ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON DEC. 28, 2017: COPLEY SQUARE — Channeling his friend and mentor, the late New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, Bill Brett took to the streets on Dec. 28, 2017 to capture some of the ways that people were dressing to deal with the extreme cold. With a high of just 12 degrees, Thursday saw the lowest high temperature in 140 years of record keeping, shattering the previous mark by six degrees.…

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON JULY 19, 2019 SOUTH BOSTON — Nary a space of hot sand was to be found along the M Street Beach in South Boston on Sunday, which hit the mark for the highest low temperatures of the year. Bill Brett took this shot at the height of the mid-day heat in the city. That scorcher came just a day after Boston and the region sweltered through the highest temperatures of the year…

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Despite years of being wrong or the scientific evidence that proves a buck-toothed rodent in a burrow in Western Pennsylvania cannot predict the weather, Punxsutawney Phil still holds court each Feb. 2. Post By Carol Beggy When I was working as a “co-op” student at the Boston Globe, I talked the city desk editors into letting me return “home” to Western Pennsylvania to cover the 100th anniversary of Punxsutawney Phil’s weather prediction. That day 31…

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BACK BAY — Thursday’s snowstorm and the stretch of extremely cold temperatures have meant that a number of social events have been postponed, but that didn’t stop Bill Brett from filing some shots. Bill hit the streets on Saturday in the Back Bay, particularly Newbury and Boylston streets near Copley Square and the Prudential Center. Overnight, Boston is projected to have the lowest temperatures for this date in the more than 140 years of record-keeping.…

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