Worcester working to become a college town

At top,  two College of the Holy Cross athletes headed to the school’s athletic center, with the city of Worcester in the background. Below, a sign pointed to some of the city’s wealth of higher education institutions.

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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.

New storm dumps several inches of snow on Eastern Mass.

More than 3,000 homes and businesses were still without power following Wednesday’s pre-Thanksgiving nor’easter.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/28/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Boghosian_29BlackFriday6_BIZ.jpg Local shoppers line up, seeking best deals

Retailers opened their doors early Friday morning, welcoming shoppers who had waited in line for hours.

Shoppers waited in line to get their holiday shopping season going at the annual Black Friday sales event at the Sports Authority store in Greenfield, Wisconsin.

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Black Friday shopping in full swing across the country

The crowds were thin early Friday morning in parts of the country, but traffic is expected to pick up throughout the day.

Dineen Duro and her son have been living in a Brighton motel for two years. Though winning a rental voucher is a long shot, she’s hoping for “a little bit of normalcy.”

Demand soars for affordable housing in Boston area

A lottery for 73 rental vouchers for low-income families attracted 10,000 applicants, highlighting the rental crunch.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/28/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/legal150-3658.jpg Legal Sea Foods sued over tip policy

The lawsuits allege the restaurant chain forced servers and bartenders to share tips with workers who rolled silverware in napkins.

Charlie Baker, Maura Healey share a basketball bond

The incoming governor and newly elected attorney general have at least one thing in common: Both played basketball for Harvard.

On the court, a polite, bipartisan shootout

Governor-elect Charlie Baker and incoming Attorney General Maura Healey met for a basketball shootout at Harvard.

High school football

11-27-14: Somerville, MA: Isaac Bonhomme (no. 20, center) on the sidelines with his Cambridge Rindge Latin teammates during Thanksgiving Day football game against Somerville High School at Dilboy Field in Somerville, Mass. Nov. 27, 2014. Photo/John Blanding, Boston Globe staff story/Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Sports ( 28somerville )

For six reporters, a trip down memory lane

Six members of the sports staff – some former football players themselves – covered their own schools on Thanksgiving.

High school football scoreboard

Catch all the scores from across the region as rivals met on the gridiron for the annual Thanksgiving games.

The Fox 25 blackout for Verizon FIOS customers in Mass. meant that viewers could not see the Cowboys-Eagles game.

Stalemate over fees leaves FiOS viewers without Fox 25

The owner of the Boston-area Fox affiliate and Verizon couldn’t reach a deal, leaving about 400,000 without the channel.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/28/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/04506467.jpg ‘Webrooming’ shoppers research online, then buy in stores

It’s the opposite of “showrooming” — where shoppers browse items in stores and then buy online — and has become a popular way to shop.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/IMG_8264_1.jpg Newton teen’s journeys earn him ‘Traveler of the Year’ honor

Joe Foley, who travels the globe on his own, was recently named as one of 10 Travelers of the Year by National Geographic.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/homeless150-7839.jpg With Long Island bridge closed, more needy on Thanksgiving

Here are four portraits of those who were seeking help, and those who gave it, on Thanksgiving.


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.