BU fights City Council’s summons for president

The university argues that the summons is “an undue burden, is oppressive, and was intended to harass” school president Robert Brown.

Simmons College seeks charges against former employee

The employee, who was fired over the summer, is accused of misappropriating student funds for her own use.

More than 100,000 still without power in New England

Customers in N.H., Maine, and Mass. are still dealing with the impact of the pre-Thanksgiving Day nor’easter.


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The Bulls scored the final 9 points of the game, and the Celtics missed key fourth-quarter shots

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/gardddd33.jpg For Celtics and Bruins, a Friday switch at TD Garden

Traditionally, the Bruins have the afternoon slot and the Celtics the night game — but not this year.

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The first installment of a new weekly feature shows you exactly what it looks like at New England ski areas right now.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cocoanut007[1].jpg Friday marks 72d anniversary of Boston’s Cocoanut Grove fire

Nearly 500 people were killed in the 1942 fire, which happened on a small street in the Bay Village area.

Cash-strapped towns selling tax liens to for-profits

Consumer advocates are concerned that vulnerable property owners in Mass. are being hit with astronomical fees.

Ray Rice and his wife, Janay, attended a two-day appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL in New York.


Ray Rice wins appeal of NFL suspension

The former Ravens running back is eligible to play in the NFL if a team decides to sign him.


Embrace getting your work rated on the Internet

Even if a Boston startup doesn’t succeed in bringing this level of workplace transparency into the mainstream, someone else will.

From left: Thomas Perry, Kyle Rosa, Michael Stewart, and Angel Dume waited outside the Best Buy in Watertown early Friday.

Crowds seeking deals flock to stores on Black Friday

Retailers started promotions earlier than ever this year as a way to boost sales in a sluggish economy.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/protestboston.jpg Protesters take to Copley Square on Black Friday

The rally, organized by a 16-year-old high school student, was inspired by events this week in Ferguson, Mo.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/39140319350012--90x90.jpg If Patriots win coin toss, will they take ball vs. Packers?

Coach Bill Belichick wouldn’t say if he’ll go for first blood in Green Bay, where the Packers are known for scoring early and often.

McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I.

Some Red Sox owners poised to purchase PawSox

The sale price is not yet known, nor are the names of the owners purchasing the storied minor league franchise.

J.J. Abrams, director of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” talked to fans from the movie set in the desert in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ teaser trailer is out

The movie is set 30 years after “Star Wars: Episode VI — The Return of the Jedi.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/rathe_worcestercolleges_met01.jpg Worcester working to become a college town

Although it boasts nine colleges, the city is more likely to conjure visions of its industrial past than as a higher education hub.


Michael P. Jeffries

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It is about the debasement of black humanity and utter indifference to black suffering.

The Big Picture

Nia Richardson, 16, of Roxbury, wets the reed of her saxophone as she prepares for practice in Jamaica Plain Nov. 19.

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English High’s marching band

The marching band at English High brings back a tradition that has been dormant at Boston public schools for about 40 years.