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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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/08222011_22stimulus_photo2-8020247-22484.jpg Gonzalez, state budget chief in the Great Recession, managed difficult cuts, colleagues say

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/16/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/Boghosian_29convention38_MET.jpg Charlie Baker says he’s been tough on Trump when it matters. Is that enough for Mass. voters?

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/7d205d9539e640b592783cda00854ac2-d724306980394b1999b380d1ad7f3768-1[1].jpg Old Mass. grudge may have been factor in Bulger’s slaying

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.