Top 10 NBC Boston Stories for 2017

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A New York woman made headlines after she was found in a Massachusetts nursing home, 42 years after she was reported missing.
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Letters to the Massachusetts Dept. of Correction from Aaron Hernandez were released following the former NFL player's prison cell suicide.
Our weather team's blog previewing a major nor'easter that slammed the region in late October that ultimately left more than a million without power earned a spot on this list at #8.
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Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had tears of relief in his eyes after a jury acquitted him in a 2012 double homicide case in Boston. He was found dead in his prison cell days later.
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Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock reportedly researched Boston's Fenway Park in the months leading up to the early October massacre.
A story on the arrest of a man in connection with the case of murdered jogger Vanessa Marcotte made headlines across the region.
A preview of the late-winter storm that blasted much of New England with some parts seeing more than 2 feet of snow got our readers' attention.
The increasing number of opioid overdoses in Massachusetts prompted doctors to call for state-run injection sites in an attempt to combat drug-related deaths.
The tragic death of 20-year-old Franklin, Massachusetts, resident Michael Doherty captured our readers' attention.
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A Cambridge, Massachusetts, school librarian thanked First Lady Melania Trump for her donation of 10 Dr. Seuss books in a letter explaining why she was rejecting them, but the first lady's response grabbed headlines.
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