MBTA waits a year to tell of issues at hedge fund

The hedge fund where the MBTA invested $10 million is shutting down and its chief executive is banned from the industry.

Children rushed into the Christmas in the City celebration Sunday.

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Christmas in the City brings joy to homeless children

More than 4,400 children and about 2,000 parents took part in the event that features a holiday celebration of colossal scale.

Gwen Carr, Eric Garner's mother, and Esaw Garner, left, Garner's widow, attended a press conference denouncing the shooting deaths of two New York Police Department officers.

Protest leaders condemn shooting amid backlash

Civil rights leaders said the deaths of two officers in New York could derail the movement that has grown out of the deaths black men by police.

US may put North Korea back on terrorism list

The action could be part of a broad US government response to a cyberattack on Sony Pictures.

Firefighters battled a multi-alarm fire on Essex Street in Chelsea Sunday.

Man severely burned in 2-alarm fire in Chelsea

A 49-year-old man was hospitalized in serious condition, officials said.

Jeff Prokos went through the process of having a tattoo removed by Rob Harris, who runs Disappearing Inc.

Yvonne Abraham

Erasing regret, one dot at a time

This is where mistakes go to die. Or at least to cease proclaiming themselves publicly.

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A suspect was taken into custody after the early morning shooting, police said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bryonhefner[1].jpg PR firm reassigns Rosenberg’s partner to Fla.

Incoming state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg’s partner has been criticized for his social media activity.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

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The Patriots did what was necessary to defeat the Jets, but Rex Ryan demonstrated how to attack New England.

Tom Brady turned away from pressure from Jets outside linebacker Calvin Pace in the second quarter.

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Ben Volin | On football

Offensive line obviously a problem area for Patriots

Anyone watching the game could tell: The Patriots’ offensive line was getting whipped by the Jets.

Patriots 17, Jets 16

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Jonas Gray’s fourth-quarter touchdown run lifted the Patriots over their AFC East rivals.

The Jets sacked Tom Brady four times Sunday.

Tom Brady says Patriots’ offense couldn’t find rhythm vs. Jets

New England totaled just 231 yards in its victory over New York and Brady was sacked four times.

Miami Heat guard Norris Cole recovered a loose ball against Celtics guard Avery Bradley.

HEAT 100, CELTICS 84

Celtics’ three-game win streak ends with loss in Miami

The Miami Heat put six scorers in double figures against the Celtics Sunday night.

At a 1925 ice harvest in Maine, men separated the cut ice and guided it to an elevator at the ice house.

How a Mass. man invented the global ice market

An entrepreneur’s 1806 scheme to sell chunks of frozen New England ponds still shapes how we live.

Buzzsaw

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When an episode rewards the scrutiny, it’s a thrill. Here are 10 of Matthew Gilbert’s favorites of the year.

Opinion

DANTE RAMOS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/19/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/dante_ramos-1175.jpg Rage against the scheduling machine

Relying on faceless algorithms makes it easier for employers to casually jerk workers around.

The Big Picture

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2014 Year in Pictures: Part III

Photos from the last four months of 2014 depicting news events and daily life around the world.