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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BOSTON — Comcast hosted more than 100 guests at its “Winter Olympics with Xfinity” event at Boston Winter featuring 1980 USA Hockey “Miracle on Ice’’ Olympic gold medalist Jim Craig and Consul General Kim Yonghyo from the Korean Consulate in Boston. The event also included a curling demo on the Boston Winter ice featuring members of the North End Curling Club (which ended up attracting participants from the MIT Curling Club, Cape Cod Curling Club,…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bill Brett was in Washington at the Capitol to take this photograph of the Massachusetts delegation to the House of Representatives, the first that was made up entirely of Democrats. With all the discussion about Congress and the Congressional districts in the news, it prompted some of us to ask Bill about photographing so many of the state’s legendary politicians. As you can imagine, he has some wonderful stories so “stay tuned”…

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ROXBURY– This photo was taken in 1965 at a fire on Harrison Avenue. The 21-year-old woman survived with the help of Boston Police Patrolman James Donovan. The Globe ran a version of the photo with underpants painted on. That was considered an OK thing to do in those days. (We’ve included the Globe clip below as well.) The Herald ran the photo with polka dot underpants painted on. The attached clip shows another version. PHOTO…

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DORCHESTER — A Go Fund Me fundraising page has been set up to help the extended family of 14 and their two dogs that were displaced in a multiple alarm fire on Allston Street in Dorchester on Saturday. You can help them via this link. According to Caught in Dot, the all of the residents go out of the building, but they lost all of their belongings. The cleanup of the street was ongoing as…

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