Posts Tagged ‘Massachusetts’

The visit of the President of the United States, to Boston. October 30, 2013.

pb103013presidentmg

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Good morning.

pbB13P7249

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Fiery Sunrise in Winthrop,MA

A kayaker is framed by yesterday’s sunrise, as I saw it, from Winthrop Shore Dr. in Winthrop,MA

fb092013sunrisemg

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

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


Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

I took a position on a bridge over Route 93N on the Stoneham/Winchester line as what seemed to be 100 police cars escorted the hearse carrying MIT police officer Sean Collier. Here are my photos and please check out the Boston Herald on Sunday for much more information.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

I photographed smoke coming out of the cargo hold today as Massport firefighters, with a backup from the Boston Fire department, first investigated and then doused the morning fire. See my photos below of today’s event and also my photos from when the jet experienced happier times at Logan, first in Boeing colors, and then the inaugural flight from Japan. Also check bostonherald.com for any updates on the cause, etc.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Somerville firefighters climb to a Christmas Eve highway crash.

I photographed this unique scene just before noon today as Somerville firefighters, already below Route 93N for a rollover accident on Mystic Ave., heard this one above them and raised their ladder to access the one car crash. Non life-threatening injuries on both accidents were reported.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

I was sent to Winthrop as other Boston Herald photographers fanned out to other coastal communities. It was IMPOSSIBLE to keep myself and my camera gear dry and salt water free. I returned home and spent 45 minutes cleaning and drying any sand or salt off my cameras and lenses.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

I found these guys flying over Larz Anderson yesterday morning and this Hawk dive bombing, and missing, a duck.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

I spotted this moment during yesterday’s Scott Brown day-after-debate press conference. Eric Fehrnstrom, top adviser to both Brown and Romney, peers out from behind the press corps assembled at the event at Brown’s Boston headquarters.

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off