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Two Boston firefighters die in Back Bay blaze. My photos.

A very sad day. Here are some scenes that I witnessed today. May firefighters Edward Walsh and Michael Kennedy rest in peace. Great job by their fellow firefighters to try and rescue them

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Pictureboston returns after brief hiatus

It has been a busy several weeks of the new year since my father, Robert Garfinkel, passed away on January 14. He was a great guy and he, along with my mother, sister and wife Laura Crimaldi, have always been very supportive of my photo work. Animal rescues, and animal’s in winter scenes, have dominated my photo work so far this year. Boston firefighter Sean Coyle rescuing a Husky that was stuck on the ice at Southie’s Sugar Bowl, a dog enjoying a Back Bay snowman, and Framingham firefighters helping to save several cows after a barn collapse, have been my highlights so far. Thanks, as always, for your support.
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Memorable and/or sad moments from my year in photos, 2013.

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Some of my favorite Boston aviation moments of 2013, in photos.

As a professional photographer, a Winthrop resident, and a self proclaimed aviation fanatic, I have enjoyed bearing witness to some fun moments in and around Logan airport. here are some of my photos from 2013.

June 24, 2013. A distant lightning bolt strikes well behind a departing Logan airliner.

June 24, 2013. A distant lightning bolt strikes well behind a departing Logan airliner.

December 19, 2013. A cold moon greets an incoming airliner as seen from Winthrop.

December 19, 2013.
A cold moon greets an incoming airliner as seen from Winthrop.

October 19, 2013 Boston's Custom House frames a departing jet.

October 19, 2013
Boston’s Custom House frames a departing jet.

November 13, 2013 Window washers, working on Northern avenue, are framed by a jet departing Logan airport.

November 13, 2013
Window washers, working on Northern avenue, are framed by a jet departing Logan airport.

September 18, 2013 A transatlantic flight exits the US east coast over Winthrop,MA.

September 18, 2013
A transatlantic flight exits the US east coast over Winthrop,MA.

May 9, 2013 An American Airlines jet arrives at Boston's Logan airport.

May 9, 2013
An American Airlines jet arrives at Boston’s Logan airport.

July 7, 2013 An Are Lingus Airbus-330 land at Boston's Logan airport.

July 7, 2013
An Aer Lingus Airbus-330 land at Boston’s Logan airport.

May 6, 2013 Fog and the sun "shadow" a departing airliner, as seen from Winthrop,MA

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Fog and the sun “shadow” a departing airliner, as seen from Winthrop,MA

July 29, 2013 A thunderstorm approaches Boston's Logan airport.

July 29, 2013
A thunderstorm approaches Boston’s Logan airport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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South Boston 5-alarm church fire

Here are the very earliest moments of this morning’s big fire at Albanian Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist, as seen from the rear of the building. Not much to say here. I will let my photos do the talking. Check out the Boston Herald for a photo gallery and movie from staffers Jim Mahoney, John Wilcox, and me.

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When Kathleen Kieran arrived at 306 South St., her childhood home that her family has owned for over 50 years, she was overcome with emotion as she walked through the multitudes of Boston firefighters, to a position in the front yard, near the front door. Firefighters, including Lt. Bill Gillis of Engine #14, intercepted her travels and guided her to a safer spot away from heat and smoke. Patricia Adams, Kieran’s sister, who still lives in the home, then took her from the firefighters and guided her toward the back of a Boston EMS truck where the sisters would stay for several minutes as they gathered their thoughts. The four alarm fire that started near the 1pm hour, destroyed the large old building. Firefighters don’t believe the fire to be suspicious. Please see my photos below, and the Boston Herald story, written by Erin Smith, here

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When I heard the first police radio transmission of today’s dramatic Boston truck crash I hopped in my car and accelerated away from the Moakley Courthouse, where I had been stationed for Boston Herald coverage of the James “Whitey” Bulger trial. I hit extreme traffic that was barely moving inside the Tip O’Neill Tunnel. I finally made it as far as the Zakim Bridge when I was passed by Boston EMS and Fire department trucks. I heard a trooper on the police scanner say that the roadway was going to be fully shut down for “a while.” I donned my yellowish-lime safety vest, that media photographers MUST wear while working on a roadway, and made sure my press pass was around my neck. Shortly after the Zakim bridge I pulled over as far left as I could go and ditched my car. My car was fully out of the way of any other emergency worker’s vehicle that was still enroute. I then grabbed my cameras and jogged the Rte 93 upper deck until I arrived at the accident scene adjacent the Sullivan Sq. down ramp (see my photos below, and with Herald scribe John Zeremba’s story at the Herald’s website). The Massachusetts state troopers,  Boston Fire and Boston EMS personnel were AWESOME & accommodating. The real problem was the extreme rain, as I could not keep my lens’ front glass dry, and making sure that I didn’t lean over the railing too far :-)

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Boston fire Lt. Steven Minehan died 19 years ago today.

On this date in 1994, Boston fire Lieutenant Steven F. Minehan, of Boylston street’s Ladder 15, died in a 9-alarm fire  in Charlestown, after he became trapped in a large warehouse as he searched for other trapped firefighters. I had been a staff photographer at the Boston Herald for almost 15 months that night when, police scanners broke the silence of what had been a quiet evening. What I heard on the fireground radio was even more disturbing. John Landers Jr., then night desk photo editor, also heard the initial call for help, and he dispatched me to the scene. Below are my photos from that night and from Lt. Minehan’s funeral. Over the years I have been lucky to be able to call Lt. Minehan’s wife Kathy a friend. RIP Lt. Minehan. The photo of Lt. Minehan, at bottom of page, is courtesy of Bill Noonan. Sorry for the low quality of these photos.

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Could this be the last photo snapped of James “Whitey” Bulger?

As a Plymouth County sheriff’s vehicle pulled into the bowels of the Moakley Federal Courthouse on June 5, a shadowy figure took form for a split second as the dark, heavily tinted windows that kept him from view were suddenly bombarded with bright, early morning backlight. The backlit shaft of bright light was emanating from the waters of Boston Harbor. Using a Canon 800mm lens, I was able to fire off 4 photos in less than a second, then he was gone, disappearing into the blackness of the window tint. When I shot this I did not think, as I do now, that this would be the last shot I got of Mr. Bulger. Law enforcement personnel have taken steps to insure that he will not be visible again. The first, and most important step taken, is to drive him into a garage door closer to the water and more distance from the photographers, insuring that the shaft of backlight, that I mention above, does not line up with Bulger and the car windows. The second step is that the current vehicle  they are using, for Whitey’s transport, has darker window tint. Please see my photo below and catch bostonherald.com’s continuous coverage of this fascinating trial.

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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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