The short work week was long on news, from Whitey Bulger's former FBI handler John Connolly having his sentence overturned, to our own Emily Rooney announcing she would step down from hosting Greater Boston. Here's what it looked like from the WGBH Newsroom.
This week, every news outlet in town, including us, reported with straight faces the stink over a satanic ritual planned for Harvard Yard. Other things happened, too — this is the week as it looked from the WGBH Newsroom:
The Callahan Tunnel, closed since December 27 for a $35 million rehabilitation project, will re-open for traffic March 12, according to Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Administrator Frank DePaola.
Just hours after Harvard University evacuated four buildings because of an emailed bomb threat, the University of Massachusetts Boston has evacuated its McCormack Building, telling students via Twitter to avoid the area because of a "possible person with a firearm."
UMass Boston Alert: Evacuate McCormack Building. Possible person with a firearm. Avoid area. Officials are on scene.
South Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, convicted of 31 charges including racketeering, extortion and money laundering in August, was sentenced to two life sentences and an additional five years in federal prison Thursday.
Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley has agreed to a $100 bet with St. Louis Archbiship Robert J. Carlson — in the form of a charitable donation — that the Red Sox will win the World Series agains the St. Louis Cardinals.
Attorney General Martha Coakley announced she will run for Massachusetts governor in 2014 Monday with an online video that acknowledges her 2010 Senate race defeat to former Sen. Scott Brown, and shows the attorney general talking to many voters — she was criticized for running an impersonal campaign in 2010.