of the Week
For the week of Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2009
During the Harvard vs. Dartmouth football game at Harvard Stadium on Oct. 31, a Harvard sophomore who wanted to remain a mystery danced in the end zone stands. He calls himself crimson man and says he's trying to boost school spirit.
For the week of July 11 - July 17, 2009
Mosby, a ministry dog with the First Baptist Church in Littleton, quietly sat under a pew during Sunday service, as parishioners Alyssa Mackersie, 12, and her brother Stuart, 9, kept an eye on him.
For the week of July 4 - July 10, 2009
Ellen Downs (right), 9, danced with friends Juliet Cable, 9, and Jock Cable, all from Newton, to the music of Swing 7 Band on the roof of the parking garage at the Science Museum as they waited for the July 4th Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.
For the week of June 27 -- July 3, 2009
Senator John Kerry greeted two men on his way to the Capitol from the Russell Senate office building in Washington on June 25. Known mostly for his foreign policy expertise, the junior Massachusetts senator has stepped up in his local activism due to Senator Ted Kennedy's illness.
For the week of June 20 -- June 26, 2009
The Red Sox grounds crew was busy on a rainy June 18 at Fenway Park. Here they removed the tarp at the start of the game against the Florida Marlins. Later it was unfurled again when rain resumed. The Red Sox lost a rain-shortened game to the Marlins, 2-1.
For the week of June 13 -- June 19, 2009
Steve Perkins bowed during a prayer during Bunker Hill Day commemorative exercises on June 17 in Charlestown. Perkins is president of the Colonel William Henshaw Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of The American Revolution.
For the week of June 6 -- June 12, 2009
Kung fu and tai chi master Yao Li, 52, flew into the air at Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi on Boylston Street. A current student, Giselle Bundchen, recently brought Li to the public's attention, but his list of celebrity students has included Celtics legend Robert Parrish, Aerosmith singer Steve Tyler, and playwright David Mamet.
For the week of March 14 - March 20
One-and-half-year-old Patricia Casper, of South Boston, slid back onto a park bench atop Dorchester Heights during Evacuation Day observances on March 17.
For the week of March 7 - March 13
Enjoying the extra hour of sunlight under daylight saving time on March 8 were Annie Gardner (right) and Allison Brown, both of Allston, accompanied by Gardner's cat, Abe.
For the week of Feb. 28 - March 6
Adele Vernon, 11, took a last look at her makeup before her performance in "The Urban Nutcracker" at the Hancock Hall in Boston in December.
For the week of Feb. 21 - Feb. 27
A winter sunrise on the outskirts of Langdon, N.D. The winds in the town, at the northern edge of the state, have spawned an interest in snow kiting and wind energy.
For the week of Feb. 14 - Feb. 20
Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson gave his own neck a workout as he waited for his turn during a team drill in Fort Myers, Fla., on Feb. 17.
For the week of Feb. 7 - Feb. 13
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, the top high school basketball scorer in Massachusetts history and a 4.0 student at New Leadership Charter School in Springfield, performed her afternoon prayers as a devout Muslim at home on Feb. 4.
For the week of Jan. 31 - Feb. 6
A horse-drawn hearse moved through Hanover Center Cemetery during the funeral for Army Specialist Matthew M. Pollini of Rockland on Feb. 2. Pollini was killed in Iraq when his humvee overturned on Jan. 22.
For the week of Jan. 24 - 30
A Marine honor guard presented a flag to Jane McCown McKinney on Jan. 18 after a memorial service for her half-brother, Major Marion Ryan McCown, Jr., a World War II Marine pilot. The remains of McCown were found last year in Papua New Guinea.
For the week of Jan. 17 - 23
Alesia Johnson, of Augusta, Ga., made her way through the crowd during the inauguration ceremonies in Washington, D.C., for President Barack Obama on Jan. 20. "I'm an educator," Johnson said. "That's why I'm dressed like this."
