Mapping a Year in the Life of Boston

At the end of December, The Boston Globe ran this geographic narrative that mapped 17 events of 2011 in the city of Boston. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • 8. The puck stopped here – In June, the Bruins won their first Stanley Cup since 1972. Their victory sparked riots in Vancouver, home of their opponents. At home, the win was celebrated with a victory parade through downtown Boston.
  • 11. Whitey’s back – After 16 years on the lam, infamous South Boston gangster Whitey Bulger was captured in Santa Monica, Calif., and arraigned at Boston’s federal courthouse.
  • 12. Occupied! – The encampment in Dewey Square was one of the longest-lasting of the Occupy protests in major US cities. Protesters began the demonstration on Sept. 30; on Dec. 10, the camp was cleared by police, resulting in dozens of arrests.

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