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Turtleboy Will Not Go Quietly

Controversial Massachusetts blogger Aidan Kearney says he’s a confrontational truth teller intent on righting wrongs. Critics, though, say he’s a mean-spirited bully. Maybe he’s both?

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The 150 Most Influential Bostonians of 2024

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Confessions of a Moll: A Boston Gangster’s Long-Time Girlfriend Speaks

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