Latest Bostonians Of The Year 2016 headlines

Boston Ma- 11/23//2016-Left to right rear are Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (cq) Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (cq) and Jay Ash (cq). Front left is John Barros (cq) Don Koh (cq) middle and Steve Kadish (cq) right. They are photographed at General Electric Headquarters in Boston .Globe (Jonathan Wiggs /GlobeStaff) Reporter:Topic

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Dealmakers: The four players who really brought GE to town

With marching orders from their bosses, it was up to Jay Ash, John Barros, Steve Kadish, and Dan Koh to score the coup.

09/12/16: Boston, MA: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is pictured as he hits a home run. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Baltimore Orioles in a regular season MLB baseball gamut Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: metro topic: Red Sox-Orioles

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David Ortiz: The slugger who spoke for all of us

In 14 fantastic years, he delivered clutch hits, reversed a curse, and helped us heal.

Boston, MA - 11/18/2016 - Educator Sunny Pai poses for a portrait at Charlestown High School in Boston, MA on November 18, 2016. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

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Sung-Joon Pai: The educator who refused to give up

He’s director of a program that takes in high-schoolers abandoned by every other school, and he’s willing to fight for it.

Boston, MA - 11/11/2016 - Zika researchers Jim Collins(R) and Dan Barouch pose for a portrait in a lab at the Center for Life Sciences in Boston, MA on November 11, 2016. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

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Dan Barouch and Jim Collins: The researchers racing to stop Zika

As the disease reached epidemic levels, their Longwood labs worked overtime to develop breakthroughs.

Cambridge, MA., 11/06/15, US Rep. Katherine Clark. Story about how she may just be the Democrats' choice to run against Gov. Charlie Baker in 2018. She and her staff deny that she's interested -- but some Democratic activists would love to see her run. In the meantime, she's had some early successes in Congress. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

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Katherine Clark: The woman who brought Congress to a standstill

The Melrose congresswoman was sick of the silence that followed mass shootings. After Orlando, she orchestrated a bold protest instead.

Boston, MA - 11/18/2016 - Olympic runner Abbey D'Agostino poses for a portrait in the offices of her sponsor New Balance in Boston, MA on November 18, 2016. D'Agostino tore her ACL after colliding with fellow runner Nikki Hamblin during the women's 5000 meter race at the Rio Olympics. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

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Abbey D’Agostino: The athlete who showed true Olympic spirit

After a heartbreaking collision on the track, the Topsfield runner reminded us some things are more important than winning.

Boston, MA - 12/5/2016 - Artist Ekua Holmes posed for a portrait in her studio in the Piano Factory in Boston, MA on December 5, 2016. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

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Ekua Holmes: The illustrator who makes an art of overcoming barriers

In her multifaceted career, the Roxbury artist depicts challenges confronted and conquered.

October 21, 2016 | Natick, MA Cari Ryding (center, pink) and Lauri Ryding (green) sit pose for a picture with neighbors of Strawberry Hill Rd. who supported the Ryding's when their house was egged by handing out rainbow flags in throughout their community. Here, they attend a concert to support the cause. Kieran Kesner for The Boston Globe.

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The Natick neighbors: Their outpouring of love erased an act of hate

After a lesbian couple’s home was targeted by vandals, the whole street rallied in support.

Boston, MA - 11/23/2016 - Former Boston Latin School students Meggie Noel(R) and Kylie Webster-Cazeauin pose for a portrait in Boston, MA on November 23, 2016. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter: For Magazine Use. Please do not use until after 12-18

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Bostonians of the Year 2016: Kylie Webster-Cazeau and Meggie Noel

The student-activists shook up Boston Latin and put race relations back on Boston’s list of priorities.

Boston, MA - 11/15/2016 - State Senator Pat Jehlen(L) and State Representative Ellen Story pose for a portrait at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, MA on November 15, 2016. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

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Pat Jehlen and Ellen Story: The champions of equal pay for women

For years, the state lawmakers pushed to close the gender wage gap. It finally paid off.

Boston Ma- 11/23//2016-Left to right rear are Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (cq) Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (cq) and Jay Ash (cq). Front left is John Barros (cq) Don Koh (cq) middle and Steve Kadish (cq) right. They are photographed at General Electric Headquarters in Boston .Globe (Jonathan Wiggs /GlobeStaff) Reporter:Topic

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See all the 2016 Bostonians of the Year honorable mentions

From Zika researchers to GE dealmakers, Big Papi to an entire neighborhood, these people made a difference this year.