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‘Whitey’ Bulger wished for ‘peaceful death,’ prison letters say

Charlie Hopkins, a former Alcatraz inmate who corresponded with James

Matt Stamey for The Boston Globe

The ex-South Boston crime boss described a litany of worsening health problems that included several heart attacks and blackouts.

Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., left, accompanied by Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, to discuss President-elect Donald Trump's conflicts of interest and ethical issues. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Katherine Clark elected to leadership post

US Representative Katherine Clark won a contested race to be the House Democrats’ vice chair against a centrist-oriented colleague.

The latest numbers may give would-be home buyers hope.

Bloomberg News

There are signs that the Boston area’s heated housing market is cooling

Data from two real estate groups show that price increases are starting to moderate.

BOSTON, MA - 2/27/2015: Three Boston Public Schools which may be targeted for closure such as West Roxbury Academy, 1205 VFW Pkwy, (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 01schools(1)

Big changes in store for Boston school buildings

West Roxbury, East Boston, and the southern part of the city near the Dorchester-Mattapan line would be among the first neighborhoods to get new school buildings.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, based in Washington, D.C., paid for two large billboards that went up this week near Logan Airport.

Here’s the story behind these anti-hot-dog billboards in Boston

They may be a childhood mealtime staple, but a national physicians group says that hot dogs have no place on the menu at Boston Children’s Hospital.