotel hosted a solemn gathering on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, with survivors of the tragic fire that killed more than 490 people in the Cocoanut Grove dinner club. Revere Hotel Tim Brett hosted several survivors of the Cocoanut Grove fire including Marshall Cole, shown in these photos that were taken by Bill Brett. The raging fire started in the basement of the restaurant late on Saturday, Nov. 28, 1942, and quickly…

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THEATER DISTRICT — Young fans camp out on the sidewalk outside The Wilbur on Tremont Street on Saturday night almost a full day before the KPOP group SF9 took the stage. The sold-out concert on Nov. 19, 2017 brought young fans from throughout the region and, even, from around the country. The Wilbur had asked fans to not camp out in from of the theater to get their wristbands. Photos by Bill Brett

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Thomas J. Hudner, 93, (center in accompanying photo) a war hero and former Veterans’ Affairs Commissioner, died on Nov. 13, 2017, the Boston Globe reported today. Bill Brett photographed Mr. Hudner with fellow Medal of Honor recipient Thomas G. Kelley, and Tom Lyons, a veteran who works with other veterans particularly Medal of Honor recipients, for Brett’s book, “Boston: Irish.” In its obituary, the Globe wrote:Navy Ensign Jesse L. Brown and Lieutenant Thomas J. Hudner…

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More than 1,700 guests gathered for The New England Council’s annual “New Englander of the Year” awards. ALL PHOTOS ARE BY BILL BRETT By Carol Beggy SOUTH BOSTON – The 2017 New England Council dinner—the largest annual gathering of the region’s leaders of business, colleges and universities, hospitals, financial institutions, civic, philanthropic, and government agencies—was held recently to recognize four outstanding individuals as “New Englanders of the Year.” More than 1,700 guests filled the World…

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