Officer killed in Colo. shooting was Melrose native

Garrett Swasey grew up in Melrose but moved to Colorado in the 1980s to pursue his first love — competitive figure skating.

A man was taken into custody outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado following a shooting.

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Suspect in Planned Parenthood shooting identified

The authorities reported that three people were killed and nine were wounded before Robert Lewis Dear surrendered following a standoff.

Boston school police renew bid for right to carry pepper spray

The officers say members of the force often lose time from work after sustaining injuries while subduing disorderly students or trespassers.

// DraftKings says most disputed fees didn’t come from banned states

New York’s attorney general has accused Boston’s DraftKings of lax enforcement of its own list of banned states.

Jean Chery, the father of shooting victim Jephthe Chery, reacted emotionally outside the Hyde Park house he shared with his son. Chery was fatally shot early on Thanksgiving Day.
The Who's on First bar on Yawkey Way was cited by Boston police Friday after a shooting outside that left one person dead and three injured.

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Boston police cite bar near where rail conductor was fatally shot

Boston police have cited the Yawkey Way sports Who's on First after a fatal shooting outside the establishment.

Plan for Station nightclub memorial advances

After more than 12 years, organizers raising money to build a memorial to the 100 people killed in the nightclub fire are closing in on their goals.

// Whistleblower lawsuits continue to rile Saugus

Saugus town manager, former IT director, and former assistant building inspector have suits pending in court.

View from Deer Island of a passenger jet taking off from Logan Airport. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Boston Globe Staff

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FAA hearing more complaints over Logan airplane noise

The number of complaints about noise has skyrocketed since new GPS-generated flight paths at Logan took effect.

Cassette tapes are for sale at In Your Ear record store in Boston.

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Cassette tapes are having an unlikely moment

Though quantifiable figures can be hard to come by, there’s no denying the format’s increased visibility.

11/23/15 Foxborough, MA: Patriots WR DAnny Amendola may have injured his knee on this third quarter play in which he caught a pass and eluded a number of Bills defenders, including Duke Williams, on his way to a 41 yard pickup that set up Nwe England's final touchdown of the game. The New England Patriots hosted the Buffalo Bills in a regular season Monday Night Football game at Gillette Stadium. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Patriots-Bills(1)

Patriots’ Danny Amendola will not play Sunday, report says

CBS reports that the Patriots receiver, nursing a knee injury, will not travel with the team to Denver.

Tech Nomad

// FOMO is real and makes you depressed, study says

Research published recently in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology found that seeing everyone’s digital highlight reel can lead to depressive feelings.

Political Notebook

// Carson travels to meet refugees

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is traveling to the Middle East this weekend to meet with Syrian refugees.

// Boston police investigating alleged Okafor confrontation

The Philadelphia 76ers rookie was involved in an incident outside the Storyville Nightclub in the Boston early Thursday morning.

Vintage clothing shop owner Bobby Garnett with his porcelain Bat Girl sculpture.

favorite thing

When Bobby met Bat Girl

Bobby Garnett fell for Bat Girl the moment he spied her across a crowded Salvation Army 40 years ago.

After Catherine Fennelly of Quincy lost her son to an overdose this year, she started a boxing group called Let It Out.

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Those touched by opioid addiction find a release

At Randolph gym, they put on boxing gloves to vent their anger, punch by stinging punch, at how opioids have devastated their families and friends.


// Chevy’s new Camaro is good enough to threaten Mustang

Odds are you’re either a Mustang person or a Camaro person.

Retailers said some consumers researched products and prices online before heading to stores to make their purchases the day after Thanksgiving.

Black Friday draws the familiar lines

It was the familiar Black Friday drill: eager shoppers began queueing in the dark of night.

// 5 tips to getting the perfect cup of coffee

We asked Boston’s Gracenote Coffee founder and director Patrick Barter for his five tips on how to turn a cup of joe into something extraordinary.

Love Letters

// Dating her friend’s brother

The bigger issue she can’t get out of her head is that she hasn’t told her best friend.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Who will be next to drop out of the presidential race?

The signs point to two US senators: Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham.

Globe Santa

//[1] Donate to Globe Santa

Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

People in need around the globe

People are in need, from Boston to places around the world, and many others have offered contributions.