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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino turned toward his old friend Sal Lamattina, and with glassy eyes, smiled as a room was named in his honor at the grand opening of the new East Boston branch of the public library Saturday.

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Left on the cutting room floor. Home for unwanted photos.

Every day I snap photos that, for some reason or another, don’t see the light of day regarding being published. They may not be strong enough in the quality department, or they just might not be relevant. Some photos, like the dog in traffic being “chauffeured” in a bright red car, the American flag in Winthrop, or these airplanes on a cloudy day were shot either en route to photo assignments or with no intention of having them published. The helicopter from the North Andover Flight Academy, happened to be flying at sunset over my Somerville neighborhood. I was fascinated at how my lens was able to magnify these two passengers so powerfully. The photo of the old man talking to Boston police East Boston district Captain Kelley McCormick has a funny story to it, in an otherwise sad event. This photo was snapped this morning at the homicide of a man on Chelsea St. in Eastie. This man, in his nineties, would not give me his name. Instead, he gave me a good laugh, which I will explain at the end. The photo shows him arriving to his house, which is next to the murder scene. He is very concerned about what is happening, as he has just stumbled upon the goings-on next door. Captain McCormick gently tells him what has happened and where he can and cannot proceed to. I approached him for his name and to find out if he knew anything or anyone regarding the crime. He said no, but motioned me to come closer so that he could whisper something in my ear. I came closer and put my ear to near his mouth and he said, “closer”, so I went closer. He then said, referring to the crime: “I did it.” He was great. He had a smile from ear to ear. Thanks for reading.

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Here are some of the more memorable moments that I have photographed this year. I am based here in Eastern Massachusetts, so I am “hyper-local” if you will. One won’t find any international, or even national for that matter, photos in this collection. What one will find here is immediate news, or as we in the news industry call it, “spot news.”  All these photos were taken by me and were snapped mostly on my shift at the Boston Herald, for whom I want to give a big shout out to and a thank you. Most of the following photos have photo galleries attached to them, so one can click on the photo and a series of photos from that event will pop up. Thanks for viewing and Happy New Year!

(09/23/10-Revere,MA) John Bottari hugs his cat "Piddles" after Revere fire chief Gene Doherty handed the cat to him during a 3-alarm fire Thursday afternoon.

(07/10/2010-Somerville,MA) Christine Broderick awaits rescue as flood waters pour into the Route 28 underpass near Mystic Ave. Firefighter Mike Marino, while off-duty was able to swim out to the stranded woman and help her swim to safety with the aid of State police and Somerville fire dept.

(04/07/10-Boston,Mass) Boston firefighters work the scene of a 9 alarm fire at 483 Beacon Street.

Boston, Mass runners are seen in their Speedo clothing saturday, December 11, 2010 during the 11th annual Santa Speedo Run.

Fisher College Police Sgt, S.A Egidio is seen comforting a driver involved in an accident June 3, 2010, at Clarendon Street and Commonwealth Avenue.

(09/15/10-East Boston,MA) A man, armed with a shard of glass and a shovel, holds police at bay today at 337 East Eagle St. He was making indications that he might jump from this 3rd floor fire escape. He finally climbed into a window and was then secured by police nearly 6 hours later.

(03/18/10-Chelsea,MA) 3-alarm fire at 31 Lewis Street in Chelsea mid-afternoon

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On This Date in My Photo History: July 9, 2003

(07/09/03-East Boston, Mass) From left, Lisa Craig and her partner Debbie Riley embrace while talking about the alleged gay bashing incident that landed Lisa in the hospital with over 200 stitches and a blood clot. The July 4th incident at Peers Park happened at the hands of a group of teens. Photographed for the Boston Herald.


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Here are two of my photos from the scene and a link to more photos at my Herald photo gallery. Of note please see the bottom photo and the fire escape where a Boston firefighter carried a victim down 3 flights.

3 rescued, one dead, one critical in 2-alarm fire at 64 Gove Street in East Boston just before 3am this morning. Here, a man who lived in the building is transported to an ambulance.


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