BACK BAY — Our former colleague George Rizer shared some of his amazing photos from the tragic fire on June 17, 1972, in the Hotel Vendome in the Back Bay that claimed the lives of nine Boston firefighters, the largest loss of life in the department’s history. A memorial on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall commemorates the valor of the fire crews and marks the nine men lost that day. What George remembered was how the…

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PLYMOUTH — Hundreds turned out to protest racism recently at Brewster Gardens in Plymouth. The Plymouth Old Colony has a full story. You can read it here. These photos were taken by South Shore native Drew Lederman. His photography covers everything from weddings and families to marketing and commercial work to fine art nature photography. When not out on a shoot he can usually be found in the woods or on a mountain with his…

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QUINCY — Our friend Cody Huntington hit the streets in Quincy to photograph the peaceful protest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, and the subsequent demonstrations against police brutality and injustice against people of color. Here is Cody’s report: “The past week has been incredibly difficult for many, but today I found a small glimpse of hope for our future. Today, a candlelight vigil was held in my city of Quincy, MA,…

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BOSTON — Our colleague Sean Goss packed his camera and headed to Boston for the evening protest march, the third one held in Boston on Sunday. The day’s marches were held to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and for other instances where a Black person was killed by police. As you can seen in Sean’s photos, the day was a peaceful and powerful one, but when the sun went down and the…

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