WINCHESTER — Local real estate magnate and philanthropist Bill Cummings has written an autobiography and was at Winchester’s Book Ends on March 10 for his first event to talk about the book. “Starting Small and Making It Big: An Entrepreneur’s Journey to Billion-Dollar Philanthropist” chronicles his life from his humble beginnings in Medford to his membership in the Giving Pledge, an international organization founded by Melinda and Bill Gates and Warren Buffett for the world’s…

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QUINCY — I’m sharing a photograph I took of Robert Hale, Jr. and his team from Granite Communications in Quincy that I took for my book, “Boston: Game Changers,” which will come out in a few months. I’m posting this early peek of my portrait to offer my congratulations and a big thank you to Hale and his team on the news today that the Hale family has pledged donations to Brigham & Women’s Hospital…

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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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Dear Friends: With the re-launch of my website, we are bringing back a blog that you can find here. It will be edited by my longtime collaborator Carol Beggy. The Boston: Game Changers blog, which also is the name of my sixth book that we’re working on, will be updated regularly and feature a range of content including coverage of events that I and others photograph, interesting stories that I come across in my daily…

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FRANKLIN PARK — The Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, in partnership with the City of Boston, teamed up for a special free concert in Boston’s Franklin Park on Sunday, Oct. 1. The concert followed a community arts festival with family-friendly activities presented by many of Boston’s major institutions and local arts organizations. Offerings include an interactive mural, instrument playground, crafts, photo booth, live animal demonstrations, and more! Led by BSO Music Director Andris…

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