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Bulger makes quiet visit to a hospital

He is examined, sent back to jail

Notorious gangster James “Whitey’’ Bulger was quietly examined at a Boston hospital last Thursday, then returned to the Plymouth jail later that day, according to two people familiar with Bulger’s treatment.

It is unclear what triggered the hospital visit, but after being treated for several hours, the 82-year-old was escorted back to the Plymouth County House of Correction, according to the two people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to reporters.

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