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2011 Year in Review: Local

2011 Year in Review: Local
(Photo: Sam Ogden)

Gov. Deval Patrick met with Boston-area students and their Dana-Farber supervisors who are taking part in the hospital’s Office of Workforce Development’s Summer Jobs Student Training Program. Pictured with the governor are (from l to r) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute summer interns Dat Pham of Dorchester, Suzette Schand of Dorchester, Jessica Dormeus of Roslindale, Adrian Gonzalez of Dorchester and Cristian Polanco of Brighton. (Sam Ogden photo)

Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust shares a laugh with Harvard Basketball Coach Tommy Amaker in Cambridge. Amaker decided to stay at Harvard after interviewing for an opening at the University of Miami. (Don West photo)

Caroline Kilel of Kenya receives accolades from the crowd for winning the women’s division of the 115th Boston Marathon in a time of 2:22:36. Applauding her victory are (from I to r): Guy Morse, director of the Boston Athletic Association; Carol Fulp, senior vice president of brand communications and corporate social responsibility at John Hancock Financial; and Gov. Deval Patrick. (Don West photo)

Boston City Councilors Tito Jackson, Felix G. Arroyo and Ayanna Pressley appeared on 106.1 FM to encourage people to get out and vote in November’s election. (Yawu Miller photo)

At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley greets supporters gathered on Dorchester Avenue. Pressley topped the ticket in November’s election with 37,506 votes, becoming the first woman and first African American to do so in Boston’s history. (Yawu Miller photo)

Javier Albizu, of Roslindale, cools down during a 90-degree day in Jamaica Plain. (Ernesto Arroyo photo)

Former Boston City Councilor and longtime community activist Chuck Turner addresses a crowd at a party in his honor held at Encuentro 5 in Chinatown. Last January, U.S. District Judge Charles Woodlock sentenced Turner to three years on federal corruption charges. (Ernesto Arroyo photo)

Former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson (c) is joined by a few of her many supporters at a special recognition party held at Prince Hall in Roxbury to celebrate her many contributions to the Boston community over the years. (Don West photo)

Dr. Fred McKinney (l), president and CEO of Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC), and Milton Benjamin, president and CEO of Initiative for a New Economy (INE), announced INE will merge with GNEMSDC. This step allows INE, under a new name, to continue its groundbreaking work of helping minority businesses grow and thrive in this economy. (Don West photo)

While many stayed indoors watching weather reports of Hurricane Irene, this woman, along with dozens of other onlookers, chose to brave the elements of the storm at Pleasure Bay in South Boston. The hurricane damaged homes, washed out roads, swept away bridges and caused widespread flooding throughout Massachusetts. (Lolita Parker Jr. photo)