For the week of Jan. 10 - 16
The "Quest Eternal" sculpture at the Prudential Center wore winter white on Jan. 12 as Arctic-like temperatures hit the Northeast this week.
For the week of Jan. 3 - Jan. 9
Celtics guard Ray Allen sailed into the crowd as he chased a loose ball in the first half of the game against the Houston Rockets on Jan. 7. Houston won, 89-85.
For the week of Dec. 27 - Jan. 2
Khy-asia Davis (left), 6, Shaunice Stanley, 8, and Nydea Franklin, 8, rehearsed a play for First Night with the Andrea Lovett Storytelling Ensemble at the Franklin Park Development Association on Seaver Street in Boston on Dec. 29.
For the week of Dec. 20 - Dec. 26
Doorman Barry Buchanan soaked up the heat under the lamps at the Hilton Boston Financial District Hotel duuring the snowstorm on Dec. 19.
For the week of Dec. 13 - Dec. 19
At the MSPCA's Nevins Farm in Methuen, Melissa Ghareeb, the manager of the Equine and Farm Animal Center, spent time on Dec. 5 with Guy, who was given up for adoption after the owner's home was foreclosed on.
For the week of Dec. 6 - Dec. 12
Walpole's Ryan Izzo celebrated the team's victory against Mansfield at the Division 2 Superbowl at Foxboro on Dec. 6.
For the week of Nov. 29 - Dec. 5
Paul Craig danced the part of the Bear during the Party scene in a dress rehearsal of the Boston Ballet's "Nutcracker" on Nov. 26. at the Opera House in Boston. The children were from the Boston Ballet School.
For the week of Nov. 22 - Nov. 28
Jean-Paul Limontas had his badge pinned on him by his daughter Kiara, 6, at a police academy graduation ceremony at Washington Irving Middle School in Roslindale on Nov. 25. Looking on were Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis (left) and Mayor Thomas Menino.
For the week of Nov. 15 - Nov. 21
Ben Perron of St. John's (Shrewsbury) dragged himself across the finish line in the Division 1 state championship cross-country meet at Franklin Park.
For the week of Nov. 8 - Nov. 14
Snowmaker Joe Scarfi headed up to adjust a snow gun on Killington Peak in Vermont on Nov. 12, as the Killington ski resort prepares for the upcoming season.
For the week of Nov. 1 - Nov. 7
Eileen L. Kenner celebrated at the Breezeway Bar and Grill in Boston after Barack Obama was declared the winner in the presidential election on Nov. 4.
For the week of Oct. 25 - Oct. 31
Anthony Fortunato, brother of US Army Specialist Stephen Fortunato, who was killed in Afghanistan on Oct. 13, sniffed at a rose during the funeral procession to St. Mary's Cemetery following Stephen Fortunato's funeral in downtown Beverly on Oct. 24.
For the week of Oct. 18 - Oct. 24
Specialist Robert Ventullo of Salem, N.H., held his daughter Adreanna, 3, while her twin sister Angelina watched. Ventullo and other members of the 972d Military Police Company attended a welcome home ceremony at Faneuil Hall in Boston on Oct. 19.
For the week of Oct. 11 - Oct. 17
Barack Obama waved to supporters as he walked on the stage during his campaign stop at Mack's Apples on Oct. 16. in Londonderry, N.H.
For the week of Oct. 4 - Oct. 10
Jason Bay scored the winning run on a Jed Lowrey base hit in the ninth inning in Boston's victory over the Angels in Game 4 of the ALDS at Fenway Park on Oct. 6.
For the week of Sept. 27 - Oct. 3
After heavy rain and hail from a late afternoon thunderstorm on Oct. 1 in Avon, Mass., a double rainbow appeared in the sky over the Avon Baptist Church.
For the week of Sept. 20 - Sept. 26
The Red Sox defeated the Indians Sept. 23 to clinch a playoff berth. After the victory, the players first celebrated in the clubhouse, the returned to the field to continue the party with the fans. Here some went wild as Dustin Pedroia came out to spray them with champagne.
