Marblehead, MA: 11-23-2017: Swamscott's Isaiah Bascon (no. 7) during first quarter of Thanksgiving Day football game against Marblehead High School in Marblehead, Mass., 2017. Photo/John Blanding, Boston Globe staff story/Owen Pence( 24schmarblehead )

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Live updates: Thanksgiving Day high school football

Across Eastern Massachusetts, traditional rivals will square off for bragging rights.

// Trump tells troops on Thanksgiving: ‘We’re really winning’

President Donald Trump has a Thanksgiving Day message for the nation and troops abroad: Look at all I’ve done.

// A cigarette left in a bedroom started a fire that led to two deaths

One of the two men killed in an early-morning fire on Hanover Street was a fixture in the North End, while the other was a 33-year-old Hamilton native.

// Here’s what to do if you encounter a coyote

Though coyote attacks around New England are rare, coyotes are not. Here’s how to ward them off.

Shirley Leung

// In the company of men, #MeToo is a tough topic

Missing from the seemingly daily allegations of sexual harassment against prominent men, well, are the voices of other men. That’s why I sought them out.

FILE Ñ Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), in Ennis, Texas, May 27, 2014. Just weeks after announcing that he would seek an 18th term in Congress, Barton apologized after a photo showing him naked with his private parts obscured was circulated online. ÒI am sorry that I let my constituents down,Ó he said in a statement on Nov. 22, 2017. (Todd Heisler/The New York Times)

Todd Heisler/The New York Times, file 2014

Congressman threatened to complain to police regarding nude photos

Congressman Joe Barton told a woman he would complain to Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him were exposed, according to a report..

// A list of men accused of sexual misconduct

Multiple men in entertainment, media and politics have faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

// Al Franken’s Senate star was rising. Now what?

After spending years trying to shed his funnyman image, Franken became a draw at political events and was considered a potential 2020 presidential candidate.

// Thousands with warrants purged from gun sales database

Tens of thousands wanted by law enforcement have been removed this year from the FBI criminal background check database.

// New law clears way for bilingual teaching in Mass. public schools

The law overturns a 15-year-old ballot measure that supported English-only teaching.


// Readers react to the prospect of Amazon in Boston

No shortage of local speculation as the online retailer considers where to locate its “HQ2.”

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// Are auto inspections worth it?

The pollution-detection system has outlived its usefulness as most older, high-polluting cars have been fixed or junked.

“The United States can and should do far better,” Cardinal Seán O’Malley said.

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Cardinal O’Malley warns of ‘dire consequences’ of ending TPS program for Haitians

Earlier this week, the Trump administration determined that conditions have improved in Haiti, putting Haitian immigrants’ status in question.

Shipwrights Jamie Kirschner, left, and Tucker Yaro clean out the hold of the Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard in Mystic, Conn. on Nov. 3. Restoration of the ship, a replica of the vessel that brought Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620, is expected to be completed in 2019 when it will return to its home port in Plymouth, Mass.

Sean D. Elliot/AP

The Mayflower II is slowly coming back together

It’s smooth sailing on the $7.5 million replica of the Pilgrim ship.

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// 40 tips for maximizing holiday fun, minimizing stress, and saving money this season

From cooking shortcuts to packing pointers, clever advice for getting to January 2 with your good spirits intact.


// Maybe we should eat geese instead of turkeys

Turkeys, the state’s official game bird, roost uneasily near the top of our national bird hierarchy. Our relationship with Canada geese is less complicated.

How to cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey

No matter how big or small the turkey is, cooking it seems daunting. We’ve taken the guesswork out of the holiday centerpiece.

Renée Graham

// My long list of food aversions prompts raised eyebrows at holiday gatherings

For years I’ve felt pressure, even shame, about my food anxieties. I’m done with that.

Crate & Barrel touted its Black Friday deals on Wednesday at its store in Chestnut Hill.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Goodbye, Black Friday. Holiday bargain-shopping is now a month-long affair

The traditional holiday spending period has largely migrated earlier into November, away from traditional stores, and over to digital sales. 

// Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows

As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off, shoppers may find some surprises at their favorite stores.

// Rhode Island’s ‘Buy Nothing Day’ stands in contrast to Black Friday

Those in need will be able to pick up a free coat around the state.


// A lot of sports morsels on our plate at Thanksgiving

Here are some thoughts on the Patriots, the Baseball Hall of Fame, and other things to chew on.

Miss Conduct

// Is it rude to spend lavishly on our son, but not his partner?

Plus, handling those moments when you wish you could un-say it.

Love Letters

// I’m married with kids but still pining for the one that got away

Twenty years after our breakup, I’m back in touch with my old boyfriend and feeling confused.

Boston Celtics' Terry Rozier, second from right, and Marcus Morris (13) watch during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Miami. The Heat won 104-98. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Heat 104, Celtics 98

Celtics’ winning streak comes to an end at 16 games

The Celtics rallied late but this time a double-digit deficit was too much to overcome.

Globe Santa

// For children in need, Globe Santa delivers

Globe Santa is beginning its 62nd year, raising funds to provide Christmas gifts for thousands of children in need in eastern Massachusetts.


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One hundred years ago, one of the world’s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston’s famed orchestra.