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A Bald Eagle gave a handful of bird-watchers a thrill today as the majestic bird, perched atop a high tree,  enjoyed its time on the banks of the Neponset River in Milton. The bird, however, did not seem too pleased when a number of crows gave chase closer to the Southeast Expressway. I was amazed at this bird’s sight. I was few hundred yards away and he/she was still eyeballing me. Thanks for the tip on where this beautiful bird hangs out, John C!  Below are my photos from today. There is also a photo of Canada Geese.
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On January 9, 2009, a Boston fire crew’s ladder truck, Ladder 26, suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure returning from a call on Mission Hill. Boston fire Lieutenant Kevin Kelley died after the truck slammed into a building on Huntington Ave. It is hard to believe that seven years have passed. Here is a photo of the very solemn moments after Lt. Kelley’s BFD colleagues, Boston EMS, and Boston police officials recovered him from the rubble. Needless to say it was a very difficult photo to snap at the time. There was not a dry eye in the area at that moment.

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Last week signaled the passing of fifteen years since I photographed an Air India 747 passing directly over the former headquarters of the Boston Herald and “through” a winter’s half moon. The photograph was snapped at approximately 3:30pm on January 2, 2001 using one of the first digital cameras that the Herald had, and a 600mm lens with a 2x teleconverter extender. That made the lens a 1200mm F8. The photograph went on the front page of the Herald on January 3rd and the Associated Press picked up and transmitted it worldwide the same day. The next day over 50 newspapers worldwide ran the photo, with the London Independent, The Irish Times and a paper in Hong Kong being some of the many papers who ran it on the front page. It felt great making such a splash and a connection. I started receiving letters from all over the world about the photo. I even received one letter that was delivered to the Herald in an envelope that simply read: To the person who photographed the jet thru the moon, Boston,MA USA. I am still amazed that the letter made it to me. Thanks to the workers at the main post office at Fort Point Channel, Boston for that one. The photo continued on to numerous magazines and many books, 2 of which are seen below. I did not know what airline it was or where it was headed until I received a call from the FAA in Nashua,NH. They asked me what time it was that I photographed it and told me that it was Air India flying from London Heathrow to JFK in NYC. I made lots of friends worldwide. Thanks, as always for being a viewer of my photos and this website.

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Boston moons, airplanes, lightning, weather: Part of my year in photos 2015 included high altitude jets, severe thunderstorms, rising and setting moons, etc. For the News Photography part of my photos of 2015, please click here. I used a Canon 1Dx camera and Canon lenses 800mm lens, a 100-400mm lens and sometimes a 1.4 extender.

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May 1-Moon appears tonight as SWISS FL LX52 approaches BostonLogan shortly before sunset.

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February 27-Shadows over Boston, as the massive Emirates Airbus A380, Flight EK204, JFK-Dubai, A6-EDM, is seen.

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April 13-World’s largest passenger jet over Boston today as lufthansa Airbus 380 flies JFK-Frankfurt. 6 miles up.

01/27/2015-Winthrop,MA. Tuesday afternoon's high tide, the 2nd in a series of damaging tides that occurred today, during the storm, splashes over the sea wall on the Revere/Winthrop town line on Revere St. Staff Photo by Mark Garfinkel

01/27/2015-Winthrop,MA. Tuesday afternoon’s high tide, the 2nd in a series of damaging tides that occurred today, during the storm, splashes over the sea wall on the Revere/Winthrop town line on Revere St. Boston Herald Staff Photo by Mark Garfinkel

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07/27/2015-Winthrop,MA. Lightning is seen over the Winthrop water tower as a line of heavy thunderstorms moved through the North Shore late Monday afternoon.Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

07/27/2015-Winthrop,MA. Lightning is seen over the Winthrop water tower as a line of heavy thunderstorms moved through the North Shore late Monday afternoon. Boston Herald Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

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September 22-Boston’s newest hood ornament? A Jet departs Boston Logan. I photographed with an 1120mm lens from Winthrop.

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August 15-Lightning strikes behind Boston’s Prudential Center tower at 6:13pm.

08/04/2015-Boston,MA. Lightning strikes over Boston's Financial and Seaport Districts during Tuesday afternoon's thunderstorm activity. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

08/04/2015-Boston,MA. Lightning strikes over Boston’s Financial and Seaport Districts during Tuesday afternoon’s thunderstorm activity. Boston Herald Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

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May 19-Moisture slides, then spins off the wing of an arriving Delta Boeing 757.

