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Honoring Dr. Carolyn Kaelin

Dr. Carolyn Kaelin, 54; inspiration as surgeon, patient


3 alarm fire in Boston, 34 Lagrange St.

Boston, MA 06/04/2014
Boston Fire Department firefighters work at a 3 alarm fire in a home on Lagrange St. in West Roxbury on Wednesday night.
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***Update*** – A fundraiser has been organized to help the families affected by this fire.  Please donate if you can at the following link: http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/please-help-family-displaced-by-fire/187355 A fire that reportedly started in the basement traveled up and consumed all floors of a 2.5 story wood frame home in West Roxbury on Wednesday night.  Boston Fire Department firefighters [...]


Honoring Veterans on Nonantum Day

Newton, MA 06/01/2014
Newton resident Tony Magni, a Veteran of World War II who served in the United States Navy Construction Battalion, salutes as the National Anthem is played during Sunday's ceremony at Coletti Magni Park held to honor local Veterans on Nonantum Village Day.
Wicked Local Photo by Alex Jones

South Shore Hospital Marathon Team

Hingham, MA 03/08/2014
South Shore Hospital Marathon Team practice at Wompatuck State Park.
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I had the pleasure of photographing South Shore Hospital’s marathon team on a training run last month for the hospital’s charitable foundation, a longtime client of mine.  The assignment was simply to photograph tight action of the team members running, with the goal of getting enough photos to make a 30 second TV spot. Knowing [...]


Funeral for Boston Firefighter Mike Kennedy

Boston, MA 04/03/2014
Firefighters salute as the casket of Firefighter Michael Kennedy is carried out of Holy Name Parish on Thursday morning.
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A Firehouse Vigil

Boston, MA 03/28/2014
The large crowd gathered on the apron for Friday's vigil honoring Firefighters Edward Walsh and Michael Kennedy applauds as Engine 30 and Ladder 25 depart, lights and sirens blaring, for a basement fire in Roslindale.
Wicked Local Photo by Alex Jones

Standoff in East Dedham

Dedham, MA 03/07/2014
Metro SWAT officers walk up Leonard St during a standoff in East Dedham on Friday afternoon.
Alex Jones / www.alexjonesphoto.com

Dedham Police officers were assisted by over two dozen Metro SWAT officers on Friday during a standoff on Leonard St.  Despite initial reports that he was barricaded inside the home with a gun, William Barton peacefully surrendered to police after several tense hours.  More on the story at the Dedham Transcript: http://dedham.wickedlocal.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140307084


Mother Brook Arts Center for Dedham Life Magazine

Dedham, MA 01/08/2014
Ceramic sculptor Josephine Burr prepares clay in her studio at the Mother Brook Arts & Community Center.
Alex Jones / www.alexjonesphoto.com

I was asked to photograph the Mother Brook Arts & Community Center (also known as the wonderful building that contains my studio) last month for a spread in Dedham Life Magazine chronicling the changes underway as everyone gets up and running, with a particular emphasis on the Metalmorphosis studio on the first floor.  Here’s a [...]


Shooting on Morton Street in Boston kills boy, age 9

Boston, MA 02/07/2014
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans addresses the media gathered on Morton Street on Friday afternoon at the scene of an accidental shooting that killed a 9 year old boy.
Alex Jones / www.alexjonesphoto.com

Sad news in the City of Boston today as an accidental shooting claims the life of a 9 year old boy in Mattapan. Click the photo above for a full gallery of 13 images. Full story from the Globe


Polar Vortex Icicles

Quincy, MA 01/23/2014
Icicles form on granite in the Blue Hills Reservation.
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I did a double take driving back to the studio this afternoon when I saw these icicles formed by our beautiful New England weather on the side of I-93 in Braintree. Had to go back and risk life and limb parking on the shoulder of a major interstate to get this picture (totally worth it).


Snow

Dedham, MA 12/14/2013
Children watch the first snowflakes of winter fall outside Fellowship Church in Dedham on Saturday evening.

