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Bulger checked for heart issue again

At 83, ‘exercise is over for me,’ he writes

James “Whitey” Bulger was quietly examined at a Plymouth hospital last week for an irregular heartbeat, raising questions about whether his recurring health problems will keep him from his long-anticipated trial in June.

Bulger, 83, wrote to a longtime friend last week that after being taken from the Plymouth County Correctional Facility by ambulance to a local hospital on Feb. 12, “Exercise is over for me.”

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