QUINCY — A large and brave crowd joined 8-year-old “Mighty” Quinn Waters for the third annual Polar Plunge at Wollaston Beach on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. Quinn, who lives in Weymouth, was easy to spot on the beach standing at the starting line with his mom, Quincy Police Officer Tara Waters. Among those who turned out to support the Waters family at the annual fundraiser were members of the South Boston L Street Brownies who…

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QUINCY — More than 150 guests attended the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser, which was held at Alba’s restaurant in Quincy. The event was hosted by Jamie Fagan, with the support of his siblings Jennifer, Jon and Jeff, to support the family matriarch, Janice, who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. All of the money raised will be used to support ongoing research and treatment programs for patients who, like Janice, are fighting blood cancers.…

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MARSHFIELD — More than 250 guests attended a fundraiser to support the Pan-Mass Challenge and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which was held at Levitate in Marshfield on Saturday night. The event, now in its fifth year, is called Funk You Cancer. Event organizer Anthony Habayeb kicked of the event by thanking everyone for their support and welcomed everyone on behalf of the organizing committee which is made up of the Chin, Habayeb, Kaufman, Mazin, Panio…

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BOSTON — More than 5,000 participants came together on Boston Common on Thursday night for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Light the Night” Walk, which raised nearly $1 million to fund treatments that are saving the lives of patients. LLS is makes cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments and pioneering the most promising cancer research anywhere. “And it’s all happening now. Not someday, but today. Each year friends, families and…

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PHOTO BY BILL BRETT Channel 25/WFXT reporter Blair Miller with WCVB NewsCenter 5 anchor Maria Stephanos and Boston Fire Commissioner Joe Finn at an award presentation earlier this year. BOSTON — Two recent things have made the news and it is worth making the connection. Last night, among the dozens of New England Regional Emmy Awards presented to the region’s journalists, News 25 Boston reporter Blair Miller received two Emmy Awards for his coverage of…

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