Archive for May, 2013

Boston Marathoners reclaim the finish line today.

Runners who did not finish the April 15th marathon due to the terror attack had the chance to do it today. The Boston Strong OneRun started at 10am in Kenmore Square and ended shortly thereafter at the Boylston St. finish. Many runners became quite emotional t the finish. Here are 2 of my photos. Look for more coverage in Sunday’s Boston Herald. 

An emotional Elise Wulff, at right, is comforted by Erin Roy at the Boston Marathon finish line after the two finished the Boston Strong OneRun today, May 25, 2013, in remembrance of those who didn't or couldn't finish April 15. Wulff ran her first marathon April 15th, in hopes of raising money for Voices of Hope, but could not finish due to the bombings.

An emotional Elise Wulff, at right, is comforted by Erin Roy at the Boston Marathon finish line after the two finished the Boston Strong OneRun today, May 25, 2013, in remembrance of those who didn’t or couldn’t finish April 15. Wulff ran her first marathon April 15th, in hopes of raising money for Voices of Hope, but could not finish due to the bombings. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

(05/25/13-Boston,MA)  Kaitlyn Brant, who ran the April 15th marathon with her dad, pauses as she crosses the Boston Marathon finish line today, May 25, 2013, flanked on each side by from left Jessica Campbell and Courtney Haskell during the Boston Strong OneRun in remembrance of those who didn't finish the race April 15.

(05/25/13-Boston,MA) Kaitlyn Brant, who ran the April 15th marathon with her dad, pauses as she crosses the Boston Marathon finish line today, May 25, 2013, flanked on each side by from left Jessica Campbell and Courtney Haskell during the Boston Strong OneRun in remembrance of those who didn’t finish the race April 15. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

 

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My photos, week in review.

A Bumble Bee buzzes flowers in Somerville, a church burns in Lynn, “Superman ” is busted in Boston, and One Fund Boston administrator Kenneth Feinberg explains benefit distribution to the Boston Herald’s Editorial Board.

(05/22/13-Lynn,MA) Cabe Marie, a parishioner at The El-siloe Seventh Day Adventist Contemporary church, turns away from her burned out church this morning, May 22, 2013, after a 3 alarm fire destroyed it just after 5:30am. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

(05/24/13-Boston,MA) Transit police officers are seen arresting a man today, May 24, 2013, after they and Boston police responded to Copley MBTA station for a man allegedly threatening people with a knife. This man was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon during the 6:40am arrest. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

(05/21/13-Boston,MA) One Fund Boston administrator Kenneth Feinberg gestures today, May 21, 2013, as he sits with the Boston Herald’s Editorial Board. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

 

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A tennis passing of local interest

I apologize for being late with this. Last week I received a call from a relative of an elderly tennis champ that I had photographed in 2002. She had said that her 102 year old relative Dan Bushnell had passed away in March and that she was interested in obtaining a print of the photo that I had snapped. Dan was a tennis champion well into his 90′s. He was 91 when I photographed him competing against a 90 year old at Longwood in Chestnut Hill. Here is the original caption from that day.  Sr. Tennis player Dan Bushnell, age 91 of Massachusetts at right, congratulates Albert Gaskill age 90 yrs 10 months, of North Carolina, who Bushnell called “Young Fella” after Gaskill beat him in the semi-finals at Brookline,MA. Here is Dan’s obituary.

 

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Maureen O’Neill, friend, cancer victim and Hospice of the North Shore patient, died 10 years ago today, on May 9, 2003. In January 2003 I contacted the Hospice of the North Shore in Danvers about the possibility of following the trials and tribulations of a patient from their hospice. They  introduced me to Danvers resident Maureen O’Neill. I spent the majority of my time with Maureen, at her house and beyond, from the time she returned home from Salem Hospital to the moment of her death. I often think about the first time I met Maureen. In order for this project to go forward, Maureen insisted on meeting with me first and seeing some of my photography work. I brought my photo portfolio to Salem Hospital, just a few days before she was to be released to the peaceful confines of her home. Maureen chose to bypass chemotherapy to die at home with her 92 year old mother at her side.  One of the first photos in that photo portfolio was a mother duckling and her babies crossing a busy street in Waltham. Maureen loved the photo as she was a huge bird lover. We hit it off from that moment forward. The following photos are dedicated to Maureen’s loyal friends and family, the Hospice of the North Shore, and most of all, to Maureen.


 

Cancer victim Maureen O’Neill, wishing to die at home with her mother, returns home from the hospital after realizing Chemotherapy was not going to work against her cancer.

“Don’t worry Mum, we will get thru this” Maureen O’Neill (above) returns from the hospital greeted by her 92 yr old mother Ann

Maureen O’Neill shares a laugh with Hospice Nurse Ann-Marie DePaolo and mom Ann.

After a difficult morning, Maureen O’Neill is instructed on her medicine usage by Hospice Nurse Ann-Marie DePaolo.

Maureen O’Neill sits on her Mom’s bed as she talks about her family.

Maureen O’Neill celebrates what would be her last birthday, her 63rd, with Josh, her friend’s grandson.

A tired Maureen O’Neill is watched over by her mom Ann.

As friend Bob Supino places one hand on Maureen’s forehead and one hand on her pulse, Maureen O’Neill dies in her Danver’s living room with best friend Glenda, mother Ann and Hospice Nurse Ann-Marie DePaolo at her side.

Maureen O’Neill is laid to rest in her lifelong home of Danvers, Massachusetts


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I snapped this from Winthrop today. A tricky exposure for sure. I ended up deciding on underexposing as plane after plane “shadowed” like this. The shadow would appear for just a split second. This was the heavy fog that enveloped portions of the area in the late afternoon today.

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