Health licensing boards voted without quorums

A state audit found four boards met without enough members present, casting a legal cloud over numerous votes.

Unless the issue is resolved over the next day or so, local FiOS subscribers also will miss Sunday’s New Orleans Saints vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game on Fox 25.

Verizon-Cox standoff over Fox 25 continues

A blackout of Fox 25 continued for 400,000 Mass. FiOS customers as the companies fight over carrying fees.

Brad Marchand had a point-blank chance but was denied by Winnipeg goalie Michael Hutchinson Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff


Bruins prevail over Jets with OT goal

Dougie Hamilton’s goal with 1:21 left in overtime came after the Bruins killed off a four-minute double minor.

Boston University president Robert Brown.

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

In overturning Rice’s indefinite suspension from the NFL, an arbitrator called the punishment “an abuse of discretion.”

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.

// Protesters take to Copley Square on Black Friday

Inspired by events in Ferguson, Mo., protesters urged consumers to care more about justice and less about gifts.

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The Massachusetts governor’s mansion that might have been

John Hancock sought to leave his family home for public use, but death, neglect, and politics got in the way.

Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café’s North Attleborough store is the first of what the company hopes will become a national franchise.

Aerosmith drummer to open coffee shop in N. Attleborough

The first location of Joey Kramer’s Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café is slated to open in early spring, the rocker said.

Zoe Miller, 10, of Arlington, explained her device to Jennifer Manthei and her son Christopher, 7.

‘Chain reaction’ brings families together at MIT

More than 20 all-ages teams united homemade machines to create a giant post-Thanksgiving chain reaction.

Joe Foley, a Brookline High senior, began making international trips alone at 16. National Geographic named him one of its Travelers of the Year.

Newton teen’s journeys earn him ‘Traveler of the Year’ honor

National Geographic described Joe Foley, now 18, as a high schooler “with a serious case of wanderlust.”

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.

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.


// 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.


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

// Ferguson must force us to face anti-blackness

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.