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September 20- Boston half moon with Tap Air Portugal TP204, Newark-Lisbon, caught over Winthrop. Almost 7 MilesHigh.

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June 26- LOT Airlines, JFK-Warsaw 35,175′ high over Winthrop Massachusetts at 583kts.

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July 27- British Airways FL BA188, a Boeing 777, from NJ-London, 7 miles high, over Winthrop

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November 25-A departing from BostonLogan seen from Winthrop as jet crosses in front of Boston full moon.

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July 1- Delta FL DL411, a Boeing 767-400, JFK-Dublin, & the Boston moon

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December 19-11:17pm. Shot from Winthrop. Its over Waltham at 34,000′, United Airlines Flight UA924. Washington,DC-London.

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November 30-Norwegian Airlines Boeing Dreamliner 787, JFK-London is seen at 34,000′

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October 25- Multiple exposure of Boston sunset w/ FedEx Boeing 767 landing at Boston Logan.

01/23/2015-Boston,MA. A high altitude passenger jet crossing in front of tonight's crescent moon.

01/23/2015-Boston,MA. A high altitude passenger jet crossing in front of tonight’s crescent moon.

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October 19- Multiple exposure of Boston sunset w/ Aer Lingus Airbus A330 landing at Boston Logan.

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October 10- Boston sunset, as Cape Air heads southbound out of Boston Logan.

09/27/2015-Boston,MA. Tonight's blood red super moon eclipse is seen at timed intervals.

09/27/2015-Boston,MA. Tonight’s blood red super moon eclipse is seen at timed intervals.

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November 25- A ship enters Boston Harbor as the moon rises in background, as seen through an 1120mm lens.

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November 25- The morning’s setting moon is seen over Boston at 5:54am from Deer Island.

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May 19, 2015- Brish Airways landing at Logan, with Winthrop in the foreground.

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October 9-Close call? Nope.1650′ vertical separation over Boston. British Airways Flight 113 at 38,000′ & Air berlin Flight 7451 at 36,350′

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December 5- The massive Airbus A-380, double decker airliner, British Airways BA209 @ 38,000′ over Winthrop.

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December 5- British Airways BA209 @ 38,000′ & Southwest Airlines SWA3733 @ 28,000′ cross over Franklin,MA., as seen from Winthrop.

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August 29-Moonset, as I photographed it at 5:36am.

August 20, 2015-Winthrop,MA Low level and wind-whipped fog shrouds a jetliner departing from Boston's Logan International airport.

August 20, 2015-Winthrop,MA Low level and wind-whipped fog shrouds a jetliner departing from Boston’s Logan International airport.

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September 29-Moonset.

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October 8-Brookline,MA. From Larz Anderson Park. Sunrise with Moon and Venus, 6:10am.

07/31/2015-Boston,MA. This morning's full moon sets over the city of Boston Friday. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

07/31/2015-Boston,MA. This morning’s full “Blue” moon sets over the city of Boston Friday. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

 

 

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From young ballerinas readying for their first-of-the-year recital, to a man threatening to jump off the Tobin Bridge, 2015 had many memorable moments that I witnessed. Here are some of them. Photos taken on and off my Boston Herald shift. Thank you to the Herald, and to my subjects, many of whom are first responders.

May 15, 2015-Winthrop,MA Clockwise from top left, Allison Sullivan, Sarah Delehanty, Jenny Delehanty and Kailey Sullivan get ready for their first dance recital of the year.

May 15, 2015-Winthrop,MA Clockwise from top left, Allison Sullivan, Sarah Delehanty, Jenny Delehanty and Kailey Sullivan get ready for their first dance recital of the year.

11/06/2015-Boston,MA. Saniyah Brathwaite, the granddaughter of murder victim Clive Francis Sr., prays during a solemn moment at her grandfather's funeral at Greater Love Tabernacle Church, Friday morning. She is sitting on the lap of her mother Keosha Francis, Clive's daughter.

11/06/2015-Boston,MA. Saniyah Brathwaite, the granddaughter of murder victim Clive Francis Sr., prays during a solemn moment at her grandfather’s funeral at Greater Love Tabernacle Church, Friday morning. She is sitting on the lap of her mother Keosha Francis, Clive’s daughter.

