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BOSTON, MA - 10/31/2018:Red Sox World Series victory parade seen from Tremont Street Boston (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: SPORTS TOPIC paradephotos

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CHAD FINN

With championship parades, Boston has its ducks in a row

We do this so well, and do it so often, it’s almost as if we invented the concept.

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Jay Gonzalez’s colleagues in the trenches came to admire his focus on helping the state emerge from the fiscal disaster in better shape than most.

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As Charlie Baker seeks reelection, questions remain about how he has responded to Donald Trump.

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At least two Massachusetts organized crime figures were housed in the West Virginia prison, and one of them blamed Bulger for framing a friend for murder.

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s slaying is talk of small W.Va. town near prison where he was killed

The officers at the penitentiary call the prison “Misery Mountain,” said one resident. “They’re very understaffed,” he said.

The Nation

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s slaying is talk of small W.Va. town near prison where he was killed

By Jess Bidgood and Maria Cramer

The officers at the penitentiary call the prison “Misery Mountain,” said one resident. “They’re very understaffed,” he said.

Metro

TV Critic’s Corner

Naomi Watts will star in ‘Thrones’ prequel

Naomi Watts

By Matthew Gilbert

HBO isn’t divulging much else about its spinoff series.

Red Sox’ triumphant tour rolls through Boston

Red Sox fans celebrated Wednesday.

By Steve Annear, Emily Sweeney, Cristela Guerra, Peter Schworm and John Hilliard

Fans celebrated the Red Sox’ ninth World Series championship Wednesday along with team members in a rolling rally that wound its way through the streets of Boston.

Sports

Sox players praise fans as they bask in the moment

Boston, Ma- Oct.31, 2018- Sox Mookie Betts displays the World Championship trophy as it gows by Suffolk University on the Rolling Rally Parade.

By Nicole Yang

“It feels like we’re actually sharing it with our family right now,” said J.D. Martinez.

CHAD FINN

With championship parades, Boston has its ducks in a row

BOSTON, MA - 10/31/2018:Red Sox World Series victory parade seen from Tremont Street Boston (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: SPORTS TOPIC paradephotos

By Chad Finn

We do this so well, and do it so often, it’s almost as if we invented the concept.

The Dodgers congratulated the Red Sox in an ad and gifted the Sox a few mementos from Game 5

Los Angeles, CA: 10-28-18: The Red Sox celebrate their World Series victory. The Boston Red Sox visited the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Nate Weitzer

LA also took out a full page ad in the Globe to offer congratulations to the Sox.