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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ARLINGTON — A standing room only crowd packed the Regent Theatre in Arlington for a panel on substance abuse and the premiere screening of the short documentary “Shattered” about the life of former professional hockey player Kevin Stevens. The panelists included Stevens, two-time Stanley Cup champion and recovering addict, state Senator Cindy Friedman of Arlington, Dr. Michael Hamrock, addiction specialist from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, and Becky Savage, a self-professed hockey mom and educator, who lost…

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SOMERVILLE — It was a packed house at the Somerville Theatre for the screening of the film “Sweeney Killing Sweeney,” starring…Steve Sweeney. On hand to celebrated Sweeney were a slew of comics including Lenny Clarke, Steven Wright, Frank Santorelli, Jonathan Katz, and Tony V. Others from the city including former politician turned comedy club impresario John Tobin, former city councilor John Nucci, and film producer Kris Meyer. For more on the film, see Sweeney’s website…

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