01/23/2015-Boston,MA. A high altitude passenger jet crossing in front of tonight's crescent moon.

01/23/2015-Boston,MA. A high altitude passenger jet crossing in front of tonight’s crescent moon.

April 8, 2015-Winthrop,MA. A bird soars as the rising moon and clouds frame it.

April 8, 2015-Winthrop,MA. A bird soars as the rising moon and clouds frame it.

09/27/2015-Boston,MA. Tonight's blood red super moon eclipse is seen at timed intervals.

09/27/2015-Boston,MA. Tonight’s blood red super moon eclipse is seen at timed intervals.

August 4, 2015-Boston,MA. Lightning strikes over Boston as a line of severe weather passes through.

August 4, 2015-Boston,MA. Lightning strikes over Boston as a line of severe weather passes through.

11/14/2015-Boston,MA. Braylon O'Neill, age 6 years, runs at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

11/14/2015-Boston,MA. Braylon O’Neill, age 6 years, runs at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

August 20, 2015-Winthrop,MA Low level and wind-whipped fog shrouds a jetliner departing from Boston's Logan International airport.

August 20, 2015-Winthrop,MA Low level and wind-whipped fog shrouds a jetliner departing from Boston’s Logan International airport.

06/02/15-Boston,MA. Law enforcement officials lift a knife that was believed to be being held by a man who police and the Joint Terrorism Task Force shot this morning at 4600 Washington St. in Roslindale.

06/02/15-Boston,MA. Law enforcement officials lift a knife that was believed to be being held by a man who police and the Joint Terrorism Task Force shot this morning at 4600 Washington St. in Roslindale.

04/16/15-Boston,MA. A truck dangles over MBTA Red Line tracks and the South East Expressway, in the south bound lane, during Thursday morning's commute. The truck crash was reported to the State Police shortly after 6am.

04/16/15-Boston,MA. A truck dangles over MBTA Red Line tracks and the South East Expressway, in the south bound lane, during Thursday morning’s commute. The truck crash was reported to the State Police shortly after 6am.

02/19/2015-Revere,MA. Lola, awaits Revere firefighters who rescued the dog along with anotherr dog, from out of an icy body of water near Oak Island St. Thursday afternoon, after the dogs fell through the ice and had to be rescued.

02/19/2015-Revere,MA. Lola, awaits Revere firefighters who rescued the dog along with anotherr dog, from out of an icy body of water near Oak Island St. Thursday afternoon, after the dogs fell through the ice and had to be rescued.

02/19/2015-Revere,MA. Revere firefighters rescue Thunder and Lola, from out of an icy body of water near Oak Island St. Thursday afternoon, after the dogs fell through the ice and had to be rescued.

02/19/2015-Revere,MA. Revere firefighters rescue Thunder and Lola, from out of an icy body of water near Oak Island St. Thursday afternoon, after the dogs fell through the ice and had to be rescued.

09/16/2015-Boston,MA. Daniel Diaz, a resident of 25 Ridgewood St., is seen in front of his burned-out residence hours after he was awakened by flames and heroically notified other occupants, probably saving lives at the 2 alarm fire Wednesday morning.

09/16/2015-Boston,MA. Daniel Diaz, a resident of 25 Ridgewood St., is seen in front of his burned-out residence hours after he was awakened by flames and heroically notified other occupants, probably saving lives at the 2 alarm fire Wednesday morning.

06/11/15-Boston,MA. Laura Dos Santos, the mother of 16 year old shooting victim Jonathan Dos Santos, holds a photo of him with his sister, in better times. Jonathan was shot dead last night.

06/11/15-Boston,MA. Laura Dos Santos, the mother of 16 year old shooting victim Jonathan Dos Santos, holds a photo of him with his sister, in better times. Jonathan was shot dead last night.

02/06/2015-Revere, MA. Firefighters battle flames, smoke and cold air at the scene of a 3 alarm fire on Reservoir Ave. Friday morning.

02/06/2015-Revere, MA. Firefighters battle flames, smoke and cold air at the scene of a 3 alarm fire on Reservoir Ave. Friday morning.

02/06/2015-Revere,MA. Firefighters battle flames, smoke and cold air at the scene of a 3 alarm fire on Reservoir Rd. Friday morning.

