BRAINTREE, (June 20, 2020) — More than 1,000 people gathered outside Braintree town hall tonight for a vigil held to honor the life of Laurie Melchionda, who was fatally shot outside her Braintree home last week. Police say that she was shot by a former neighbor who dressed up as a package deliveryman. Ms. Melchionda, 59, worked as a school nurse in Weston and had more than 30 years’ experience in the field. Among those…

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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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WEYMOUTH — Students of Weymouth High School were joined by town leaders on Saturday, June 13, 2020 in a show of support of Black lives and against racial injustice. A few hundred people gathered at Weymouth’s Legion Field for the vigil. Olivia Pietruszewski, a 2018 Weymouth High School graduate and organizer of the event, said the event was a way to come together as a community and raise awareness of the issue of police brutality…

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NORTH END — Four of Boston’s best photographers played photographers in the 1978 film “The Brink’s Job” about the 1950 robbery in Boston of a Brink’s truck when thieves stole $3 million. The four photographers, from left are, Roland Oxton of Peabody, Archie Newman of Weymouth, Gene Dixon of Quincy, and John Landers Jr. of Milton. All four were on the staff of the Record-American or Herald at the time of the filming in Boston.…

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