For the week of Sept. 13 - Sept. 19
Sonia Chang-Diaz, who challenged State Senator Dianne Wilkerson for the second time, celebrated her primary victory Sept. 16 at the Alchemist Restaurant and Lounge in Jamaica Plain.
For the week of Sept. 6 - Sept. 12
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady grabbed his left knee after injuring it on a first quarter play in the first game of the season against the Kansas City Chiefs Sept. 7.
For the week of Aug. 30 - Sept. 5
Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska and vice presidential nominee, addressed the crowd at the Republican National Convention Sept. 3 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
For the week of Aug. 23 - 29
Senator Edward M. Kennedy addressed delegates in an emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Aug. 25.
For the week of Aug. 16 - 22
Diana Khuu, 8, of Boston (center), waited to perform with the Kwong Kow Chinese School during the August Moon festival held in the Chinatown section of Boston.
For the week of Aug. 9 - 15
Swimmers did laps at Springs Brook Park in Bedford.
For the week of Aug. 2 - 8
Clark Rockefeller, accused of kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter, was handcuffed behind his back in a Boston Police cruiser as he arrived at the Brighton police station for booking.
For the week of July 26 - Aug.1
This house on Lake Road in Epsom, N.H., was flattened by a tornado that hit Epsom and Deerfield on July 24.
For the week of July 19 - 25
A view of the Continental Divide Trail. A crew of volunteers worked for five days to repair and rebuild the trail up to Gunsight Pass in the Wind River Range in Wyoming.
For the week of July 12 - 18
Francisco A. Urena, left, director of the Department of Veterans' Services of Lawrence, read a letter from Alex Jimenez, whose body was found in Iraq, detailing why Jimenez wanted to join the US Army. Jimenez's father, Ramon, listened as Urena spoke.
For the week of July 5 - 11
Hannah Finn, 5, of Andover, held her flag on the roof of the garage of the Museum of Science in Cambridge before the fireworks show during the Fourth of July celebration in Boston.
For the week of June 28 - July 4
Chris Bauernfeind, 38, of Jamaica Plain, a diver for the New England Aquarium, worked inside his office, the four-story high Giant Ocean Tank.
For the week of June 21 - 27
Visitors crowded around the Stone Zoo's new bear exhibit in Stoneham. The exhibit, which opened in May, is home to two adolescent black bear brothers, Smoky and Bubba, who were found when they were cubs in Georgia.
For the week of June 14 - 20
Sarah Janson, pepperweed coordinator of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, led a joint volunteer/refuge staff effort to remove pepperweed from the marsh near Plum Island in Newburyport, Mass.
For the week of June 7 - 13
Celtics forward Kevin Garnett's face was on the screen as fireworks illuminated the TD Banknorth Garden before Game 2 of the NBA Championship against the Lakers.
For the week of May 31 - June 6
Terence Tran of Medford wrote a response to violence on a mural by Chinese artist Liu Xiaodong at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston. The mural depicted local students affected by violence.
For the week of May 24 - 30
Jonathan A. Laurence, assistant professor of political science at Boston College, pushed his daughter Salome as his wife, Rachel, received her law degree at the commencement ceremony at Boston College's Law School in Newton.
For the week of May 17 - 23
Jim Hawkes, former CEO of Eaton Vance, the No. 1 Globe 100 company in the year 2000, and now a member of the Peabody Essex Museum board of directors, stood in the museum's East Indian Marine Hall.
For the week of May 10 - 16
J. Meejin Yoon & Eric Howeler, a husband and wife architectural and design team, lounged on their Loop Chair in their living and work space in Boston.
For the week of May 3 - 9
Sergeant First Class Sean Connor of Springfield was greeted by family during his homecoming from Iraq.
For the week of April 28 - May 2
Elad Gur, 5, of Cambridge, took a closer look at 2-year old "Dennis," an American baby alligator, during the Cambridge Science Festival at City Hall.
