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.

More than 140,000 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 first installment of a new weekly feature shows you exactly what it looks like at New England ski areas right now.

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.

MBTA officials trumpet record ridership in October

The MBTA announced Friday that October 2014 saw the highest ridership in the MBTA’s history, with over 37 million passenger trips.

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

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.”

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.

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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.

//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.

Soldiers from the United Nations intervention brigade in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2013.

Ideas | The Internationalist

In Congo, peacekeepers at war

What happens when a bold new idea turns the UN into just another army?

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.

SCOT LEHIGH

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Scot_Lehigh_150px-1239.jpg Probing the soul of a nation’s VPs

A new book by Jules Witcover explores the way vice presidents have been chosen.

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

Opinion

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.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

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.