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Post  mermaid on Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:54 am

Top stories of 2011
By Herald staff
Thursday, December 22, 2011 -

It was a year of James “Whitey” Bulger’s fall and the Bruins [team stats]’ rise. A freak twister, Boston’s occupation, beer in the dugout, tablets and the Herald getting shut out of President Obama’s Hub fundraiser.

There’s more ... Shaq tweeted he’s gone, Elizabeth Warren announced she’s in and the attorney general told nonprofits that board pay is out.

The top stories of 2011 — selected by Herald editors based on reader response, online traffic and social-media buzz — paint a lively picture. (Yes, that was Blake Lively in town.)

Here is a sample of the top stories in news, sports and entertainment. Go to for the complete list of Top 10 stories in each category.


1. South Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger and his galpal busted in sunny Santa Monica.

2. Mom sacrifices her life to save daughter from deadly Springfield twister.

3. What did we say? The White House refuses to give Herald full access to the president’s Hub fund-raiser.

4. Elizabeth Warren jumps into U.S. Senate race, soars in Herald debate.

5. Attorney General Martha Coakley launches crackdown on nonprofit board pay after Herald expose.


1. The battling Bruins bring home the Cup.

2. The Sox collapse in September, with tales of beer in the dugout.

3. Sox brass try to right ship with shakeup.

4. Patriots [team stats] dissed and dismissed in fall to Jets in playoffs.

5. QB’s momentary salute costs Cathedral High a Super Bowl win.

Use link above to read the rest............... squirrel1


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