For the week of April 21 - 25
Patriot's Day featured the 112th Boston Marathon, the Red Sox at Fenway, and the reenactment on the Battle Green.
For the week of April 12 - 18
The Boston Celtics finished the regular season, the Yankees came to Fenway for a series against the Sox, and seniors lobbied for action at the State House.
For the week of April 4 - 11
Children engaged in a wide variety of activities from violin playing, etiquette lessons to 'no-holds-barred' fighting, the Sox had a victorious season opener at Fenway and Hub park-goers reveled in the first warmth of spring.
For the week of March 28 - April 3
Demonstrators protested in Copley Square, workers hung nasturtiums at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and a red-tailed hawk swooped down on a student touring Fenway.
For the week of March 21 - 27
Children hunted for Easter eggs, the Celtics treated some servicemen to tickets for a game against the 76ers, and Copley Square was the scene of a huge pillow fight.
For the week of March 14 - 20
Don Imus hosted the 9th annual "Kiss Me I'm Imus" live broadcast, Chelsea firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze, and the Bentley men's basketball team continued its undefeated season.
For the week of March 7 - 13
The New England Flower Show brought some color to the Bayside Expo Center, the Boston Fire Department welcomed 52 new firefighters, and the City on a Hill charter school in Roxbury held its annual lottery for admission.
For the week of March 1 - 6
Cambridge hosted a meeting as part of the Green Streets Initiative, the Children's Museum featured a splash of colors, and students at Fenway High School participated in a stress reduction workshop.
For the week of Feb. 22 - Feb. 29
Winter weather dominated the week with delayed flights at Logan Airport, snow-weary T commuters, and a little ice climbing.
For the week of Feb. 15 - Feb. 21
A lunar eclipse dazzled, Christopher Walken accepted Harvard University's Man of the Year award and the Red Sox continued spring training in Florida.
For the week of Feb. 8 - Feb. 14
The Red Sox spring training truck headed to Florida, Boston College won the Beanpot Tournament and winter weather wrought its usual havoc on Boston.
For the week of Feb. 1 - Feb. 7
The New England Patriots were defeated by the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII, spoiling their dreams of an undefeated season. Super Tuesday drew candidates to Massachusetts.
For the week of Jan. 25 - Jan. 31
The Patriots entertained questions of all kinds on media day. Foreclosures separated pets and owners. Tragedy racked one Newton man.
For the week of Jan. 18 - Jan. 24
The Patriots won the AFC Championship and a trip to Super Bowl XLII. The Archdiocese of Boston began renovations on their new headquarters. A massive fire in Lawrence destroyed 16 buildings.
For the week of Jan. 11 - Jan. 17
Snow canceled school but did not snarl the commute home. Romney won the Michigan primary. The New England Patriots beat the Jaguars in the AFC playoffs.
For the week of Jan. 4 - Jan. 10
Senators Hillary Clinton and John McCain were both victorious in the New Hampshire primary elections. The Celtics lost for just the fourth time this season. Warm temperatures let bike riders enjoy some outdoor fun.
For the week of Dec. 28 - Jan. 3
Muslims mourned the death of Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto. The Patriots achieved perfection against the Giants to go 16-0. The L Street Brownies took their yearly New Year's plunge.
For the week of Dec. 21 - Dec. 27
Workers at Gillette stadium shoveled out seats. Last-minute shoppers created traffic in Natick. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones returned for five shows at the Middle East in Cambridge.
For the week of Dec. 14 - Dec. 20
The New England area was covered by snow as two big storms hit the area. A Gloucester fire destroyed an apartment building and a synagogue. Hundreds of runners participated in the annual Santa Speedo Run charity event.
For the week of Dec. 7 - Dec. 13
Two Green Line trolleys collided, injuring nine passengers. The Patriots trounced the Pittsburgh Steerlers and improved to 13-0. Stained glass windows at the Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth were refurbished following a fire in 2005.
