[UPDATED] SOUTH END/ROXBURY — Bill Brett was stopped along Mass. Avenue near Washington Street the other night at dusk when he took this photograph of the old Alexandra Hotel, a gothic style building that people have watched for years wondering how it will be redeveloped. The Boston Globe’s Dan Adams wrote about a new sale in a story that was published on Aug. 1, 2017. The Boston Globe reported on this building’s status in 2015…

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We start the week with a piece that includes a bit of a brag for my son, Tim, and his team at the Revere Hotel, which recently underwent a $28 million renovation. Tim, the hotel’s general manager, and his colleague Fergal Gildea, the hotel’s food and beverage director, are featured in a piece on Dirty Water TV that shows off some the amazing work done during the renovation project. You can view it on YouTube…

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Make no mistake, photographers (even those who have given up the daily newspaper grind) see things differently than most of us. So when Bill received a call from his former colleague Jim Wilson saying that Bill should come to Lynn to check out “Beyond Walls,” a 10-day mural festival transforming 15 of the city of Lynn’s brick walls into works of art, Bill didn’t hesitate to head to the former industrial town. “Beyond Walls” is…

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Dear Friends: I just received word that Dick Dray, a familiar face on the local scene for decades, died this week. Dray, whose wife, Peggy, still works with the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel, worked with Dusty Rhodes at her company, Conventures. The funeral and burial were private. A memorial service will be held later this summer and I will post details when we get them. I pulled this photo that I took of Dick, Peggy…

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