I started my first day as a Boston Herald news photographer twenty years ago today. Here are some photos below that, through the years, have either been memorable for me, or that have moved me in some way or another. Thanks for taking the time to view these photos, and for viewing this blog. Thanks also to Kevin Cole, the Pulitzer Prize-winning former Herald Photo Director, who hired me, and to current photo chief Jim Mahoney and everyone at the Herald, and the many fine Boston cops and firefighters and EMS officials that I deal with daily. Some travel highlights of these past two decades include photographing the Pope twice, once in Rome and also in Toronto, and two trips to Oklahoma City with Herald scribe Peter Gelzinis, to report on survivors of the horror that Timothy McVeigh unleashed on that friendly city in 1995. No Pulitzers yet, but I did win the biggest prize of all, that is meeting my wife Laura Crimaldi while on the job.
Officials tend to a teenager who was shot in the head on Humboldt Ave. in Boston, as his mother watches at the rear. The boy survived.
Army Spc. Jared J. Raymond, killed in Iraq, is laid to rest in Swampscott, MA.
At left, Cardinal Bernard Law, just hours away from stepping down due to the church’s clergy sex abuse scandal. At right, jets over Boston and St. Maarten.
Senator Ted Kennedy conducts the Boston Pops during “A Tribute To Ted”.
At left, a man who lost his home to fire is reunited with his cat. At right, the Denny family, including children Brandon and Rebecca, who were both seriously injured in the terror attack on the Murrah Federal Building, return to the site of the blast on the day of Timothy McVeigh’s execution.
A couple who experienced a vicious gay-bashing.
The Stones roll into town.
Robert Plant plays at Boston Garden as part of Page and Plant in 1995.
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