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Welcome to the Boston Herald’s 2022 bests list. From top stories, sections, reporters and more — our gift to you this holiday season is the gift that keeps on giving: A year in review roundup.

All the articles and sections listed here generated the most online traffic from you, the readers. And boy did you click on some of these.

So let’s ring in the new year with our top 22 stories of 2022:


  1. Boston mayor condemns ‘white supremacist’ march through city; civil rights probe launched
  2. Family mourns death of Boston meteorologist Mish Michaels
  3. Great white shark bites seal in half off Maine coast: ‘Be prepared, graphic content’
  4. Alzheimer’s study: Boston researchers find ‘vicious cycle’ between daytime napping and Alzheimer’s dementia
  5. JetBlue cancels more than 70 flights at Boston Logan International Airport
  6. Howie Carr: Woke snowplowing? Boston’s new hire swears by it
  7. AR-15 briefly explained
  8. Boston University COVID researchers combine omicron spike protein with original virus, test strain on mice
  9. Complete list of Boston teacher salaries, including 2,905 six-figure earners
  10. Low-income workers will soon receive $500 checks from Massachusetts –⁠ here’s who qualifies
  11. Beloved Boston dive bar slated to become restaurant
  12. Putin’s threats hinting at use of nuclear weapons slammed as ‘unthinkable’
  13. Randolph man draws conviction on fraud, perjury
  14. Kamala Harris to Supreme Court would open the VP door for Hillary Clinton
  15. Guregian: Dante Scarnecchia says Patriots need to get Mac Jones a binkie
  16. Report: Putin faces cancer surgery; his temporary fill in won’t ‘do anything rash’
  17. Phil Markoff’s former fiancee ‘moving on’
  18. Salem company funneled more than $3 million in Massachusetts taxpayer funds to owners: Maura Healey
  19. Boston-area coronavirus wastewater jump shows ‘a new wave has begun’
  20. Why didn’t Patriots head coach Bill Belichick attend Robert Kraft’s wedding?
  21. Massachusetts State Police suspend search for missing brother who jumped from ‘Jaws’ bridge on Martha’s Vineyard
  22. ‘Strong storm’ to blast Massachusetts on busy travel day ahead of Christmas: ‘It won’t be a good travel day’


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Have a safe and happy holiday Herald newsies! And as always, keep the tips coming to [email protected] and we’ll chase them down.


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