NANTUCKET, Mass — 350 guests attended “The Crystal Ball,” Nantucket Magazine’s 15th anniversary bash, which raised money to support the Nantucket Historical Association. The event was held at the Whaling Museum. Among those who attended were, Nantucket Magazine’s Publisher Bruce Percelay and his wife, Elisabeth, New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick and his girlfriend, Linda Holliday, and TV host Jenny Johnson. All photos by Bill Brett.

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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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SOUTH BOSTON — More than 500 guests attended The Mary Binda Memorial Cruise held on July 6, 2017 to support summer programming for more than 300 young people at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston’s Edgerley Family South Boston Club. Binda, who died in 2009, was involved in many South Boston organizations, including serving on the board of the Boys and Girls Club. The cruise was held on board the Provincetown II.      …

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My friend William F. Smith, III, who died suddenly on July 9, 2017 while he was in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Billy, as he was called, was a member of the Boston Police Department’s Firearms Unit. He worked with police officers from throughout the city. The outpouring of affection for Billy can be seen in these photos that I took the other day at his wake, which was held at the John J. O’Connor & Son…

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LENOX, MA — More than 400 guests attended the 2017 Tanglewood Gala to support the Tanglewood Horticulture Challenge. The event, held on July 7, 2017 in Lenox MA, raised more than $465,000. (All photos by Bill Brett)      

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