Boston Globe photographers take thousands of pictures over the course of a year, from spectacular sports moments and breaking news to weather features and long-term projects where they document the struggles and triumphs of everyday people. Each year, editors from the photo department and magazine single out the most memorable images of the past 12 months. Click on the audio links that accompany the following six photos to hear photojournalists explain how they captured some of their best images of 2018, then click on the link at bottom to see the full Big Picture gallery of this year’s most outstanding shots.JIM DAVIS“You really can’t watch it like a fan.”FENWAY PARK (Oct. 24) — It was the second game of the World Series. I was in the Jim Beam Dugout seats, a different angle than my usual position. I got Andrew Benintendi in focus, tracking the ball. That was actually the first frame. If I had gotten there a split second later, I wouldn’t have had … [Read more...] about The stories behind the most memorable Boston Globe photos of 2018
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Joshua Miller Globe Staff January 02, 2019 It was the spring of 2017 and in East Boston, the traffic was particularly expletive-worthy.The state had just taken down the tollbooths at the entrance to the Sumner Tunnel, and now cars were clogging residential streets, trapping people in their driveways, and causing backups at Logan Airport.Jonathan Gulliver, who had recently become acting state highway administrator, was called to the governor’s office for an urgent meeting. Advertisement Gulliver and other transportation officials laid out detailed engineering drawings and told the governor their plan to improve the traffic flow. Charlie Baker listened. Get Today in Politics in your inbox: A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Then he … [Read more...] about Charlie Baker, the incrementalist
Rochelle Riley Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Dec 16, 2018 For people who don’t believe in God, suspend your disbelief for a moment. Because I need to tell you about how three black boys from three different cities all escaped dire circumstances to meet at Xavier University down in Louisiana and pledge to help each other become doctors. They say God brought them together and kept them together until the last one had graduated medical school, until the last rotation was completed, until they opened their own practices. Now, they help pay to educate young men and women who look like them, so they are not the last. If it sounds familiar, 16 years ago, three young black men formed a similar pact to do the same thing. The difference, these guys say, is there are still so few black doctors now that they’ve chosen to be living monuments to perseverance. Only about 5 percent of practicing physicians in 2015 were black, compared with a 13 percent … [Read more...] about Riley: Doctors overcame odds, want others in footsteps
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jessie Scanlon December 10, 2018 TO DEMONSTRATE HOW a computer can identify cancer — or the earliest suggestion of abnormal cell growth — Regina Barzilay points to a screen showing three images of her own mammograms. The first image is from 2014, the year she was diagnosed. Then she points to her tests from 2013 and 2012, in which a small white mass is clearly visible. “It was already there,” she says, looking at me incredulously. A mammogram might be the best tool available to screen for breast cancer, but it failed to catch hers. The computer scientist, whose cancer is in remission thanks to surgery and radiation, hopes that for future patients, breast cancers will be spotted earlier. In her research at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, she is developing software that aims to teach a computer to analyze mammogram … [Read more...] about Can these researchers catch cancer much earlier than ever before?
By Washington Post | PUBLISHED: December 15, 2018 at 2:57 pm | UPDATED: December 15, 2018 at 9:18 pm By Sonia Rao, The Washington Post Pete Davidson wrote on Instagram Saturday afternoon that he didn’t “want to be on this earth anymore.” The post came shortly after the SNL cast member had used the social media platform to applaud Kanye West for speaking openly about his own mental health issues. Davidson wrote: “i’m doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don’t know how much longer i can last. all i’ve ever tried to do was help people. just remember i told you so.” The alarming message, relayed via a screen shot of Davidson’s Notes app, has since been deleted, along with his entire Instagram account. On Saturday, the New York Police Department confirmed that it had conducted a wellness check and made contact with Davidson. Fans and celebrities have expressed support, including rapper Nicki Minaj, actress Jada Pinkett … [Read more...] about Wellness check for Pete Davidson after he posted alarming Instagram message