John Barrette of North Reading sprints into the frigid waters off of Short Beach in Nahant Friday afternoon to ring in the new year and honor his brother, CJ, who passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 60.
With temperatures hovering around 20 degrees, and the windchill making it feel closer to single-digits, icicles caused by waves splashing over the seawall during high tide form on the railings along Lynn Shore Drive on Saturday.
A peregrine falcon takes flight from the cross atop St. John the Baptist Church across from Peabody City Hall on Wednesday. Upon learning about a pair of falcons, one of only 42 known pairs in the state, believed to be nesting on top of Peabody City Hall, the mayor and city officials worked with Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife to set up a shelter and nesting site on the roof of the building.
Pabel Perez, left, and his sister Victoria Perez are seeking justice after a woman with a baby carridge stole a row of their father's tulips on two occassions under the cover of darkness from their family garden in Saugus.
Luca Materazzo, 5, left, and his brother Nico, 6, wave from the back of their father's Lynnfield Police cruiser during a car parade organized by the Lynnfield Police and Fire Departments and North Shore Old Car Club in support of April Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month on Saturday.
Historic football helmets and gloves surround an old football painted with the scores of a Peabody and Medford matchup in the "Play Ball: A History of Sports in Peabody" exhibit in the Osborn-Slanta House of Peabody Historical Society.
Nahant sculptor Ray Pisano has finally finished his tribute to abolitionist Fredrick Douglass for Douglass Park in Central Square in downtown Lynn. His portrait of Douglass, which is cast in bronze, will be installed in the park sometime this week.
Plinio Moquete of Lawrence cleans potatoes as he helps set up the Riverdale Farm stand at the Lynn Farmers Market Thursday morning.
(Photo by Spenser Hasak)
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Swampscott firefighter Michael Salsgiver teaches Tassos Sheehan, 11, of Swampscott how to control the flow of water from a fire hose positioned on the ground during Swampscott Fire Departments youth firefighter camp on Thursday.
Members of Grupo de Teresa Stagnaro perform the Baile de la Selva, a traditional Peruvian dance, during a ceremony honoring the bicentennial anniversary of Peru's independence at Lynn City Hall on Wednesday.
Lynn City Councilor-at-Large Hong Net has released his first book, "Given a Chance: A Story of Strength, Survival and Success," which tells the story of his childhood spent in labor camps in Cambodia, teenage years in refugee camps in Thailand, and his young adulthood in western Massachusetts.
Lynn artist Jah'Nyah Spencer hosts her first solo-exhibit, showcasing her work on the walls of Caldwell in Lynn. Jah'Nyah will be attending Lesley University in the fall, studying illustration and business.
Iverson Hierro of Lynn is the subject of the new mural on Central Street in Lynn, painted by artist Kevin Ledo in collaboration with Beyond Walls, aptART (Awareness and Prevention through Art) and The GoodWorks Foundation.
Mylor Chan is dressed head-to-toe in Guatemalan-themed clothes as he takes part in the Guatemalan flag raising ceremony to mark the 200th anniversary of the country's independence at Lynn City Hall on Wednesday.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) member Todd McGrath of Amesbury, left, demonstrates a Civil War drum call to fellow SUVCW member Ron Boardman of Troy, N.H., during the G.A.R. building open house on Saturday.
Lynn artist Silvia "VIA™" Leary, right, has partnered with Kat Black, creative director of the Beacon Restaurant Group and general manager of Warwick Cinemas, to bring her "1 Paint" series to the cinema as part of the "Women of Color in the Arts" series.
Standing from left, members of the hip-hop collective Keep Moving Forward (KMF), Jordan "Ray Jones" Todd, DeQuan "Quan" Harris, Eddie Smith, Tre "KMF Tre" Demontier, Dennis "Limitless" Hernandez, Tommy "Teathetruth" Sarri, Matthew "Chew" Lerardi, and Tyler Lovett. Sitting from left, Jalil "Wst. Taylor" Taylor, Jay Moon, and Khyel "KASHI2x" Mack.
Lynn's Keith Lee dribbles a basketball alongside rush hour traffic on Route 1 in Peabody as he makes the trek from Lawrence High School to Lynn English High School bring awareness to racial injustice and the spike in fights that have been happening in schools.
Spenser HasakSpenser Hasak is a staff photographer for the Daily Item. Prior to joining the photo staff in April of 2017 he was the newspaper’s editorial art director. When not taking photos for the Item and various other Essex Media Group publications, Hasak enjoys taking minimal and abstract art photos and has also been known to enjoy a nice landscape photo if the opportunity presents itself.