Tag Archives: Ted Kennedy

Running Scared?

So the last time I photographed anything from Martha Coakley’s U.S. Senate campaign, it was pretty much the last time she was out in public. Of course, when I last covered the campaign, Coakley was well on her way to winning the Democratic primary in a landslide. Since then? Well, she basically dropped off the face of the earth and didn’t make an appearance until last week.

Her rival, Scott Brown, has since closed the gap and is leading in several polls. I caught up with the Coakley campaign last night during a bunch of last-minute push events in anticipation of Tuesday’s election.

1.17.2010 — REVERE, Mass. — U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley stops to chat with Monica Michalides of Tewksbury and her dog, Momo, at a rally led by local Democrats at the American Legion Hall on Jan. 17, 2010.

1.17.2010 — REVERE, Mass. — U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley greets supporters at a rally led by local Democrats at the American Legion Hall on Jan. 17, 2010.

1.17.2010 — REVERE, Mass. — U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley, flanked by congressman Ed Markey, waits for her introduction at a rally led by local Democrats at the American Legion Hall on Jan. 17, 2010.

Politics and an Ed Markey battle cry is apparently no match for the video game being played by that kid on stage behind Coakley.

1.17.2010 — REVERE, Mass. — U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley shows her thanks for Congressman Ed Markey's remarks at a rally led by local Democrats at the American Legion Hall on Jan. 17, 2010.

Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy-Palooza

What a week!

Things got real busy for me when Sen. Ted Kennedy died last week — not because I had to cover the event and hoopla, but rather everything else going on around behind the scenes.

8.29.2009 - BOSTON - A large billboard on a building on Tremont Street in Mission Hill pays tribute to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, whose funeral will take place Saturday morning at the Mission Church (in background), on Aug. 29, 2009.

8.29.2009 - BOSTON - A large billboard on a building on Tremont Street in Mission Hill pays tribute to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, whose funeral will take place Saturday morning at the Mission Church (in background), on Aug. 29, 2009.

It was basically a lot of running around the state, photographing whatever the Herald had leftover with so many resources tied up with the big show.

I kind of felt like this guy, who was painting the Boston Police bomb squad truck the day before Senator Kennedy’s funeral… while it was parked in front of the church! I kid you not.

8.29.2009 - BOSTON - Antonio Echemendia of Boston Public Works applies some last-minute touch up paint to the Boston Police's Bomb Squad truck outside the Mission Church, site of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's funeral, on Aug. 28, 2009.

8.29.2009 - BOSTON - Antonio Echemendia of Boston Public Works applies some last-minute touch up paint to the Boston Police's Bomb Squad truck outside the Mission Church, site of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's funeral, on Aug. 28, 2009.

Despite the somber occasion, it felt good to be involved in another major news event.

Thank you Senator Kennedy for all your service to the people of Massachusetts.