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.

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 for domestic abuse

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


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

More than 90,000 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 rally, organized by a 16-year-old high school student, was inspired by events this week in Ferguson, Mo.


Four tips for scoring the best online deals this holiday season

With many companies tracking consumers’ web habits, researchers offer advice for nabbing the best prices online.

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Weekend Ski Picture: Plenty of snow on New England’s slopes

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

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill Friday opposing the use of small gestation crates for pregnant pigs.

N.J. Gov. Christie vetoes politically charged pig crate bill

Christie vetoed a bill that would ban the use of small crates for pregnant pigs, which are used widely in Iowa.


Workers: Get ready to be rated

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

Nov. 28, 1942 / Eyewitness Benjamin Ellis of Beacon Street was standing just across the street when the fire broke out. “Suddenly a huge sheet of flame burst out through the entrance, setting fire to clothing, hair, hats, evening dresses, and searing human flesh. Those flames belched 15 feet out into the street.”

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.


//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?

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.”


The Bidens spend Thanksgiving on Nantucket

Vice President Joe Biden made an appearance at the Nantucket Atheneum’s annual Cold Turkey Plunge.


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.