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

The law, signed by Governor Baker today, will allow schools to teach students in their native language. It overturns a 15-year-old ballot measure that supported English-only teaching.

// Fire that killed 2 in Boston’s North End was started by cigarette

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.

Hassan Abdullahi of Springfield (left) embraced his wife, Barlin Yarow, as she arrived from Kenya at Logan Airport.

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Amid Thanksgiving chaos at Logan, love is all around

Everywhere amid the noise and jostle in the terminals this week came happiness as long-separated loved ones reunited.


Longtime WBZ NewsRadio 1030 news director sent packing by new owner

Peter Casey had been with WBZ for 24 years and was terminated when iHeartMedia took over ownership of the station.

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Our attempts at pet adoption left us dogless and disheartened

It took three years of dogged effort, replete with frustration and even canine rejection, for this family to get a puppy.

// Stop & Shop to rebrand bfresh chain, close 1 store

The small-format urban grocery chain will undergo a makeover.

// Trump Organization will walk away from its struggling hotel in New York’s SoHo district

The Trump Organization has reached a deal that will allow the company to walk away from the property.

//[1].jpg Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an ‘ungrateful fool’

President Trump resumed taunting the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China.

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// Twin GOP tax plans will erode domestic spending

The worst part of the bill is something few are focused on.

// Dudley packaging company to pay nearly $1 million for wage violations

The settlement is part of AG Maura Healey’s crackdown on companies that use staffing firms to deflect liability.

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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.

Judy Place showed the wound she received when she was bitten by a coyote in the yard next to her mobile home in North Attleboro.

North Attleborough police shoot, kill coyote that attacked residents

A woman was in the middle of telling officers about a coyote when it suddenly appeared and attacked her.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Chris Gasper and Chad Finn respond to Hall of Famer Joe Morgan’s assertion that steroid users should be disqualified from baseball’s promised land.

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Tom Brady misses practice and is listed with Achilles’ injury

Brady was among six Patriots starters who did not participate, as was Rob Gronkowski (illness).


// 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.

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Globe Santa begins Year 62 of providing Yuletide joy to those who need it the most

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

Kayakers glide past Canada Geese on the Charles River in Weston.

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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. And some people claim they’re delicious.

Early or not, by 11:30 a.m., southbound traffic on Rt 93 was crawling.

Some slowdowns hit the roads ahead of Thanksgiving

There were significant slowdowns on the Mass. Pike in the central part of the state Wednesday evening.

Dinner with Cupid

// Blind Date: ‘We had both binged “Stranger Things 2”’

Her vibe is “a cross between Reese Witherspoon and Barack Obama.” He likes the writing of Isaac Asimov. Winning matchup?

// Pedro Martinez headlines The Globies’ Editors’ Choice Awards

The former Red Sox pitcher will receive the Boston Pride Award at the Dec. 5 celebration at House of Blues Boston.

Gisele Bundchen (left) and Kendall Jenner.


Kendall Jenner, not Gisele Bundchen, is now the highest-paid model

Gisele Bundchen, who since 2002 made more money annually than any other model, has been bounced from the top of Forbes’s list.


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//[1].jpg He put BSO on the map — then landed in a world of trouble

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.

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// Trump intervened with Xi on UCLA players. But what about human rights activists?

President Trump’s claim that he saved three UCLA players from years in prison seems bizarrely funny to the Chinese.

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Holiday Arts Preview

// The best of the arts this upcoming holiday season

’Tis the season for music, shows, and productions of all kinds, just in time for the holidays.


// A scrappy upstart in the pain pill business takes on Purdue Pharma

Collegium convinced top health insurers to cover only its product Xtampza — and not Purdue’s infamous OxyContin.


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