For the week of Nov. 29 - Dec. 6
A tanker truck accident in Everett flooded a neighborhood with flames. The Patriots continued their unbeaten streak. The Beacon Hill Eagle Monument in Ashburton Park cast a shadow outside the east wing of the State House.
For the week of Nov. 17 - 23
Boston celebrated the Fifth Annual National Adoption Day. People in the Bay State and across the country celebrated Thanksgiving. The Patriots continued their dominance of the NFL. Holiday lights started to go up around the city.
For the week of Nov. 10 - 16
Members of the armed forces across the country celebrated Veterans Day. A devastating fire ripped through a Roxbury home. Umass students planned a 2-day strike. The Celtics celebrated their best start in 35 years, improving to 7-0.
For the week of Nov. 3 - Nov. 9
Strong winds and heavy rain hit the Bay State. Citizens showed their support for their community by voting in local elections. The Celtics opened their season at home. At left, the fountains of Atlantic Avenue brighten the night sky.
For the week of Oct. 27 - Nov. 2
The Red Sox rolled over the Rockies for their second World Series title in four years. Fall foliage was in full bloom. The Boston Globe chose their 25 Most Stylish People of 2007.
For the week of Oct. 20 - Oct. 26
B.C. women's crew competed in the Head of the Charles. A turkey crossing occurred on Beacon Street. The Red Sox became American League champions for the second time in four years.
For the week of Oct. 13 - Oct. 19
Kevin Youkilis slammed his helmet in frustration after a loss. Harvard University inaugurated a new president. And a beautiful sunset descended over the shoulder of Mount Washington.
For the week of Oct. 6 - Oct. 12
Friends and family mourned the death of 13-year-old Steven Odom. A program included in the health reform law is giving help to children with terminal illnesses. And David Ortiz and Julian Tavarez celebrated the Red Sox's sweep of the Angels.
For the week of Sept. 29 - Oct. 5
Somerville celebrated the 90th anniversary of Fluff. The Yankees lost, and Red Sox fans watching at Fenway went wild. First Sergeant Shirley Martino held her grandson Travis on her return from Iraq.
For the week of Sept. 21 - 28
Officials tout the benefits of Project Safe Neighborhood, a funeral Mass is held for a Lowell firefighter, warm late-September weather brings people outside, and clowns parade through the streets of Allston-Brighton.
For the week of Sept. 14 - 20
A seagull caught a crab off Minot Beach in Scituate. Kevin Youkilis reacted after being hit by a pitch. Copley Square became Paris for the shooting of "The Pink Panther 2" with Steve Martin.
For the week of September 10 - 17
Elsie Butler waited outside the wake for Boston Firefighter Warren J. Payne. Fred Thompson made his first N.H. campaign stop as an official Republican presidential candidate. Jacoby Ellsbury of the Red Sox hit the Green Monster to make a play, but to no avail.
For the week of September 2 - 8
Thousands mourned Boston firefighters Paul J. Cahill and Warren J. Payne who died August 29. Mitt Romney visited N.H. Shoppers waited as the doors opened at Nordstrom, the upscale retailer, in Natick.
For the week of Aug. 25 - Sept. 1
A lunar eclipse was seen on Cape Cod; Angela Montero waited for the Caribbean Festival to begin; and the Air Demonstration Squadron buzzed over Boston to kick off an air show.
For the week of Aug. 18 - 24
Teddy tried out for a role at the Stoneham Theater. Kristen Doran shaved Firefighter William Eastwood's head at a fund-raiser for cancer research. And Misty May-Treanor played the AVP Boston Beach Open finals.
For the week of Aug. 11 - 17
Sergeant Rebekah Spencer embraced her son Adam a few days before leaving for eventual deployment. Dustin Pedroia reacted after the Red Sox's comeback against the Devil Rays just fell short. A cat at the Angell Memorial Hospital.
For the week of Aug. 4 - 10
From Iraq, Lance Corporal Tyrelle Greene watched via two-way video as his daughter Janelle was born. Tom Brady at the Patriots' annual practice at Gillette Stadium. And it was time for a nap on campus at UMass-Boston.
