Monthly Archives: October 2014

Press Conference: Remembering Boston Mayor Tom Menino October 30, 2014

The city of Boston lost an icon this morning as the city’s longest-serving mayor, Thomas M. Menino, passed away at the age of 71. Serving five terms as the city’s mayor, Tom Menino was one of a kind. Even if you didn’t vote for him, even if you weren’t from Boston, if Mayor Menino met you he made you feel welcome.

I was fortunate enough to have met Mr. Menino years ago just outside of his home. I was speaking with the state trooper parked outside of his home and the mayor came out to the front yard. He came over and said hi, introduced himself as “Tom” and asked about myself. The conversation lasted only a few minutes and I never bumped into Menino again, but that brief encounter certainly made a lasting impact on me.

Menino’s successor, Marty Walsh, spoke to the media gathered outside of Boston City Hall this afternoon. As I was heading downtown I opted to stop and see if I could get a few images of the press conference as well as hear Mr. Walsh speak about the late Mayor Menino.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Menino. Boston will never be the same without you.WalshMeninoConf-4






Northeastern Eclipse Tease October 7, 2014

In the Northeast, the fall weather can be quite fickle. Tonight is one of those nights. There is a full eclipse coming up at approximately 3am Eastern time tonight, but here in New England we’re getting clouds, wind and heavy rain at that time. So, in an attempt to capture something of the “blood moon” prior to the rain, here is a shot I took this evening. Have a great night and hopefully you’ll have a great view of the eclipse where you live! moon100714-11