Demand soars for affordable housing in Boston area

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.”

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

Overnight snow may make for slippery Black Friday

Parts of Eastern Mass. may see 2 to 4 inches of snow, which could make for slippery roads early Friday.

The Iannone family — Anthony (left), Joe, Paulette, and Kasey —  were Thanksgiving Day volunteers at the Pine Street Inn.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

A bridge to somewhere: Tales of Thanksgiving

Four portraits of those seeking help, and those who gave it, on Thanksgiving.

Roger Berkowitz, President and CEO of Legal Sea Foods, rebutted the allegations the restaurant chain violated state wage laws by forcing servers and bartenders to share tips with workers who rolled silverware in napkins. (Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe)

Legal Sea Foods sued over tip policy

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

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.

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

Worcester seeks to burnish image as college town

Although it boasts nine colleges and more than 35,000 students, it is more likely to conjure visions of a working-class city than a higher education hub.

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

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

Shoppers at a Target store on Thanksgiving night in Wheeling, Ill.

‘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.

// 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.

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

Fee dispute leaves FIOS customers in Mass. without Fox

The new owner of the Boston-area Fox affiliate and Verizon were not able to reach a deal, leaving about 400,000 without the channel.

High school football

High school football scoreboard

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



// Fairmount Line will be a game-changer

Luring developers with transit has become a familiar tactic in the area.

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.