Bank Robber Arrested

Boston, MA 11/27/2013
Boston Police officers take a suspect into custody on Liszt St in Roslindale in connection with at least one bank robbery on Wednesday afternoon.

Veterans Day

Newton, MA 11/11/2013
Overcome by emotion, Gold Star Mother Nikki Likely embraces her granddaughter Virginia Likely Reece as she is acknowledged by Newton Mayor Setti Warren, right, in a Veterans Day ceremony held Monday at American Legion Post 440.  Richard Allen Likely, Nikki's son and Virginia's father, was killed in action at age 20 in Vietnam when Nikki was only 2 months old.

Celebration outside Fenway Park

Boston, MA 10/31/2013
Fans continued their celebration into the early morning hours.

3 alarm fire in Newton

Newton, MA 10/29/2013
Flames that started around the chimney blow out the rear of a home at 285 Nahanton St in Newton on Tuesday night.

A fire in Newton that started around a chimney grew rapidly on Tuesday night, engulfing the roof and reaching 3 alarms before being brought under control. As I post this, the Newton Fire Department is battling another multiple alarm fire on the other side of town, its second for the night, with over 100 firefighters [...]


Brush fire in the Stony Brook Reservation

Boston, MA 10/28/2013
Probationary firefighter Tony Docanto of Engine 24 wets down smoldering sections of ground in the woods of the Stony Brook Reservation while fighting a 4 alarm brush fire on Monday morning.

October has been a dry month across New England, and the brush fires are starting to pop up left and right.  Early this morning, the Boston Fire Department responded to the Stony Brook Reservation in West Roxbury for the 3rd brush fire in as many days.  This one hit 4 alarms before being brought under [...]


Shooting in Dedham

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Boston, Dedham, and State Police worked together on a shooting in the 1400 block of VFW Parkway on the Dedham/West Roxbury line this evening.  Unconfirmed reports state the victim was able to drive to Dedham Square and stop her vehicle in front of Dedham PD headquarters on High Street.  A few hours later, Boston Police [...]


The South Rim on the eve of the Shutdown

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I started my overnight hike to the South Rim at Big Bend in far West Texas not knowing if the Federal Government would still be functioning when I came back down.  Now it appears I’m the last one to see this magnificent sight for a while.


Friday night lights

Foxborough, MA 09/06/2013
Walpole running back Harry Berkland talks to teammate James Murphy, kneeling, on the sidelines of Friday's season opener against Foxborough.

It’s no secret that high school football is my favorite sport, and it was great to be back on the sidelines for another season last night as Walpole played their first game of the year against Foxborough.  Certainly not used to having to bring a jacket to the first game, though…


4th of July in Vinalhaven

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I’m feeling recharged after taking a week off and spending it on the little island of Vinalhaven, a lobstering community off the coast of Maine.  I hope you enjoy the pictures. This is also my first post since redesigning my website with Photoshelter’s new Beam platform.  Exciting stuff that I’m thrilled to be able to [...]


Flag Day Marriage Proposal

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I was wrapping up my coverage of Dedham’s Flag Day Parade, a huge event that’s bigger than many of the July 4th parades that I’ve seen, when a truck caught my eye:   Congratulations, Susan and Bill!


Farm to Table at Holly Hill

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I had the pleasure of photographing a special Farm to Table dinner held at Cohasset’s Holly Hill Farm this weekend for The Patriot Ledger’s food section.  The farm is located on Jerusalem Road in the middle of prime vacation house real estate, and dinner was served in a barn built in 1785 without a single [...]


Spring

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I was walking to an assignment in Needham this morning when I noticed that I was surrounded by beauty.


Looking back over a tough week

"And we do that because of who we are. And we do that because we know that somewhere around the bend a stranger has a cup of water. Around the bend, somebody is there to boost our spirits. On that toughest mile, just when we think that we’ve hit a wall, someone will be there to cheer us on and pick us up if we fall. We know that."

I’m starting to look back through my photos from the Marathon and everything afterwards with a fresh set of eyes, and I didn’t make it far.  Stopped on this one.