PHOTOS BY BILL BRETT DORCHESTER — Hundreds gathered this morning to pay their final respects to Mary Brett McCarthy, a longtime clerk-secretary for the Boston Police Department who worked out of Area C District 11 in Dorchester, where she grew up. And it was to Dorchester, her home church of St. Margaret’s, that Mary returned one last time. A couple of pipers from the Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums played as her…

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CHATHAM — He was the son of a Boston mayor, a veteran of the US Marine Corps, and TV anchor from the days when those who read us the evening news ranked as some of the city’s most powerful denizens, but Jack Hynes remained one of the most approachable and affable people in Boston. On Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, hundreds of family, friends and well-wishers filled Holy Redeemer Church in Chatham and then filed to…

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SOUTH WEYMOUTH — Hundreds of uniformed State Police Troopers and police officers from other departments turned out for the funeral Mass that was said at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday for Massachusetts State Police Trooper Patrick E. Ahl, who died last week after suffering a medical emergency. Trooper Ahl, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, had been recognized in 2010 by then Governor Patrick with the Medal of Valor award for rescuing a…

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