02/06/2015-Revere,MA. Firefighters battle flames, smoke and cold air at the scene of a 3 alarm fire on Reservoir Rd. Friday morning.

02/06/2015-Revere, MA. Firefighters battle flames, smoke and cold air at the scene of a 3 alarm fire on Reservoir Ave. Friday morning.

02/06/2015-Revere, MA. Firefighters battle flames, smoke and cold air at the scene of a 3 alarm fire on Reservoir Ave. Friday morning.

 

06/10/15-Boston,MA. A man, threatening to jump from Boston's Tobin Bridge, is seen climbing the bridge this evening as a police negotiator, bottom left, speaks to him through a bull horn. The man climbed down after 2 hours atop the bridge.

06/10/15-Boston,MA. A man, threatening to jump from Boston’s Tobin Bridge, is seen climbing the bridge this evening as a police negotiator, bottom left, speaks to him through a bull horn. The man climbed down after 2 hours atop the bridge.

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Tomorrow marks the 16th anniversary of the Worcester Cold Storage & Warehouse Company fire that killed six firefighters. The dead included: FF Jeremiah Lucey, Timothy Jackson, Jeremiah Lucey, James Lyons III, Joseph McGuirk, and fire Lt. Thomas Spencer. Some of my photos from that week are seen below, as I was on assignment for the Boston Herald.

The search goes on for the remaining missing Worcester Firefighters.

The search goes on for the remaining missing Worcester Firefighters.

                                                                                                                             

As the procession passes by the home Fire Station of 2 of the dead Worcester Firefighters, mutual aid firefighters (from No. Reading and Marblehead) salute back from on top of Marblehead Fire Engine. Staff Photo: Mark Garfinkel

As the procession passes by the home Fire Station of 2 of the dead Worcester Firefighters, mutual aid firefighters (from No. Reading and Marblehead) salute back from on top of Marblehead Fire Engine.
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I have received questions about my settings for this type of photograph. The first photo, at top, was photographed last night, Sunday October 18, at 6:06pm. It is Aer Lingus flight EIN 139, a Dublin to Boston Airbus A330. I used a Canon camera and a 100-400mm lens at 176mm. Speed was ISO/ASA 1000. Shutter speed 1/400th of a second at F5 aperture.
I set the camera fire 5 bursts on the same frame. A 5 multiple exposure photo, with each snap at 1.2 second intervals. A tripod is a must as the city skyline will actually be photographed 5 separate, and thus has to be lined up the same each time.  
The bottom photo, a 6 image multiple exposure, was snapped on Saturday night at 5:49pm. ISO/ASA 320 with a lens of 200mm. Shutter speed of 1/320th of a second at F5, with a 1.5 second interval between snaps. These photo are a lot of fun, especially when the wind kicked up and the jet lands somewhat sideways.


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09/21/2015-Boston,MA. A vigil for the young girl who became know as Baby Doe before being identified as Bella Bond, is underway at Deer Island, near the spot where her lifeless body was found June 25. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

 

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The Challenged Athletes Foundation presented their Össur Running and Mobility Clinic yesterday at the Boston Sports Club in South Boston. Dozens of people, wearing prosthetics, including Jane Richard and Heather Abbott, survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon attacks, took part in the calisthenics-filledevent. The Heather Abbott Foundation presented a grant to Kori Tickel, n 8-year-old girl Somerset,MA. girl who lost a leg in a lawnmower accident. Tickel, the Abbott Foundation’s 2nd recipient, received a special prosthesis designed to help her run and play. Below are my captioned photos from Saturday’s event.

Braylon O'Neill, age 6 years, runs at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

Braylon O’Neill, age 6 years, runs at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

 

 Jane Richard, who lost her leg and her brother Martin, in the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, runs at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

Jane Richard, who lost her leg and her brother Martin, in the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, runs at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

 

11/14/2015-Boston,MA. Heather Abbott, who lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, hugs Kori Tickel, an 8 year old amputee from Somerset, at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning. The Heather Abbott Foundation delivered a grant to Kori so she could get the prosthetic. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

Heather Abbott, who lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, hugs Kori Tickel, an 8 year old amputee from Somerset, at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning. The Heather Abbott Foundation delivered a grant to Kori so she could get the prosthetic.