For the week of July 28 - Aug. 3
Ray Allen arrived for Kevin Garnett's introduction as a Boston Celtic, David Ortiz smiled before a 5-4 victory against the Orioles, and Christopher Michelangelo, 11, rewarded himself with ice cream.
For the week of July 21 - 27
Johnson-Finley sings during Boston's 8th annual GospelFest. Joseph Salvati kisses Peter Limone after winning a civil suit for wrongful convictions. A Supreme Court ruling raised questions on whether the JumpStart program's mission will change.
For the week of July 14 - 20
Greater Boston's beaches, public pools, and neighborhood parks offer free ways to cool down this summer. Some 5,000 purple loosestrife beetles were released to try to cut back on the invasive species.
For the week of July 8 - 13
Mintou Barry from Dorchester poked her head up during a Rwandan Independence concert. Maryellen Gibbs was at Sandy Beach collecting sea glass. A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation prepared to dance in the Grand Procession.
For the week of July 1 - 7
Jasper Wiley, 12, posed with a chuckwalla on his head. On July Fourth, John Mellencamp performed during the 2007 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, and Maria Marichal, with 25 others, became an American citizen.
For the week of June 24 - 31
Liquarry Jefferson, 8, was shot to death in his Roxbury apartment, and Boston police said his 7-year-old cousin fired the fatal shot while playing. Hot days in the Boston area this week. Cool Music cabdriver Gerry Montilus played the trumpet.
For the week of June 16 - 23
Lincoln-Sudbury Warriors celebrated. The dream of playing baseball in Fenway Park came true for many. Filene's Basement's bridal event was held at its downtown location for the last time before renovations.
For the week of June 8-15
The new Islamic Society of Boston's Cultural Center and Mosque is topped off in Roxbury, a tentative deal is reached in the Quincy teacher strike, and gay marriage rights are sealed for years to come.
For the week of June 1 - 7
At the Harvard University commencement, a big yell by graduate Kevin Michael Bache. Girls at a Peace Day Celebration in Roxbury. At the New England Aquarium, the first penguin chick tested the waters.
For the week of May 26 - 31
Daisuke Matsuzaka feels the heat as Indians score two runs. Jeff Ginsberg, of Somerville, takes his dog to Fresh Pond park. A violin student at the Conservatory Lab Charter School.
For the week of May 19 - 25
A new T line tests its tracks, two ex-presidents team up to preach bipartisanship to University of New Hampshire graduates, and a mother coyote gives West Roxbury a scare.
For the week of May 12 - 18
A funeral service is held in Rockland for a Marine killed in Iraq, warm weather followed by wet weather hit southern New England, and a N.H. police officer killed on the job is honored.
For the week of May 5 - 11
Tufts University students take their final exams, the Dalai Lama speaks at Smith College, and the New England Patriots cheerleaders travel to Punta Cana for a calendar photo shoot.
For the week of April 28 - May 4
Immigration advocates marched down St. James Street May 1, Yissy Perez has to leave her daughter, Alleyah, while staying on-campus at Tufts University, and Baker School students walk under a magnolia tree.
For the week of April 21 - 27
The governor's wife makes her first public appearance since she began treatment for depression, 22 people--mostly students--are injured in a bus collision in Allston, and a Bunker Hill monument receives some new lighting.
For the week of April 14 - 20
New England residents pick up the pieces in the wake of a powerful Northeaster, thousands of runners participate in the 111th Boston Marathon, and the family of a serviceman killed in Iraq say goodbye in Canton.
For the week of April 7 - 13
Children--some more happy than others--meet the Easter Bunny, Dice-K makes his Fenway debut, and churches across the region prepare for the holiday weekend.
For the week of Mar. 31 - April 6
The Big Apple Circus arrived to Boston and spring to Fenway Park, as the Alliance of Guardian Angels reactivated a Boston chapter.