Top local news stories of 2010
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Scott Brown elected to US SenateBrown, then a Republican state representative and longshot for Edward M. Kennedy's former seat, defeated Attorney General Martha Coakley in a Jan. 19 special election. Brown's victory energized a Republican base that surged sweeping victories in the November elections.
Pictured, Brown and his wife, former WCVB-TV reporter Gail Huff, at the victory party at Boston's Park Plaza Hotel.