 

Braylon O'Neill, age 6 years, and his dad Mike, both at left, and Gracie Fennelly, age 4 years, and her dad Kerian are seen at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

Braylon O’Neill, age 6 years, and his dad Mike, both at left, and Gracie Fennelly, age 4 years, and her dad Kerian are seen at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

 

11/14/2015-Boston,MA. Heather Abbott, who lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, is seen at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

Heather Abbott, who lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, is seen at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

 

Femita Ayanbeku, age 23 years of Boston, cries as she receives a custom Ossur Flex-Run prosthetic foot at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning. She lost her leg in an accident at the age of 12,

Femita Ayanbeku, age 23 years of Boston, cries as she receives a custom Ossur Flex-Run prosthetic foot at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning. She lost her leg in an accident at the age of 12,

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I shot this, below, a 7 frame multiple exposure of the lunar eclipse, from Memorial Drive in Cambridge. There was no “photoshop” or “stacking” post process. This was an in-camera production.  I used a tripod, a Canon EOS- 1DX camera, a Canon 100-400mm 11 lens, and a Canon 24-105mm lens. I also used a sharpie magic marker and a piece of clear tape, I will explain the tape and marker later. I used the short zoom lens to shoot the skyline. I then used the 100-400mm, at 400mm, to shoot the moon’s phases at roughly 14 minute intervals, by using the Live View function of the camera. That is, I viewed, live, the scene from the large screen on the back of the 1DX. That is how I used the tape and marker to help me line up the moon(s). The moon’s exposures started out at 500asa (iso) at 1/1000th of a second at F5.6-ish, and then I gradually had to compensate for the shadow by giving it some more time, like 1/500th, 1/250th and so on down the line unit a very slow shutter speed was needed to get the red in the last moon. There is some artistic license involved here, i.e the moons are bigger in my photo and lower than one would have seen with the naked eye. My shot appeared in the September 28th edition of the Boston Herald.
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Below are my bostonherald.com photos of yesterday’s event.

12/02/2015-Boston,MA. Student Devin Allen, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Robert Atchinson, Peter Lynch, Jack Connors, and Jack Sebastian cut the ribbon on the re-dedication of Saint John Paul 11 Catholic Academy Lower Mills Campus, on Dorchester Ave. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

Student Devin Allen, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Robert Atchinson, Peter Lynch, Jack Connors, and Jack Sebastian cut the ribbon on the re-dedication of Saint John Paul 11 Catholic Academy Lower Mills Campus, on Dorchester Ave.

12/02/2015-Boston,MA. Mayor Martin J. Walsh is greeted by student Devin Allen, 4th grade, at the re-dedication of Saint John Paul 11 Catholic Academy Lower Mills Campus, on Dorchester Ave. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is greeted by student Devin Allen, 4th grade, at the re-dedication of Saint John Paul 11 Catholic Academy Lower Mills Campus, on Dorchester Ave.

12/02/2015-Boston,MA. Lisa Warshafsky, Principal of Saint John Paul 11 Catholic Academy Lower Mills Campus, hugs student Orianeh Byron Gabelus at the re-dedication of the school on Dorchester Ave. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

Lisa Warshafsky, Principal of Saint John Paul 11 Catholic Academy Lower Mills Campus, hugs student Orianeh Byron Gabelus at the re-dedication of the school on Dorchester Ave.

12/02/2015-Boston,MA. Students sing at the re-dedicated Saint John Paul 11 Catholic Academy Lower Mills Campus, on Dorchester Ave. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

Students sing at the re-dedicated Saint John Paul 11 Catholic Academy Lower Mills Campus, on Dorchester Ave.

12/02/2015-Boston,MA. Cardinal Sean O'Malley reaches for the Book of Prayers prior to blessing the newly re-dedicated Saint John Paul 11 Catholic Academy Lower Mills Campus, on Dorchester Ave. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

Cardinal Sean O’Malley reaches for the Book of Prayers prior to blessing the newly re-dedicated Saint John Paul 11 Catholic Academy Lower Mills Campus, on Dorchester Ave.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley blesses the newly re-dedicated Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy Lower Mills Campus, on Dorchester Ave

Cardinal Sean O’Malley blesses the newly re-dedicated Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy Lower Mills Campus, on Dorchester Ave.

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