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Joel Benjamin - A view from behind the lens in Fort Point.

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Joel Benjamin has been living in the Fort Point neighborhood of South Boston since 1994.  Long before the gentrified luxury residences, the trendy restaurants and workout spots, Fort Point was a secret no man's land - a vast and barren part of South Boston with a small community of artists and a

Brighdy McDonough

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Keeping our beaches safe

Photography by Deborah McCarthy

Sitting at the beach all day seems like an easy job but it's actually, well... no day at the beach.  Being a DCR lifeguard requires you sit in the heat watching the beach with no occasional relief of the mundaneness with a quick check of

Thomas Regan - The Motivated Type

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Photgraphy by Joel Benjamin

Thomas Regan is motivated every day of his life.  From teaching countless spinning classes, to leading grueling bootcamps, he's a combination of motivated and motivation all at once.

Michael Dowling - Turning the Wheel

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Michael Dowling keeps the wheel turning and moving forward.   Medicine Wheel was founded in 1992 out of a need to help people heal through art.

Dianne Driscoll

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Sometimes big change happens from one small step.

One day, over 30 years ago, Dianne Driscoll's life took a dark turn.  Her oldest child Michelle died of complications from cerebral palsy.

Burns Stanfield

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Divine Inspiration

Photography by Joel Benjamin

Burns Stanfield is a man of God with a musical soul.  For almost 23 years, Burns is the rock that the Fourth Presbyterian Church has built upon and each year it becomes a little stronger.

Linda Dorcena Forry

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Senator Linda Dorcena Forry is making history this St. Patrick's Day in South Boston. 

As the first ever black woman and Dorcheseter resident, Dorcena  Forry will be a breath of fresh air as the host of the 70 year-old St. Patrick's Day Breakfast.   She is taking her role as emcee seriously and

Peter Welch

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The Ringmaster

Photography by Joel Benjamin

When Peter Welch was 9 years old, he had a good old-fashioned fist fight on the streets of Southie like many kids growing up in the 1980's.  Peter got his ass kicked.

Kathy Lafferty

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making the holidays a little brighter

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